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Caruso's Corner

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2101 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5202
+1 831-375-5014
16:30 - 21:00
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Monterey, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food is old fashioned Italian like mama used to make. Grilled artichokes are a must. Pasta dishes are huge portions and very tasty, include side veggies and bread so good value for the decent prices. Right on Fremont St so can be a bit noisy and crowded.during peak of summer tourist season. Great spot to get take out pizza if... More 

Thank lizclark100
Philomath, Oregon
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Hubs and I went to Caruso’s Corner on a rainy Saturday evening, despite the rather lackluster reviews. We generally aren’t too picky about Italian food and we wanted something close to our hotel where we wouldn’t have to wait on a Saturday night. Caruso’s Corner seemed the perfect spot. But we found out why there wasn’t a wait. First, the... More 

Thank 3CatMom
Cape Neddick, Maine
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Love the food. Awesome. Try the grilled salmon and fettuccine. We got takeout two nights while staying down the street. Be sure and go there.

Thank fishnut5
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is an old fashioned but charming family run establishment. Very old school Italian, huge potions, friendly service. I've never been rushed thriugh a meal here...they let you take your time. Try the artichokes, and spaghetti/meatballs dish....both are delicious. There is parking in the lot of the motel adjacent to the restaurant.

Thank Liz C
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The chees bread as the appetizer was sooooooo good, I thought it was a little pricy, but after tasting, worth every penny, the spaghetti was extremely good even though it's not usually my first choice. My husband and I split the appetizer, spaghetti, and the apple dessert and we're both full. Very nice little restaurant without the noise and crowd... More 

Thank Melissa R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This restaurant was close to our accommodation so very convenient for dining. Staff very welcoming and friendly. I ordered the cannelloni and the filling was so tasty. My husband ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and enjoyed that too. Servings were large and I could not finish mine so took the rest back to our motel.

Thank Maggie G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I was unsure what to expect from Caruso's corner being right on the main road and looking in need of an update, however, the food and the service were fantastic. The portions are huge and despite being one of the tastiest pasta dishes I've ever had, I couldn't finish it all.

Thank Hen77
Monterey, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant and was very disappointed. The price is outrageous . The owner is rude. I don't recommend this restaurant what so ever. He constantly stereotypes everyone.

Thank cindyshaw0823
Las Vegas, Nevada
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221 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had dinner here and for the price expected much more. I have ordered Linguini and Clams at dozens of restaurants over my life but this was so bad I could not even eat it. I don’t know if they over seasoned the broth or it was just their take on seasoning, but I have never in my life not... More 

Thank rosieox
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Some of the best Seafood Alfredo there is! Full of seafood, great flavorful sauce. My husband had the meatball sandwich and garlic fries. He said the sandwich was perfectly made, and the garlic fries were generously covered in fresh, chopped, Gilroy Garlic. Highly recommend this place for a variety of cuisine.

Thank Sara Cathinia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-5014

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