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Carino's Italian-Odessa

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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
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 6
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not my favorite restaurant anymore...

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
karla4569
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Odessa, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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Buda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoy going to Carino's for Wine Down Wednesday. It's a great value and we get to try different wines each time. The service and the food is always goo.

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Odessa, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Received a coupon from Carino's.com for a Veteran's Day meal. My wife and I decided to go and use it. Carino's is her favorite place. She ordered the Spicy shrimp and chicken, and I ordered the Skelletini Both items were very favorable and good The meals were hot, and served with a smile. As wew were leaving the place was... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When it comes to getting great service in Odessa, it seems your options are few and far between. However, Carino's is our favorite go-to! The service has always been great, and the manager at this location deserves a raise for keeping this establishment top notch (especially compared to the surrounding "big name" restaurants close by AND for the type of... More 

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Nacogdoches
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The meat ball meal did not have the flavor as I expected. The atmosphere was good. My table was not level so it would rock.

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Longview, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

In many visits previously to Odessa, we've noticed that unless you are of Hispanic Ethnicity, you will be overlooked. We were a party of 5 pretty healthy "white" guys. We waited for about 30 minutes for a table only to be finally seated in a small booth. Keep in mind a couple of us are over 300 pounds. I asked... More 

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Concan, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We arrived 2 pm so had no problem with a place to sit. Our waitress was with us immediately and our drinks were ordered. As drinks were served, we ordered our lunch. When it arrived, it looked less than appealing but decided to not say anything. Oh we should have. My husband had a pot roast served on noodles. It... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You will rarely find a great restaurant experience in Odessa (or Midland, for that matter) unless you pay the big bucks. The people here seemed inexperienced and struggled to do their jobs well. The fire sticks I had were not the standard fare I love in other Carino's places, but they were acceptable. The Italian nachos were up to the... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Service was awful. Food was poor to mediocre. Don't bother. Go to nearby Cheddars or Chilis instead.

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