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!
Incredible spaghetti and meatballs. If you grew up eating Italian food with your Italian family, this place will not disappoint. The owner is quite friendly, too, and stopped by the table to chat without being at all invasive. Overall, I'd highly recommend this place for a laid back dining experience.
My wife and I enjoyed a quiet Sunday evening Italian dinner. I thought my spinach pasta with shrimp and scallops with a delicious sauce was outstanding. My wife had lasagna which she thought was just average. It had a heavy tomato sauce over the top which she thought was overpowering. A homemade lemon cheese torte for dessert was a highlight. The menu offers a wide array of authentic Italian dishes. The service was friendly and relaxed. It is not a place to dine in a hurray.
The location was very busy, always a good sign. All employees connected with this visit were overly friendly and accommodating. Although the food was very good the pizza was not my favorite type. Don’t let that stop you! I would recommend to all
Food and service was excellent.
The bathrooms need updating.
Our favorite authentic Italian place on the east side. Always our top pick for date night. Half price bottles of wine on Sunday, can’t beat this place. Pizza is out of this world.
I went here for an early Valentine's day dinner hoping to try their wood-fired pizza which won 1st place in the "Best of Milwaukee" 2017. Overall the food tasted fresh and not pre-made or like it was previously frozen. Except the pizza was just bland. I was not impressed. I usually don't judge a restaurant by its decor or ambiance but this place should invest a little money in their interior design, its just tacky in my opinion.
Delightful & scrumptious! Serenity met our every need, was prompt, courteous, and welcoming. Met the owner as well. The veal marsala was extraordinary! Great wine list, too. We were treated to tiramisu since it was a B'Day celebration. That was unexpected and very kind.
Only downside is finding parking in the middle of winter on the east side. Oh well :))
Consistently excellent service every time I have visited! Delicious food, pleasant staff, nice ambience. Our server this weekend (Happy) was the best!! Can't wait to go back. Definitely check this restaurant out!
this is not the first time we go here....we went for my 83rd birthday along with my two children (46 and 42). great food and good wine.
Reliably good food. Attractive decor. Pleasant staff.
Carini's is a family-owned, neighborhood restaurant with fabulous Scilian food that draws people from all over the city. Food is cooked to order, and don't be surprised if the chef comes out to say hello.
Excellent food! Authentic Italian food! Casual atmosphere!
After reading several reviews of this restaurant, I had high expectations and was eager to try it. The place was homey, and obviously a gathering place for locals. The highlight of the evening was the service which was excellent. The food, however, was a disappointment. Everything was too garlicky, even dishes that were not advertised to be so. I ordered the scampano. The pasta was dry and without oil, butter or sauce, and the 2 shrimp were over-cooked and very tough.
Originally from Chicago, where there is a large Italian presence, we are used to great and authentic Italian food. This experience was less than optimal.
very busy on a Saturday night but Open Table got us a reservation and we were seated within 5 minutes of expected. had pizza for first time and crust was perfect (chewy without being undercooked and sauce and toppings great. I like a little more sauce out to the edges but my 2 companions loved it as is. server was polite though rushed and took time to joke and greet with us. another great experience!
This was our first time there. Every course was delicious! We will definitely be back.
Awesome , great Marsala and best Spumoni
Our Saturday night dinner with friends (another couple) was enjoyable. The 5:30 atmosphere was cozy but not crowded as the restaurant filled quickly. (There was one party of 16, so this may not have been a typical weekend night. I was able to request that my olive oil and garlic sauce be prepared 'easy on the salt', recommended by my doctor since I am recovering from a minor heart attack -since most marinara and alfredo sauces are prepared in advance. Our young waitress was very pleasant and accommodating . Portions were large enough for three of us to take half our entrees home. Prices were moderately high, but the food was high quality and service excellent.
Felt a little rushed. My veal Parmesan was very good. My husbands pasta was just ok. The waiter kept asking us to order.
I was recommended to try this restaurant from an Italian coworker. The olive oil with the bread and the salad to start were great, but we were a little disappointed with our entrees. I was served veal, which I did not order, but the server insisted it was correct. I barely ate any of my entree. My boyfriend enjoyed his dish, but it was a little expensive for how much food you got. We will give it another try and maybe stick with a basic pasta dish and some pizza.
Outstanding as usual. We have never been disappointed at Carini's, no matter what we have selected.
Went for casual dinner with two young adult kids. Food, ambiance and service was enjoyed by all. Price was good. Would definitely go again.
All but daily fish special were outstanding.
This was not our 1st time here. It was very good as usual and our waiter Leo was very pleasant.
Having just moved here a couple months ago, this is. E best Italian I have had in a very very long time. And our server was awesome!!
You can always count on Carini's for delicious Sicilian food. Never had a less than delicious meal here.
This was my third visit to Carinas and each time I have been very pleased. I think your chef peter salad is world class...
EVERY TIME I HAVE BEEN THERE THE OWNER GREETS THE DINERS DURING THE MEAL. WINE SPECIALS ON SUDAYS.
Authentic Sicilian food
Scampi was delicious
I usually love this restaurant, but was very disappointed with my order tonight. A dish that I have ordered often, in many other places, was spicy and there was no indication on the menu that it would be. Pomodora (judging by its ingredients) is not spicy. If you are going to make it spicy, warn the customer. I realize there is a trend today to throw spice on everything, but some people can't eat it. After one bite, I didn't taste anything. I just had a mouth that hurt.
As always wounderful dinning experience! Food was great, service was wonderful... night was magical!!