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“A First Class Italian meal in Scotland's Food Town”
Review of Carlo's

Carlo's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2010

We had a really lovely time in this charming Italian restaurant. The service we received was warm and friendly. We were even advised to order less side dishes because the portions are so generous!

The food was not just plentiful, but was also of a very high standard. We shared an Antipasto to begin. Carlo expertly selected a delicious and varied selection of cold meats and fish. We followed this with Steak Diane, cooked perfectly to our individual requirements. One of the vegetables which was served was fennel which we thought was a nice idea.

We rounded the evening off with a very good Pavlova with raspberries and strawberries.

It was lovely to find a restaurant where the owners are passionate about the food they serve and just as keen to ensure a warm and genuine welcome. We will certainly return to Carlo's on our next visit to this lovely area.

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Reviewed 21 February 2010

We booked here after recommendations. It was hard to get a table. I guess there is not a lot of competition. The decor was scruffy and old fashioned and the tables were crammed together. The food was ok but nothing that I could not have got on my local high street. We enjoyed our meal but it does not deserve the previous gushing reviews as the surroundings were so tacky. The prices were also quite high with no special offers that I could see.

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2  Thank kathKmidlands
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

Dined there on New Years Eve. Absolutely first class

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1  Thank gallopingmajor
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Reviewed 25 August 2009

This is my favourite restaurant, anywhere!
We visited Castle Douglas about 2 years ago and this restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel owner, we were not disappointed. We have since visited each time we have returned to the area, and on one occasion we drove from Manchester and stayed overnight just so we could have a meal there!
The style of the restauant is very traditional and cozy and the staff are friendly and provide excellent.

Food wise, the steak is particularly good, as is the pasta, they serve fresh bread to begin with which is so good you are tempted to eat it all and leave room for nothing else. I cannot comment on desert as we have always been too full to be tempted.

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. (However if you plan on visiting it is advisable to book as it gets very busy and I have seen people turned away on traditionally quiet nights (eg Tuesday) as the restaurant is booked up!)

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3  Thank Ballylong
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Reviewed 10 July 2015
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