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All 379 Garden Grove Restaurants

Carolina's Italian Cuisine

12045 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 971-5551
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Ranked #15 of 379 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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!
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Baldwin, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Got a Groupon for here and very glad that we did as the food was excellent. Portions were monstrous! The only negative thing I can come up with is the healthy food options are lacking...but we were on vacation, so it's all good. It was very close to our hotel (Marriott Suites)

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Kissimmee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great sized portions and fantastic service. The food was to die for. The atmosphere was true Italian.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Carolinas is just great. They have delicious food, and wonderful service. My family and I celebrate our birthdays there and it amazing. The atmosphere is great, they really make you fell at home. Especially when the owner himself comes to greet you with a cake in hand. They really know what they'really doing!!

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Anaheim, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We would spend the March birthdays there. And although the business has expanded, the flavors all remain the same. Additional space has been purchased and the rates have defiantly increased. After awhile, we had to go elsewhere because the food started to all tasted the same.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we arrived, we were told it would be a 30 minute wait. We were surprised when we were seated in under 20 minutes. From then on it was a nightmare. It took over an hour from the time of our order to when our food arrived. 2 other groups seated after us but received their food before us. I... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

On first impressions you might not be impressed with the look of the establishment or the lack of parking space. However, when you take a first look at the menu you realise that this is a proper Italian restaurant that you won't be disappointed with. The service is quick and very friendly and welcoming. Once you've decided what you are... More

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Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a classic home made type Italian restaurant. I like most if not all of their food. The manager is the one who was serving us and Tim is great. Very knowledgeable about all his food and especially the beers they have hundreds of beers to choose from. Which isn't really an Italy thing but either way it works... More

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nj
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was by far the worst restaurant we have ever been to. We are New Yorkers and did not expect New York italian food. We were not expecting however what was placed before us. Overdone pasta not drained properly with horrible sauce dumped on top. The salad was rancid and the dressing was placed on the table in a milk... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I just did an online order from here, for delivery. The order arrived exactly on time. That's where the fun ends. ALWAYS check your order before you let the delivery person leave. There was a 25% accuracy rate. When we called them back to let them know, they said they'd correct it immediately. Then, get this.. they wanted the mistake... More

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Tennessee
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

food was absolutely fantastic. service was excellent. The shrimp in my dish was so fresh. the bread was wonderful. It is a small place, so you may have to wait. But by all means, don't miss it. The food is fantastic and prices were reasonable. A huge portion!

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