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“Pleasant surprise - relaxed friendly atmosphere with great quality food”
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Da Carlo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
milton keynes
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise - relaxed friendly atmosphere with great quality food”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

It was a wonderful dining experience and the food was not only yummy but very good quality. My friend and I just completed a day's walk around the South Peaks and was looking forward to a hearty meal. We walked into Da Carlo from seeing their A-board sign just off the Market Place. We did not know what to expect but as soon as we walked in and was greeted warmly by Giancarlo, we knew it was the right place to have our dinner. We did not have any table reservations but Giancarlo was very helpful and reassured us he would be able to sort a table out for us on a busy Saturday evening. It's a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and their menu selection was varied at the right level where you can still make your choices. I must say the menu was up a notch than most Italian places in london.
I would highly recommend this restuarant to anyone and would definitely be a repeat customer when we are in the Ashbourne area again.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank etanmk
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English first
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food in ashbourne”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Have been using this restaurant for approximately 4 years and have always received a very warm welcome and excellent food. A good choice on the menu and a competitive price. The owner and chef are Italian which is a welcome change from most Italian restaurants. Within walking distance of market square and car parks.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Patrick H
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yes”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you want italian in Ashbourne this is the place to go. They have made a great effort and it is paying off.
It is close to the market and within walking distance of any car park. You get a great reception and genuine italian food from italians.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Barbara G
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1 review
“Get a tin of Heinz spaghetti! Instead.”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

How the owner can call it an authentic Italian restaurant is beyond me. Food was tasteless, vegetables sloppy and pasta overdone. All in all a waste of money. I would rather stay in and cook myself.

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Thank Barrypeck
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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We fancied an Italian!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We got much much more than we expected. From the moment we walked in the door, we were transported into another world. Our experience was full of surprises, a service level that I thought was extinct, food that became an experience of the Art of Food. As we waltzed through the courses, each a masterpiece, savouring every mouthful, the whole experience was punctuated by the personal attention of the serving Artistes lead by the grand conductor, Michael Greatrex. We emerged from Da Carlos, out into an icy January night, glowing with the excitement of a first night, where we were the stars of the show. Thank you to Giancarlo and The Cast, with special thanks to Leading Man Michael Greatrex for a performance we look forward to repeating. Ix

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Irene N
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