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Karlo's Bistro Italia - CLOSED

4911 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042
(859) 282-8282
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Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

35 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Florence, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant closed it's doors several months ago. I have no idea why; just drove past one day and it was closed.

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Cincinnati, OH
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We are in Florence Ky all the time, as far as I know its still closed. Such a shame, nice place, nice people, good food. I guess more people didn't feel the same. My grandkids loved to go ther they got to make they're own pizza & put in in the oven.

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London, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is a great place! Nice atmosphere and fantastic food. Would recommend it to everyone. Easy access.

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Independence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I was hooked on the Penne' and every dish I had there was done top notch. Sadly, this restaurant is now closed and only open to banquets. Depressing. Took the kids there for years traveling from Indiana. I just wanted the folks at Karlo's to know that their GREAT restaurant will be terribly missed. Hard to believe that this Northern... More

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Davisburg, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Whenever I go to an "Italian" restaurant, I always have my doubts on the authenticity of the food until I look at the menu. Growing up in a large Italian family, I know what to look for on the menu to see how close they get it right. Two things that I look for are Gnocchi and Cannolis. This brought... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I've been here about 20 times now. As far as I'm concerned it's the best restaurant in town. Huge portions (ask for lunch size if you want it smaller) all fresh food. Good bread. Huge selection of dishes. Great service. Clean restaurant.

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We come here every time we pass through the CVG airport. Lots of selection; food quality is excellent; and the staffs and service are always terrific.

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Pensacola, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Ate here on the recommendation of the hotel clerk. Service was good and the restaurant was not crowded on a Saturday night. The bread and pesto were good, the pesto had both a sweet and vinegary flavor. One of us had a marinated chicken with grilled vegetable salad and the chicken was dry and had little flavor, but the dressing... More

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Kentucky
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

I also had not been here in over a year as reviewed by another person here last May. I convinced my husband that we had been to Karlo's and he liked it. Mistake. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar came to the table with a blue film residue on top. Waiter told us that was normal chemical reaction. We told him... More

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Burlington, KY
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I visited Karlo's last weekend for the first time in about 2 years. At one time it was good, but it seems that all of their sauces for the pastas are the same. Very bland and boring. All with the same ingredients. One thing that has not changed is their side caesar salad which is still very good. Sadly I... More

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