Caruso's Ristorante & Bar
We usually love this place! Love the quaint ambience and daily fresh pastas. The sourdough bread and whipped butter is delicious. Our last time there wasn’t our best experience. Our server forgot my drink, then it took him 20 minutes to get it. I like a polite sever but this server was way too opinionated and kept making jokes about keeping your wife happy. I also asked for something extra and he told me that I didn’t need that and he would get it if I felt like it wasn’t provided when my meal came. Unacceptable. I am the customer and know what I like to eat. He didn’t suggest something but told me my ask was unnecessary. The meatballs were undercooked and my pasta wasn’t al dente, usually both are on point! It was busier that night, which we were happy to see! Also, one of the servers wore his mask below his nose the entire night which defeats the purpose of a mask if we are following safety guidelines. All of the servers up until our last visit have been excellent., especially the blonde female server with glasses, she’s awesome!
Megan was our server and was awesome! Food was very good! We will be back!
Server was excellent. Wine prices exceptionally solid.
Another enjoyable wine dinner. Our group found the variety of flavors and wine pairings to be the best yet. We are looking forward to the next one.
The service and food we had were great. Waitstaff were very attentive to our needs. While the menu is not extensive there are plenty of options. The salmon special was delicious and the pasta dishes tasty as well. We have been here a few other times in the last few months, and all of our experiences have been great!
Wonderful experience! The food and wine we're delicious. Staff was very friendly. I can't wait to go back and try the pizza next time. I had chicken parmesan and the portion was large I took 1/2 of it home and my husband had spaghetti and meat balls. I liked sitting in the table top area in middle of restaurant. It seemed more up beat and the atmosphere was energetic. I would recommend dipping oil instead of butter with the bread though.
first time in and really enjoyed it. service was excellent and food was awesome too!
Overall - Good Meal. Food was not as good as it was the 1st time there. Hoping next time is as good as the 1st.
Appetizers are awesome (meatballs, toasted ravioli, and arancini).
Outstanding as usual! Thank you!
I wish the menu was larger but the food was very good and I would defiantly go again. The inside is well done and much prettier than I expected.
Wonderful experience! Food was excellent, as well as service. Great beer on tap, if you're into that.
Excellent place. Read good reviews jn open table. Didnt get disappointed. Great environment, ambient music. Tiramisu is great!
Once again Carusos did not disappoint. The food, the wine and the service (our server was Ken) were all outstanding. We were able to sit outside which was our preference. The only reason I did not give the noise level a good rating was because the music in the speakers outside was too loud. Volume needs to be lowered. Otherwise perfect evening and Looking forward to my next visit.
Wonderful experience! The food and wine paired very well! The service attentive and great. The food was wonderful...every course!
My favorite local eatery!!! The entire staff treats us like family when we walk in the door.
Food was excellent quality, service was above and beyond. My fiancée and I went for a “date night” and had a great time. We go to a lot of restaurants all over the U.S. and this was a great experience.
Really enjoyed the chicken marsala- as long as you know the blue cheese risotto cakes are very blue cheese forward.
The shrimp dish was amazing, but had to take one point off because they do not list pancetta in the dish- and I cannot eat pork.
Service was attentive. Will definitely try again
Excellent service, delicious cuisine and diverse wine selection. Outside seating is a welcome alternative to dining inside. Staff and management working very hard to provide a safe environment during COVID, yet an enjoyable setting. Pasta is made in house as are the fantastic desserts.
Food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive.
I had the chicken marsala and it was fantastic. The chicken was so tender and flavorful.
Amazing food and service again!! Megan was our server and was on top of everything again!!! Never had to ask for anything. She was a step ahead!
Love, love, love this restaurant. I am so glad they opened near me! Finally a fantastic family Italian restaurant! Kenny the bartender is a character - always make you feel special. Spencer gets to know you so you feel like you are family. Megan and the other staff are wonderful. Their cleaning process looks to be very complete and I feel safe in the environment.
Now for the food. I have never had a bad meal. Everything is full of flavor, fresh and fabulous. We have introduced Caruso's to several other friends and they have also raved about the food.
Chef driven, full bar, nice reasonably priced wine list, indoor and outdoor dining - they are everything you want in a neighborhood Italian restaurant.
Caruso's never fails to amaze. My wife and I have tried almost every dish on the menu and they are all wonderful. If one does stand out above the rest, it has to be the Chicken Marsala. It sits on a Blue Cheese Risotto cake that is out of this world. The Old Fashioned is also a killer for you bourbon drinkers out there. If you want something casual, the Italian Meat pizza is incredible. The saltiness of the meats mixes perfectly with the cheese and sauce. Save room for the desserts. A personal favorite is the donuts with three different dipping sauces.
Caruso’s was excellent. The service was outstanding.
We were pleasantly surprised and have service from someone we enjoyed at a previous restaurant, adding an extra star 😁
I had fig pizza...crust was gluten free..a bit salty for my taste. The chix marsala was better..very tasty and generous portion.
Definitely a new favorite. Looking forward to when they can bring back spaghetti squash noodles as sub for pasta!
First time there and really enjoyed our dinner. Will go back...
Been going to Caruso’s since September and had take out all through the shut-down. The food and service is incredible. All the staff is welcoming and friendly. Best meatballs and Bolognese sauce ever. Also try the mushroom ragu. We highly recommend Caruso’s dining experience and will continue to support this restaurant. Very highly recommended!
Overall great Italian dinner. My girlfriend and I were there on out anniversary and the night was perfect. Very affordable and very delicious. Will be back for a normal occasion.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Caruso. The food and service were excellent! We sat outside on their front porch. We will definitely go back and highly recommend it!
Impeccable dinner and outstanding service!
This was my second time dining at Caruso’s, and it never disappoints! Our waitress was amazing, and all of the working staff made a point to check in on how we were doing. In addition to the top notch service, the food was amazing! The complimentary bread and butter was a perfect starter, and the margherita pizza I ordered was absolute perfection. Thank you to all of the staff for making our meal memorable, while also taking precautions and following proper guidelines during this trying time. We will definitely be back soon! :)
Ambiance wasn't great but that's because we were seated outdoors in the parking lot due to social distancing guidelines. More important, the food was excellent, clearly homemade, and a cut above many other Italian restaurants, especially versus most of the major chains. Service was extremely friendly and attentive.
Food was very good. Fresh ingredients and generous portions. Service was great. Our server Megan was very informative and attentive. Only negative was noise level. There were a few patrons that were very loud and could be heard all over the restaurant. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back again, hopefully it won't be so noisy.
So delicious. Great service. So glad to have this neighborhood gem in Fairfield!
First visit, server guided us after our questions to awesome entrees. Took her recommendation for salad and matching wine selection as well. Great bar setting, very enjoyable. Will return soon.
The overall experience was well above expectations. Even though the parking lot was very full, we were seated immediately. Wait staff was prompt. We never felt rushed, but were well cared for. Food was well presented, and well prepared. Price was very reasonable. I will definitely go again. Just wish it was closer to where I live.
Food was delicious (hubby is still raving about the homemade pasta) and service was great. Everyone was very friendly and Megan took great care of us. We will be back for sure! Save room for the fresh donuts for dessert!
Our second time there In two weeks. Newly discovered this place, and it’s way in the other side of town for us, but work the journey. The owner is super nice too. Came out and chatted with us on both occasions.
Over all it was good, nothing spectacular. I think the salads should be included with the dinners that was a little high to have to pay extra for a side salad. I have the lasagna it was good my husband had the Alfredo he said it was OK.
The food and service were both wonderful. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere as well.
Caruso's Ristorante & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 889-3210.
Caruso's Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 68 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.