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£20 - £40
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really lovely evening and would absolutely recommend! It's been a while since we've been to Carlo's - not sure why as it always was excellent on several previous visits. All of us agreed that we were glad that we'd decided on there...and that we will be back. The food was absolutely delicious, the people (we spoke to Bonnie and Mesi- a fantastic head waitress) were very friendly and helpful and they made my Mum feel special on her birthday (thank you!) We also love the location and the atmosphere of Carlo's.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Met up with a friend for Sunday Lunch. We were offered the Christmas menu. For 2 courses i thought £25 was a little expensive. But the food was good and service too. One thing i would mention is they have crammed in so many tables...that didnt feel like i had my own space. Being post covid, i would have thought giving everyone space would be recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Came here on an impulse for Saturday lunch . Restaurant got very busy . Staff lovely and my saltimbocca alla Romana was superb. Great wine list too. Thanks very much and we will Be back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

I brought a group of colleagues here last week on my recommendation as I am local and they are from all over the place. It was packed on a a Tuesday night. The food and service was amazing and everyone loved it so much we...are going back again this week. It’s off the beaten track and a hidden gem in Guildford and if you like a family run Italian with the best food and service, this is itMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Can not recommend this restaurant enough. Gorgeous food and fantastic service. A feel family atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Best dish for us was the antipasti. Veal was tasteless, Beef Lasagne had little beef, other pasta dishes were basic. Cost with one bottle of wine was exorbitant. Service was basic. Will not go again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

We went as we are staying at the hotel next door for my birthday it was amazing the man serving us was funny and friendly. He made us so welcome and the food well wow! It was amazing it’s Shame we live 3 hours away...because we would 1000% eat here again! Thank youMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023

We went for an 80th birthday lunch for a friend and her family. The food choice was very good indeed and it was delicious. It was hot, decent sized portions and an excellent demonstration of good Italian food. Service was welcoming and of a high...standard.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

Food not much better than school dinners tbh..look & taste. My ‘sirloin’ beef was grey & bland, the Yorkshire pud felt old & tough, the school dinner gravy was already poured onto the meat & plate..it would’ve been nicer to have had it served separately....Accompanying mixed veg was ok & the chocolate mousse nice enough. The staff were amiable but not really listening. The decor was scruffy & dull, akin to a motorway eatery. At nearly 60 years old I was one of the younger customers there, the whole experience (also being jostled as to where & how to park) made me homesick for London & I couldn’t wait to get back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

I cannot praise this restaurant enough. We were visiting for a spa break in a nearby hotel and went to Carlos for dinner as the menu looked better than what was on offer at the hotel. I am so very glad we did. The staff...were *so* warm, friendly and attentive, and the food was simply divine. I am trying not to evangelise but ours really was an exceptional experience and one that sticks out in my mind as a sterling example of customer service in the hospitality industry. If I lived closer to it, this would be my local restaurant. I had the mozzarella salad to start (this also included avocado and tomato), which was very fresh and tasty. For mains we had the veal chop (mouth-wateringly cooked in butter and sage) and the seafood linguine, which we polished off with paired wines and a side of tempura-style courgettes. We made room for dessert too, despite the generous main course portions, which I should also say were presented cleanly and invitingly. There were several birthday parties going on at the time of our visit but far from this being annoying it was a jolly and celebratory atmosphere that felt familial. My experience didn't end there as I stupidly left my umbrella under my seat, so called in the next day to collect it. The staff were very kind about it, and my collection was fuss-free. What a lovely bunch.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023

It was our first visit to Carlos but it definitely won’t be our last. From the minute we entered the restaurant the atmosphere was brilliant, a really live buzz. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was unbelievable, possibly the best Italian we’ve...ever had. Fantastico !More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Another excellent lunch at Carlo’s. The set menu at lunchtime is great value : plenty of choices and high quality food. Have had lunch here several times with friends and we are never disappointed. The staff are lovely too.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

I first visited for my mates fathers birthday many years ago! Since then I’ve been annually I’d say and never let me down! The service immaculate, friendly attentive staff, great atmosphere the food lush. I nearly always opt for the specials board, King Prawn Carlo,...my god it delivers honestly one the best dishes I’ve ever had. The buttery garlic with a hint of chilli sauce over the king prawns and I mean king these guys are huge! Delicious. My parents had ravioli and lamb both dishes were great washed down with a bottle of Gavi, you can’t beat it. We went for a liquid desert of espresso martinis in line with the evening made to perfection. I would recommend to anyone, great service, atmosphere and good value I’d pay more the great food and drink. Will be returning soonMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022

The event was referred to as a 'Party Night' - there was no music, no crackers or Christmas serviettes on the table or decoration. To add to this, the staff had a TV on in the bar area watching the football (shouting). Surely, this is...not right. We will not be going again. The food was very good, but the actual evening was extremely expensive (not everyone wanted to hear the results of the football).More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022

First visit to this gem of a restaurant …..booked Sunday lunch with friends and we were not disappointed. There is a set 2 or 3 course menu with plenty of lovely choices including Italian dishes and roasts, together with a blackboard of specials. The staff...were very friendly and service was good…… a nice touch is the plate of garlic bread brought to the table before you start. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend …..shame we don’t live closer as would definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4