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“It USED to be much better”
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Carretino Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Ringoes, NJ
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“It USED to be much better”
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Let me start off by saying that we have been going there at least once/ year for the past 20 years.The food has always been consistently good, great service and prices were reasonable. However, I think this restaurant has changed owners recently. Our recent visit was very frustrating. Granted it was a Saturday night but the restaurant was maybe 3/4 full. We waited 1/2 hour for one simple appetizer, another 1/2 hour for salads and then our dinners didn't come out for another 1/2 hour after that. Besides that, the portions are so much smaller. My husband ordered lobster ravioli which consisted of 6 very skimpy ravioli, more appetizer size than dinner size. Mine was only marginally better. We were both still hungry after we left, and it's not like we are huge eaters. Prices are still somewhat reasonable, but it seems they have cut way back on portions and staff. I would give it one star based on our recent experience, but because it's been excellent in the past, I gave it 3 in the hopes they come back up to par.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank sharandmike80
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English first
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, BYOB, excellent service”
Reviewed June 3, 2011

Went with my fiance for a romantic dinner. Loved everything. Had calamari, penne vodka and gnocchi. Dinner came with a salad and bread. Dessert was excellent also ( Toasted almond cake). Prices are reasonable. We personally thanked the owner for a lovely evening. He works really hard and shows his passion on the floor.

Visited May 2011
Thank michelan30
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Flemington, New Jersey
2 reviews
“excellent food and owner is so nice”
Reviewed February 4, 2011

Me and my family go there at least twice a month. There are not a lot of good Italian restaurants in the area and we discovered this one a couple of years ago and it is consistently good. The owner is so friendly and is very accommodating to kids. The food is fresh and cooked to order so sometimes you have to wait a little bit if they are busy but it is worth it. Everything we have ordered from the veal to shrimp and all the pasta dishes are excellent. We have even had him cater numerous parties. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank jerseymomlacrosse
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