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“Lively atmosphere, ok Food .”
Review of San Carlo

San Carlo
Ranked #272 of 1,831 Restaurants in Liverpool
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We eat here last night having stumbled upon it by chance, on what seemed a very quiet night elsewhere. Inside was buzzing ! Great and typical Italian decor.
Waiting staff were friendly , helpful , but a bit rushed in their delivery. We have found this in nearly all Italian restaurants, so it seems a bit "wheel 'em in - wheel 'em out " . However, when we slowed the pace...they were fine .
Food was seemingly very good...we enjoyed the meal. The wine was a bit expensive, so we chose the second cheapest and it was very nice ( but at £21.90 ! ). I had the mushrooms in a filo basket , which were tasty but a bit oily. I then followed with the Scallops Gratin....lovely taste and tender, but on closer inspection they seemed a little under-cooked ( a bit blue and opaque in colour) which wasn't easy to detect because of the cheese sauce.
The meal was expensive in comparison to others , at £93 for two (inc tip) for two courses, wine and coffees, plus a Cointreau . We didn't feel it was worth that much , frankly.
Unfortunately , I had a severe reaction the following morning ( no details needed !!! ) which may have been indicative of my reservations about the scallops...but fair's fair ....we had eaten elsewhere during our 3 day stay...so nothing proven. My partner's meal was fine and no adverse reaction afterwards.
All in all....it was ok....fun , friendly and busy atmosphere in comfortable surroundings...bit pricey though.

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Thank mikeandpete
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Absolutely beautiful food. Staff are a little snooty but food makes up for it. Dessert trolly fantastic too.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Just visited the restaurant for our wedding anniversary.. One word fantastic! Service is attentive but not intrusive and the food is sublime! Ti amo San Carlo!

Thank nikimc99
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I love the leeds branch and have now fallen in love with the Liverpool one.The foods excellent especially the san carlo risotto and yummy cocktails.can get very busy but still excellent service.

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Thank jasmine c
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Simply fantastic. Great friendly staff, lovely surroundings and outstanding food. Really enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish, well done to all.

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