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“Total loss!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carino's

Carino's
Ranked #1,136 of 4,143 Restaurants in Cairo
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Total loss!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

One of the worst experiences to have in Egypt. First off there is a Carino's parking watchman standing outside the resturant wearing their uniform, you would assume its a service he is getting paid for from the resturant, but no. He is not getting paid by them so he expects you to pay him when you leave for doing nothing.
The service was terrible. The complementary Italian bread served was old and dry, the chicken caesar salad had dead brown lettuce all over it, the breaded veal came without the sauce underneath it, the steak came in a messy greasy plat, the mushroom sauce did not come with it and when it arrived the small bowel was all covered with sauce from outside, the fries came soaked in oil. Appetizers was nice, ordered 20 minutes before ordering the main course but arrived 1 minute before the main courses. Pepsi glasses was scratchy and too old. The area indoors upstairs is smoking, so if you have kids and give a damn about them don't sit upstairs. (if you would dare to try them after all I said)

Bottom line "AVOID!"

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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Service, Steak not served properly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

This restaurant is from the same group as Chili's in Cairo, so similarly the service is much the same as Chili's. Both have good and efficient service. I ordered a 11 ounce rib eye with pepper sauce vegetable and potatoes, a trio combination of appetizers and lasagna. The trio appetizer was very good, consisting of crispy calamari, fried and breaded mozzarella and a beef spring roll in a red wrapper. The lasagna came in very dry, obviously reheated and the steak came out swimming in mushroom sauce, which is not what I requested (requested for pepper sauce). The taste of the steak was complete over powered by too much sauce it was soaking in, plus there was no trace at all of any potatoes on the side dish. The only thing good on the thing s we had was the crispy calamari.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Cairo
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Too much for nothing, food not freshly made”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I've tried carino's twice, once in Golf, Porto Marina and the other is in Tivoli Dome Zayed.

Both experiences were not good at all.

In Golf Porto Marina, the food was REALLY not fresh, it tasted like, it's yesterday's left over, and not even well heated.

In Tivoli DOme Zayed branch, the dishes did not taste good at all, very poor quality.

Of course, quality does not at ALL match with the very high prices.

The place also in Golf Porto Marina was not clean.

One of the very remarkable factors for me to judge a place's cleanliness being a hygiene freak, is how clean their bathroom and kitchen is, but especially the bathroom as you cannot usually have access to the kitchen.

In golf porto marina branch, I remember that the bathroom was quite disgusting.

I wouldn't go there again in either of its branches.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Giza, Egypt
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

A great chain of italian restaurants... Very good chicken platters.. try the balsamic one (worth a try). The pasta is ok... vine leaves could be better if served a little warmer.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Amr M
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Cairo, Egypt
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice good casual Italian Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Nice Italian food with good variety , you could however probably find better places for Italian. Price range is bit expensive though compared to other restaurants

Visited June 2012
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Thank Omar S
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