Carlo's Italian Bistro
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we arrived on Saturday evening and were quickly seated, we ordered a bottle of banfi chianti , very good wine for the evening, we had the antipasti for the qpp and it was delicious, we then received our salads which had the house dressing also delicious. and for the entrée I had the pasta fresca, very good, and my wife had the mahi mahi fish special, also very good. so we had to try the cappacino another good choice very good along with a cannoli , one of the best we had, t[it was freshly filled and the shell was crunchy, not a lot of places serve the cannoli properly, they fill it to early and the shell becomes soggy, not here its done right.
highly recommend this place for good quality Italian food. the server we had was spot on and did a great job.
Everything about our experience was great except for one thing. We made reservations for 2 and on arrival had to wait for 30 minutes for our table while walk-ins were seated ahead of us. We were not the only ones either. Our server Bella was fantastic even though they were short serving staff that night. Food was excellent.
Fabulous dinner. Chicken parmesan and ravioli! Both excellent and our server Jess was great. We have eaten here several times and it is always good.
One of our favorite casual dining spots. Our server, Deborah, was outstanding!!
Love Carlos's Italian Bistro, we've been going there for years and it has always been wonderful!
Our first time at Carlo's, but definately not the last. Bella was a friendly, attentive server and the food from antipasto through dessert was absolutely terrific. Bravo!!
It was great as usual. We are never disappointed with anything that we ever ordered from Carlos. The service was outstanding And Vincent always makes a point to make us feel very welcome.
Very good lunch. Have eaten here several times in the last two months.
We shared an antipasto which was incredible, particularly the dressing. My wife (who’s a very picky eater) could not stop raving over the Shrimp Rolando main dish while I gobbled down the Italian cold cut sub with glee. Our waitress, Kelly, could not have been nicer nor more attentive!
Another great Friday night dinner. The chicken and shrimp special was delicious. Bella provided excellent and attentive service.
Carlos's Italian Bistro is always great! We have never had a problem with the food or service. The food is fabulous and everyone is nice. I order a Chanti and it paired nicely with the entre I ordered. I would not hesitate to recommend Carlos's or go again. It is real Italian food!
Once again Carlos did not disappoint! Food was great, server was pleasant and the noise level was pretty much non existent so we could actually have a conversation! Highly recommend this little neighborhood bistro. We had them cater our Christmas Eve get together...again delicious.
Excellent food, veal you can cut with your fork, linguini with clams is fantastic - enough for two. We love this place.
A very nice restaurant with a good selection of traditional Italian dishes.
Overall the food was poor to mediocre. Don’t waste your calories on the garlic bread as it takes like garlic powder and to much tasteless cheese. My friends had the chicken Marsala and both said it hardly had any Marsala flavor. The house salad had way to much bottled dressing and the Cesar didn’t taste like Cesar, more like mayo. Over all it was not worth the money spend. Good luck, there are so many choices in Timonium / cockesville area you need to do better Carlos
Food is always good. Service was great. Always a pleasant experience.
We have loved this place for so many years. Their veal dishes are amazing. One of our favorite restaurants for sure.
Great as usual. Been dining there ever since Carlos opened there. Miss him but love their food, service and restaurant in general!!
Favorite neighborhood restaurant
We decided to go this past Sunday night instead of our usual Friday night. It was less crowded but everything else was up to the fine standards set by Carlo and continued by Dan and Stephanie. We had John as our waiter for the first time. He was great. We were not in a rush and neither was he. The food was perfect. You cannot ask for more than Carlo’s delivers each and every time. Dan, please mark us down for 8:00 on New Years Eve.
Awesome as usual
As always, food was excellent! Unfortunately, our serve was overwhelmed as the restaurant became busy & was not as attentive as we had expected.
Lacking time, we recommend Carlo's Italian Bistro very highly. Food is delicious, service is excellent ( the servers aim to please, There's a BYOB (steep price at $10 dollars a bottle for each opened) but they have a wine and beer menu that's priced reasonably. On Tuesdays. 1/2 price bottles of wine from their menu is offered. Don't miss this restaurant...one of best Italian restaurants in Baltimore.
Great food - Friendly service and nice value. Looking forward to our next visit.
Excellent food. Always consistently delicious.
Had the best birthday meal! Thank you!
What more can I say other than everything was perfect. The shrimp Rolando, is simply outstanding. The veal marsala and penne with vodka sauce was tremendous. We always enjoy going to Carlos for dinner and it was such a welcoming site to see Vincent there this time. We can't say enough about the food and the warm welcome we received every time we go there. It's a must
This is a good Italian restaurant with friendly service. No frills.
I have always enjoyed Carlo's and after Carlo dies I said I would still patronize the restaurant. However many of my friends will not because of the high corkage fee. I'm so tired of being charged ten bucks when I bring a flask and even my own glass. I get a different response from the wait staff each time. Lexie was particularly rude about removing it. I even mentioned I got a free corkage because it was our anniversary/birthday. I was also very disappointed that since I made a reservation and stated in it we were celebrating two birthdays and our anniversary that there wasn't a table available. We waited 15 minutes and accepted a crappy one that was dark and small. I think I'm through.
The food was very tasty, but the serving sizes were a little small. The lobster ravioli was superb. Our waitress was very attentive and provided excellent service. This restaurant is definitely on our list of places to try again.
The wine was the only drawback. Our waitress was very good
Our weekly dinner at Carlos was excellent as usual. Food and service have never been anything but outstanding. Our favorite restaurant, it is like going to see your family, the ones that you love.
Found Carlo’s by accident. The restaurant is hidden in an out of the way building that totally belies the very nice interior. So, when you see the place from the outside, don’t be put off.
Staff are all friendly, and though the seemed a bit short handed for a Saturday evening, Lexie, our waitress, kept things moving well and no real issues.
Fair wine list that was what was needed. We weren’t there to impress anyone and the wines, many of which you could buy by the glass, were worth drinking.
I had the pork shanks and my wife had the veal Marsala. Typical Italian fare that was good and filling, but not outstanding. The shanks were spicy, which I liked, so enjoyed them a great deal. True test? My wife brought half of hers home. Means it was good.
All in all a good spot for a low key meal either by yourselves or with friends.
A neighborhood gem! Always great food at a reasonable price, service is very good as well.
Lexi was a wonderful server and the food was amazing! This place never disappoints!
From the service to the food, everything was fabulous!! Loved the shrimp appetizer with the creamy garlic sauce. We could have licked the plate. Lobster ravioli to die for! All of the chicken and veal dishes at the table (6of us) were amazing. We will be back!!!
The best spaghetti and meatballs I have found in the area.
We usually have a good experience but our oder got mixed up and the food was cold. There was a big party upstairs so our food took longer to get. The waitstaff never came over to offer more bread and we had to ask for refills.
Not fancy, uneven but friendly service, good food, and reasonable prices. A great place to bring large groups because they have the space, are accommodating, have a menu to please everyone, and the value is good. Desserts are very good!
Have been for two large family gatherings...Carlo's is perfect for family celebrations!
Seated promptly. Waitress attentive & friendly. The food was delicious. We ordered the cheese bread as an appetizer. My husband spotted it the last time we were there & said he wanted to try it. I had the garlic shrimp w/fettuccini. It was a very large portion. My husband had chicken parmesan. Both were delicious & of course we had leftovers.
Carlo's Italian Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.