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About Carinis la conca d'oro

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.

3468 N. Oakland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Edgewood

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 963-9623

Website:
http://atouchofsicily.com/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
Meter and non-meter parking. Parking lot on corner of Edgewood and Oakland 1/2 block north of restaurant.

Public Transit:
On corner of Edgewood and Oakland 1/2 block north of restaurant

Executive Chef:
Peter Carini

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Carinis la conca d'oro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was excellent.
The bathrooms need updating.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Reliably good food. Attractive decor. Pleasant staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food! Authentic Italian food! Casual atmosphere!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our first time there. Every course was delicious! We will definitely be back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome , great Marsala and best Spumoni

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Felt a little rushed. My veal Parmesan was very good. My husbands pasta was just ok. The waiter kept asking us to order.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding as usual. We have never been disappointed at Carini's, no matter what we have selected.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for casual dinner with two young adult kids. Food, ambiance and service was enjoyed by all. Price was good. Would definitely go again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

All but daily fish special were outstanding.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was not our 1st time here. It was very good as usual and our waiter Leo was very pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

You can always count on Carini's for delicious Sicilian food. Never had a less than delicious meal here.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my third visit to Carinas and each time I have been very pleased. I think your chef peter salad is world class...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

EVERY TIME I HAVE BEEN THERE THE OWNER GREETS THE DINERS DURING THE MEAL. WINE SPECIALS ON SUDAYS.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Authentic Sicilian food
Scampi was delicious
Lively atmosphere
Street parking
Yummy desserts

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As always wounderful dinning experience! Food was great, service was wonderful... night was magical!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always excellent. Great family meal home-cooking tastes. Fresh. Salzman and rissoto excellent. Wines are a great value. A favorite place to eat.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Superb service and the food was delicious

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, friendly atmosphere, have recommended this restaurant before. Have always had a good meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

NOT our first time here...Carini's food is delicious, almost too much to eat (that's why we took the rest with us.
Food is great; waiter was very friendly and we were treated fabulously.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food! Authentic Italian food. Very good Italian wines. Great service.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very much closed quarters and difficult to move around in the back room. A large party helped to raise the noise level, making it difficult to hear. Our waitress was present, albeit too much, and interrupted our conversation on many occasions. She also had a habit of saying "my dear" to each one of us, which was not appreciated. The food was good; our group had a pizza, lamb, salmon and chicken. But due to service issues, would not make another visit.

Tags: Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

While we were seated promptly, our table was near the door. I asked for a different table and was denied. We were a party of two, seated at a table for 3, and were told that the had too many reservations for 4. So we seated, and every time the door opened we were blasted by cold air, and it is not even that cold out yet. But the real problem was that we had no further contact from the staff after being seated. After 15 minutes, I told my wife to get her coat we are leaving, and we left. I will never go there again. Absolutely terrible service. People who were seated near us, after we were seated, had service, but not us. This was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had invited another couple to join us but fortunately they were unable to. Too bad because have eaten there several times before and the food is good. This service snafu is unforgivable, there are plenty of other great Italian restaurants in Milwaukee that provides great service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The waiter had a great sense of humor and the pizza and salmon special were outstanding.
We'll go back next time we're in Milwaukee for theatre.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I had dinner with friends last Friday. The food was excellent and the service was superb! Brennan was our waiter, and he was outstanding. One of our friends is gluten-free, and was delighted that there were good options on the menu. We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

If dining out can be a real thrill, this was it.
I've lived in Milwaukee all my life but just discovered THE PLACE to go for GREAT FOOD. How could I have missed out on this place for so long. Carinis is a definite B Backer!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time ever eating at Carini’s despite knowing the family that owns the restaurant. The service was fantastic and the food was excellent! Felt comfortable and not rushed out the door! To be honest...I can’t wait to go back to try their pizza!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The pizza was amazing, but the very best part was our server, Lisa, who was helpful, efficient and kind. Great value, delicious food, and lovely people!

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy
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