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Carino's Italian

7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
+1 858-459-1400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Service was indifferent. I ordered ravioli which didn’t even have enough sauce to cover all the pieces. Waiter didn’t return until I’d finished. Others in the place were getting up to help themselves rather than wait. Very few customers, despite it being dinner hour. Benches...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Houston_TXSusan
Reviewed September 3, 2018

For the past 25 years I cannot be in San Diego without visiting Carino's at least once. Best. Pizza. Ever. And like another reviewer, pizza (and maybe a little antipasta) is all I've ever had. Why try anything else?

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank bacchus273
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The pizza is so good, I have never ordered anything else. Truly amazing! Parking can be an issue, but well worth the walk.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ariane H
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I am a huge fan of Carino's. We have been coming here for years and the lasagna is our favorite item on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Best pizza ever! Love this hidden gem! Been frequenting this restaurant for more than 25 years, it’s a locals favorite and a tradition.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank jjmokiao
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We've been visiting this restaurant since 1976 during academic visits and holidays from the UK, most recently a trip to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday. In our view this is still the best pizza in the world! We always have minestrone and No 9 (with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank sheilamag2015
Reviewed February 22, 2018

My friend says this is her all out fav pizza. It’s good but I ‘ve tasted better, especially the Napoli pizza in Toronto, but this is a traditional type and it’s fresh - tasting and the crust is unbeatable. We order one with mushrooms,green peppers,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a casual, ‘local’ place to dine, not a chain or fancy dinner restaurant. We wanted to live like a local :) We walked into this place on a Sunday night around 6 pm and it was exactly what we were looking...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ocean1980
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

A random stop for a late lunch but what a great find! Great thin crust pizzas with decent toppings. The furniture is a bit basic but the welcome was warm & pizza excellent. I'd choose this little restaurant over a chain place any day.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 22mand
Reviewed August 4, 2017

My wife grew up going to this little pizza joint in La Jolla. It has picnic tables fro seating and the place hasn't changed in all the 35 year that I have been going there. The pizza is a very thin crust and pretty greasy,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank jpbla
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-1400
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