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Carolina's Italian Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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12045 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840-3712
+1 714-971-5551
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Fort Irwin, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited this place in 2014. We loved it and couldn't wait to get back. Amazing beer selection. Very fair wine prices. The food is about the most authentic you will find in S. California. I would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely go back. A must visit for any Italian food fans visiting Disney.

Thank Sonofaparrothead
Orange County, Ca
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412 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entertainment book coupon brought us in but we will definitely be back because it was fantastic! Looking forward to the next visit. Tried bow tie pasta w/peas and ham. Outside is dated, parking is limited, murals are pretty.

Thank MominOC
Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first stop on our honeymoon. After a 14 hour flight we were delighted to find this gem right next to our hotel. We were only here 4 nights and have visited twice in this time because we loved it so much the first time. On our first night, our first American dining experience was a great one.... More 

Thank JssRse
Garden Grove, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions of freshly made Italian food. There's a large selection to choose from. With a great kids menu to please the finicky eaters. Salads are filled with lots of fresh vegetables and olives. They serve complimentary ice cream at the end of your meal. The servers are all very pleasant, very tentative to the customers. Do try their wonderful... More 

Thank deanne13
Littleton, Colorado
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226 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

A very fun atmosphere with good food. The lack of a beer menu makes reading the check a sticker shock moment. The waiter was great at listening to each person's likes and matches you to one of their hundreds of available beers. They start at $10, so enjoy every drop! I asked for a side of spaghetti to accompany my... More 

Thank Travelgurl1956
Buena Park, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Food is very good here, and they serve you a large portion. I always have dinner for the next. I can come here on my own and do not feel out of place

Thank TheRedHead27
Garden Grove, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Totally enjoy eating here with my family. Service is great. Love their pizza and pastas. Our son tries a new beer every time since the selection is vast.

Thank anna3172016
New Albany, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Pesto Con Pomodoro with shrimp. Food was really good and the service was first class. We were there at the conclusion of a conference.

Thank MikeTownsend28
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We ordered 8 large pizzas and 3 garden salads for our extended family group party. Ordered 2 each of Chicken, meatballs, pepperoni and sausage pizzas. All were good. Our least favorite was the meatballs pizzas.

Thank ReadyOrNotWorld
Statesville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Felt like that restaurant was in kind of a shady neighborhood, but was great once inside. There were hundreds of choices on beer, although we didn't drink any. My husband and I both got Fettuccini Alfredo. It was kind of bland, but not bad. My husband said his chicken wasn't very good in his. The portions were huge. There's no... More 

Thank aubreesweety1984

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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 - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12045 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 714-971-5551
At Carolinas we pride ourselves in offering the freshest ingredients possible we do this by ordering our vegetables, meat and seafood fresh receiving deliveries on 5 times a week bases. Our veteran chefs inspect our ingredients daily to insure only the best quality ingredients are used in the meals we serve our guest. So we invite you to come and taste the freshness!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?