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“Sweet sauce”
Review of San Carlo Italian Bistro - CLOSED

San Carlo Italian Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 18, 2013

The owner greeted us as soon as we sat down which was a nice touch. The garlic knots and pizza bread and italian bread medley with garlic oil was delicious. The house dressing and the salad were amazing. Tried the baked ziti and it was cooked perfectly but the sauce was just too sweet for me. The veal was just okay but a bit chewy. The Chicken Francois was nicely cooked with just the right amount of lemon. I would go back again but would not get the tomato sauce as it was just too sweet. Everyone at the table agreed. Tables are very close together but it wasn't too loud on a Saturday night.

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Thank buckeyes46
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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.

Thank Gennaker
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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.

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1  Thank BrandPVC
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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. ....

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1  Thank BobTwain
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

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!

1  Thank Leza W
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