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Carino's Italian-Odessa

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

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

This was not the pizza I expected. It was very small and although it tasted good, it seemed to had been for a child and not an adult.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
James B
Jonesboro, Georgia
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Jonesboro, Georgia
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was not the pizza I expected. It was very small and although it tasted good, it seemed to had been for a child and not an adult.

Thank James B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have been here twice and enjoyed my visit both times. The service was good, the menu selections were vast. The Pomegranate Margarita is delicious. We did have a problem with one of our meals. The server did remove the cost of that dish from our bill and allowed a new item to be ordered.

Thank fatkelsey
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Watch out for the red sauce! This place was fantastic when it opened 10 years ago, but the quality has dropped. They use the same red sauce on everything. The best food here is the crisp and FRESH salads.

Thank Kim G
Midland, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank terry_79707
Crane, Texas
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73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank Tim L
Odessa, Texas
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank DougOdessa_Texas
2 reviews
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 

Thank LaRecce
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 

Thank Judy I
Estero, Florida
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177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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.

Thank JBK33928
Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

Thank Ruth G

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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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