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Carolina's Italian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12045 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840-3712
+1 714-971-5551
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times as my son loves his pasta and bread. Staff is always very friendly and you are never left looking for someone to help you. When ever you need something there is a server around. Only downside I can find is the parking.

Thank Tululahh
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff where so friendly I went back 3 times for dinner. The pasta with meat balls was number 1 and the Carolina sample platter was so good and angel hair chic ca with shrimp was so filling could not finish. Plus all meals came with cheese bread and salad. I had red wine with each meal perfect match and... More 

Thank greg c
Garden Grove
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pasta is great and they also include cheese bread with each order We also had the pizza and was very good They have parking and also takeout

Thank Olivia D
Bendigo, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing, Amazing & Amazing. Service was great, food was just beautiful. I had a pizza and added my own toppings. The pizza wasn't oily, it had all fresh ingredients and the crust was thin and crispy. My husband had a pasta and he loved it. Great fresh ingredients. Thank-you Carolina's for a great Italian experience while on holidays in America.... More 

Thank BecD050211
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We needed a late, quick dinner delivered to our hotel. They provided a hot meal very quickly. The food was average. It was good, but not great or special. Filling and large portions. It was very expensive for what was provided.

Thank Sandy A
Fort Irwin, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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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437 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 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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238 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?