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Carlo's Trattoria

Shere road | Newlands Corner, Guildford gu48SE, England
+44 1483 224180
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Ranked #20 of 222 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $65
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We've had many good meals here and are not disappointed each time we visit. Very accomodating for children. Wide range of food on offer, either on the a la carte, specials or set menus. Reasonable pricing for what you are getting. We've had our wedding and christening for our children here and Carlo and his team have always been great... More

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Deepest Surrey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Having seen the reviews on here we went to Carlo's for a quiet weekday lunch to discuss business. We ate from the fixed price menu - we were not offered the carte or directed towards the specials boards. The food on offer was classic Italian restaurant fare, with no special twists, but that is fine if it is good food.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

How disappointing! We went to this restaurant on advice from our hotel & we were so disappointed. I arrived with a group of my friends for my hen do - I know what you're thinking but we weren't your usual hens. We wanted a lovely, quiet (ish) meal with a glass of wine before heading out. The food was delicious... More

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Bishops Stortford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Journied here this month for lunch and was very pleasently surprised by the quality of the food. The servise was also very attentive.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Guildford is something of a desert when it comes to good independent restaurants so thank heavens for Carlo's. I'm surprised I haven't written a review before because Carlo's has become a firm favourite of ours. This most recent visit didn't disappoint. We usually choose from the specials board - there can often be someting different (fresh-picked porcini as a started... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited a few days' ago (Friday evening) as a party of 6. We had a great evening; the food and service are excellent and we all enjoyed friendly banter with the staff, which created a fun and pleasant ambiance. We all ordered different starters and mains and all of us thought the food was delicious. We will be back!

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Oldbury, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was here on business staying at a nearby hotel and stumbled across this hidden gem of a restaurant by mistake. I ordered sardines as a starter and Carlo's King Prawns for mains and was delighted by the flavours and textures and portions of food. The meal was fantastic and reasonably priced. I would reccomend this to any Italian food... More

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Ashtead, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went to the restaurant with my parents and had a pleasant lunch. The starter that I had was a little disappointing- prawn cocktail. Then the mains came which were lovely. The calves liver was tender and the chicken beautifully cooked with a sauce. The Chicken Milanese was also great. An abundance of vegetables was again very nice and plentiful.... More

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Woking
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've been to Carlo's a number of times over the past few years and found the meals to be good, always. The regular menu offers a wide choice, supplemented by the day's specials. The service is attentive and friendly without being too formal or pretentious. On this occasion (29 July 2014), we arrived quite late and were the last ones... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a classic case of something not living up to the hype. Perhaps I'd be writing a better review of Carlo's had I not read the Trip Advisor reviews beforehand. Anyway, last night was date night and my boyfriend and I went out for dinner to Carlo's Trattoria. As I've mentioned in other reviews, I'm on the hunt for... More

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