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San Carlo - Leicester

38-40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
+44 116 251 9332
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38-40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is amazing but £65 for two tapas meals ... poorly planned it was highly recommended however won’t be returning unless they undo the new tapas theme or at least the menu

Thank Cal J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is very well decorated and looks lovely when you arrive. However, that is where the good experience ends. The cooking of the orders is a shambles with main courses arriving before starters, the starters arriving so late the main courses had already been...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 3 days ago

San Carlo has previously been great but since they have changed their offering to tapas style it is a very different proposition. On our visit one of our group didn't want a starter so they brought out her main course with the starters, another person...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I cannot believe the severity of the appalling service we received on Saturday night. If it were not for it being a friends birthday I would have walked out. The management not only did not manage their evening they didn't seem to even CARE that...More

2  Thank Katy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is great location and good atmosphere but the new owners could not change that. What they have changed is the menu and prices. The portions are ridiculously small and expensive and there is no order to when they bring your food. We had to...More

Thank rickturnbull
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is now offering smaller portions of traditional dishes, with the idea that customers "share" the eating experience, rather like Tapas I guess. Frankly it doesn't work. Our selection of dishes arrived in a very random way. Dishes were cold when they arrived, one...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on a short visit to Leicester and walked in, without reading any reviews, because we liked the look of the menu and it looked really busy. After a rather long wait we were seated and whilst waiting for the menu thought...More

Thank LibraryCook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked past San Carlo hundreds of times I finally went in to check out their new menu. It boasts a very Mediterranean interior with elegant dining and Italian staff to really capture the feel of stepping into mainland Europe. The staff are very friendly...More

Thank Navin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to San Carlo eager to enjoy some nice meal with my boyfriend and even though the food definitely lived up to our expectations, the portions were so small! We left the place and we were still hungry after having shared 4 dishes! It...More

Thank fissoreeli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for early Valentines with the expectation of the normal food and service- ordered ( without an explanation of the changes) and then the food came all at once with the exception of the vegetables which we had to chase up. What’s happening we said-...More

Thank Elsupremowow
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Steve T
10 February 2018|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
it is on the website as xxxxxx
3 May 2015|
Response from ccampbel1971 |
They’re clearly trained by the management who lead by example! 💅🏼
12 February 2015|
Response from Sarah T | Reviewed this property |
It really doesn't matter.. It seems that most people are dressed smart but you'll Also find people in blue jeans :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38-40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 251 9332
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Part of the award winning San Carlo restaurant group; San Carlo Leicester is a thriving hub of authentic Italian cuisine. Run by Italian directors and staff, like all San Carlo restaurants, Leicester has a fine extensive menu produced with the freshest Italian ingredients to suit all tastes. It also boasts Leicester’s only wood burning oven to make the freshest pizzas for miles.
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