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Carini's Italian Restaurant

9854 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3213
(609) 522-7304
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Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Roselle Park, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been long time summer customers, maybe 20 years, when it was just the size of a pizzeria without the expansion in to two or three neighboring units. We were so impressed that our discovery was doing great requiring the expansion Well last nite will most likely be the last time we return. ( as you will read from... More

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

On vacation we stopped in for dinner because we had ordered delivery pizza and it was great. The restaurant on the other hand not so great. The food was just ok,not as good as they would like to think they are. Most horrible part was the I think Russian waitress was totally rude, and horrible! She was screaming at my... More

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Whippany, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We've spent many years vacationing in WWNJ this place was one of our favorites at one time not sure what happened here but we will never go back. Our waitress was horrible & food was just ok!! Maybe this explains why our last few visits there was no longer a wait when years before you couldn't get in the door!... More

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Macedonia, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of the best pizzas I ever had. Much better when it's right out of the oven! Many other pasta and sandwich selections also.

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

There's nothing quite like a pizza hot out of the oven, Ed. I'm glad you enjoyed your slices. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! All the best, Anthony, Owner More

northern nj
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For the past 10 years, thought of this place as a pizza joint that delivered decent pies, subs and apps with out breaking the bank. We usually order lunch or dinner several times in our 2 week WWC stay... The once ot twice we ate in the place, that's what it was , a pizza joint. Sometime in the past... More

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

While I'm glad you realized we offer dine-in options, I'm really disappointed to hear you thought our prices were steep based on the quality and taste of the food you received. We make everything here from scratch, and we use only the best ingredients we can get our hands on -- our prices reflect these two factors. That said, we... More

Woodbridge, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We intended on going for pizza, but ended up getting other things. 2 of us had burgers, 1 had chicken tenders and the other 2 had wraps. Everything was good. The biggest complaints we had were that the waitress acted liked she didn't want to be there. She got one order wrong, and we had to look for her when... More

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that our service let you down. Under no circumstance should your server disappear or not be attentive to your needs. I can only imagine how frustrating this was for you and your party, so I hope you will accept my most sincere apology and understand that this is in no way the norm. Regardless, I'll... More

Westerly, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our family travels to the Crest every summer and every night on our arrival to our condo, we order Carini's, we've been doing it for 16 years and counting. The pizza is always cooked just right and it's some of the best around. Can't wait for this years visit!

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

16 years is a long time to keep coming for our pizza, and we can't tell you how appreciative we are of your loyalty. Residents of the Crest have truly made us feel like family for these last 29 years, and we love it. Looking forward to having you back! Take care, Anthony, Owner More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were visiting for the week and ate here for dinner after reading several positive reviews. The menu had a lot to choose from. The sliced bread delivered to our table had considerable mold within each slice point. I'm assuming that would happen if sliced too far ahead of time. I tried to give the benefit of the doubt but... More

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Christina, It must have been extremely upsetting to feel that your food was not fresh -- we know our customers expect better when they come to see us. The health and well-being of our guests is always our top priority. We are committed to serving the freshest and best ingredients. Under no circumstances should our customers ever have to worry... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went hear at the advice of a staff member from our hotel. It was a mistake. The pizza was not great - I actually didn't really like it at all, not sure if it was the sauce or what. The restaurant was also really stuffy and had a smell. Overpriced for what you got. We got a pizza, a cup... More

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Laura, I'm disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal. Hearing a complaint like this is pretty rare for us, so we take your words very seriously. I'm sorry that you found our prices too expensive. Our prices are based on the ingredients we use and the quality of food we prepare. Overall, customers tend to find our prices... More

Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The pizza was good. If I lived here I would eat here again but it would be take out because the service was not very good at all. So get your pizza from Carini's but just make sure it is take out.

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Anthony C, Owner at Carini's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm pretty disappointed to read your opinions about our service. We take our service just as seriously as we take our pizza, and we never want guests to be let down by what they experience when they visit us. Regardless, I really appreciate your feedback, and we will surely consider your words as we strive to further improve. If you... More

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