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Carino's Italian-Alexandria

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3213 MacArthur DR, Alexandria, LA 71303
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant should not be named as an Italian restaurant because I have not tasted anything here that is true Italian. Sorry folks, just not my choice for Italian.

Thank swy50
Pollock, Louisiana
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My family and I came to Carino's every Monday night for Family Night. When we first started coming, the food was excellent. As time progressed, it got worse and worse. They changed the menu and the quality of the food just wasn't as good as it was before. We found an awesome waiter and always asked for him. When he... More 

Thank trishg9
Pearl River, Louisiana
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was in Alexandria on business and have been wanting to try this place. I walked in the front door about 6:15 pm and there was no one at the front reception area. I wasn't sure if I should seat myself or wait so I waited. A friend called and I sat up front and talked to him for about... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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169 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Average to below average Italian with pasta sauces seasoned very mild where an octogenarian would not find it to be spicy. Waitress was professional, decor & building nice & conducive to a good dining experience. Probably just an average franchise type Italian restaurant, nothing special to stand out.

Thank J French R
New orleans
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192 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant has a good range of Italian cuisine, some of it exceeding "good." The wine list is substantial for a family restaurant. Wait staff are eager and helpful. The tables and booths are comfortable. My wife had a chicken dish and I a seafood with pasta--both were satisfying and ample. The bread is warm and tasty as is the... More 

Thank Gouvernail
Haughton, LA
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Food was tasty, but waitress seldom checked on the table. Did not leave a good dining experience. I doubt I would go back. Never asked about dessert. Did not refill glasses. Too quick to leave table. Restaurant was not busy at all.

Thank HaughtonAUK
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I would vote between average and very good but it didn't allow me that option !! Food was alright but I have had better from other Carino's Restaurants. I love the jalapeno garlic tilapia but here it seemed to be lacking the kick of jalapenos...I managed to find the exact recipe online and have cooked it myself as it is... More 

Thank up4it52
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Jesse our server was great. The Italian pot roast was exceptional. The angel hair with artichokes and chicken was super.

Thank Joseph B
Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The pasta I had from the lunch menu was extremely good. However, being on a special diet, the lunch menu did not accommodate persons who may need to limit their carbs. There were not many things to chose from unless you ordered from the more expensive dinner menu.

Thank Arnita A
Marksville, Louisiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The last three times I ate here were good reason why there wont be a fourth. The first time I ended up leasving after waiting 15 minutes for a server. The second was not much better and the third and last was when I got ice crystals in my sauce that was too cold to eat.

Thank Dcoco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3213 MacArthur DR, Alexandria, LA 71303
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 318-767-5942

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?