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“Can't get it right”
Review of Carino's Italian-Waco - CLOSED

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Carino's Italian-Waco
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We live in town, and have gone several times recently with friends to take advantage of their half price appetizers and half priced bottle of wine night. Unfortunately, they just can’t get it right. They changed the happy hour for food and drink to ending at 6:00 pm so it is hard to get there in time after work. We have to race there and order as soon as the waiter comes. My husband likes the "build your own pizza", and they have yet to get the toppings he ordered correct. How hard could it be? There are only 3 items allowed. The bill is never correct. They keep charging the full price for the bottle of wine, when the waiter himself keeps reminding us it is "half price bottle of wine night". The menu shows items that can be made gluten free, so we ordered one: a fish and pasta dish; and all they did was leave the pasta off…just the fish on the plate. Really? You can buy gluten free pastas. And the food is just O.K., a lot like a frozen dinner. We will try to get our friends to go to a new place.

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1  Thank edra45
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

The jalapeno tilapia is incredible! Half price bellini was delicious, as was the house salad and of course, their incredible bread/dipping oil. Computers broke down, so it took about 20 minutes to get a check. Manager did come by and apologize, so it smoothed the wait.

Thank gotravel47
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The last time I went to Carino's in Waco, everyone really enjoyed the food and the service was great. The one in Waco has a great location and a really nice atmosphere inside. I only gave them a three, because they are a chain restaurant, and you can only expect so much from a chain.

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Thank Jenny430
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

One of our go-to places when we want to go somewhere nice for dinner. Don't fill up on the fresh baked bread and olive oil based dipping sauce (though it is really easy to do!). Save room for their filling pasta dishes. They have a spicy chicken and sausage dish that I end up ordering every time we go there. It's so good that I just can't seem to veer away from it! Their Tiramisu is awesome! Creamy without being drenched with a heavy alcohol taste.

Thank TravelingTexasGal
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