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5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
+1 805-684-8288
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bakersfield, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We typically order pizzas from here at least once or twice during our annual vacation to Carp. We've never been disappointed and this time was no different (ordered take-out twice). The pizzas we ordered on both occasions were well prepared and had good flavor with abundant toppings. The salads were stacked with the good stuff (cheese, salami, etc.) and there... More 

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Thank Outgunned3-1
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Greasy, undercooked. We took napkins and soaked up greas and saturated over 20 napkins for 5 pieces of pizza. Plates were filled with grease. Got empty plates and put slices on them to remove the grease on each plate. Cut the outer crust off of each and was able to eat some of that. Left all five uneaten. Brought attention... More 

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Thank frankcee
La Crescenta, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This place was great for casual dining with the kids. You order your food at the counter and then find a seat. Lots of comfy booths, plus outdoor patio dining. the pizza was very good. We ordered pepperoni and a Hawaiian. they have a few beers on tap. there is a large TV in the dining area, and a small... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We went to Carpinteria recently - British family of four - the service was friendly and the food absolutely fabulous. The Toscana salad I am still going on and on about...thank you

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Thank bartoninthebeans
Sutton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This is a self service type venue with seating or take away options. We ordered a 12" pizza and salad to share between the two of us. The pizza was excellent, the best we had sampled in a long time. However, our eyes were somewhat bigger than our bellies and could hardly move after our meal. The bottom line here... More 

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Putney, Vermont
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Good crust cooked to perfection - light and airy with an exterior crunch! Sauce tastes homemade. Decent amount of toppings with great coverage. A bit too cheesy for my taste but it's totally worth it!

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Thank Rebecca C
Long Beach, CA
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

So 10 or so years ago my brother stopped here on our way home from Carmel. He ordered their turkey breast sandwich and sausage pizza. My mouth is watering right now. The bread they use, or rather the bun they use is lighter than air. They marinate tomatoes, red onions, romaine in their Italian vinegarette and put that in the... More 

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Thank Bianca S
Surrey, Canada
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

First of all let me warn you; this is a take-out restaurant. Yes, there is a sitting area, but you order your food at a counter, you pour your own drink, and you go up to get your food and bring it to your table. There are no servers, and no service beyond the counter. You will be hard-pressed to... More 

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Thank louiesowner
Pomona, California, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My wife and I stopped by for a casual dinner. We wanted pasta which they offered. I had ravioli with marinara sauce and my wife had lasagna. Both were happy with our meals. Nothing fancy, but enjoyable. Seems like a favorite for locals, most ordering to go orders. Most people seemed to be ordering pizza, which we will try on... More 

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Thank Jerry P
Claremont, California, United States
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I have eaten here for the last 5 years with a large group of kids participating in the Avon Breast Cancer walk. They are always able to accommodate our group of 20. The pizza , salad and wings are a hit with this crowd. There has often been a small band playing on the patio. The prices are very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-8288

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