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“Great Pizza, Great People!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carina's

Carina's
4743 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
954-782-2045
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Dessert, Pizza
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gate House Road
Pompano Beach, FL
2 reviews
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“Great Pizza, Great People!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

We have lived in S. Florida for less than a year and have been disappointed by the pizza we've had at the supposedly great places. We saw Carina's and decided to give it a try, and are so glad we did. It doesn't look like much from the outside, just another restaurant in a strip mall, but once inside it is very nice -- tablecloths, nice atmosphere, etc. I was greeted right away by a very friendly hostess/server and she was very gracious as she helped me navigate the menu to order a pizza for takeout. I ordered a large with two toppings and it was less than $20 -- which is less than HALF what we paid for a large and a salad at Coal Mine in Boca. I ran an errand and came back 15 minutes later and the cook recognized me, gave a big smile, and handed over the pizza, which smelled so good the drive home was torture. It was a FANTASTIC pizza -- thin, crisp, perfectly cooked crust, not glopped with too much sauce or drowned in greasy cheese, and the toppings (applewood smoked bacon and artichoke hearts) were generous without being overwhelming. It was so delicious we ate about twice as much as we planned that night, and the next day it was absolutely the best cold slice I've ever had. We're going there again tonight for our new Friday tradition of "Carina's and Coronas." Great pizza, great prices, great people... what's not to love?!

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Newport, Kentucky
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“Our favorite place near Pompano/Lauderdale By the Sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

Carina's is lovely and we has the BEST pizza we have ever had (the four cheese with kalamata olives), so on a three day trip we went twice. It is a great place for a nice, appropriately priced dinner. The staff was wonderful. It is kid-friendly, but nice enough for a dinner for two. They change the table decor for dinner. Gelato was great, too.

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