Tossed with asparagus, plum tomatoes in a sherry cream sauce
Sauteed with mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
with tomato sauce
This place reminds me of a great massage. Well, I mean, they prefer you don’t lay in the table. Oh, yea, they look down on the act of taking your clothes off, as well. But, there was oil. But, we used it for the bread instead of slathering it on each other. And, there was background music. So, it was exactly like going to a great masseuse. Except the room was much bigger and there was a small crowd watching us eat.
Enjoyed the time with a date
Great food. Good value. Never disappointed. A real gem of a place. Their homemade bread is always fresh baked, soft and warm. Fresh salad or soup comes standard with every entree. And although it’s not listed on the menu, their Chicken Francaise is magnificent!
This was our first time but we were not disappointed. The only thing my wife and I were wondering is how this place slipped under our radar. We were escorted to our table promptly. Our server was very attentive. My Veal Parmigiana was delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic. Great BYOB. We will be back.Previous periodontal disease
We always have a great meal here. Great atmosphere, everyone there is very nice. Paula our server was great as usual. Normally pretty quiet but sometimes you get the one guest who was a bit loud. After they left we enjoyed Sinatra in the background our meal.and great desserts. Will be back again soon.
Great food, great service, great environment.
The mussels were bad. They smelled very strong. They were inedible. The salmon had too much lemon. I was not able to eat it and had to send it back. Although they offered to make it again, the taste ruined my appetite .
Have dined here several times and always have excellent food and service. This was our first time trying their outdoor dining, and found it very enjoyable! Patio has soft lighting with tiki torches, and a fountain adding to the quiet atmosphere.
It was an unexpected gem!
Excellent Service...Paula was great and food was excellent!!!
49th wedding anniversary. Our waitress server was outstanding.
Best Clams Casino’s and fresh seafood. Awesome pasta dishes too! Great sauce red or white.
My husband grew up in the area and recalled this place being really good so we decided to go the other night. I know it's a strange time and I'm grateful they had an outdoor area set-up in their parking lot so their business can continue to function, provide jobs for their employees and a place for us to dine. That being said, the ambiance was not all that great. We happened to be seated at the farthest table, right under the street light, next to an enormous restaurant owned truck and the loud air conditioning units. The light was fine until it got dark, then it turned into bug city! We were being attacked left and right. We both ended up with over 20 bites on our legs, feet and face! Now, I can't blame the restaurant entirely for that - but provide a warning to future diners to bring some bug spray! The food was okay, but lacked compared to other Italian restaurants we've been. My husband commented that it just wasn't as good as he remembered and was a little disappointed. The service was pretty good, but a bit slow. Granted we were eating fast because we were being attacked by bugs the whole time and just wanted to get out of there as quickly as we could. I think has we not been right under the street lamp, the bugs may not have been as bad. Honestly, I can't say if we'll go back or not. It wasn't terrible, we just have other places we like better and if we do ever go back we'll wait until we can dine inside again.
Love the quaintness of this restaurant. It’s small however they do not squeeze you in. It was out first time and will def be a redo.
Tiziana and Bill
Good service, and good food but I was disappointed by the personal pizza. Not my favorite. I will go back to ordering entrees- never been disappointed by them!
Great service and good food
Price for cappuccino was way too high
My best favorite Italian spot! Loved it!! Definitely coming back. Their customer service is unparallel! They go above and beyond. Thank you Paula and Glenn for making us feel so welcomed! We ordered the mussels and meatballs appetizers which we devoured then had the pescatore pasta and chicken parmesan: we did NOT take any leftovers home. The flavors, taste, and presentation were amazing, this place will blow your mind. Highly recommend!
The evening with friends was wonderful. Everyone loved their food, and the service was outstanding. Great BYOB which made the evening very affordable. The only thing that could have been a problem, but wasn’t, was that they didn’t have our reservation. Not sure what happened to it.
Love it there
Just a nice meal for a fair price
We live down the street and this is our second time trying the place. We like the food selection, ambiance and the presentation of food is all excellent, however the food unfortunately lacks flavor. I joked after the first time we went saying the leftovers were the best part - as the flavors seem to be better the next day. Again, it is so true! Something is just lacking in the dishes which is disappointing. So overall, a nice spot, but foodies will be disappointed.
The food was not bad, but it wasn’t unlike any other Italian restaurant in South Jersey. No specials (at least not told to us) and no signature dishes.
Everything was excellent
All of our meals were awesome between the crab ravioli, cavatelli carini, chicken supreme and the seafood!! The desserts were awesome also (carrot cake and lemoncello cake). Paula was great in making suggestions for both the main course and the desserts! Will definitely return!
Kind of noisy, really have to shout t ok talk to peopke at your table.
everything was good but the clams were sandy. would not rec'd them but everything else was good
Fourth visit to this little place and once again, not disappointed. Good food and great service. Always a good place to eat!
We eat here often and, as usual, the food and service was very good.
Always a great experience and the food is so consistently delicious. Lots of great choices from appetizers to desserts. Great food, ambience, location, and at a great price. Service is impeccable.
Excellent service, good food. Noise level is HIGH.
This was our second visit for dinner. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the food was very good.
We hadn't been here in years because of bad service, but decided to try it again. Glad we did. Food was good and service was outstanding. Granted, there were maybe two other tables of people dining in the restaurant while we were there, but we were very happy with our waitress. Will definitely go back again.
Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous food at our first visit to Cucina Carini. We started with the big meatball appetizer, hot rolls fresh out of the oven, and the fresh house salads that came with our meals. My husband and our friend John both had veal parmesan. I had veal Sorrento, and Donna had eggplant rollatini. Although everything was delicious, Donna & I couldn’t finish our meals & both brought leftovers home. We didn’t have room for coffee or dessert, although the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake sounded yummy. The final bill for the four of us came out to a reasonable $100 + tip. Another plus, as our waitress told us, is that all food is made fresh to order. In my case, I didn’t want any spicy peppers in my meal, and it came out as ordered. The atmosphere was nice. We’ll be back again soon.
Ambiance was great. Food was excellent except portion was small. Wait staff was average.
My wife and I along with another couple had dinner at Cucina Carina o Sept 20th. Everyone felt the food was outstanding. We were, however not impressed with our waitress. Although the restaurant wasn’t busy our waitress rarely checked on us. When my wife ordered her entree she asked the waitress if she could substitute something else for the pasta as she is watching her calories. The response from the waitress was an abrupt NO. This was followed by a statement that she could order mixed vegetables for an additional charge. When our entrees were serves she reached across to the opposite side of the table rather that walk around to the other side. As we finished items a table clearing person did the same thing when clearing the empty plates. This is certainly not the way to serve customers. My friend commented on our return to our car that he would rate the waitress as marginal. I do want to stress that we all felt the food was excellent.
Place is getting a bit rundown...look up to the ceiling lights and note the cracking, peeling paint. Kitchen slightly exposed and not a great sight.
Rolls came out burnt. Pasta dishes sub par and red sauce somewhat watery and acidic.
Our waitress was awesome!!!! Food was excellent and good overall experience!!! Two thumbs up!!!!!
We’ve eaten here very often and it is always very good all the way around. Nice local Italian food.
Always great service and food! Atmosphere is upscale and makes for a very enjoyable dining experience.
Cucina Carini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 439-1941.
Cucina Carini is rated 4.6 stars by 190 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.