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San Carlo Italian Bistro

#249 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9660 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Ste 145, Raleigh, NC 27615-2474
+1 919-676-3262
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was in need of a spaghetti putanesca fix. It was lunch time and my wife and I decided to go back to San Carlo. I knew they had it on the menu but was surprised when I could not find it on the lunch menu. These things don’t bother me because if the restaurant has a good chef, they... More 

Thank Ronald 7
Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Tried this restaurant out last night for the first time. We were not disappointed. These folks work hard to give you the best "taste" of Italy. Extensive menu with many choices, you can't go wrong on anything. Our waitress was very helpful with her suggestions and provided great service. We will go back again soon.

Thank bdorts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem. Food is amazing. Best pizza in Raleigh and not even close. Service is good. Have returned several times.

Thank pr8s
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and friends for Sunday dinner, it was so good!!!! For a family of four it was a little over a $100. That included a bottle of wine and a mixed drink. They bring out a basket of hot bread with the dinner also. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant, the owner came out to greet us (he... More 

Thank tamika32
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is a must visit destination if you are into great Italian. I found myself one evening imagining the perfect bowl of pasta and stopped by there for dinner. What I received was the perfect bowl of pasta that matched and even exceeded my imagination. Great service too. Don't miss out on making this establishment one of your favorites... More 

Thank NativeRaleighite
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A friend introduced me to this lovely place. The waiter claimed it had a "cult" following and I can understand why. We had a full buffet with 5 meat entries with sausage or chicken or sea food plus veggies dishes and salad choices. One of the best servings of broccoli that I tasted in a long time. Does have two... More 

Thank Margo96
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. It is a small place but they do take reservations. The music was a little loud for my taste but the food makes up for that. Full bar.

Thank Mariawrn
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Awesome Italian food prepared by Carlo, a Master Chef from Italy. We have eaten there very many times and have also hosted dinners there for family. We were never disappointed. The ambiance is also excellent. The waitstaff is professional and they are all familiar with the menu. Carlo's also offers a lunch buffet which again is outstanding and recommended.

Thank Lefty4751
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The meal is like being a guest at your auntie Rosey's house..small intimate atmosphere with emphasis on the quality of the food, all the food from salad to desert. This restaurant provides real value from portion size to quality and flavor of the food to price. Chief Carlo blows away the restaurants by Bruno in wake forest....

Thank JoCustomer
Raleigh, United States
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an early dinner on a Friday night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. We were promptly greeted by our server. Bread - three types with EVOO and Balsamic wine was prepared at the table. We enjoyed caprese as an appetizer- excellent. She had the sea bass, I enjoyed the shrimp and scallops in a sherry cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9660 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Ste 145, Raleigh, NC 27615-2474
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-676-3262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?