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Caruso's Corner

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2101 FREMONT ST, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-5014
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very nice.

I dined here 3 times in one week. On my second visit, I was seated and treated like a family member. The team at Caruso's is all about good service. They are really nice, hard working people serving good food. I'm a Monterey local with lots of choices every day. I like Caruso's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Chuck G
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Grass Valley, California
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Martinez, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Richard, the manager. Had a large party of 25; used their private room that they were nice enough to hold for a late sitting. Super staff and awesome authentic Italian dishes. The pizza is off the hook with such fresh ingredients! In fact we came back the next night! Lucky Dog Racing League will definitely be back... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Grass Valley, California
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I dined here 3 times in one week. On my second visit, I was seated and treated like a family member. The team at Caruso's is all about good service. They are really nice, hard working people serving good food. I'm a Monterey local with lots of choices every day. I like Caruso's.

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Thank Chuck G
Newport, Tennessee
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Party of 6, ordered sandwiches & pizza + salad at dinner - pizza was ready before the salad, which we had asked to have served first. Salad finally arrived after 30 minutes, sandwiches didn't come until 45 minutes after we ordered. The restaurant was less than half-full, the waiter had no explanation for the delay and the manager did not... More 

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Thank Fiftonian
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Oh my goodness!! What a fantastic meal. We cannot say enough about the wonderful food the wonderful service...thank you Matthew, the wonderful staff as well as the wonderful owner, Richard. We had such a great meal with them this evening. My husband had the lasagna, excellent. I had the chicken la creme with linguine pasta. Just wonderful. You should definitely... More 

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Thank John M
Monterey
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I was running late for the theatre and so only had their steak sandwich with caesar salad. It was a good meal at a fair price. I will go back to try their pizza. Note that it opens at 16:30 and is only open for dinner.

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Thank Allan152
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We called in on the recommendation of hotel staff whilst staying nearby and were certainly not disappointed. The best Italian meal I have had for a long time. The food was great and the service was some of the best I have experienced. Friendly, efficient staff, very knowledgeable on the food menu and wine list with some useful recommendations. I... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Thornton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

With a group of 10, we chose Caruso's because of location - just a couple of blocks from the Red Roof Inn. I don't think I'd call it "hole in the wall", but it's definitely a local's spot. And boy were we surprised how good it was! Everyone in the group was very pleased with their meal. Good serving size,... More 

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Thank Dave C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was really delicious! I had the lasagna, can really recommend it. Only negative point I can come up with is that it is way too much. Although they closed at 9pm they where more then happy to give us a seat at 8:45pm. Staff is really friendly and love chatting with you. Alex in particularly is an awesome... More 

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Thank Sander K
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The pizza was delicious, so was the lasagna. Service was good and the prices decent. Would go again!

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Thank Amanda R
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Subject: Caruso's Corner Location: Monterey, Monterey Peninsula, California, United States, North America Title: Good Italian decent prices ID#: 314173824 This was very close to our motel,we were tired and didn't deal with any more Monterey parking . We gave it a try, very pleased with everything. Simple setup,old style Italian mom and pop look. Food was hot tasty, priced ok... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 FREMONT ST, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 375-5014

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?