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Rb52
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time there and it was as good if not better that the previous two times. They easily handled our group of eight on Valentines Day evening when the place was packed and everyone in our group raved about their meal. Can’t go wrong here!!!

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tsb610
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last Friday evening, my wife and I returned to Carasau for our fifth time since it opened. Obviously, we like it there very much. I had a special pasta with bottarga prepared by owner Vincenzo followed by the Scallop Special entree. Both dishes were delicious! The scallops were cooked perfectly and came with fregola, the delicious, bead-shaped Sardinian pasta. Carasau is a very classy and special Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The kitchen needs to work better or timing of dishes. Some food came out cold and steak came out undercooked. I don’t anticipate this restaurant will last.

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SilviaM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most authentic Sardinian food and a friendly and professional staff made my birthday dinner just perfect. I am Sardinian and I miss my island’s food every day, it was such a pleasant surprise to come across this place! Will definitely return, they make pizza too and can’t wait to try it! I would suggest to order the Seada for dessert, it’s delicious and you will not find it anywhere else.

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GD1007
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant !! The food is delicious and the Sardinian items on the menu are such a fresh change from all the same dishes most Italian restaurants offer. Every single dish we ordered was wonderful !
The staff and the Chef are extremely attentive to you, making sure everything is to your liking.
What a gem in the middle of downtown Culver City !!
It is definitely on our preferred list for dinners and lunch meetings !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (and the entire staff) was very friendly and had great recommendations for authentic Sardinian food. Both suggestions were delicious.

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LynnS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant serves very wonderful authentic Sardinian food. The owner came to our table to greet us. The chef also asked if our meals were to our liking. The wait staff was really great. I cannot wait to go back and have the other things on the menu. Anyone hesitating because they don't know what Sardinian food is, if you like Italian, you'll like this, but it's better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!! Pizza is thin and so yummy! Pasta dishes are superb! And service is excellent!

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CristinaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proprio come essere a casa in Sardegna! Grazie!!!

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vipmetalsculptor
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Well, we tried this restaurant on Christmas Eve which may be part of the reason for the following complaints. The bread that they served to us was stale and cold, straight out of the refrigerator. The Misto salad was totally tasteless. The pasta with clam sauce was undercooked, the noodles were very hard, the sauce was lukewarm although the six little clams were totally overcooked. The Bronzini was tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. My Arnold Palmer was sickeningly sweet. However, the wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. Perhaps this was all due to Christmas Eve, however, we shall not return. The manager did come by to ask us how everything was and we said okay because we did not feel like complaining it being Christmas Eve and all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best staff and really good italian food in the west side! Thin crust pizza and really delicious pasta dishes. Thank you.!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food are outstanding, you won’t be disappointed. Since day one they’ve treated me like a regular, they know what they’re doing on that end which I greatly appreciate. and the food was very impressive to both sets of guests we’ve taken.

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Rb52
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great dinner with family. Food was very good and service was excellent. Loved all the dishes and particularly the baby octopus...

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KathrynA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent authentic Italian style pizza (and we've been to Italy many times) & great wine selection

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vipJulieL
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic food. Will be back.

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vipBARRYB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food, definitely a different take on Italian food then some of the other local restaurants. The lemon, ricotta ravioli was the star! Short, but reasonably priced, list of wines by the glass. The only thing that fell short slightly was the decor/ambiance...the stark white tablecloths felt a little too formal/dated for a newish restaurant, especially one with a younger feel. Would go back for the ravioli though!!

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tsb610
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any lover of Italian cuisine should try Carasau! It is unique in Los Angeles as it features Sardinian several dishes that you cannot find anywhere else. The chef is fabulous! The wait service is very professional and friendly. My wife and I have been there three times since the restaurant opened and we are returning tonight with two friends who frequented Enjoeat, the previous restaurant at this location.

We get the best of both: Enjoeat’s famous thin crust pizza and delicious unique Sardinian cuisine.

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MandyS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overpriced for what it is but v. good food. Service was friendly but they never brought us out any bread like the other tables. Steak was good but it came out way after our other dishes so that was kinda annoying. I get it's new and they're still working out the kinks so best to return/go in a couple months when they have it all a bit more together.

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JohnC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been waiting for a place like this for years...authentic and delicious. Only open for roughly 3 weeks, Carasau definitely delivers on food, service and venue. Tonight I enjoyed their frito misto, Margherita pizza and the Culurgiones di Patate, finished off with their Tiramisu, all prepared perfectly and served with pride.
The wine list was unique featuring many Sardinian wines with an affordable price point.
They have something good going here and I hope the locals check this place out...my friends and I will definitely be back!!

FAQs

Carasau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 876-0441.

Carasau is rated 4.6 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.