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Carino's Italian-Waxahachie

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988 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5166
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Jen is THE best bar none server we've had in a long time!! She MADE the night for us! She was spot on with the service and drinks throughout the evening. And she was funny and happy, energetic and on top of everything!! She regularly serves as a bartender but just happened to pitch in on our visit - we... More 

Thank Amanda L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Italian atmosphere and the Italian food. We have been to Italy. The people who work there are fantastic.

Thank Sand2Bob
Peoria, Arizona
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I went there for a lunch with a colleague last week and was very pleased. The food was very good and authentic, the atmosphere was Italian (Frank Sinatra music playing the background!) The prices were very reasonable. I was pleased and would go again.

Thank JJS1959
Austin, Texas
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146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited Carino's tonight with a party of five. We were seated promptly and served by Jennifer (who was great). We all received our drinks and bread (which was awesome) within minutes of being seated. I had the chicken and sausage skilletini and it was delicious. I have to say I didn't really have high expectations but I was pleasantly... More 

Thank Adam G
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

All the lights were on bright. I like Italian food cause it's romantic. This was 7 PM and the lights were lit like it was lunch time in a diner. The food was average Italian. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs which was a generous portion, but lacking in taste.

Thank Rick B
Fort Worth
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Service was rushed, felt like they wanted us out of there even though they weren't busy. Waitress did not suggest an appetizer, and never asked if we wanted our drinks refilled. Our food came out before we barely had time to start eating our salad or appetizer. When we were done eating she asked if we wanted to see a... More 

Thank txmatn
Huntington, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Portion sizes are ok, not great. The food is better than other chain type places but it's still not "like mama used to make". Don't fill up on the bread pre-meal, no point in filling up and not finishing your meal, won't be enough for leftovers and it's so-so worth carrying home.

Thank ChubbaHill
Ennis, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Today we came here waited more than 10 minutes after being seated and was never waited on nor acknowledged that we were even there. They were not even that busy to begin with. The 2 hostesses never even acknowledged they had just seated us when we left. They are 2 better Italian restaurants in hachie with better service.

Thank Rachel B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

The bread with oil is always fantastic. It's warm and fresh, and always plenty for us all. It's a bit over-priced compared to competitors. Our waitress started off seeming uninterested and took a while to get back to our table; however she had loosened up by the end. It did take us about two hours to finish out getting our... More 

Thank Daniela C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our family of 8 has been to this location more than once. Our most recent trip was okay. Carino's bread is always wonderful. The dishes are usually okay. The high price does not always match the quality of the food.

Thank Darren D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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: 988 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5166
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: 972-923-2631

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?