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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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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Good Food at a reasonable price at reasonable price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank John M
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Allan152
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Andrew C
Thornton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

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 

Thank Dave C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

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 

Thank Sander K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

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

Thank Amanda R
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank richardm3042015
Nevada City, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've known Caruso's pizza since 1959 Today its the worst pie I have ever seem at any pizza place. It was dry and over cooked the shoulder dough was not eatable, The dough used to be thicker, mushrooms where as dry as dehydrated, hardly no sauce and cheese. when you pull apart, no stringy cheese appears. Old man Caruso would... More 

Thank Jose G
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you would like to enjoy a good american pizza you're at a good location. BUT: This is not a Italian pizza - trust us we're European guys who enjoyed a REAL Italian pizza at Neapel / Italy.

Thank cpr1180
houston, tx
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Whenever we’re in Monterey we always get carry out from here. Looks like a cozy, family run checkered table cloth Italian place, tho’ we haven’t eaten inside. Great food with HUGE portions. Super lasagna. The pizza we had could have used more sauce, but that’s a matter of personal taste. Always friendly service. Def’n do over.

Thank cobra427sc

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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: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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