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Caruso's Italian Restaurant

5626 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3234
505-884-3050
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Ranked #787 of 1,501 restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We went here this evening on a recommendation. It was nothing like I thought it would be. It is ok if you are a college student or someone on a budget. The salad dressing was the highlight of the meal. We ordered the lasagna and it was merely tolerable. It lacked garlic, rosemary and oregano. In my humble opinion it... More

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PA
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

After a long day on the road and checking in at a nearby Hampton Inn, we drove down the road looking for a place to eat not knowing exactly what we were looking for. Since Italian looked good we stopped in literally by chance . . . and had a very good pasta dinner. The place isn't fancy but we... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Only went once and was disappointed. Lackluster menu and food. This place reminds me of the 60s, as the interior has not been updated since then. The menu is very basic and tired. We won't be back.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Not the best Italian you ever had but has the taste of Homade Cooking Italian Style. I recommend the lasagna, a good alternative to the chain places! Not the fanciest of places but clean and friendly!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011 via mobile

Salad was iceberg lettuce with a ton of cheese, one pepperoni slice and store bought dressing. The bread was cold and stale. The manicotti was alright but nothing to write home about.

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Murrells Inlet, SC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

The food was fantastic. This little place in a strip center shouldn't be missed. When we go to Albuquerque we always dive into the Mexican food. Well, now this little place that uses traditional receipes has beed added to our list. The pizzas are amazing, but the eggplant and other dishes are simply excellent. This family owned and operated place... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

This was probably the worst Italian food I've ever had. How can you mess up Italian food? Well now I know how! We compared the pizza to frozen pizza, however, frozen pizza would have been better. The "salad" was a few pieces of iceberg lettuce drenched in store bought italian dressing and the bread was served with packaged margarine. Although... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

This is a no-frills, family friendly Italian joint with wonderful, home-made pasta dishes. Service is fast and friendly, prices are reasonable, portions are good - you can't go wrong here. My wife and I have made this our "regular" Italian date night restaurant.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

My husband took me here on our first date and it was amazing. The service, food and atmosphere was the perfect way for a first date. The food was very fresh, prepared amazingly and had the melt in your mouth feel good feelings that come from great food. The bread amazingly fresh to the point the cracking open smelt appealing... More

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bosque farms
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

The eggplant parmesan is the bomb. My family an I have been going there for years. It's family owned by one of the hardestworking, good hearted, genuine families I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It's no wonder anything that comes out of that kitchen is delicious.

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