I have eaten at Carino's in Utah that went out of business. I wasn't surprised then and expected a similar meal here. My expectations were not raised when I looked into their open kitchen area and saw 6 cooks that you could pick any 3 of and their total ages would be less than mine. The surprise came with the service and food. Minestrone is different in any city in Italy and there is not one standard. Here it was pretty good but for the big glob of cheese they put in the middle. The bread was good but served with olive oil (common from Florence south and I spent my time in the north where they serve butter. Had a rib steak with spaghetti and marinara. It came with some disgusting veggies that I left but the steak was cooked perfectly and pasta was flavorful. Service was good and somebody has trained these college aged cooks how to prepare the food. I would go back again. My biggest complaint is something the restaurant cannot really control. One table had 4 or 5 screaming, yelling and crying children which made the atmosphere unpleasant. I guess they either couldn't find a babysitter or were too cheap to pay for one but I don't think a 9 month old child really appreciates Italian food. No consideration for other customers.
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