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38-40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
+44 116 251 9332
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped for an early supper after visiting the De Montfort Hall on a Saturday afternoon. Not the best greeting but the waiters for our table were lovely. This was our first visit for a few years - we waited until our boys were 10 & 6 yrs old. We ordered mains, sweets and a couple of glasses of wine... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a fantastic restaurant, The manager must live here every time I eat here he's always on shift and what a nice guy he is. The food is amazing if your not sure have the lasagna and maybe some fries to go with it. The staff are all a credit to this place and I always look forward... More 

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Thank lisa h
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A first visit to Leicester, an open uni day at DMU. Great Uni great city until we ate in San Carlo! 5 waiting staff serving 8 tables and they couldn't get it right. Ordered drinks, simple 3 people, 1 lemonade a bottle of wine(so overpriced for a very standard restaurant) and a bottle of still water. Waited 15mins in the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant and obliging staff at this atmospheric city centre restaurant. An interesting menu and reasonably priced wine list.Furthermore,the tables are sensibly spaced all of which make for an excellent dining experience.

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Thank Robin F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have returned to this restaurant 4 times for it's delicious Italian dishes. All I have to do is ask for an opinion depending on what I want, and then I'm served giant prawns in the most succulent sauce. With a huge selection of wine and culturally sound waiting staff and chefs, this restaurant can be the favourite in Leicester.

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Thank Jordan W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally like San Carlo ! If you take on board that the waiter will be rude & the food order will come out wrong. But the food is of a good standard when you finally get it & the atmosphere is great . I have visited many times & would go back when they have put the score on... More 

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Leicester
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

San Carlos is my 'go to' resturant you are and always have been guaranteed great food and great service. Lobster and LPR, a birthday or a quick lunch. They never fail...

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Thank Jenniferstylist
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited San Carlo early on New Years Eve to celebrate my wife's birthday - everyone else celebrates the end of her birthday! Have visited before and always enjoyed the experience. This visit was no exception and the service and food was excellent. Despite some recent adverse publicity we found no problems -if it's good enough for us it's good enough... More 

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Thank Patric P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i went again with my daughter and always spot on food ,fantastic atmosfere,very nice as usual ,we order pineapple and prawns and caprese starter ,main course dover sole and grilled sea bass !!!spot on very good service also and very good sauvignon blanc thank you

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd give this restaurant between 3*'s and 4*'s. Good food unfortunately just not enough of it. My husband had scallop & prawn in lobster sauce and he received 4 raviolis and I was shocked at the main meal portion size. You should get a minimum of six. They could have charge more for a larger portion. It was very enjoyable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?