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Effingerstrasse 14, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 3811818
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good.

I live in Italy and typically am very wary of going to any Italian restaurant outside of Italy. After a week long business trip in Germany with a heavy diet of meat and potatoes, I took the chance at this Italian restaurant for lunch. Very nice atmosphere inside. Massively bustling. I was lucky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
kpolo
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Italy and typically am very wary of going to any Italian restaurant outside of Italy. After a week long business trip in Germany with a heavy diet of meat and potatoes, I took the chance at this Italian restaurant for lunch. Very nice atmosphere inside. Massively bustling. I was lucky to get a table, but the owner... More 

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Switzerland
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there before a show at DAS Theater an der Effingerstrasse (right next door) and it turned out to be a fair enough choice: the Miami-Vice neon lights led into a nicely lit dining hall (not too dim, not too bright) where the walls are decorated with framed photographs, kind of reminiscent of how you would imagine a... More 

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Thank j-m-suliban
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was prompt and the food came fast. Staff was friendly. Food was excellent and price was reasonable. The atmosphere was nice. No complaints.

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Baldivis, Australia
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158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stopped here for lunch before having a look around Bern. After squeezing into our table we were served by what I can only describe as our bumbling waiter but to his defence he ended up getting the order right in the end. The restaurant actually has a great atmosphere but the food wasn't anything special, if anything it was... More 

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Thank Axell33
Geneva, Switzerland
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431 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stopped by this restaurant on my way to the station and because it was reasonably rated on TA. Big mistake! Service: Ok Venue: There is a small terrace that was partially under the sun at lunch time Food: Got an average salad and overcooked tagliatelle (although I specified I want them al dente) al salmon. The fact is they pre-cook... More 

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Thank Swissdiver
Lausanne
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The atmosphere is nice, maybe a little exageratedly Italian, but pleasant. The waiters team are funny, quick, and definitively all Italian. The food however is the (unfortunately) mix of Swiss-German revisited Italian that is quite common in any city in Switzerland. It's therefore common to see pasta dishes with tagliatelle and some scaloppine on the side!! Pizza-wise it's not different,... More 

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Thank FabioMario79
Lugano, Switzerland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in Bern for business and had the pleasant chance to have a romantic dinner and lunch at "Da Carlo" Italian Restaurant. Welcome, ambience, service and food quality so as also quantity were excellent! I highly recommend visiting if you have a chance. The owner is always very polite and taking personally care of guests which is nowadays not... More 

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Thank TimW829
Evergreen, Colorado
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great on ambience. Cool outside patio. We had a struggle with the language. But if that's not an issue....put this one on your list if you're in the neighborhood. Hotel Sorell Ador just around the corner.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This restaurant claims to be Italian, but the dishes don't even remind Italian cooking. The food is unsatisfactory and the flavors are mixed together without any cooking skill. I tried many different restaurants in Bern, and I think that you can find excellent food around, but probably Da Carlo was the worst of them all. The atmosphere and service is... More 

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2 Thank KatCip
Mürren
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Noch einmal waren wir im Da Carlo und wurden rundum verwohnt! Maria, Walty und il Capo Gianni Masullo haben mit Freude und Herzlichkeit ihre Gaste bewirtet und unterhalten. Das Essen war, wie immer hervorragend; das Lamm und das Rindsfilet waren zart und super Lecker, sowie das Risotto - das beste Risotto das ich je gegessen habe! Weiter so liebes Da... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Effingerstrasse 14, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 3811818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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