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Carlo's Trattoria

Shere road | Newlands Corner, Guildford gu48SE, England
+44 1483 224180
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Ranked #18 of 220 restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $67
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
Oldbury, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Alton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely food and ambience with great choice of menu. A little puzzled over how the bill was arrived at but not enough to really worry about and we had a great eveing

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've eaten at Carlo's a few times now after only discovering it last year. I wish I had done so sooner as each time the family has enjoyed fine food, friendly service and lots of interaction with the staff. Some people on here saying it's gone downhill. As a newbie I cannot comment but I used to visit both bar... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were staying in Guildford the night before visiting my son at Pirbright ATC. Having booked into the hotel, we drove around on the lookout for a desirable place to eat. We'd driven 5 hours so needed good food and ambience aplenty. Out of nowhere, and along delightful country lanes, we stumbled across Carlo's. I would presume the clientele are... More

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Sussex
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We happened to be staying in the hotel next door and heard there was an Italian restaurant nearby, so just decided to try it. Wow and wow. The menu choice is amazing, I just couldn't make my mind up there was so much to choose from. In the end I went for grilled stuffed sardines, I can honestly say they... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went here early July 2014, had been previously and had a good meal and service, but this time - bad mistake - took 55 min's from sitting down at the table to get our starter. The main meal was OK, but nothing exceptional (I had the lamb special, and when it came, it was half the meal I expected, almost... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a lovely family meal here. The food was excellent, the service was friendly, jovial and welcoming. The pace of service was fine, laid back & not intrusive.

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