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“Hidden Gem”

Cardone's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #16 of 158 Restaurants in Westerville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is such a little gem of a restaurant. Totally home-cooked, nice atmosphere and relaxing. I have had a variety of items in the 4 times I have eaten here and have never been disappointed. The service is mom and pop with what I assume are local Otterbein students, and while not 5 star, is completely in line with the aura of the restaurant.
I took my daughter there one night for dinner and she remarked how it reminded her of some of the little mom and pop places in Rome....which I have to agree. The food has a very authentic taste and the atmosphere is lovely. It is a bit on the pricy side, but I kind of expect that from home made food, and not a chain. Will be returning again, and again. Ciao Bella!

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Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

It's hard to fine good Italian, this place is small but the food was good, service was friendly & prompt. Prices were reasonable, my only complaint is that my shrimp Alfredo could of used a little more sauce. But overall we would go back and recommend.

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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Started with a very short pour of wine so that set the mood. Upcharged without our knowledge for romaine only lettuce. Spaghetti and meatballs okay- pretty small portions for pasta. Service friendly but inexperienced. Probably won't return- too many other options out there.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

I've been driving past this place for 5 years. Finally, I looked up the website/menu and ordered a chicken salad sandwich ($6) to go. Best chicken salad ever...everything here is made from scratch, you can tell because it is so fresh tasting.

Next time, I tried the Cardone's salad, and I am pretty sure they put crack in it because I am addicted!!!!!

If you are ever in the Westerville area, you should stop by here. Closed Sunday and Monday and open for lunch and dinner Tues-Sat. They recommend reservations for dinner. The place is small, very quaint. White linen tableclothes. My new favorite place.

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Thank Cathi L
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We visited her on a recommendation from a fried who visits often. I was looking forward to it, however it turned out to be a disapointment. both of our orders were barely average. My stuffed shells had ground beef in then, not italian sausage as in the menu. The eggplant my wife had was very bland. I did like their sauce, but it was not enough to save the meal. Maybe it was an off night? I will probably come back once more to see, but I won't bring my wife just in case.

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Thank Gridiron
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