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“Good Food, Good Wine, Excellent Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carino's Italian

Carino's Italian
2310 South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD
605-361-7222
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Ranked #9 of 303 Restaurants in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Knoxville, Tennessee
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176 reviews 176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Wine, Excellent Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This restaurant is attached to the ClubHouse Hotel where we were staying. When we first arrived, the hostess tried to seat us across from a very large party table. Being just the two of us, we asked for a quieter table of which there were several vacant at the time. She wasn't very happy with our request which made me wonder if we had chosen the wrong restaurant. She did seat us at a cozy table which we were happy with. I had the combo plate and spouse had the cedar plank salmon. Both were very good. The wine was half price bottles on the night we were there so we enjoyed that. Our favorite part of the meal was our waiter, Glen. He was excellent. Great service and he took the time to talk to us quite a bit and still provided excellent service to his other tables.
Being from Tennessee you wouldn't expect to find someone in South Dakota who had friends just a few miles from our hometown but Glen did. We would eat here again just to be served by him.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“I wish we had one close to home! This is why a restaurant gets all 5's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I am Italian and this food was authentic Italian. Everything was delicious. The platters were on sale so we asked for a smaller portion - that didn't happen.

The bread and garlic oil was delicious. We ordered Pasta and meatballs with meat sauce. Oh yum! My husband and I LOVED our dinner. It was a sin to waste the leftovers, but we couldn't take them.

Here is the secret to what makes a restaurant over the top. The food has to taste phenomenal - it did. The waitress has to engage - Jeni was the best. Offering suggestions, asking where we were from, asked why we were traveling. Kept our glasses full and never rushed us. But here is the key - the manager came over to say Jennifer told him we were from Michigan and he wanted to know why we chose his restaurant. That means he requires his wait staff to engage and then he sets the bar high by engaging the customer again.

This was a winner. Don't go anywhere else! By the way Google Navigation almost got us there. Look around they are behind other businesses.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“One of the best places to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I absolutely love this place and frequent often. The food is amazing, but with that being said never order the pizza-it's not very good and not worth the price. Everything else I've had is amazing and the drinks are delicious.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manitoba
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good Quality Good Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Second visit to Carino's and quality is consistent.

Portions are generous. Menu is diverse but of course Italian. Food arrives piping hot. Service is at a relaxed pace, in part because they are very busy.

Menu is reasonably priced. We were satisfied with everything.

This restaurant is very popular; so expect to wait for a table. Even on Monday evening before six o'clock there was a line up. On the other side the experience is worth the wait.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swansea, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It took an hour to get our food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

It took over an hour to get our food when the restaurant was half empty. Most of the food tasted like it was either frozen or out of a can. None of our food was really authentic Italian.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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