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Carini's Italian Restaurant

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3718 Williamsburg Rd, Richmond, VA 23231-2522
+1 804-222-0715
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I been to this restaurant several times for lunch, it a good location for groups. The food is good, the portions are very reasonable, but the service leaves a little to be desired. The wait staff is friendly but the wait time can be lengthy.

Thank AVirginiaWanderer
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I am so glad I found Carini's a few years ago while on a business trip. I make it a point to go there averytime I'm in town. The food and service is exceptional! My favorite is the eggplant parm... Delicious!!!

Thank Tim H
Shipman, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Firstly, let me point out this place was packed with obvious regulars, so it certainly appeals to a particular crowd. After perusing the menu, filled with the typical Italian-esque fare, my husband and I decided the pizza seemed the safest bet. Our calamari appetizer arrived as we waited, a mix of crunchy and soggy. The marinara that accompanied was far... More 

Thank Shelley R
Plainfield, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food here was excellent, I had baked spaghetti, baked seafood manicotti, fried calamari and the Pizza was pretty decent considering I'm from Chicago, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting this area.

Thank Donnyginski
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The waiter was so unprofessional and clueless of anything on the menu. We sat without menus and our waiter asked what we wanted to order....? We didn't have cutlery and had to ask after the salad was brought. when we asked for suggestions, he said he had not tried most of the food and couldn't recommend anything,

1 Thank Lisa M
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is underwhelming at best, ok for pizza, not so great for Italian entrees. We have tried it here more than a dozen times over the years, only because it was convenient at the time. Never been impressed. Richmond has so many great restaurants and, now, pizza places -- venture out and try them.

Thank Erin H
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280 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We are so fortunate in Virginia to have so many wonderful Mom and Pop Italian restaurants. Carini is one of the best. Great prices too!

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Carini's Restaurant. We had a group of U13 girls soccer team and parents for a team dinner..a total of 48 people. Our group occupied the banquet roo. It was great to have our own space and wait staff. The manager Maria was great to work with and helped us with menu choices. The food... More 

Thank soc02
Staunton, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is home style Italian food as good as it gets. Nothing special about the facility or the staff, but the food makes up for these shortcomings. My wife had eggplant parmesan and I had lasagna. Both were some of the best we have had anywhere. You will not leave disappointed or hungry! This is our new "go to" place... More 

Thank Joe L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Been coming to this place since I moved here from Jersey 3 years ago and I can honestly say this place is the only Italian restaurant that I've come across that serves the best pizza in town. We usually dine in but take out is just as good and be sure to try their grilled chicken salad that the owners... More 

Thank Sabrina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3718 Williamsburg Rd, Richmond, VA 23231-2522
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-222-0715

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?