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Caffe San Carlo

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Piazza San Carlo 156, 10123 Turin, Italy
+39 011 532586
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at lunchtime and sat down for a quick glass of wine to admire the interior of the café... Very classy with a beautiful chandelier. We had 2 glasses of white wine for 15euros, and these came with 2 small plates of finger food, all delicious... various pastries and sandwiches. Definitely worth a pitstop.

Thank 77LDP
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Based in a corner of the pretty Piazza San Carlo, in central Turin. We visited for lunch and found a nice corner table in the outside seating area on a warm spring day. We had mains of veal coteleta and veal steaks, both perfectly cooked and served with tasty side dishes (fried potatoes, courgette etc.). The other food served to... More 

Thank Andrew T
London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great spot for coffee and aperitivo. The chandelier alone is worth a visit (see photos.) EUR 10 will get you a cocktail and buffet - worth the price! Popular spot.

Thank nicolecostello
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Hada late lunch here in the early Spring sunshine. A simple pasta dish but so tasty washed down with local wine

Thank LizzieMary181
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163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

In the heart of tourist Turin this place seems to thrive on its location and history, but the products were adequate at best and service was unenthusiastic. If you want to sample a piece of history or rest your legs this is OK, and the chandelier really is spectacular. If you want really good hot chocolate or Bicerin, go elsewhere.

Thank MMTMRome
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I ate here because it was literally around the corner from my hotel near the train station. I was alone and received wonderful attention from a very helpful waiter. Delightful pasta and delicious swordfish in a Sicilian tomato sauce. Great casual dining atmosphere.

Thank travlinman42
Zurich, Switzerland
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338 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A nice cafe in old style if you want to have a drink or small snacks whilst visiting Turin. A bit expensive.

Thank Michel R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

With its rich history dating back to the Savoias and beautiful decor, Caffe San Carlo tickles your senses already before the food arrives (which might take a short while due to the large number of visitors which rightly visit the place). Once the plate is before you, you can immediately feel the homemade taste of everything ranging from the bread... More 

Thank Henry A
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153 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous food and beautiful location. What else to say? Very good service. We loved the place and the pastries

Thank Moreno_chicago
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

During Slow Food Terra Madre 2016 stopped at this must call in café. Lovely ice cream but of course expensive. Afternoon tea did look delicious so will try next time. Saw the brass bull in the pavement and made a wish.

Thank Mamania

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Carlo 156, 10123 Turin, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +39 011 532586

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?