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Mahlerstrasse 3A, Vienna A-1010, Austria
(0) 1 5138984
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Almost perfect evening

It was not my first time at San Carlo. Every time the food was fresh and perfectly cooked. And recently also the service was friendly and quick. Right, each plate was taken away, when one of us had just finished his food, but I think this was an attempt to serve well. At least our group did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2014
Bernhard W
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the venue for the first time for a business dinner. We didn't had a reservation. Upon entry we were immediately attended by a gentlemen who turned out to be the owner. We decided to sit in the garden, which had a very nice atmosphere. The owner personally consulted us on the food and wine. We ended up with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It was not my first time at San Carlo. Every time the food was fresh and perfectly cooked. And recently also the service was friendly and quick. Right, each plate was taken away, when one of us had just finished his food, but I think this was an attempt to serve well. At least our group did not feel, this... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Restaurant is 1 block from the opera house on a side street. The restaurant looks nice. The Menu is simple & the food is good. The waiter looked bothered that we came. My wife ordered the spaghetti with tomatoes &capers. She was given spaghetti with seafood. I had the pasta carbonara. & it was good. The servers never refilled... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

If you are in for some italian nationalism and like being treated as a dog this is the right place to be. Not ever met such unprofessional and unfriendly waiters. The food was ok, but does in no way compensate for the extremely poor service. This restaurant can only exist because of their location.If they should live from customers returning... More 

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Cannock
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30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Only a short review, the food at this restaurant is excellent we ate steak it was superb,but I do object to the very abrupt waiter clearing my plate before my wife had finished. So if you want good food and dont mind the abruptness of the waiters give it a try.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This restaurant is off the main pedestrian street. We stayed in a hotel nearby and visited it several times. We mostly had wine or cappuccinos but the service was always good and the staff was friendly. The only meal we had was pizza but it was very good. We did not experience any of the negativity of the other reviewers.

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Vienna
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Food was barely acceptable for the prices and the place was not that bad. I have to give a very bad review though because of the very rude italian waiter which was trying to force people (we first and others after us) to sit on the worst table close to the entrance only because probably he didn't want to clean... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We called into the San Carlo restaurant after a concert as we had already eaten we only wanted a light meal and a glass of wine, we were made to feel most UNWELCOME , the waiters were rude and the owner can only be described as an ignorant bully. when we finished our meal the plates were whipped away in... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I were staying nearby in May last year and booked a table at San Carlo's after a performance at the opera. So the place was busy, as it often is, simply because of its location. Essential to book and preferably in person. We had excellent service and great food. Indeed, the Zabaglione also recommended by another reviewer... More 

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Malta
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Good food friendly service. Reserve a table restaurant is very popular. As for desert try to leave room for the zabaglione, heavy but best in town

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mahlerstrasse 3A, Vienna A-1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: (0) 1 5138984

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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

Staying in Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.