Carino's Italian

★★★☆☆
  • 2033 Ken Pratt Blvd

    Longmont, CO 80501

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  • 303-485-8077

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We've been to Longmont location about 4 times in the last year and a half. Depending on how busy it is and who's cooking it can be indifferent to very good. For example the Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia was very good the first time with just enough heat, the second time it was bland and tasteless. The service is just is iffy. On our last visit our waiter was very pleasant and looked after us, but it was late and another server must have been in a hurry to go home. He took the sugar and other items off the surrounding tables and then ours before our coffee arrived!

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★★★☆☆

We've been to Longmont location about 4 times in the last year and a half. Depending on how busy it is and who's cooking it can be indifferent to very good. For example the Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia was very good the first time with just enough heat, the second time it was bland and tasteless. The service is just is iffy. On our last visit our waiter was very pleasant and looked after us, but it was late and another server must have been in a hurry to go home. He took the sugar and other items off the surrounding tables and then ours before our coffee arrived!

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Great food and a great atmosphere. I really enjoyed the specialty drinks they had. The family specials are a great deal.

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Great food and a great atmosphere. I really enjoyed the specialty drinks they had. The family specials are a great deal.

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Let me tell all of you out there about two bummer episodes at Carino's - Longmont. The first was about a year and a half ago. Having my dinner in the bar, I watched the bartender drop a bottle of wine. The neck broke off, and the reason I know this............he picked up the bottle, poured a glass of wine, which was served out to the dining room and then proceeded to shelve the wine with the other bottles, broken neck and all. I asked for the manager and told him the story. Three weeks later I went back and the same bartender was there. I turned around and left. Now I've always liked certain dishes on the menu, but nevertheless, it took a year before I came back. So, let's fast forward to tonight's episode. I ordered a drink before dinner. Sitting in there watching the bartender make chocolate milk, she proceeded to squeeze Hershey chocolate into the milk bottle and finished the job by wiping the chocolate bottle with her finger and then licking her finger. She then came over to take my dinner order at which time I told her to get the manager. Relating the story to him, he asked if she washed her hands afterward. No!!! "Well" says manager, "There's nothing I can do about it now." Does Longmont have a health inspector?!?!?!

THAT'S IT'S FOR ME, NO MORE CARINO'S.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me tell all of you out there about two bummer episodes at Carino's - Longmont. The first was about a year and a half ago. Having my dinner in the bar, I watched the bartender drop a bottle of wine. The neck broke off, and the reason I know this............he picked up the bottle, poured a glass of wine, which was served out to the dining room and then proceeded to shelve the wine with the other bottles, broken neck and all. I asked for the manager and told him the story. Three weeks later I went back and the same bartender was there. I turned around and left. Now I've always liked certain dishes on the menu, but nevertheless, it took a year before I came back. So, let's fast forward to tonight's episode. I ordered a drink before dinner. Sitting in there watching the bartender make chocolate milk, she proceeded to squeeze Hershey chocolate into the milk bottle and finished the job by wiping the chocolate bottle with her finger and then licking her finger. She then came over to take my dinner order at which time I told her to get the manager. Relating the story to him, he asked if she washed her hands afterward. No!!! "Well" says manager, "There's nothing I can do about it now." Does Longmont have a health inspector?!?!?!

THAT'S IT'S FOR ME, NO MORE CARINO'S.

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My Daughter jad just returned from working in Japan and wanted Italian food. We went to Carino's....BIG MISTAKE !
Waitress took 10 minutes to take drink order and asked if we were in a hurry...we replied NO..just hungry. 30 minutes later drinks show up, bread after asking again..no set-ups on the table no bread plates. Very Noisy atmosphere, waitress with attitude and then announces SHE is a manager having to work tables due to shortage and someone is going to get fired tonight...should have her. Attitude about everything....Olive Garden coming to longmont will BURY this joint ! Was great when first opened and a community supporter....somebody in management must have DIED !
60 minutes total until food arrived and then tried to give us some other tables food....not what we ordered ! Apology for "IDIOTS" in kitchen..they werent the ones who brought the wrong food to the table ! Not a bus boy to be seen..had to beg for refils on water and iced tea....NO tip..zero nada for such poor service. Has absolutely hit bottom !

PROS: Nice selection of food
CONS: New menu: Higher prices - smaller portions (Another mistake)

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★★☆☆☆

My Daughter jad just returned from working in Japan and wanted Italian food. We went to Carino's....BIG MISTAKE !
Waitress took 10 minutes to take drink order and asked if we were in a hurry...we replied NO..just hungry. 30 minutes later drinks show up, bread after asking again..no set-ups on the table no bread plates. Very Noisy atmosphere, waitress with attitude and then announces SHE is a manager having to work tables due to shortage and someone is going to get fired tonight...should have her. Attitude about everything....Olive Garden coming to longmont will BURY this joint ! Was great when first opened and a community supporter....somebody in management must have DIED !
60 minutes total until food arrived and then tried to give us some other tables food....not what we ordered ! Apology for "IDIOTS" in kitchen..they werent the ones who brought the wrong food to the table ! Not a bus boy to be seen..had to beg for refils on water and iced tea....NO tip..zero nada for such poor service. Has absolutely hit bottom !

PROS: Nice selection of food
CONS: New menu: Higher prices - smaller portions (Another mistake)

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This is a chain restaurant serving better than average country Italian food. My favorite part: Fresh baked bread served with roasted garlic and herbs in olive oil in a dipping dish. The Tiramisu (a coffee flavored dessert) is awesome too. The ambiance is like a somewhat noisy old Italian bistro. The food is great and the service is mostly good.

Give it a try!

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★★★★☆

This is a chain restaurant serving better than average country Italian food. My favorite part: Fresh baked bread served with roasted garlic and herbs in olive oil in a dipping dish. The Tiramisu (a coffee flavored dessert) is awesome too. The ambiance is like a somewhat noisy old Italian bistro. The food is great and the service is mostly good.

Give it a try!

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