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“Stay Away!!!”

Carolina's Italian Cuisine
Ranked #11 of 431 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: At Carolinas we pride ourselves in offering the freshest ingredients possible we do this by ordering our vegetables, meat and seafood fresh receiving deliveries on 5 times a week bases. Our veteran chefs inspect our ingredients daily to insure only the best quality ingredients are used in the meals we serve our guest. So we invite you to come and taste the freshness!
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was by far the worst restaurant we have ever been to. We are New Yorkers and did not expect New York italian food. We were not expecting however what was placed before us. Overdone pasta not drained properly with horrible sauce dumped on top. The salad was rancid and the dressing was placed on the table in a milk server. Chicken Marsala looked like it came out of can. All I can say is Restaurant Impossible needs to help this place ASAP

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I just did an online order from here, for delivery. The order arrived exactly on time. That's where the fun ends. ALWAYS check your order before you let the delivery person leave. There was a 25% accuracy rate. When we called them back to let them know, they said they'd correct it immediately. Then, get this.. they wanted the mistake items back!! Kind of makes you wonder if someone else got OUR order, made the same call, and now they're just going to switch. Someone may have had their hands on our food, and now they're going to just switch? No, we don't know this for sure but considering the enormity of the screw up to this point nothing would surprise me. None of the food was even labeled.. If it wasn't obvious (like a calzone) we had no idea what it was. Thanks, but no thanks. The ONLY plus.. good food. We won't make this mistake again

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2  Thank Photoguy505
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

food was absolutely fantastic. service was excellent. The shrimp in my dish was so fresh. the bread was wonderful. It is a small place, so you may have to wait. But by all means, don't miss it. The food is fantastic and prices were reasonable. A huge portion!

1  Thank cliffy31
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere is great and feels like an old school Italian restaurant. Welcoming staff and amazing beer selection when you walk in.

Soup was great. Minestrone was well made!

Salads and dressing fresh and crisp and tasty!

Garlic cheese bread they give you by the plateful !!! Yummy and right out of the oven...

Pastas were great especially the pesto and meat sauce. The texture and flavor were out of this world.

Pizza is awesome and crust perfect. Cheese great and cooked to perfection.

Portions were huge.

Staff was attentive and kept everything filled. They were kind and really caring.

I would highly recommend this place over and other in the area. Avoid the tourist tRaps and chains, they have nothing in this place.....

Make an effort to stop there...

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We ate here 2 nights in a row because the food and service were both that good! Prices were very good aswell, and you get a lot of food for your money! We came here after seeing a menu in a brochure at our hotel. The car park was full so we were worried we might not get a table. Thankfully we did and received friendly service from the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left. We ordered the grape leaves and bruschetta to start on the first night and all had a pasta dish for a main. The food was gorgeous and very fresh. You also get complimentary cheesy garlic bread with your meal which was delicious also. My mum and I also shared a dessert which was also great, worth saving space for!! The second time we ate at Carolina's the food was great again and although the staff were stretched (we only saw one waiter and one waitress) they were very efficient. We also had complimentary ice cream the second night which was a nice touch. Would definitely revisit this gem of a restaurant again!

Thank Ellie B
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