IL Carino Restaurant
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Mon - Tue 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Returning to have dinner in the restaurant in which we had our first date, 31 years ago.
Friendly local Italian restaurant with solid traditional veal , chicken & pasta dishes. A needed spot on the UES.
Always a wonderful experience. The specials are excellent, and the service is friendly and attentive.
All pasta dishes were very tasty. The pasta special, squid ink linguine with assorted sea food was exceptional. The squid was mouth watering tender - remarkable.
Il Carino is a small neighborhood gem with freshly made tasty dishes and attentive service. The staff is welcoming and eager to please and specials are offered that are tempting.
First time here. Great food. Neighborhood gem. Hope it stays open!
Fabulous! Excellent food, service was attentive but not intrusive. Bananas flambé for dessert. A delight from start to finish.
The food is outstanding. The service is excellent. Ambiance is great.
Return visit. Again, quite good meal with pleasant service. A little pricy for the venue, but it’s been consistently good.
Very cozy friendly neighborhood restaurant with delicious food.
Wonderful restaurant and service at great prices!
Wonderful place - excellent food, decor and service. Very relaxing, yet high standards for Second Ave.
The waiter was in our faces all night constantly pushing us to order more food and wine. And the food was mediocre at best
The place was small food was amazing! I would go again and have my birthday party! I won’t be taking group of people like 12 because the place is to small!
Charming little spot!! Absolutely delicious!!! The staff were amazing!!!
Great service and food
Excellent, as expected
Fabulous meal at il Carino!
Neither the food or that service was that spectacular
Very small. Ate outside,which was noisy. Only people in the restaurant
I started off with Minestrone Soup which had among the best broths that I have ever had. Their Calamari appetizer was tender and nicely fried but did not have as much flavor as most others elsewhere. My biggest complaint was with the butter served there. It was served at a very soft texture and I felt that it was left at room temperature too long, which might have accounted for its less than pleasing taste.
Favorite casual Italian restaurant on the Upper East, by far!!!
Great service and food
Il Carino never fails to delight. The food is amazing -- I recommend the specials, whatever they may be, chef Mario always comes up with something wonderful. Julio and all the staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is lovely. I have been many times, and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended!!
You will not find a neighborhood restaurant that offers this kind of food, service and atmosphere combined. We were fortunate to reconnect with Julio who offers the most outstanding service on each visit to the restaurant. The menu has great selections, and they will modify or create a dish for you by request. If you want a nice relaxing, soothing and delicious Dinning experience come to Il Carino.
Wonderful, warm ambiance. Very good food without being exceptional. Portions too small for prices charged. Attentive and friendly service. No refills on iced tea annoying; $3.95 for each fairly small glass a bit of a rip-off, especially if you have more than one. Many restaurants in this area have the same policy, but it's still unacceptable. Regardless, the ambiance prevails for a pleasant dining experience.
Quiet, neighborhood Italian restaurant; beautiful décor; friendly staff; excellent food; we've been there before and expect to return often!
This is a small gem of a restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is always fresh and the specials are terrific and varied each time we come. Now that it has been discovered it is hard to get a table without a reservation so book early. The pricing is also excellent. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys a really good meal.
Pretty place. We felt ignored and then rushed. The food was ordinary. Portions were small for the price
Favorite Italian restaurant on the UES. A rare find where the amazing food is only exceeded by the characters who work here and make your meal a truly wonderful experience. Can’t speak highly enough about IL Carino.
Such a cozy place with wonderful food!
This is a great neighborhood restaurant.
I had a really nice dinner here and recommend it.
Cozy, tasty, attentive service. So glad this restaurant is in the neighborhood!!
Bread poor, plating not attractive, food nothing special. Meal disappointing.
New Years Eve. Wonderful ambiance and a delicious meal.
Amazing meal. Julio and his team always serve up a fabulous meal and wonderful atmosphere
Love the food, service and ambiance.
Solid neighborhood establishment.
Just not impressive in any way. Bronzino special was drowned in marinara, the black pasta special watery and the sauce bland. And a pork special ok but mediocre. Nothing sparkled (and ... was the bread microwaved??) For the price, very disappointing
I did check prior to going that it was a birthday celebration but there was no regotiation of this.
Otherwise everything was very good.
Loved this place! Will def be back!