Nearly abandoned dining area
Nearly abandoned dining area 6:30 PM Sat. At arrival extra staff standing in the traffic pattern; movement from door to dining inconvenient. Extraneous young staff made un-inspired first impression. Reservation ignored by staff apparently triggering automated cancellation. After winding through staff and few guests, were seated in dimly-lit area (just-plain-dark not"romantic." The good stuff! Beverage service prompt, appetizer offerings interesting. The bruschetta was savory. Veal Oscar was flavorful; presentation unappetizing. Hot yeast rolls-billiard-ball sized and dripping with butter. Black/Blue chicken dish very good. Server attentive, pleasant, willing to recommend or suggest alternatives. Never rushed. On balance, enjoyable.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A real Italian treat.
My boyfriend, his parents and I went there for dinner and from top to bottom were very happy with everything. I had the Italian Wedding soup, which was so delicious. My entree was the Four Cheese Tortellini. It was so good I kept eating until I hurt. My boyfriend and his mom had the Veal Francaise, which I also tried. I might get that next time it was so good and tender. His dad had the Veal Marsala. No one was able to try it because he finished it too quickly. We will definitely be back!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian food at
Excellent Italian food at a very affordable price!!
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live jazz makes it special
It had been a long time since I had been to Cariera's. A friend recommended checking out the live jazz group on a Friday night. It looked like the restaurant had been given many nice coats of paint since my last visit - definitely fancier than I remember. Though still very comfortable. Service was excellent. Pizza was fantastic. And the added touch of a live jazz trio made it that much more enjoyable. It was a very rainy night, so it wasn't very busy for a Friday night. I can only imagine with a full restaurant, the buzz is even bigger over the music. Even still, after every number the band got a rousing round of applause. Nothing beats live music and I hope Cariera's keeps offering its patrons the chance to hear it!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep coming back!
This restaurant was recommended to my husband and I about 7 years ago and now every time we visit Orlando, Cariera's is a definite stop. We have shared our experience here with many friends and look forward to another return. Our waiter John was superb!!!!!!!!!!Our meals were delicious as always.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is going through
Restaurant is going through changes, trying to find it's way. However, overall food and service are good.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service. Wine list is a bit pricey for the labels offered
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is out of this world.
The food is out of this world. The soup homemade, and the pasta superb. Also had chicken marsala. Service was excellent from James, so attentive.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep coming back
Excellent food, great choices. Nice varieties of sauces. Plan on returning g in December . This was my eighth visit and love bringing new friends to experience it
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carierra's Still Great
Unknowingly we attended Carierra's grand re-opening under new management. We are glad to say the food is still the same-- well prepared and delicious. Due to the large crowd and live band, it was extremely noisy and it took a long time to be served, however, this is not the norm. In addition, our waitress was very polite and considerate.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
every time i visit orlando, I always come back. In the past i have had pizza, which is wonderful. This time we had pasta, and it was excellent. The desserts were wonderful too, and made in house. Small family owned and run business. Cozy attmoshere
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM