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Carino's Italian Grill

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12036 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242-2661
+1 562-803-0108
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Much better than the Olive Garden but no unlimited bread sticks. It's not a deal breaker here. Nice menu & service. The food is top quality and prices are average. Not well known but worth the trip.

Thank Michael C
Downey, California
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

One our local restaurant we visit for family birthdays or when we're in the mood for happy hour. We like their $5 wines! Plus peanuts galore. Great price, of course it's not fine wine, it's five bucks!

Thank Miles Y
Downey, California
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you have a craving pasta this a a great restaurant...Staff tries hard to make your meal memorable. Plenty of parking..

Thank Jordan D
Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed their fried pepperoni burger and fries. My friends enjoyed their Italian chicken salads. Good service. FOUR CLAWS UP!!!! Thanks for reading my review. 'Joe the Bear' Goria

Thank goriajk
Downey, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Two waiters and one runner were handling the entire restaurant on a VERY busy night. They did a fairly good job, but it was a little too frantic to really enjoy the evening. An Italian restaurant with no antipasto? Not good. Pizza served in a dish so olive oil ran into the bottom making the center soggy. Topping pretty good!

Thank omagin
La Palma, CA
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480 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

I ordered the Lasagna for $13.99. It was a little bit above average and reasonably priced. My wife had the Lemon Chicken for $15.99, which was also a little bit above average and slightly over priced. The bread and olive oil served when we were seated was significantly below average. Not a good way to start the meal. The bread... More 

Thank David from La Palma
Downey, California
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141 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We went here for our first date. Very good experience. The staff and the food were what I've come to expect from this restaurant . I have been here many times. This was the first time I went into the bar area. The bartender was excellent. The martini that he made for my date couldn't have been any better. Very... More 

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

The nachos are the best part about this place. I definitely recommend them. The food is great too. The staff is friendly and will attend your every need. The bread and oils are also one of the best things about this restaurant. The best in the area.

Thank Joaquin C
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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

The chicken pasta special with green pesto. I posted a picture. What I thought about this was it was SUPER DRY.. im talking like walking thru the desert HOT sand around the toes DRY...I felt like I was in the desert n there was no mirage of a river or body of water... DRY the waitress was nice, she'd have... More 

Thank lizziwizzi90
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Italian restaurant located in the Downey Landing Plaza Shopping Center.suburb of Downey, California Food is good, traditional Italian themed atmosphere, moderate prices. Sports Bar section of the restaurant has excellent Happy Hour Prices!! (Many of the restaurant dishes and drinks 50% off-- well worth a visit!!) Great choice of places to shop before dinner in the same shopping center. Pedestrian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12036 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90242-2661
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-803-0108
From our signature Handmade Lasagna to our famous Spicy Shrimp and Chicken, Carino's offers Italian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?