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***Sunday, Half Price Bottle Wine with purchase of TWO(2)Dinners
**Wednesday, All You Can Eat Pasta, $12, open to close
Carini's offers our entire menu for Valentine weekend. We also offer Easter and Mother's Day Brunch. Our Father's Day offers hearty meals for your Dad as well as the full menu. On Christmas, we can accomodate your holiday party up to 140 people. On Christmas Eve Day, the restaurant is closed, but you may order carry out seafood, spiedini; in fact, our entire menu is available for carryout. On New Year's Eve, we offer a special menu of many of our featured entree's and many of our popular dishes.
Went to Carinis for dinner before a show in Milwaukee with friends. The service was good, and the ambiance was nice. However, the food was just standard tasting, nothing special. The prices for what we got also added up quickly (dinner for 2 was $100 with tip). When going to a nice Italian restaurant, I have no problem paying that much, but the restaurants I'm used to have much higher quality food.
Overall, I'd rate this place as "just okay."
Excellent service! Server very nice about moving us to a table in a quieter part of the restaurant. Very attentive through entire meal. Food is very good.
Food was very good. Service was extraordinarily slow, and wait staff had to be reminded about several items that didn't seem to come when anticipated. A couple things (a side of pasta and a second glass of wine) never got delivered so we eventually told them to "forget about it". My brother-in-law got a tomato-based sauce instead of a white sauce on his entree (he ultimately didn't mind as it was good, so ate it anyway). I thought our waiter was training someone who was shadowing him, but to be honest I'm not sure it wasn't the other way around, and she was observing him. Still, the food was good and maybe on a less busy time than on a Saturday night might service have been better.
As always, we had a very pleasant and delicious dinner. The food was very well-prepared, and the service was friendly and professional.
This was our first visit to Carinis and we loved it. The food and service (Stephen) was outstanding. Also, it was very nice that the owner/chef and his son both stopped by the table to introduce themselves. A wonderful family-run restaurant.
This is such a neighborhood gem. Peter and Jan are so friendly and they will sit and chat all night, sharing stories, asking questions, and cracking jokes. I don't know if it was an off night but we were not blown away by our Arancini or Veal Siciliano like we have in the past. The seafood though was perfectly cooked and so flavorful. The marinara is worth the visit. Wine list is good and priced right. I will always come back.
We took advantage of some of the happy hour specials as well as normal menu entrees. In the end, we had an insane amount of food, for a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend the lasagna. Everything we had was great, but I thought the lasagna was exceptionally good.
We had the eggplant strips and they were great! We ordered the pizza because of the hype about the special oven. We also had the Caprese salad to share. The tomatoes were rather tasteless and hard, but this is August when tomatoes should be at their prime. These tomatoes are what you normally get in January. The pizza, too, was a disappointment. The crust was a bit burnt and the toppings were sparse and boring.
The food was good as always and exactly what we anticipated. And once again the wait staff was superb. Thanks!!
The best wood fired pizza in Milwaukee. Amazing Melenzane Fritte (fried eggplant strips) and calamari.
Amazing food and martinis. They make you feel like family!
My first time there and I'm definitely coming back
The food was great. Waitress and chef were more than willing to adjust our order to "just what we wanted." We will definitely go again, and hopefully, go more often!!
Love the fried eggplant (best in town) and pizza. One of these visits will be for other food.service is always excellent.
Wonderful restaurant and wonderful employees! Food was amazing and staff was friendly and accommodating. Will definitely eat here again when in Milwaukee!
Great food, awesome authentic pizza & pasta, and service was exceptional. Will definitely return. Hard to tell in the dim light, but it could use a little sprucing up…then again, we were not there for the Decour, and it was clean. This experience is more about the quality food and the company.
We had a wonderful experience! First time dining here, the food was absolutely delicious, everyone enjoyed their meals including appetizers and desserts. The owner of the restaurant also stopped by our table several times during our dinner to introduce himself and tell us about a few stories of the authentic Italian foods that are on the menu! We will be back and will recommend to family and friends
This was a graduation celebration and turned out perfect. The food was excellent
Absolutely delicious food. My family of 6 (4 kids, 10 and under) all loved their meals and my husband said the rack of lamb was the best he's ever had.
We waited almost two hours for our food. Although the hostess had an explanation when I sought her out, she didn't come to the table. Waitress was not particularly attentive and only stopped to apologize for the delay. Although we were told the drinks and dessert would be comped because of the wait, only one glass of wine and dessert were taken off the bill.
Honestly the food was okay but not worth the wait.
Amazing as always! San Pietro is my favorite dish. My husband ordered his chicken parmesan. One of our favorite places to eat!
This was the first time my friends and I tried this place. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.
Always a pleasure. The chef and staff are so accommodating and friendly. It's a cozy atmosphere and the food is superb. They are flexible with ordering and ingredients and there is something for everyone on the menu. Even half price bottles of wine on Sunday! Wish we could go every week but a little too expensive for that.
No table available when we arrived. Seated next to kitchen door. Hostess didn't care much. Good food and service.
Never disappointed with the food and service. One of our favorites.
Delightful and delicious. Mr Carini even stopped by the table. Ur food was delicious! Can’t wait t go back!
Not in our neighborhood...but a go to spot when we are looking for authentic Sicilian cuisine. Great seafood selections too! Haven't had a chance to try their pizza because the other items are so intriguing.
We had a reservation and were offered the option of sitting at the bar or going to our table immediately. We were seated immediately and had our drinks at the table. The waitress, Katie, was pleasant, efficient and knowledgable , The food was very good. The salads were fresh, the tomatoe soup home made, clamari light and tasty. We enjoyed Spagetti Bolognese, Pomodo Fresco (sauted tomatoes with garlic and wine sauce)and San Pietro (sauted shrimp.) The Lemoncello cheese cake was wonderful and shared among the three of us. The atmosphere was cheery with Italian singers featured on the background music. We will be back.
We had dinner at an empty bar as an alternate to no tables available at 7:30, It was perfect!
Very flexible menu and waitress was fantastic
Exceptional! I haven’t had an Italian meal that delicious since visiting Little Italy in NYC.
Wonderful food, delicious cocktails, and a fun family that welcomes you right in. This restaurant has become a new favorite.
Food was excellent as always.
We keep intending to try some of Carini's traditional Italian dishes (lasagna, etc) but enjoy the pizza so much that our focus is narrowed to that. It is distinctive because the crust is so amazing, with just cheese and sausage and onions. Egg plant strips, good Italian beer and wine round out an almost ideal meal.
Excellent Pizza - best in Milwaukee and better than any I've had in Chicago!
Carinis is a great restaurant! We're so glad that we tried it. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing!
The food is very good for a neighborhood restaurant that has remained true to its roots. Our server and the entire staff were very friendly. We finished our meal by sharing a blended Grasshopper. Our server said the bartender uses 5 scoops of ice cream in each one. It was delicious!
Everything on the menu is great but my favorite is the lamb! Best in town. The owner makes rounds to tables to see how you enjoyed your meal.
Absolutely outstanding food and cocktails. One of the best meals and dirty martinis we’ve ever had. Love!