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San Carlo

Central Liverpool
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41 Castle Street, Liverpool, England
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 357
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  • 133
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  • 77
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  • 105
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overpriced Italian dinner. Very noisy place.

Just ordered a sharing board and two appetisers, four mains and four desserts and it cost the four of us 38 quid each. Unimaginably overpriced, esp. given its rather low food quality. Extremely packed and noisy as well. Definitely not a good place for deep talks with friends or family.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
jadorelaflute
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I won't skirt around the issue commenting about the (average) food. What would have been a nice family meal was ruined by the sexist attitude of one waiter. Upon suggesting an after dinner drink was for me, I was told plainly: 'there are some things in this world that are not for women'. I would not expect to be refused... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Just ordered a sharing board and two appetisers, four mains and four desserts and it cost the four of us 38 quid each. Unimaginably overpriced, esp. given its rather low food quality. Extremely packed and noisy as well. Definitely not a good place for deep talks with friends or family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

this is a really difficult review for me because this is my husbands favourite Italian restaurant chain, we've been going to either the Manchester one or since it opened the Liverpool one and I absolutely dread going.....why? The food is fine, though in truth has sometimes been just average, the dessert menu has thankfully improved. The Issues I have ,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Came here when my family visited Liverpool at the end of last year. First thing is first; the atmosphere in here is electric. Great music, and full to bursting. Having booked a table at 8:45 I wasn't surprised when we were told there was a alight delay. I was however pretty disappointed that we didn't get seated until 9:30. Luckily... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I think this place is mainly based on atmosphere and repertoire of the staff. It is impressively furbished and the food is ok, but not the best. slightly overpriced but then I suppose your paying more for the place itself rather than the food.

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

There was eight of us going for a joint birthday night out, had booked a table for 7oclock two weeks in advance. We were waiting in a very busy bar area (so busy you couldn't move anywhere) and we were not shown to our table till around half past 7- quater to eight. We ordered drinks at the table, to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to San Carlo's with friends for my birthday dinner and were more than happy with the choice. The atmosphere and service make it feel appropriate for occasion dining, but most importantly the food and wine are also excellent. It always has an extensive seafood menu but this time, other than starters, the tuna carpaccio particularly recommended, we strayed... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Second time we have been this was for a special occasion. Food as before is excellent. Ok its a bit pricey but its worth it. I did feel that the tables were a bit close together and we were sitting near the stairs which was a bit off putting with people visiting the bathrooms a lot. Overall it was a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Food was very nice, really good size portions,restaurant looks lovely, quick service lots and lots of staff.... they were very courteous and extremely efficient but not 'friendly' no atmosphere.... I prefer the ambience of Gusto, picollino's etc... But that's just my personal preference....

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went here for a business dinner, we asked for 2 dozen oysters but when the waiter returned with the starters he only had 1 dozen. Manager came over to apologise and said that we were lucky as he had given the last of the oysters to us because we were his best customers, we have never been to that restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Castle Street, Liverpool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighborhood: Central Liverpool

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?