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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

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 13
    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
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Tired, hungry and didn't want to go far so we decided on Italian and Caruso's. We made the right choice. Huge portions of great food. Spaghetti and meatballs was perfect. Nicely spiced and hot! The lasagna was was as good as my own or so my husband said. (We talked about that 😉). The wait staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 

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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.

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houston, tx
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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.

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We used to frequent this restaurant when I was young, back then it was one of the better Italian places on the Peninsula. Tonight we ordered a medium sized pizza, half cheese half combination and it was fair at best. I'm almost certain that the original owner are no longer involved with this establishment. The sauce on the pizza was... More 

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There were 4 of us eating. We had a meat pizza, artichoke heart appetizer, cheesy garlic bread and spaghetti with meatballs. Everything was excellent and our waiters were very helpful and extremely friendly.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Young, hungry family members were eager to to be fed after a day of moving furniture. Got clued in to Caruso's and were not disappointed. Ordered, ate great, received modest bill, left a generous tip for the vine service, and all left with knowledge of another fine choice for family dining is right on the corner, and right on the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Tired, hungry and didn't want to go far so we decided on Italian and Caruso's. We made the right choice. Huge portions of great food. Spaghetti and meatballs was perfect. Nicely spiced and hot! The lasagna was was as good as my own or so my husband said. (We talked about that 😉). The wait staff was very curious but... More 

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Palm Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner here. Tasty Italian, well prepared. Friendly staff, I had an early dinner so not many customers. Staff checked in a few times during my meal to make sure everything was ok. I would eat here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We choose this place because it was right across the street from our motel. After reading the Yelp reviews we were skeptical about it because of its low rating. We still went because it was convenient. We ordered the lobster ravioli, garlic cheese bread, chicken calzone, prawn linguine, and the Greek salad. We were surprised how big the portions were.... More 

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Middle Village, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were staying in Monterey for a few days after a cruise out of San Francisco. We were staying at the Best Western nearby and decided that we had a taste for Italian and didn't want to go searching through downtown. Much to our surprise, they were closed Sunday night. Ok. We'll go on Monday. But Monday they were closed... 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?