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“Very good - very expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Da Carla

Ristorante Da Carla
Nueva Costanera 3673, Santiago, Chile (Vitacura)
(+562) 2206 08 92
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Ranked #68 of 1,360 restaurants in Santiago
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vitacura
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good - very expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Food was delicious. Service was very good, except for the fact that we were a bit hidden from the waiters.

Ask for the satueeed shrimp they are really good.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santiago, Chile
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Complete Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had been a frequent visitor of the original Da Carla in downtown Santiago, even after she had died, and after management changed. It was never the same, but it was not bad. This place on the other hand is absolutely shocking, it is ridiculously expensive and the dishes are simply not good, from the appetizers, had some form of octopus, that was bland (clearly the octopus had been defrosted and was watery and tasteless), the pasta was just that pasta and the sauce was bland. I can make better at home any day with a hand tied to my back. This restaurant does not deserve to carry on the original Da Carla´s name, try Piegari it´s much much better and just as expensive, but at least it´s well worth it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Excellent combination of food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Ok, this may not be the cheapest restaurant in town but the menu with so many (good) options and impecable service makes me want to return to this restaurant next time I'm in Santiago. If you like classy italian food, this is an excellent choice.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Right up there with the best from anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is simply an outstanding restaurant whether your base for comparison is London or Sydney or elsewhere. A fine relaxed outdoor scene on a very smart street – there’s a Rolls Royce car salerooms a couple of blocks away. I had a tomato soup that tasted like a gazpacho, with crab and avocado piled in the centre – fabulous. I then had a squid risotto with conger eel that was exquisite. My wife and I shared a fabulous desert.
The waiters helped us find the dishes that suited us best, something few restaurants can do. For instance I like unusual dishes and the waiters helped me find the squid risotto.
Interestingly we had a problem with a pinot we ordered. They were actually out of stock and suggested a substitution. I tried it and it was not off but had an unusual taste for a Pinot, not usually grounds for rejection. They readily accepted my verdict and replaced the wine with another which thankfully was good. This just illustrates how far they go to make sure you have a good experience.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shalimar, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Class in Santiago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Excellent food and wine. Flawless dining in an outdoor atmosphere that was very relaxing. Very busy place in an upscale part of town. A good choice for a dinner with friends.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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