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“Very good, but order prudently”

Carini's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 1,612 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Very good, but order prudently”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We dined here while in Richmond due to positive tripadvisor reviews. While the place is dated and in a strange location, the food seemed authentic and the wait staff, although casual, was friendly and attentive. The deluxe salad we shared first (even the small was huge) was wonderful, Italian style and very fresh, and the house vinaigrette was the best we've had in a restaurant in years. From the entree menu, we ordered two "Giosue" (named for the owner) dishes, one from the House Specialties and the other from the Meat selections. While the spaghetti baked with meatball, sausage, meat sauce, and cheese (hosue specialty) was delicious, the veal and shrimp from the meat menu was overcooked and tough. The latter dish, which included a delicious fra diavolo sauce, would have benefitted from being served over spaghetti (to complement the abundant amount of sauce) rather than with a side dish of spaghetti served with a different (and not too compatible) sauce. The barbera barolo wine was very good and the dessert selections looked very enticing (particularly the lemon and orange gelato served in the real fruits) even though we had no room to try them.

  • Visited January 2014
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crittenden,virginia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“We go every time we have business in the richmond area”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Don't let the small shopping center fool you. Inside the restaurant there are many rooms and lots of tables. The inside has a lot of character. The waitress have always been outstanding. The pesto pasta is the best I have ever had, The premium wine was wonderful and a great value. The cream brulee was cold on the inside and hot and crusty on top, the perfect ending to a good meal

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank robinclair
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New Kent, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Great food and if you would like a smaller portion, it is available. Beautiful artwork inside restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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Thank kim d
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Thank you, Carini's, for gluten free options.”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

I've been enjoying gluten free pasta meals at Carini's for a while. How delighted I was tonight to find out that they now have gluten free pizza. First time I had eaten pizza since September when I was in Carlsbad, California. Happy days are here again!

  • Visited December 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good Italian in Family Style Restaurant”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Enjoyed very good veal picata and my wife enjoyed lasagna at this family style Italian restaurant near the Richmond Airport. The dishes were well prepared and the service was very good. Also enjoyed cannoli with great filling for dessert.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Alan C
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