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Caruso's Italian Restaurant

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5626 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3234
+1 505-884-3050
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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's an okay atmosphere, okay food. A place you could get "home" cooking as you would from a beginner. Spaghetti was okay. Everything else didn't have a great flavor. We tried the meatballs, which had too much spice. The garlic bread was just store bought bread with hardly any garlic flavoring, just butter and some oregano sprinkled on top. We... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I pulled up "Italian restaurants" and it was very near; I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I was just driving by....located at the end of a strip center with a non-descript exterior. Inside was comfortably informal. The service was very nice, friendly and attentive. I had manicotti with salad and bread. Salad was lettuce with a slice of tomato... More 

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Thank Kat L
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Got to admit it! I finally found the worse Italian food in Albuquerque! Water - logged pasta. Caned sauce. No cream sauce. Olive Garden pricing without the benefits. Terrible salad and soup. Go if you like throwing your money away!

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Thank John A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

If you are looking for a place where the locals go, this is it! Great Italian food at great prices for many years in the same location under the same ownership. We include this in our favorite places and it does not disappoint ever! Normally you can find a table within a short wait. Friendly competent staff greet you and... More 

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Thank tripleplay423
Nashville, Tennessee
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We went here this evening on a recommendation. It was nothing like I thought it would be. It is ok if you are a college student or someone on a budget. The salad dressing was the highlight of the meal. We ordered the lasagna and it was merely tolerable. It lacked garlic, rosemary and oregano. In my humble opinion it... More 

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Pennsylvania
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363 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

After a long day on the road and checking in at a nearby Hampton Inn, we drove down the road looking for a place to eat not knowing exactly what we were looking for. Since Italian looked good we stopped in literally by chance . . . and had a very good pasta dinner. The place isn't fancy but we... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Only went once and was disappointed. Lackluster menu and food. This place reminds me of the 60s, as the interior has not been updated since then. The menu is very basic and tired. We won't be back.

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Thank BartoloNM
Tijeras, New Mexico
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Not the best Italian you ever had but has the taste of Homade Cooking Italian Style. I recommend the lasagna, a good alternative to the chain places! Not the fanciest of places but clean and friendly!

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Thank Richardjr
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Salad was iceberg lettuce with a ton of cheese, one pepperoni slice and store bought dressing. The bread was cold and stale. The manicotti was alright but nothing to write home about.

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Thank majeffries
Murrells Inlet, SC
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83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2011

The food was fantastic. This little place in a strip center shouldn't be missed. When we go to Albuquerque we always dive into the Mexican food. Well, now this little place that uses traditional receipes has beed added to our list. The pizzas are amazing, but the eggplant and other dishes are simply excellent. This family owned and operated place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5626 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-884-3050

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