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San Carlo - Leicester

38-40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
+44 116 251 9332
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“scallops” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38-40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to eat good Italian food in the heart of Leicester, this place deserves a try. Very good selection with attentive and friendly staff. Can't go wrong.

Thank PRS73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends as a foursome and we'd booked on a Saturday night. We were shown to our table downstairs straight away. It's a lovely looking restaurant, clean and with attractive decor giving a clear Italian feel. There's a lot to choose from with the...More

Thank Phoenixm34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very brash restaurant Busy midweek Plenty of helpful staff Not a romantic place but good for a night out with mates Food was quite good and reasonable priced too

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a large group for a meal. Drinks very expensive - charged £4.50 for a pint of coke which was mostly ice Food poor, ordered a smoked pizza which didn't have much of the bacon topping that was meant to characterise it. Pizza...More

Thank joeyfoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great... Has a genuine family Italian feel in a very modern and stylish setting. Very friendly and non intrusive... Will certainly be returning.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined on Saturday night. Have eaten here once before and neither time disappointed. Takes 15 mins to read the menu it's so long. There were 6 of us and no one was disappointed by either course. I ordered scallops for a starter and i needed...More

Thank Malcolm339
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to San Carlo on the reccommendation of my Hotel across the street. I love Italian food and having lived in Italy for 2 years previously, I found the San Carlo to he very authentic in every way.. The service and staff were wonderful,...More

Thank Davidcamm
Reviewed 15 June 2017

So we came for a lunch and the restaurant was completly empty. We didnt know if we shoulda eat anyway but we really wanted to try so we asked for a table. They gave us the table immediatly and we started to choose what to...More

Thank Gonca P
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a large group and from start to finish it was excellent with good service. No complaints at all. highly recommend it

Thank Iris-eyes
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I was extremely impressed on entering the restaurant with the decor, and felt I was in Italy. The starter was tasty; but nothing special. However, we had to wait nearly an hour for our main course to arrive. Having called the owner over to chase...More

Thank Roger J
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11 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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