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“Family Style”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Caruso's Corner

Caruso's Corner
Ranked #126 of 297 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Concord, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Family Style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The atmosphere was very family style. The food was deliciously prepared and the homemade bread is beyond words. This is a must "eat at" place.

Visited April 2013
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Sacramento
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect Pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Just totally great food; I had chicken that was cooked perfectly with a cream sauce that still makes my mouth water.
Can't wait to go back for seconds.

Visited April 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Kids liked the food, so-so for adults”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

After eating mostly fast food on vacation in Monterey, our kids were jonesing for some noodles, so we ended up at Caruso's. The kids' cheese ravioli and kids' spaghetti were quickly devoured (though the spaghetti portion was huge). My husband enjoyed his fancy hamburger, the only one on the menu. I tried the seafood alfredo and was a little disappointed... the seafood was especially "fishy" and a little chewy, and the sauce seemed extra watered-down. Our dishes were pricey for something so disappointing. There was only one other family in Caruso's while we were there, and they complained to the waiter that the table was dirty. We weren't impressed with the atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food, large portions, not the greatest atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

This little joint is a pleasant surprise. Its attached to a divey looking hotel, and needs a better more classy sign- but its actually good food and service. Full bar- which I didn't expect.

We got the Greek salad, large sized fresh and plenty of feta. Chicken Parm is great here. Portions are huge, easily enough for leftovers. Other pasta dishes are good here too. Classic Italian food.

They just really need to improve the inside and make it a little more romantic. Vinyl table cloths are never a good look. Get some better linens, clean up the place and space out the tables a bit so that it doesn't feel cramped despite not all the tables being filled. Throw up some more christmas lights- and they will do a lot better. And, get a better beer selection. When we were there they had one bottled beer, and two lousy beers on draft.

  • Visited March 2013
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Paris
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104 reviews
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“Nothing special and pricey for the quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Quite a disappointing experience.. While it looked alluring from the outside, stepping inside it felt and smelled stuffy. A real surprise was to find out once inside how greasy parts of the window actually were. The service is ok, but I agree with one of the other reviewers that they're too quick in clearing plates and not even asking if it's ok! The food was just ok, but pricey for what we got. A nice surprise though with the good quality of draft beers they have, which helps to swallow the bill...

Visited October 2012
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