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San Carlo

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Central Liverpool
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41 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't usually put reviews on because to be honest most restraunts we go to don't deserve one, this place is on a differnt level. Service top class, food top class, wine top class and all round experiance top class.

Thank DaleWaddo
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was given this as a recommendation from a mate. Here on business so as Billy no mates looking for somewhere to eat I tool the plunge. Have to say this really is the best Italian food outside of Italy. Service is faultless food is amazing and the ambiance superb. If it was possible I'd give it 6 stars. Will... More 

Thank Steve W
Cwm Dyserth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate at San Carlo on Saturday as a late Valentines treat and were not disappointed in the recommendations previously provided by friends and family. Our table was booked for 9pm and we were seated at the bar whilst our table was prepared, we ordered a couple of Aperol Spritz which were both fabulous, at the table... More 

Thank Gary D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here many times for many special occasions, atmosphere is always fabulous service is second to none, normally don't even have to pour your drink as the eagle eyed waiters are always tending to every whim before you even notice. My favourite Italian in liverpool.

Thank nicolahoward1980
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a special treat, the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. The tables are so close together it feels like you are dining with strangers. I had scallops to start which were delicious, if a small portion (just three). My partner had fish cakes which were quite bland and rubbery. We then had the surf and turf between us,... More 

2 Thank liverbird56
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for a late anniversary dinner, took about 20 minutes to order any drinks, waitress with short hair couldn't give a damn to busy chatting up one of the managers! Manager with skin head very rude too bothered about the Everton u23 player who's made the bench once for them (in the other booth) to care about taking any orders,... More 

Thank bigelliott1978
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good service and good food. The restaurant appears to me as a popular place where people want to be seen. But that doesn't stop them from service decent food. Too bad the complimentary limoncello spoiled it a bit, the cheap stuff we got served was certainly not in line with the rest of the quality. I would recommend to make... More 

Thank DVG59
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Quality of food is good when it eventually arrives but all the theatrical italianate rushing around and attitudinising can get in the way of actually taking orders efficiciently and accurately - will try again sometime

Thank Stephen D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table at 5pm on the 14th Feb with my boyfriend. We're seated immediately by a friendly waitress and given 2 menus. 1 standard and 1 specials. Another friendly waiter came and took our order and our mains arrived within roughly 10 minutes. My other half ordered tagliatelle bolognese which was great, I ordered spaghetti carbonara but came across... More 

Thank Chellie093
St Helens, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasnt greeted on arrival, was then left for ten minutes at the table with no drinks or menu. Had to keep asking if we could order our meal. Everything was an effort... The service was terrible to be polite. The food was good, not great and certainly not worth £70 per head. Then we were handed the bill, which included... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool>  > Central Liverpool
  • Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool

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