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Ristorante Italiano Caruso

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Avenida dos Banhos 1116, Povoa de Varzim 4490-407, Portugal
+351 252 614 512
Wed - Mon 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

the restaurant opened at 7.00pm,we got a table at 7.20pm,by 8.30pm there was a queue for a table.it was a saturday night but these were mainly local people.the food and service was excellent.also it was only a short distance from our hotel.

Thank charlie c
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food, excellent service and great atmosphere, with 3 distinct areas. The only negative remark is that sometimes they charge the grissini even if we do not eat it.

Thank Miguel L
Silkeborg, Denmark
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Caruso on and of all since it started for more than 20 years ago and now I have been visited again after a long time away from Povoa. We were welcomed professionally by the staff and get our seating and a menu card immediately. The restaurant has been beautifully re-decorated since my last visit. We were... More 

Thank Jesper H
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A menu with Italy' classics, like caprese salad, pastas and pizzas. Italian wines but also portuguese. And a friendly, helpful service.

Thank edhimal
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2016

If looking for a proper meal with realistic italian dishes this is the place to visit. The restaurant is very nice and the table service is very polite and detailed. The food take us on trip to the best italian dishes, and the kitchen delivers everytime the same quality patern.

Thank Helder T
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you've tasted real Italian food, and want to do it again without leaving the country, than this is the place to go to.....Exceptional!

Thank Maria L
Tallinn, Estonia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Had pasta, soup and pizza, all were good. And sangria of course. Worth of visit, nice atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank liia1000
Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The place is very beautiful, and very cozy! The service is poor, and the food is average, not the Italian you will expect from looking at the ambiance. I order a pasta and it was good, but not amazing. My date order a mushroom pizza, but it has to much cheese and the tomato sauce was also to much, and... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This was a nice restaurant. Nice interior and a good menu. It is slightly higher prices than others but it was nicer inside than the others. No plastic furniture! The only grumble I have is we got charged for all the little extras. The bread, ham and packets of bread sticks that were on the table without asking for cost... More 

Thank Emma G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Fantastic range of pastas and pizzas. Welcoming atmosphere however meals can be slightly overpriced.

Thank Eduardo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida dos Banhos 1116, Povoa de Varzim 4490-407, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Povoa de Varzim
  • Phone Number: +351 252 614 512

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