Address: 38-40 Granby Street, Leicester,
Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 23:30
Tel: +44 (0)116 251 9332
When one of the country's most respected and leading critics says that a restaurant in this group is 'the best Italian Restaurant outside London' it is time to take them seriously. Britain's love affair with Italian food is a cause célèbre of long standing and shows no signs of waning, so it is always welcome news when somewhere like San Carlo sets out to reach for the skies.
Located in the heart of Leicester, San Carlo is well suited to catch both day and night time business, and the menu reflects this. There are 147 different dishes, plus blackboard specials, offering snacks, meals, celebrations, all in true Italian style, dishes that bring Italy into the very centre of life in the city. San Carlo is one of a chain of similar restaurants, yet each one has its own personality.
The San Carlo at Leicester is particularly famous for having the city's only wood burning oven, ensuring that they produce the freshest pizzas in the area.
Favourite dishes include marinated Tuscan beef in extra virgin olive oil with porcini and topped with flakes of Parmesan cheese, and that old favourite of connoisseurs the world over, pan fried breast of chicken with spicy Italian sausage, fine chopped peppers, sun brushed tomatoes with white wine and a touch of tomato sauce. Many of the ingredients to create these dishes are imported from Italy, and it goes without saying that the wine list is unashamedly and spectacularly of the same origin.
A combination of Italian cuisine and fish has always seemed logical - all that coastline - as well as highly attractive to the British taste. The antipasta at San Carlo includes fresh mussels Provençal or muniere, and spiced Italian sausage cooked in borlotti beans served with grilled polenta. Amongst the main courses expect to find on the blackboard Dover sole, either grilled or Colberg, fresh halibut, sea bass, a mixed grill of fish, salmon in lobster sauce, lobster Thermidor or tagliolini and shellfish Mediterraneo.
It is customary to look for Italian wines in such places, nor will you be disappointed, but there are a few French inclusions also, with a rather nice Chablis in evidence. House wines, and few off the list, are available by the glass. Service is a good example of that Italian 'just make yourself at home we'll look after everything' manner, when you generally surprise yourself by taking their advice. In Britain we just say 'no problem', which may be succinct, but lacks style.
San Carlo Leicester is a real gem amongst the San Carlo collection, with its location in Granby Street, and its architecture and décor providing the best of Italian luxury. Groups are welcome at San Carlo, but to preserve the balance between groups, a limit of up to nine people applies on Friday and Saturday, and twenty to thirty on weekdays. Booking will always make for security but in general the arrangements mean there is room for everybody.
For those wanting a special location for their event of the year, or the week if you prefer, the Royal Suite at Leicester Can Carlo is for you. It is worth remembering that you will have the best service and advice from their Italian Directors and staff throughout.
Ultimately a restaurant is judged by two main factors, each dependent upon the other. Combine quality food with life's movers and shakers in attractive surroundings and you have a sure fire record for the sweet buzz of success that permeates San Carlo.
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Is there any free parking near Leicester train station?
That seems unlikely, but maybe you can park at the The Junction - St. George's Retail Park and sneak over to the train station. Otherwise there is the Calais Street Car Park, which probably charges.
Very diverse... It's quite racist in some areas due to the variety of different nations living/studying there. More than a third of the population of the entire city are first/second generation migrants and in a few years time it's estimated that migrants will then make up the majority of the population. Nowadays the racism problems isn't as bad, in fact for a while I haven't heard of many major issues.
The city used to be quite run down, but over the past 2-5 years it's been trying to get its act back together. Completely renovating most of the city centre... meaning better pathways, modern lighting in the city centre, modern designs, better roads. They even added a huge extension to the main shopping centre, Highcross (now over 120 shops including an enormous new John Lewis, Cinema de Lux, great restaurants to try out). So I highly recommend you visit the Highcross shopping centre and try out the cinema there too.
leicester city vs manchester city fixtures in the last 5 years?
Leicester City 1-1 Man City (Premiership)
Leicester City 1-3 Man City (F.A. Cup)
Man City 2-2 Leicester City (F.A. Cup)
Man City 0-3 Leicester City (Premiership)
Leicester City 1-2 Man City (Premiership)
Man City 0-1 Leicester City (Premiership)
Sven Goran Eriksson relieved of his duties at Leicester City?
i'm shocked, i'm wondering what he thinks of this too, his been been thinking positively of the way leicester is doing this season, eriksson did spent alot of money though and leicester(which is my prediction too) should be up there
How would I get to Leicester Square from Croydon City Centre?
Catch a fast train (stops Clapham Junction and Victoria only) from East Croydon Station to Victoria; they are frequent and the journey takes 18 minutes. Then either take a 24 bus from Victoria Wilton Road (at the side of the station) to Leicester Square, or the Underground (Victoria Line to Green Park and change to the Piccadilly Line for Leicester Square). An all zone One Day Travelcard (£7.50)
will cover all parts of this journey
Where is most convenient to stay in London between City Airport and Leicester Square?
The docklands is about 15 minutes from the airport and there are some hotels on the docklands, such as the Ibis and hotel Britannia. Any further into town and the hotels become quite expensive. There are Dockland light Railway (DLR) services which take you right into the middle of town into Bank and has connections to Oxford Circus and Westminster.
You can also find hotels that are close to Wembley and Leicester Square but sorry I dont know hotels in that area. If you do find a hotel, on your arrival and departure you can go to Kings Cross which is like 20 mins from the airport on the DLR.
Hope this helps!
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