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Caruso's Restaurant

#88 of 1,537 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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434 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8443
+1 520-624-5765
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm atmosphere, pleasant service, good pasta and excellent sauces! Lashings of terrific garlic bread, fresh-tasting salads and cannoli to die for!

Thank Lilo S
Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Old school Italian - I love the atmosphere here. Friendly, attentive, and helpful service. We ordered 4 desserts - 2 cannoli (because they were out of tiramisu), frozen cappuccino cake, and another frozen marzipan coconut dessert (can't remember the name) - but they were all delicious. I want to come back here for a full meal.

Thank laurieh587
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fun and Tasty meal here. The lasagna was wonderful, delicious sauce. Chicken parmesan good, but the meat was a bit bland.(but cheesy sauce added taste) Big basket of garlic bread. Friendly efficient service. Do you remember Royal Crown Cola?, it's on fountain here and it's good.

Thank kay k
Franklin, Indiana
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171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on 4th Ave in Tucson this Italian restaurant delivers on atmosphere and taste. We enjoyed a late lunch one Sunday afternoon and for a price of $34 for drinks and entrées felt it was a good bargain. If the weather permits you should ask for patio seating. Huge area outside would feel wonderful on a warm day. Definitely will... More 

Thank RandAinIndiana
Lewes, Delaware
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first ate here in the 1990's. As we came to Tucson more and more we would try new places. There are a lot a great eateries in the city. Last night we thought let's see if it's still good. All 3 of us were pleased. My husband had shrimp scampi and he was happy. I had 2 types of... More 

Thank M K
Calgary, Canada
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting Tucson for the past 17 years and Caruso's is a favourite spot for a satisfying meal. I've been told that an Italian restaurant can be judged simply by their marinara sauce, and Caruso's offers some of the best. Their service is fast and friendly, prices reasonable with a simple menu but dishes expertly prepared (although I prefer... More 

Thank Aurora R
DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tough to find a parking place. . .circled the block 3 times. All worked out. Had to wait about 2 minutes while the cleaned a table. Began with an order of two meat balls. Ordered a bottle of the Bella Giovanni Chianti, . .tasty but a little weak, but a good value. Dined on Veal Parma, it was delicious. Had... More 

Thank Martin H
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was absolutely the worst Italian restaurant I have ever been to. Maybe coming from NY my expectations were a little too high, but they need to go back to culinary school.

2 Thank Susan C
la habra heights
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great (Skip). Antipasto fabulous. Lasagna Al Forno fabulous. Cianti Bellagio wonderful. Price very average. 5 adults 2 bottles wine. 6 person Antipasto and 5 entrees 173$ with 28 dollar tip. If you want Italian you want Carusos. Was there when I was a kid and now 50 years latter. Still great !

Thank LisaLaHabraHeights
Providence, Rhode Island
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228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot in Tucson. The food is great, choices are abundant and the pricing is excellent. I had the chicken parmigiana and the lasagna and it was very good. The garlic toast is excellent as well.

Thank Brr4346AD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8443
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-624-5765

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