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Carlos Italian Bistro

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9926 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-3401 (Formerly Carlos Italian bistro) (Church Lane Shopping Center)
+1 410-667-0002
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Carlo's is a 'hidden secret' as I've lived in Cockeysville for 17 years and just discovered it. Their Lasagna and Veal Parmesan is always consistently great as well as the house salad (I love the dressing) or Caprice Salad with Mozzarella ,Tomato and Basil with Balsamic.

Thank tsciuto
Stephanie S, Owner at Carlos Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great feedback! I am happy to hear that we have continued to impress you with our dishes for the past 17 years! We work really hard to off the best food and environment for our guests. We hope to continue to be your "hidden secret!" More 

Owings Mills, Maryland
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We started our meal with some fried calamari and it was lightly battered as advertised and delicious. The salads that came with the meal were excellent. And our two main courses were super. I had a tasty veal marsala that was prepared perfectly. My wife had the Shrimp Toscano that was equally tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. You can... More 

Thank Rockingdoc
Baltimore, Maryland
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a number of times over the last 3-4 years and it is always a pleasant experience. I am not over adventurous when choosing Italian food so invariably go for the lobster ravioli (sauce is great), steamed mussels were plenty and tasty and service was attentive without being obtrusive. Price was very reasonable at $68 for 2... More 

Thank AllyJC2014
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I ate at Carlos Italian Bistro on New Years Eve. We have eaten there a few times before and knew it would be wonderful. Carlos states in writing on his menu about the veal -"If you can't cut it with a fork, send it back!" I had 3 relatively thick slices and, as always, I never needed... More 

Thank Michael P
Towson, Maryland
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have posted many reviews of Carlo's Italian Bistro over the years and have never had a "not good" meal in this restaurant. We dined there on Dec. 30, the night before New Year's eve. Though we eat here regularly, Friday's meal was very special in that a) everything was delicious; b) Service excellent as everything came out with just... More 

Thank michgo
Cockeysville, Maryland
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have visited here many times and this last visit was as good as the other visits. Better in fact, since they now serve beer and wine. I had the Shrimp Fradiavola which was delicious. I ordered the lunch portion which was still a generous serving. My friend had Chicken Parmigiana. Again, a very generous lunch portion. We each had... More 

Thank MissKittysMom
Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Finally visited Carlos after numerous friends had recommended it. Easily accessible off of 83 North with ample parking. Interior of the restaurant is contemporary and absent most of the faux Italian furnishings. Service was prompt and attentive throughout the meal. The menu contained most of the Italian standards Americans have come to expect in Italian eateries. Our party of three... More 

Thank Kenneth D
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I loved Carlos'. The pane y mare (old name...I forget the new one) is always delicious. My family visits from California and NY and demands going here first.

Thank DrDisappointed
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The tomato sauce was good. Ordinary pasta. Terrible tossed salad - the lettuce was not fresh. To me excellent bread is a necessary part of an Italian meal. The bread was not very good.

Thank Lisa L
Baltimore, Maryland
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300 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A trip to Barretts Upholstery took my wife to this north of Baltimore area where we had never gone for eating out. Thanks to deciphering the Tripadvisor reviews it seemed worthy of a try. Parking is easy and close to the front door. We were surprised at the inside decor as the outside is nothing special. Inside the dining rooms... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9926 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-3401 (Formerly Carlos Italian bistro)
    (Church Lane Shopping Center)
  • Public Transportation: MTA #9 bus line (across from Cockeysville Target) Multiple Light-rail access
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cockeysville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-667-0002
In the early 1970's, Carlo and Felicia Schiattarella ventured from their small town in Naples, Italy & opened a quaint carryout pizzeria. Three decades later, The Schiattarella family is proudly introducing their 3rd full service restaurant in MD. Come join us for a delectable experience at Carlo's Italian Bistro and enjoy authentic, mouth watering Southern Italian cuisine. We take pride in serving top quality veal, chicken, seafood and shellfish specialties, along with salads, subs and sandwiches. With all of our menu items made fresh to order, we can gladly accommodate any dietary needs and preferences. Our casually elegant dining room is a perfect setting for a romantic dinner, friendly get-together or business luncheon, along with plenty of space for large parties & gatherings. Although we do not have a liquor license, we encourage our guests to bring their own alcoholic beverages to complete their dining experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?