Carinis la conca d'oro

4.7
521 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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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, the food had a good flavor, I would definitely go back. Love the fact that the owner actually comes around and talks to the guests and wants to hear your honest feedback about your experience.

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MARY
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was such a pleasant surprise. Celebrating their 25th year with very good, very traditional food that does not overwhelm its goodness by trying too hard. Wonderful antipasti appetizer, wonderful vodka sauce pasta, wonderful clam pasta, wonderful cassata cake and capucino. We will be back and bring friends and family.

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Adam
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so friendly and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back 🤗

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Hamilton
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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SarahV
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have a very picky Italian husband who is very hard to please with Italian food, and he thought it was delicious. The pizza was outstanding and he had the Shrimp Pomedoro (I'm not looking at the menu, excuse the spelling if incorrect), I had the steak. The olive oil was delicious we took a bottle home with us. Our server Lisa was fantastic and was just lovely. We went for an anniversary dinner, and while the ambience wasn't the greatest for a romantic dinner, the food more then made up for it and we will be back, but will bring the kids next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our party was going to a play downtown. We didn’t have the usual time we like to spend at the table. Our waitress understood the situation and made sure we were able to make the time constraints.

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vipBSH1
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really Good

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NationWide
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I hadn't been out for old school Italian in years, and was looking forward to it. Carini's exceeded my expectations - the menu sticks with comfortable favorites but has a few surprises. Quality was excellent and desserts are homemade. The service was outstanding but kept things casual. It's just a really nice East Side neighborhood restaurant.

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AimeeE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Didn’t have to wait for our reservation and staff was very friendly. Hidden gem when all of the other restaurants had zero tables available. Highly recommend and will be back!!

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vipMissy
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love the lamb chops at Carini's, however, last night it took a really long time to get our meals. When the lamb chops came, they were overcooked (which has never happened before). They are $40 for a full rack, so not inexpensive. I did not send back, felt bad and it took an unusually long time to receive dinner. I recommend this restaurant and the chops, last night must have just been an off night or the chops sat too long under the lights.

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Birthdaygirl
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and our service was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the restaurant- pizza is more traditional compared with the Milwaukee rust. Eggplant parm was very good with a huge portion. Denise, our server, could not have been nicer and attentive. The only thing we were a little disappointed in was the ambiance which is totally a family dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always dinner was a culinary delight! We will continue to return!

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed our food and experience at Carini's. We shared the egg plant appetizer. The eggplant and the sauce were very tasty. I had the vegetable soup and it was just as good! My husband had the chicken parmesan and said that was good and I had the Sicilian steak and it was so tender, it melted in your mouth and the taste was excellent as well. They were instantly willing to allow us to switch out the pasta with marinara for pasta with olive oil and garlic and we both enjoyed that too. And the dipping sauce for the bread was a nice touch and good taste as well. We had excellent friendly cheerful service and the food was excellent. We would definitely return.

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SeanR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding neighborhood Italian restaurant that has been there for over 20 years. Great food, great service, and very reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Wonderful family run Italian restaurant. It is not very often when the owner of the business, and chef, comes out to meet his patrons. Excellent food and great friendly atmosphere. We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was excellent and very attentive.

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vipKenny
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The veal Parmesan is the best in Milwaukee!!

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Minnesota
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homey atmosphere with lots of families and couples. Lisa was a fabulous server. Great pasta and wine . Loved Tiramisu!

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vipfoodlover
Milwaukee
53 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back. Food is still very good. A few changes like a la carte salads but still a good value

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oliverg
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The woman at the door was very nice and told us everything about the place, and Santo our server was very attentive and quick and helpful as well, huge portions well worth the price

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was excellent…. one of the best Italian seafood restaurants in Milwaukee. Highly recommend.

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JimmyR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a great experience.

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vipLuckyLuc
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family owned and operated, love it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dishes included antipasto, one side salad, lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, chicken parm, cassata cake and limoncello cheesecake. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Hostess and waitress were very friendly.

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nolanancy1245
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Chicken marsala was not as good as I remembered. We had to ask for the good bread and seasoned olive oil for dipping. Limocello cheesecake was delicious. Short staffed like most places, but they did their best.

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Markydf
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We go to Milwaukee at least once or twice a year.

When first arriving and seated, we did notice the menu given to us wAs a little different from the menu that was posted on Open Table. A bit pricier and less variety.

However, we had no trouble finding something for each of the two of us to eat.

First, I ordered there house Cabernet, which was smooth and very delicious. I really enjoyed it. In fact I had two glasses.

Then, they gave us some complimentary bread and a very delicious thick olive oil with fresh garlic and parsley and some Parmesan. The olive oil was so tasty, I ate more bread than I intended to.

We both had the house salad before our entree and the homemade Italian vinaigrette was to die for.

Then, we both had the Chicken Marsala, mine with garlic mashed potato and my friend had the ziti with marinara sauce. The chicken Marsala was delicious. It had plenty of mushrooms and came in a butter Marsala sauce that was both tasty and plentiful.
The mashed potatoes were good, but, I think since I had so much of that garlic olive oil mixture, I couldn’t taste the garlic in the mashed potatoes. So, I’m not sure about that? My friend said his pasta was tasty as well.

The dessert menu looked good with many desserts to choose from. We didn’t have dessert though.

Next time we are in Milwaukee we will definitely be back. You can tell that the locals enjoy this place, as you can see lots of neighborhood people dining there. They also have a very nice patio outside in the front of the building. The air conditioning felt just right inside and made for a very comfortable atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The kitchen was very slow. We planned for an hour and fifteen minutes but could have used an extra twenty because it took so long for the dinner to come out. As a local neighborhood hangout, it’s perfect: great comfort food, friendly staff, and a pleasant but unpretentious atmosphere with a relaxing pace. It’s not really worth coming in from out of town, however. And the online menus are out of date; they no longer serve ravioli.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was nothing short of amazing. The food was fantastic, all of our pastas were amazing and the dessert was amazing as well. The waitress, Lisa, was a sweetheart, and the owner even came out to our table to speak to us and thank us for coming. Amazing, unique, and enjoyable Italian restaurant. Can’t wait to bring many more people here to have a great experience, too!

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vipBenitaH
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic. So was the food. Ate there two weeks in a row

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Owner stopped by to check in on us and ensure everything was to our liking. We enjoyed

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vipBenitaH
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Allison was fantastic and so was the food.

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WilliamS
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was very quiet. It was pricey, but the food was great and well worth it .

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DemetriusL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The owner pete was a pleasure. My wife and daughter had a wonderful time as well. The food was by far the best Italian I have had in Milwaukee ever. Looking forward to the next time we go.

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vipKenny
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m convinced terr is no better Italian food anywhere in Milwaukee

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vipscottb
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
32 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!

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 521 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.