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Carino's Italian

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza
7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
+1 858-459-1400
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (20 reviews)
“thin crust” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

A random stop for a late lunch but what a great find! Great thin crust pizzas with decent toppings. The furniture is a bit basic but the welcome was warm & pizza excellent. I'd choose this little restaurant over a chain place any day.

Thank 22mand
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My wife grew up going to this little pizza joint in La Jolla. It has picnic tables fro seating and the place hasn't changed in all the 35 year that I have been going there. The pizza is a very thin crust and pretty greasy,...More

Thank jpbla
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was a perfect little restaurant with great pizza. My 17 year old son & I had a really nice dinner for a very reasonable price.

Thank _jdleonard5347
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If your a thin crust lover like me you will love this pizza. Stiff as board crust that wasn't really crunchy. That's not easy to do. Throw back hole in the wall atmosphere. Limited seating, six booths and two tables. Why weird then. We showed...More

Thank bklsk
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have been going here for years! They have great food, especially the pizza, lasagna, and of course the torpedo's. I like to get mine burnt a little, and some pepperchinis on the side. We had intended to do takeout, but it was overcast. There...More

Thank john g
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Carino's has been around for EVER and has the most amazing pizza, I dont think the place has changed at all from the day it opened!

Thank 2015tripper
Reviewed 26 October 2016

You'll feel like Frank Sinatra in this old Italian joint. Red table cloths, hanging wine bottles. So much fun! The food is traditional Italian. There is a ton of cheese on the pizza, no kidding!

Thank Nationalparksdiva
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Every time I'm in town I stop here at least once. It's a little hole in the wall, but well worth the visit. I've heard their lasagna is amazing too, but after I ordered pizza the first time, I'm never going back. Very divey, dimly...More

Thank themiguelman
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Best pizza ever! In the world!!! So my husband has been coming to carinos & ordering a pitcher of Michelob, an antipasto salad & a #15 pizza since he went to college here. Everytime we come back to town, carinos is on our list! I...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is not bargain pizza but it is delicious. I was a bit surprised by the prices but the food was very good. A vegetarian pie sans cheese satisfied the nouveau vegans in our crew while the rest of us chowed down on a tomato-topped...More

Thank terere2
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-1400
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