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Da Carlo

#32 of 418 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
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Effingerstrasse 14, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 3811818
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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453 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The decor was very nice and provided a perfect backdrop to dinner. Our waitress was relatively new but very good and we predict a bright future for her. The mozzarella cheese on the caprese salad was the best I have ever had. The owner told us it was from the Salerno area of Italy. The rest of the meal was... More 

Thank Gary C
Milan, Italy
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

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 

Thank kpolo
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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 

Thank j-m-suliban
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 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.

2 Thank Jjdale
Baldivis, Australia
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256 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

Thank Axell33
Geneva, Switzerland
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449 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 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 

1 Thank Swissdiver
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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 

Thank FabioMario79
Lugano, Switzerland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank TimW829
Evergreen, Colorado
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

2 Thank REDFOX419
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 

2 Thank KatCip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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