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Da Carlo

#15 of 446 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
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Effingerstrasse 14, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 381 18 18
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, good value. If you find yourself near the main train station, I would encourage you to stop inside for pizza & beer, wine & pasta, or all of the above. The gnocchi with pancetta is amazing. And the pizza with prosciutto, mushrooms & Gorgonzola is excellent.

Thank twoifbyc
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Good ambience. Delicious food. Huge menu. Everyone will find something. It is not expensive, normal price. The staff is very friendly. We had the food very soon because we were early. Perfect for lunch and I am sure also for dinner.

Thank Melanie T
Muespach, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great decoration and good service with a wide variety of traditional dishes. Tasty dishes, ranging from fish through to meat and pizzas or risotto

Thank fred b
Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If I stay a few days in Berne, I stay in a hotel nearby. But now to the Da Carlo. After my first contibution a few month ago and at least ten more visits I have to summarize as follows: what ever I ordered, the quality of the food was always outstanding; beef tenderloin, lamb filet, chicken breast or spaghetti... More 

Thank Robert D
Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you like a nice italien feeling with good service and very good italian food & pizzas go for Ristorante Da Carlo! The owner is real italian and knows best how to give guests a feeling of welcome and service. Very good food & wine and a nice living atmosphere with good service and resonable prices.

Thank Paracontra
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Love the risotto and the wine recommendation from the waitress. The manager is very friendly too. Will def come back when i go to Bern next time

Thank queenielam828
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Its inviting outer facade well foretold the great Italian food and wine. Frequented by many locals, cared for by the host himself. A great experience worth recommending. The wines were especially interesting.

Thank philmatous
Seattle, Washington
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504 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The decor was very nice and provided a perfect backdrop to dinner. Our waitress was relatively new but very good and we predict a bright future for her. The mozzarella cheese on the caprese salad was the best I have ever had. The owner told us it was from the Salerno area of Italy. The rest of the meal was... More 

Thank Gary C
Milan, Italy
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I live in Italy and typically am very wary of going to any Italian restaurant outside of Italy. After a week long business trip in Germany with a heavy diet of meat and potatoes, I took the chance at this Italian restaurant for lunch. Very nice atmosphere inside. Massively bustling. I was lucky to get a table, but the owner... More 

1 Thank kpolo
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had dinner there before a show at DAS Theater an der Effingerstrasse (right next door) and it turned out to be a fair enough choice: the Miami-Vice neon lights led into a nicely lit dining hall (not too dim, not too bright) where the walls are decorated with framed photographs, kind of reminiscent of how you would imagine a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Effingerstrasse 14, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 381 18 18

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