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Caruso's Italian Restaurant

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5626 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3234
505-884-3050
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2013
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Joplin, Missouri
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you are looking for a place where the locals go, this is it! Great Italian food at great prices for many years in the same location under the same ownership. We include this in our favorite places and it does not disappoint ever! Normally you can find a table within a short wait. Friendly competent staff greet you and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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84 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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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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154 reviews 154 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 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Addison, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5626 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-884-3050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?