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Carolina's Italian Cuisine

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12045 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 971-5551
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At Carolinas we pride ourselves in offering the freshest ingredients...
At Carolinas we pride ourselves in offering the freshest ingredients possible we do this by ordering our vegetables, meat and seafood fresh receiving deliveries on 5 times a week bases. Our veteran chefs inspect our ingredients daily to insure only the best quality ingredients are used in the meals we serve our guest. So we invite you to come and taste the freshness!
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food and a beer fabulous selection!

Carolina's has been around for a long time, serving great Italian food with great service. Knowledgeable wait staff. Consistently great!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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SoCal
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Carolina's has been around for a long time, serving great Italian food with great service. Knowledgeable wait staff. Consistently great!!

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Garden Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Carolinas for years, since they were a small hole in the wall. Now it has taken over several small spaces next to the original restaurant and are very large, however, still very homey and comfortable. The portions are big enough to share. The beer selections are amazing! On a weekend, make a reservation he is... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic food, great people and really clean. I have been going here for years, in fact long before it expanded. I have lived in Garden Grove for 35 years and there is not another restaurant even in its league. The owner Tim and his wife are very friendly. The food is absolutely amazing. Whether you are a local, or a... More 

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Anaheim, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I are really picky about our Italian food as we've visited multiple times. Carolina's by far has the best pizza in our area (Anaheim). It may be a little more pricy, but if we want pizza, this is where we go. I also love sour beers and it's not always easy to find places that carry them,... More 

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Calgary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had delivery from this restaurant and it was very good food. The delivery time was good and the cost was reasonable. We felt like lasagna but there was lots of great food on the menu. I will use this restaurant again in the fall when I return to Garden Grove, California.

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Coppersburg
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great food for reasonable prices. My daughter and I ate here the day before the Tinkerbell Half Marathon. Large menu, great prices, food was delicious and very helpful, friendly staff. Would definitely eat here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Restaurant was a bit average, although food and service was excellent! The different types of beers was pretty amazing. Very large selection. Very good food for all four of us. We were stuffed when we left.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Everything in context. Was it bad...no? Was it perplexing? Yes. We ordered Minestrone Soup and a Meatball Ptarmigan sandwich. The soup was below average. No vegatables, just broth and cabbage. .But it was the meatball hero that was truly disappointing . Usually this type sandwich would be a minimum of two good six meatballs with mozzarella and tomato sauce. This... More 

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TEMPE
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158 reviews 158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the take-out we got at Carolina's. Everything from pizza to salads was well-prepared and tasty. Would definitely go back.

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Coalinga, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a resturants that I have to go to when ever I am in the area. They have good food and excellent customer service. I have never been disappointed dinning here. It looks like a hole in the wall but it is clean and cozy inside. Well worth it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12045 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: (714) 971-5551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

At Carolinas we pride ourselves in offering the freshest ingredients possible we do this by ordering our vegetables, meat and seafood fresh receiving deliveries on 5 times a week bases. Our veteran chefs inspect our ingredients daily to insure only the best quality ingredients are used in the meals we serve our guest. So we invite you to come and taste the freshness!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?