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Carino's Italian-Abilene - CLOSED

4357 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79605
325-698-0395
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Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Oct 15, 2013
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English first
Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Carino's is a great place to take the family out for dinner. While the ambiance isn't romantic as I would expect from an Italian restaurant the great thing about Carino's is the value. On Mondays family dishes (which serve about 3-4 people) are 1/2 off. I've tried several different kinds of pastas and think the food here is pretty good.... More

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League City
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41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We decided to try Carino's not knowing much about it. The service was very good that Eric gave us. We tried the cheese sticks, firesticks, and the Johnny combo. The firesticks are unusual. Compare them to an italian taquetto. They have a little spice but not enough to turn off a fussy eater. The combo plate came with three choices,... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We sat down into Marinara Sauce, sent three plates back because they were dirty and mine i finally cleaned myself. The waiter took our order twice and the poor guy was over worked in regards to table numbers. When the food finally came out an hour and a half in it was decent chain resturant food, but it gets hard... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Came in mid-late afternoon....only ones in the restaurant....service was poor...slow getting food....food wasn't anything to talk about...doubt if we will ever return.

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We live in Abilene and look forward to each Monday when we can order the Family Meal Deal! Wonderful food, great price and easy! We often order by phone and pick up at curbside. I highly recommend Carino's! When we eat inside the service is always great. Yummy food!

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Graham, Washington
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23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The bread and dip was the best part. I prefer Olive garden to this place, and for more authentic go to Little Italy or Joe's Pizza.

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Odessa, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I ordered Curb To Go food. I specifically asked for utensils since I was taking it back to my hotel room. I didn't get any utensils and my food was cold. The croutons were soft and chewy.

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

love the bread and dip, awesome food but a bit pricey. always received great service and food. never had a bad experience here. would recommend it more for adults

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Abilene, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

food is always hot! definately in love with their calamari also! the staff is very nice everytime i have ever been. and their italian cream sodas are delicious!

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San Diego, California
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72 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

On Wednesday nights the bottled wine is half-price. The food is very good and reasonable. Do not park at the rear of the lot at sunset...the birds return to their roost above the spaces...and are extremely messy!

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