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5111 East 42nd Street, Odessa, TX 79762
4323624426
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not the usual

My wife and I went for a birthday lunch. Were seated and waited on quickly. Ordered water with lemon and placed our order. Our meals we ordered were on the quick lunch menus. Took about 15.minutes to receive our salads. Took another 20 minutes to receive our meals and they were not busy. Even... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Tim L
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Crane, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Midland, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not now. We've been 3 times in the last 6 months. No customers (should have been a sign to move on), service was very slow and the food was inedible. I don't know what happened, but I'm very disappointed because it was kind of our "go to" place, but not anymore.

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Crane, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I went for a birthday lunch. Were seated and waited on quickly. Ordered water with lemon and placed our order. Our meals we ordered were on the quick lunch menus. Took about 15.minutes to receive our salads. Took another 20 minutes to receive our meals and they were not busy. Even though the meals were hot and... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went for the half price family meal night. Ordered the spaghetti with meatballs and the chicken skilletini (wanted to take some home). The pasta was tender but not overcooked, the meatballs were big with lots of flavor, and the chicken was tender and spicy. The service was timely and courteous, and price was definitely right. Pretty good place for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant has always been one of our favorites. However, the last we went, it wasn't so grand. They really tried but we just happened to go on a bad day. Service was slow, the hostess had to assist the shorthanded staff, but the food was delicious when we got it!! We usually get special treatment because we are Pasta... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Was in Midland/Odessa for work and was looking for a reasonably priced, quiet restaurant for dinner. My hotel recommend Carino's and I decided to give it a try. So glad I did! Impeccable service, particularly from my server, Tiki, great food and the bread with Caramelized garlic was simply heaven. They really went out of their way to make my... More 

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Estero, Florida
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136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had an enjoyable dinner for two at a reasonable price. The waitress was really, really, attentive. The food was plentiful and delicious.

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Houston, Texas
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A year ago this place had a waiting line. No more. While the restaurant next door had 30 minute waits, there were plenty of tables in here. My husband, daughter and I were glad to find a table for dinner and ordered salads and soup while my daughter ordered chicken marsala. Easy enough. But it took nearly an hour! And... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

should have told us something ............... In an empty restaurant the host had trouble seating us as she couldn't get any of the servers to 'take us' even though it was honestly 80% empty - this while the place next door had an hour of wait - gotta tell you something. Service in the bar was inept and slow and... More 

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Odessa, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This has been my favorite restaurant, but my last 3 visits have not been good. Their garlic oil and bread while you wait for your food is what draws me to go, but last visit and tonight it was horrible. The garlic is supposed to be crunchy and the oil light and well-seasoned. Tonight the garlic was chewy and cold,... More 

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Barstow, California
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Won't be returning, absolutely terrible! Service was bad, couldn't get drinks, couldn't get a fork....food was cold.

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Additional Information about Carino's Italian-Odessa

Address: 5111 East 42nd Street, Odessa, TX 79762
Phone Number: 4323624426
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Odessa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5111 East 42nd Street, Odessa, TX 79762
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Odessa
  • Phone Number: 4323624426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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