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Carino's Italian

7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
+1 858-459-1400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (4 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
“best pizza” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7408 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5029
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I am a huge fan of Carino's. We have been coming here for years and the lasagna is our favorite item on the menu.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Best pizza ever! Love this hidden gem! Been frequenting this restaurant for more than 25 years, it’s a locals favorite and a tradition.

1  Thank jjmokiao
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We've been visiting this restaurant since 1976 during academic visits and holidays from the UK, most recently a trip to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday. In our view this is still the best pizza in the world! We always have minestrone and No 9 (with...More

1  Thank sheilamag2015
Reviewed 22 February 2018

My friend says this is her all out fav pizza. It’s good but I ‘ve tasted better, especially the Napoli pizza in Toronto, but this is a traditional type and it’s fresh - tasting and the crust is unbeatable. We order one with mushrooms,green peppers,...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a casual, ‘local’ place to dine, not a chain or fancy dinner restaurant. We wanted to live like a local :) We walked into this place on a Sunday night around 6 pm and it was exactly what we were looking...More

Thank Ocean1980
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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