Carolina's Italian Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 12045 Chapman Ave

    Garden Grove, CA 92840

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  • 714-971-5551

About Carolina's Italian Restaurant

Hours
Daily 11am-12am

Food

Food
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We LOVE Carolina's!!! The food is excellent and we have NEVER been disappointed with our food or service. The pizza, the chicken alfredo and everything else is GREAT. The owner is also a VERY nice and a very generous man. He helps the local schools with donations and he is very appreciated by them.

5
★★★★★

We LOVE Carolina's!!! The food is excellent and we have NEVER been disappointed with our food or service. The pizza, the chicken alfredo and everything else is GREAT. The owner is also a VERY nice and a very generous man. He helps the local schools with donations and he is very appreciated by them.

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Not as pleased with their food and service since new management. Several of the things that made it very popular among the hospitality workers in the area have changed. Half the time, they are out of the signature spamoni ice cream. Salad dressing changed...only so-so.
They need to go back to the basics that made this a standard on our lunch hour.

3
★★★☆☆

Not as pleased with their food and service since new management. Several of the things that made it very popular among the hospitality workers in the area have changed. Half the time, they are out of the signature spamoni ice cream. Salad dressing changed...only so-so.
They need to go back to the basics that made this a standard on our lunch hour.

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Carolina's is great for getting together with friends over great food in a quiet and cozy atmosphere. I recommend Carolina's any chance I get to just about anyone who will listen.

4
★★★★☆

Carolina's is great for getting together with friends over great food in a quiet and cozy atmosphere. I recommend Carolina's any chance I get to just about anyone who will listen.

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I started going to this little "hole in the wall" about twenty years ago. It was fabulous. Good old fashioned Italian food like my mother-in-law used to cook. But the original owners sold out and for many years the restaurant continued its great food tradition. The last time I went however, and took some friends who had not been there before, it was very disappointing. The food was average at best. Service was fair. I haven't gone back since.

3
★★★☆☆

I started going to this little "hole in the wall" about twenty years ago. It was fabulous. Good old fashioned Italian food like my mother-in-law used to cook. But the original owners sold out and for many years the restaurant continued its great food tradition. The last time I went however, and took some friends who had not been there before, it was very disappointing. The food was average at best. Service was fair. I haven't gone back since.

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We always saw the colorful ad placed in the Pennysaver, and decided to try their advertised weekend all you can eat pizza, salad, and pasta special. What a wonderful experience! The service is great, and all staff members there make you feel at home. They even engage conversation with the kids, which makes them feel special. The homemade minestrone soup is awesome, and the salad tastes better than most side salads that other restaurants serve. Not to mention they offer a Ranch dressing option...how many Italian restaurants out there only offer Italian??? The spaghetti with Meatballs is to die for...this restaurant incorporates vegetables in their meat sauce which gives it a very hearty flavor. Their pasta is a perfect al dente! Their creamy pesto sauce is yummy, and I'm not a pesto fan by any means. They have a big menu, and offer enough variety to please any appetite. Pizza fans...you will not be disappointed! Their crust reminds me of the old pizzaria days, so soft and fresh. We tried their homemade Tiramisu, and they drizzle their version with chocolate sauce which gives the dessert such a nice flavor. I can't say enough about Carolina's! Our family used to frequent the Olive Garden three times a month. Now, we frequent Carolina's every weekend. I should also mention that Carolina's also carries an impressive beer and wine selection. They have so many domestic and import beer choices...I was surprised to notice that I hadn't heard of a lot of the beers listed. I haven't any of them yet, but I'm sure it will not disappoint!!!!

2
★★★★★

We always saw the colorful ad placed in the Pennysaver, and decided to try their advertised weekend all you can eat pizza, salad, and pasta special. What a wonderful experience! The service is great, and all staff members there make you feel at home. They even engage conversation with the kids, which makes them feel special. The homemade minestrone soup is awesome, and the salad tastes better than most side salads that other restaurants serve. Not to mention they offer a Ranch dressing option...how many Italian restaurants out there only offer Italian??? The spaghetti with Meatballs is to die for...this restaurant incorporates vegetables in their meat sauce which gives it a very hearty flavor. Their pasta is a perfect al dente! Their creamy pesto sauce is yummy, and I'm not a pesto fan by any means. They have a big menu, and offer enough variety to please any appetite. Pizza fans...you will not be disappointed! Their crust reminds me of the old pizzaria days, so soft and fresh. We tried their homemade Tiramisu, and they drizzle their version with chocolate sauce which gives the dessert such a nice flavor. I can't say enough about Carolina's! Our family used to frequent the Olive Garden three times a month. Now, we frequent Carolina's every weekend. I should also mention that Carolina's also carries an impressive beer and wine selection. They have so many domestic and import beer choices...I was surprised to notice that I hadn't heard of a lot of the beers listed. I haven't any of them yet, but I'm sure it will not disappoint!!!!

Pros: Online/Phone ordering available, friendly atmosphere, great tasting food

Cons: Limited parking, no kids menu

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I love this place. The service is warm and friendly. The atmosphere lends itself well to a fun family dinner and the food is fantastic. I want to try everything on the menu. The gnocchi was homemade, the portion was huge. It doesn't get any better than this. Try everything: the soup, the garlic bread, the pasta. You'll love it all.

5
★★★★★

I love this place. The service is warm and friendly. The atmosphere lends itself well to a fun family dinner and the food is fantastic. I want to try everything on the menu. The gnocchi was homemade, the portion was huge. It doesn't get any better than this. Try everything: the soup, the garlic bread, the pasta. You'll love it all.

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wow usually im a picky eater but this place was great!!!when i first went inside i was lik uhh i hate small restraunts, which carolinas is, but as we were seated by the sweetist girl ever things got better. She arrived with a garlic cheeze bread then took our meals...i hate the taste of italy and my friend had the chicken alla anthany, both dishes were amazing. After words we shared a slice of tirmusu and had some coffie..very yummy!!great portions,great atmosphere, friendly staff, hily recommended. This family owned restraunt was amazing!

2
★★★★★

wow usually im a picky eater but this place was great!!!when i first went inside i was lik uhh i hate small restraunts, which carolinas is, but as we were seated by the sweetist girl ever things got better. She arrived with a garlic cheeze bread then took our meals...i hate the taste of italy and my friend had the chicken alla anthany, both dishes were amazing. After words we shared a slice of tirmusu and had some coffie..very yummy!!great portions,great atmosphere, friendly staff, hily recommended. This family owned restraunt was amazing!

Pros: everything from the food to the friendly staff was amazing

Cons: small parking lot!

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i went thier this past weekend and i had the most incredable meal the dish was called chicken alla anthony is was delicious it was in an orange sauce a mix of alfrado and meat sauce it had egg plant, spinich, riccota cheese and it even came with a side of pasta in the same sauce but before the meal was even served they brought out this garlic bread that had cheese on it, it was specteculr. this restaurant is a must try

2
★★★★★

i went thier this past weekend and i had the most incredable meal the dish was called chicken alla anthony is was delicious it was in an orange sauce a mix of alfrado and meat sauce it had egg plant, spinich, riccota cheese and it even came with a side of pasta in the same sauce but before the meal was even served they brought out this garlic bread that had cheese on it, it was specteculr. this restaurant is a must try

Pros: small restaurant a server was always around all meals were served with salad bread and spumoni ice cream

Cons: its in a small shopping center parking was scarce in the front but plentyfull in the rear

 

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