Carinis la conca d'oro

4.7
495 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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vipscottb
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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ItalianScalion
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine.

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vipCarol
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bread that was extra was stale and not warm. Then came the prestressed salads we saw waitress pull from fridge where over dressed. Salmon was over cooked and dry . Veal was only good point.

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JudyK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Carini's alone on a cold winter Thursday night in the midst of the pandemic. Although Carini's seemed to be doing a good take-out business, the dining room was nearly empty and I felt safe as houses there. I ordered a glass of red wine, a lovely pizza with cheese, onions, prosciutto, mushrooms, and eggplant, a dish of spumoni, and an espresso -- a perfect neighborhood-Italian-restaurant meal for a snowy night. All the staff members were masked, and the restaurant was scrupulous about pandemic restrictions. Everyone was friendly and solicitous and I was perfectly comfortable dining alone. lA lovely, cozy neighborhood restaurant, with the best Neopolitan pizzas in town!

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LoriM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is top notch! The food was absolutely delicious. They gave us free drinks because the kitchen was a little behind... they treated us like family!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great vibe and incredible food. Absolutely loved this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ...home cooked southern Italian recipes

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ScottG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food plus good service equals good experience!

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GlendaS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A 5 star meal. We will return. What an Italian treat

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome family owned restaurant. The service and food were outstanding!

And the chef came out to greet us after our meal. Definitely deserves 10 stars! 😁

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hjg33
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First out in while due to Covid. Felt quite comfortable there. Food was very good--the rice ball appetizers were okay but the wood-fired pizza is unbeatable. That's why go there, right? Also had the Bolognese which was also very tasty. Prices are reasonable. Service was excellent. Have been there once before and would return.

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
344 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service very acomadating with special seating needs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding with the service to boot!! Highly recommend!!

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GinnaT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We will be going back.

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ScottB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time ever here. We made a last minute add to our group size from 4 to 8 and they were more than happy to accommodate. Service was more than attentive, food was good, value was crazy good.

The mussels and tiramisu were by far the favorites.

I really hope the make it through the pandemic when my travels bring me in this area more regularly. I’ll be back.

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vipJulia
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful food! Would highly recommend eating here!

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vipTerrenS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the staff is really friendly!

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
344 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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vipYoTengoHambre
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned restaurant. We've been dining here since they opened in 1996. Very conscientious about following COVID-19 protocols. Please support this business.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb chops were absolutely the best ever! I am looking forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly staff, will definitely be back

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vipGabrielleB
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, and service was great. A great local destination

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anneH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in a long time! Great service and I will be back.

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vipDSMKE
Milwaukee
48 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Love going to a family owned restaurant, but when the owner or the son isn’t cooking you can tell. The food is great when they are cooking, but when they don’t it’s just good and this was my experience this time.

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vipHarrietR
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Everything was cooked perfectly!

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AnnL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had pizza and lasagna both were fabulous. The wait staff was very attentive. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. A well run family establishment. I highly recommend for quality Italian food.

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AdrianU
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This used to be Italian restaurant, not anymore, I got 3 different plates on my table, one was clear glass, one was with Mexican design flowers and the main dish was white.
Clear glass plates??? Wtfff???? In a restaurant?
No table covers and the pasta was absolutely undercooked!!!
Not going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic margherita pizza. Delicious veal parmesan and fettuccini Alfredo. Friendly staff and fun decor. All around a 5 star experience.

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vipSumanjeetB
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Specials were great. Good portion sizes. Service was prompt despite the place being busy. The pizza was very good as always.

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joshm
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special and expensive. Went out with wife. We each got one drink and pasta entree. No appetizers and no dessert. $100. No worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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FortyAcreDiner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We made Valentine's Day reservations for Carinis and were pleased to get an early time slot as we were attending another event at 7:30. Things didn't start well as the wine selected was "out of stock". Overall the food was just ok with the exception of the soup and tiramisu which was excellent. The Caprese salad was bland, tomatoes tasteless but perhaps we should have known better than ordering off-season. The bread was not warm (perhaps we shouldn't have expected it to be. Our server was very attentive and quickly refilled diet Pepsi when the class was empty. The Veal Parigiana was ok as was the pasta that accompanied the main dish.

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Nicbear
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

food is consistent and the soup choices are among the best I have ever had. Always courteous and friendly service.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been to a finner Italian restaurant in Milwaukee. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, the food was excellent, our server was fantastic (and deserves a raise for it!), and the place was charming. I never sign up for rewards programs, but for Carinis I didn't have to think twice.

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BLogan
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional food and service. Fresh everything! We arec alreadyvplanning to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I have fond memories of incredible meals here. Sadly, that experience wasn’t repeated recently. It’s just basic Italian with too much grease and too little seasoning. Everything was over-sauced as well. The service was good until she took my wife’s plate without asking if she was done. Unfortunate.

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JoAnnY
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and time to visit with the Carini Family

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vipAmyB
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carinis is always a wonderful experience with delicious authentic Italian food.

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NancyD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. I visited Italy awhile ago and this easily compares if not exceeds
the real thing. Our chef came out to ask how everything was. it was delightful and the food, service and choices were great.

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KimT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, the assistant waiter banged the back of one of our guests with her serving platter, then almost poked her in the eye when trying to deliver plates to the table. Tables were way to close to allow proper service.

FAQs

Carinis la conca d'oro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 963-9623.

Carinis la conca d'oro is rated 4.7 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.