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“Tad disappointed this time around..”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Carlo's Restaurant

Carlo's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 205 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wales
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48 reviews
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“Tad disappointed this time around..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten at Carlo's many a time.
Impressed with the knowledge the staff have of the food that is served, generous portions of food and the cosy 'living room' feel. I would recommend the Italian meats for a starter.
Not impressed with having to order a beer twice as it got forgotten about, large king prawns that taste 'chemically' and a fillet steak that wasn't as good as previous times.
This time they seemed a bit rushed off their feet for a weekday night, and since our bill for the food was near the £100 mark I would say I was a little disappointed.
However, I will return and try again to 'hope' that normal excellent service that I know of this place will hopefully have gotten back to its usual standards.

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  • English first
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English first
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Busy restaurant, good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Always very busy restaurant. Been there a few times mainly it has been pretty good, there has been a couple of times when the main dishes were not very good at all. These were meat dishes so I always stick to basic pasta or fish nowadays. It is not cheap especially for the starters or desserts, which seems to be the fashion in eateries these days. It is a bit overcrowded when they are full and getting in and out of the table can be a squeeze. The staff are usually pleasant enough although it is usually a bit rushed due to the numbers they try to accommodate. It is not "amazing" or "awesome" and definitely not the best I have ever encountered but it is usually good food and good service.

  • Visited November 2012
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“My favourite restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

I go to Carlos’ every year on my anniversary and whenever else I can find an excuse. The food is fantastic quality, generous portion sizes and freshly prepared. It obvious that the chef really cares about the food that’s put on the plate and knows what they’re doing. The service is warm, caring and attentive. It is a little on the pricey side, definitely for a special occasion but you pay for what you get! Also the steaks and the panna cotta are to die for. Can’t wait till I go back.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Brilliant place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Fantastic service, delicious food, big portions. Not the cheapest italian around, but it is worth the few extra pounds!

Will definitely be back and will spread the word that this place is fantastic!

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Quite the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Quite the best food to be had in Llandudno is in this unpretentious restaurant hidden away in a Craig-y-Don side street. Yes it is Italian, but is much more than a pasta house with a very extensive range of steak dishes, chicken, shellfish, and beautifully cooked and beautifully fresh fish locally sourced.
The staff are welcoming and attentive without fussing, and you can be as leisurely as you like about your ordering, eating and lingering over coffee.
This is the restaurant I choose when out with friends, but also the one I choose when I want to show off.

  • Visited December 2012
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