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“Nice, quiet italian restaurant - good food.”

Carino's Italian-San Marcos
Ranked #90 of 293 Restaurants in San Marcos
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Don't see it on the menu? Just ask for it and they will certainly give it a go. Comfortable, good food, good service.

Thank fm032017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Not the place it used to be.It took fifteen minutes for the hostess tp show up to seat us. No one in line. Terrible service. Pitiful.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way through San Marcos at this place it was not a name we've heard of place was quiet so we got seated quick ordered drinks from the bar then our meal our server David was very friendly and nice food was great chicken bow tie and meatfeast calzone well fired both cooked to perfection at a good price

Thank doddsy69
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

We lunch eat here frequently and are never disappointed. Pleasant atmosphere, good service and excellent food.
Perfect stop for late lunch or early dinner for us.

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We planned for another restaurant around the corner but with 1 1/2-2 hr wait time for seating we took a chance at this place. We were seated right away. The waitress was very nice, but forgot the wine. Come on. Alcohol is big $ for restaurants. Get two glass orders in for a customer and that adds a good amount to the total. The higher the total the higher the tip. Who trains these young folks? There were very few tables full there. It took maybe 45 minutes to get the salads to the tables and then another 30-45 for the meals to come. Granted we were a party of 10 so it would take longer, but again there were only a few tables full. Chef would have had plenty of time to microwave frozen food and throw it on a plate and stick in the warmer. Plenty of wait staff, and not one of the other kids standing around and talking in the back came around to make sure we got refills on our tea/water when our waitress was out of sight. When I went to the restroom dirty carpets were in the walkway and when I came back out they were removed. Somebody was a step behind. No manager came around to check how things were going. This was Mother's Day. Big business. Good chance to spike up ratings and service. No manager rounds? By the end of the evening we figured there was no wait because the locals already knew this place, and maybe their kids were the ones working here. In the bathroom I could hear the old jazz crooners piping through the stereo. It made me sad to think that this probably was once an old family business that people took pride in, enjoyed themselves in preparing good food and service, that they become a chain. Now this. The food was bland. We didn't expect much on food, but we expected at least decent service. What a disappointment.

Lesson learned. For a busy holiday meal if you're eating out and there is no wait time when neighboring restaurants are crazy packed go elsewhere. There's a good reason for that.

Thank Rachel S
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