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#2,453 of 2,639 Restaurants in Turin
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Italian, Bar, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was busy, we waited for 30 minutes outside before we got seated. I enjoyed the food but some of it was overpriced. The staff was friendly and kind.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

What a disappointment !. Beautiful setting but COLD coffee and chocolate. We were excited to visit this cafe but we should not have bothered. We sat outside as it was a beautiful day and the waitron served us very fast. When the coffee and chocolate...arrived all the drinks were Cold. We sent the Cuppuccino Noble back and requested that we could have a hot drink, the same with chocolate. You could see that the waitron was uncomfortable but she took it back. The chocolate came back hot but unfortunately the Cuppuccino was lukewarm warm. When we went to pay I told the cashier that we were very disappointed as the drinks were cold. The lady’s attitude was unbecoming of any serving staff and in condescending voice she said “impossible, as I made it myself”. It does not matter if you have years of history behind you, you should be able to handle all situations. It is a wonder that Caffe San Carlo has lasted this long. My recommendation is to give the Caffe a wide berth.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutely not worth, hard biscuits, tea imported from Florence, nothing made fresh. Only one thing is certain, everything is overpriced. You pay for the location only, but really not worth.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Bad service with young unexperienced staff who forgot three times what we ordered, was slow and unattentive. We expected a nice aperitivo buffet but got just a few bites next to our drinks. However, the worst was the food! Never oder a vegetarian sandwich! It...was dry, unsalted, burned and filled with also burned savoy cabbage… So sad, as the place is really beautiful!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2022

We had coffee & sweet snacks here. Tow of our friends had a Bicirin, which is a Turinase drink of chocolate & coffee. Not to my liking because I'm not a fan of sweets but they loved it.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

We were recommended to come here by a local. It is grand but it was empty & we soon found out why- the owner must have abandoned it. Why? Terrible service & very average food/coffee. Shame. But all businesses go through this. Hopefully they will...have the sense to sell & get out.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Touristy? Sure. Pricey? Of course. But a beautiful place to eat lunch overlooking the Piazza. This was the fay after my son was released from hospital after a 10 day stay. This walk around the beautiful square on such a lovely day helped us feel...normal, almost like tourists. We were lucky to be able to eat out as this was 2 days before Total Lockdown Covid-19. Turin, we will meet again under better circumstances!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

Staff impolite, forgetful and slow, needed to ask 2 or 3 times something we wanted.. No smiles/please/thank you /you're welcome. We left without our coffees after waiting for them for 30minutes... Only good thing was the central location.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Went into Piazza San Carlo and we felt attracted for the tables at the corner of the Piazza. Great spot. After more than 20 minutes someone finally throw out menus. Other 15 we finally made our order...the same with the table behind us. Terrible terrible...service. Now what had saved the visit, was the food. We order gnocci with the best pomodoro sauce i ever tried in years, as well the lasagna. Probably there are more and best restaurants in the area. So if you have time to do a research will be great. But if you have time, for the food and the viewing spot it may worth itMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

You should have visited once you are in Torino. Nice, old bar with a very nice food selection and friendly staff. Easy to find in the middle of the city and nice outdoor seating. Great for the summer. While we were visiting, a pidgeon was...flying in the restaurant, but it was respecting the location and did not drop anything. The staff tried to redirect him out, the pidgeon was smarter and stayedMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019

Dinner was excellent. Beer was crisp and fresh tasting. Service was friendly and patient. I had a pizza with spicy sausage. It was a generous serving and piping hot. On another note, I realized 2 days after I ate there that I left my credit...card there. I went back and they had it at the register. Thanks for your honesty and assistance!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019

Caffe San Carlo is located in the corner of Piazza San Carlo. It is a busy place and so the service seems distracted as others have said and they act like you should know how everything works, BUT you need to experience the interior of...this place. The chandeliers, the gold gilding, the opulence! A restaurant harking back to another time and still in existence today over 125 years later! We enjoyed this restaurant during what we would call "happy hour" - and maybe in Italy it is called "Spritz Hour". Caffe San Carlo has a 10 euro special until 18:30. Order a spritz for 10 euros and get all the little delicacies that are found in the center of the restaurant. These little delicacies include wafers with caviar, fresh fruit on little wafers, smoked fish and even vegetarian options. Go back several times! I love finger food delicacies so it fed my soul!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019

very beautiful place for coffee break, great saved decorations. desserts and sweets are not match with decorations - not so great :(

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019 via mobile

They did not take my order right coz he was too arrogant to listen and attitude of the 2 waiter are amazingly ignorant and arrogant, that even a glitch of a smile is given and yet they are in hospitality industry. What is wrong with...being friendly. Is it because they feel so high class by working in fancy place? Or just attitude problem in general...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to 10 different countries and ordered a whole lot of things in coffees/restaurants!! Never ever ever did I get such a bad service like in here. First I went inside to order some local cakes and the woman in charge of handling the...cash took my request, when I seated down two more came and I told them also that I wanted a expresso, 2 tables next to me got served in 10 minutes, maybe less than that!! 20 minutes and after going inside demanding what I ordered to the same woman and a men (don’t know if he was the boss) I left without paying 5 small pastries 10 minutes later!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Caffe San Carlo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4