Carinis la conca d'oro

4.5
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
At Carini's you cannot get any more authentic than being in Sicily. In fact Peter, owner/chef, comes from Sicily and takes pride in all that he prepares. Many of the dishes are prepared the same way his mother cooked them. He uses the freshest ingredients and can customize any dish to your liking. His expanse menu offers 5 kinds of spiedini, seafood, pasta, chicken, veal, vegetarian, appetizers including calamari, octopus salad, antipasto plates and much more. He has many imported desserts plus his homemade tiramisu, cannolis and casatta, a yellow cake infused with rum and filled with cannoli filling and glazed. Peter also sells his spaghetti and marinara sauce, garlic olive oil and seasoned salt from the restaurant as well as gift baskets. All of the products can be shipped anywhere in the US. The restaurant can accomodate parties of any size up to 140 people.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 963-9623
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Carini
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Catering
We cater up to 100 people. We supply food and serving equipment and remove when dinner is done. Menu customized to your liking and pricing negotiable. You deal directly with owner so there is less room for confusion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Edgewood
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Parking details
Meter and non-meter parking. Parking lot on corner of Edgewood and Oakland 1/2 block north of restaurant.
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Public transit
On corner of Edgewood and Oakland 1/2 block north of restaurant
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Entertainment
NEW SEASONAL MENU April 2013!!!!! Adding more TVs for ALL sporting events we are able to get, and enjoy $2 Miller Lite Taps as well! Daily drink specials with our Happy Hour Mon through Friday.
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Special events & promotions
****Happy Hour, Monday-Friday, 3-close, Half Off Appetizers, Drink Special
***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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
370 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
33%
Good
7%
Fair
0%
Poor
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there and I'm definitely coming back

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LJ
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!

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d
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the fried eggplant (best in town) and pizza. One of these visits will be for other food.service is always excellent.

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F
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and wonderful employees! Food was amazing and staff was friendly and accommodating. Will definitely eat here again when in Milwaukee!

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a graduation celebration and turned out perfect. The food was excellent

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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K
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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RB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! San Pietro is my favorite dish. My husband ordered his chicken parmesan. One of our favorite places to eat!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my friends and I tried this place. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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D
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

No table available when we arrived. Seated next to kitchen door. Hostess didn't care much. Good food and service.

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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never disappointed with the food and service. One of our favorites.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful and delicious. Mr Carini even stopped by the table. Ur food was delicious! Can’t wait t go back!

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E
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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T
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner at an empty bar as an alternate to no tables available at 7:30, It was perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very flexible menu and waitress was fantastic

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! I haven’t had an Italian meal that delicious since visiting Little Italy in NYC.

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c
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, delicious cocktails, and a fun family that welcomes you right in. This restaurant has become a new favorite.

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W
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always.

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RM
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ER
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Pizza - best in Milwaukee and better than any I've had in Chicago!

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R
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carinis is a great restaurant! We're so glad that we tried it. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing!

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BD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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GS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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c
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding food and cocktails. One of the best meals and dirty martinis we’ve ever had. Love!

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SC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Confirmation

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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RB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent.
The bathrooms need updating.

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MG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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GC
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :))

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LT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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e
Milwaukee
156 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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o
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliably good food. Attractive decor. Pleasant staff.

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L
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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