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“A buzzing, fun place...”
Review of San Carlo

San Carlo
Ranked #232 of 1,707 Restaurants in Liverpool
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“A buzzing, fun place...”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We went for dinner on 23rd November. We had not booked but there was a table free. The atmosphere was buzzing and lively. Service was Ok and pizzas were very fresh and tasty. Lots of noise as waiters gathered around diners and sang many happy birthday songs.
It was fun. If you want a romantic dinner for two this is not for you. A buzzing and noisy restaurant, selling decent food. It was packed on a Thursday night too.

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Lively setting but really disappointed overall. Barolo served cold at £45, wrong. Medium steak blood poured out into sauce. Gang of drunk lads swearing in bar area, notwhat you expect for £130 bill. Must try harder San Carlo.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Do not go here”
Reviewed 24 November 2012

My girlfriend and i went here for a birthday celebration. First off, the dining room is chaotic: cramped and loud. We ordered a fish platter to share for our starter. When it arrived, it was cold. No sooner had it been taken away than the main courses arrived. I really hate when some breathing space between courses is not offered. The mains, to be fair, were good. Where real care is required with this place is when the bill arrives. Though a service charge of 10% is indicated as 'OPT' which I took, reasonably, to mean optional, it is automatically added on to the final bill total. So it is not really optional. Without thoroughly inspecting the bill, you may assume that it is not included and include an extra 10% (or more) in gratuities. And believe me, the service in San Carlo does not warrant such generousness This is sharp practice as far as I am concerned. Overall: average food, over-priced and poor service.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious food, fab atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 November 2012 via mobile

I went with a group of friends on a very busy Friday evening. We arrived on time, but our table wasn't ready. We were asked to wait in the bar, where we were updated regularly by the hostess. The bar was buzzing, so we waited happily. After we were shown to our table, the service was excellent, the staff were attentive without being intrusive, friendly without being over familiar. The food was delicious, and worth every penny. A fab night out, we will go back soon!

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“Lively fun restaurant with people who want to be seen and a very bubbly atmosphere”
Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

Put on your jimmy choos, the Armani suit and come and join the trendy set in Liverpool. Great Italian food good service in top quality restaurant. Book early. Go mid afternoon to see the celebs. Ask for a booth on the left side of the room for a more intimate table.

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