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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Sadly It's Gone Downhill

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Ruth G
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Estero, Florida
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
Top Contributor
381 reviews 381 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 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 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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?