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Cafe Carlo

243 Lilac St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2S2, Canada
+1 204-477-5544
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fett chile” (26 reviews)
“seafood penne” (12 reviews)
“chilli” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Canadian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
243 Lilac St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2S2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 15 mins to be seated despite having a reservation. Restaurant is busy and noisy. Decor is nothing to get excited about. When the front door opens in the colder weather, you feel a blast of cold air on your legs. Service was pretty...More

Thank GregWpgMB
CafeCarlo89, Manager at Cafe Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Greg Thank you for your patronage and feedback. I am sorry to hear that you felt we didn't live up to your expectations. Please feel free to contact me directly at the restaurant if you wish to further discuss your experience. Joel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently enjoyed a delicious meal at Cafe Carlo. Because this is a small venue, it was a cozy visit with friends. Since it was full, there were some challenges with hearing one another, but we did enjoy our time there. The food was wonderful,...More

Thank Rae H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DH and I decided to try Cafe Carlo for date night. I’m so glad that we did. Right from the greeting we were treated so nicely by the staff. Everyone was very pleasant and friendly. We decided not to order appetizers because we wanted to...More

Thank MarliF_12
CafeCarlo89, Manager at Cafe Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Marli for your taking the time to share your experience with us.

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Ordered their "special" Fett Chili which they promote frequently including using a large photo of this dish in their latest Chao magazine ad. Was so "hot" we could only eat 1/4. We asked ( nicely and made clear it was not a complaint) if there...More

Thank Tulip31
CafeCarlo89, Owner at Cafe Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Tulip, I'm sorry to hear that you felt the way you did and we definitely do not want anyone to be unhappy with their visit. I would gladly be open to further discussion if you wish to contact me directly at the restaurant.

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

All 4 of us in our party ordered the seafood penne and we all agreed it was delicious. The bread and delicious butter is so good it is almost reason enough to go there. Highly recommended.

Thank LeahKicks
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We are here as a group, the food offered catered for all age groups. Luke warm water was served with ice as we sat down which was a shame othing memory jumped out from the six different offerings we had, but that said noting was...More

Thank Wanderer804616
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We wanted to go for a "nice" meal but did not want to spend a fortune. The service was outstanding, the food choices plentiful, and the portion sizes were more than we expected. Would definitely go back.

Thank MariaVin
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Seven of us went to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. We ordered four different dishes (seafood penne, gnocchi with beef, fett chile and cannelloni) in addition to cocktails, salads and desserts. Everything was delicious; service was excellent. We'll be back.

Thank D N
CafeCarlo89, Manager at Cafe Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Went for birthday celebration and the place had convenient parking, the server was friendly but the seats were littered with crumbs. We ordered the mussels which were wonderful and tasty followed by the tenderloin which was juicy and done to perfection. The salmon was a...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Heard so much about this place we had to try it. Nice little restaurant. Made a reservation for 6 and by 7 the place was full on a Tuesday. It was quite noisy on this night which wasn’t a problem just not quiet and intimate....More

Thank mikesR9945SH
CafeCarlo89, Manager at Cafe Carlo, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

HI Mike, Thanks for your review

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Questions & Answers
Shirley S
November 11, 2018|
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Response from CafeCarlo89 | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have a lot of options that are celiac friendly. Please communicate your needs with a server and they can point out the many options.
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Brenda B | Reviewed this property |
I think that the fixed price 4 course menu only has one option of an entree. It was very good - but only the one option
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Lilac St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2S2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Mcmillan
  • Neighborhood: Mcmillan
  • Phone Number: +1 204-477-5544
  • E-mail
Cafe Carlo is a friendly, unpretentious Canadian bistro.Cafe Carlo's menus have always looked to the world's favorite dishes, and by putting its unique stamp on it creates an experience to be craved. We feature "real cooking", from scratch, made in-house from quality ingredients in order to achieve dishes that exhibit a sumptuous comfort and satisfy your craving. This approach extends to our beverages, which are equally well considered, as we believe in the value and joy of a good drink.Cafe Carlo's service philosophy is the accompaniment to strong kitchen fundamentals, and is always open-minded and conscientious to our guests' needs. We believe that service starts in the kitchen, and the professionalism of our chefs and cooks enables the servers to provide our guests with a consistent, quality experience.
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