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Carino's Italian-McAllen

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421 East Nolana Loop, McAllen, TX 78504`
+1 956-631-6400
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Our waiter was Josh sweet guy helped us choose our entrees and food was delicious ! Also an awesome price on Tuesdays ! Will be back again !!! I also work at an Italian restaurant And I think this place is just as great 👍🏼

Mission, Texas
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stopped by for lunch and ordered the pronto meal. The salad was fresh and wonderful, the soup was fantastic.

Thank Teddy D
Blacksburg, Virginia
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Service was below average. We had to request things more than one time. We ordered a family pasta, they had to re-do it because they didn't wrong. We ordered with Shrimps and we had a hard time to find them, very few shrimps. Waiter handed menu's and was ready to take the order without even allowing time to read it.... More 

Thank MexKaz
San Juan del Rio, Mexico
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

You always get a good hot meal at a fair price. The portions are large and can be packed home if you don't finish it all. The best rolls and roasted garlic dip. Their quarter lettuce wedge salad is second to none. A great place to eat.

Thank r0bt65
Monterrey, Mexico
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

We used to really like this place. Specially the lasagna. But it has become average at best. The waitress was kind, but she didn't really listen to what we asked and had to double check an item and re-order something. Nothing critical, but not really comfortable. The food felt more like fast food than casual dinning. Really the bread and... More 

Thank JesusFK
Cudahy WI
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313 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

This was our first visit to any of the Carino's locations. We were hungering for Italian in an area where not many Italian restos exist. Our meal did not start off great -- we were seated in the bar at a time when the resto wasn't all that busy. Fortunately the food was better than a bad table. My wife... More 

Thank Peter P
McAllen, TX
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Used to eat at this restaurant often because of the good Italian food. Ate here for my wife and ,y wedding anniversary and PHEW!! The food was terrible. Tasted like they reheated frozen food now, Spaghetti seemed like Chef Boy R D out of the can. Chicken parmesan was dry and no taste. I don't know what happened here.

Thank MikeBn
Abingdon, Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Went here while visiting the area hoping to have some authentic Italian food. I say at the bar and although the bartender claimed he was going to get me some bread, he forgot and after waiting 15 minutes and finishing my salad, I had to reminder him that I was still waiting for my bread. Thankfully, the bread was fresh... More 

Thank Johnie44
Georgetown, Texas
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48 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were here for dinner around 6 pm. I ordered the lasagna which was dry, noodles were tough and overall was not fresh. When our waitress brought the ticket she said she had charged us the lunch price because there was one serving remaining from lunch. Well that explained everything. I would have gladly paid the dinner... More 

Thank Tyke555
Mission, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

I visited this Carino's with my wife, first time coming here, and i was amazed at the service given to us by this specific server; his name is Brandon, not sure if hes the only Brandon there or not, but he was very attentive and would check on us frequently. The location of this particular restaurant is good, not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 East Nolana Loop, McAllen, TX 78504`
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-631-6400

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