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“There's not much you can do to mess up Italian food”

San Carlo Italian Bistro
Ranked #230 of 1,450 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“There's not much you can do to mess up Italian food”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The lunch buffet was plentiful and good. It'd be great if they had more healthy options, and maybe some non-meat alternatives. Overall the service was good, and the staff was attentive.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Our go to date night spot”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Great wine prices, excellent specials, topped off by a greeting by the chef that treats you like a regular. Some criticize the value, but the portions always leave leftovers. I have to disagree with the comments comparing the food to chain restaurants - this place IS a gem. Best Italian in Raleigh.

  • Visited July 2013
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Lebanon, NJ
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Even by NJ standards, this place rocks!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

An Italian boy born and raised in NJ says it's awesome. The pasta, sauce, salads and desserts are like home. This place is a blessing fir North Carolina. ....

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank BobTwain
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food, great atmosphere in nondescript location. Unexpected quality. Great value. Service was so-so, but the young waiter tried hard. Overall a very enjoyable evening. The Sea Bass special, which was billed as "also having" clams and mussels, and actually had roughly 1/2 dozen of each, was wonderful! Breads are to die for!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Leza W
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Raleigh”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The shrimp and scallop in cream sauce special....there are no words!! Best food in Raleigh! If you go once you will return again and again. Very large portion sizes too!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank lbglory
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