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“Best Italian in the area”
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 January 7, 2014

Several of my family members have enjoyed the brunch as we prefer to eat our large meal at lunch time. We were all very impressed with the quality of the several dishes offered. The garlic knots are wonderful. The owner has always come around to ask if everything is alright which is very nice. I want to go back soon and order from the menu. And maybe an order of garlic knots?

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Thank Apple802014
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Stopped here for the first time and we were not disappointed. Located off the road within a small mall probably won't be found unless you know it's here. Please make the effort to find it. The food was first class and the staff friendly an d welcomeing. Because it's in a strip type mall there is plenty of convenient parking. We'll return for sure.

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Thank Michael G
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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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