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“Very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Da Carla

Ristorante Da Carla
Ranked #125 of 4,493 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Vitacura
Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

I am no expert on 'Italian' cuisine. And to be honest I am not fond of the usual Italian fare served in almost every restaurant - pasta doused in sauce. But whatever was served at Da Carla - Italian or otherwise - was excellent. And very expensive.. :)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ranjit T
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very good - very expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Chezniko
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Santiago, Chile
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Complete Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Manuel A
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Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent combination of food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank htisaka
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Right up there with the best from anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chris580421
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