Caro Amico

★★★★★
  • 3606 SW Barbur Blvd

    Portland, OR 97239

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  • 503-223-6895

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Caro Amico is great dont get me wrong, but I was their on wednesday night.10-26-2011, and i order the angel hair pasta with pesto sauce and sausage, but all i got was a pile of crap on my plate,The angel pesto look like glue on my plate,

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★★★★★

Caro Amico is great dont get me wrong, but I was their on wednesday night.10-26-2011, and i order the angel hair pasta with pesto sauce and sausage, but all i got was a pile of crap on my plate,The angel pesto look like glue on my plate,

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Three years ago I told everyone "Caro Amico is the best Italian food in the city". Tonight, I brought the family down for the first time in a two years. Pathetic! What happened?! Canalloni was terrible; the filling looked like something

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★★★★★

Three years ago I told everyone "Caro Amico is the best Italian food in the city". Tonight, I brought the family down for the first time in a two years. Pathetic! What happened?! Canalloni was terrible; the filling looked like something

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I have been here quite a few times and I love the bar most of all. If you get a chance to sit in the upper dining area, the view is great!

The pizza is great and so are the calzones!

It's a great location off Barbur and the Ross Island bridge is real close for the SE Folks.

I have always had great servce!

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★★★★★

I have been here quite a few times and I love the bar most of all. If you get a chance to sit in the upper dining area, the view is great!

The pizza is great and so are the calzones!

It's a great location off Barbur and the Ross Island bridge is real close for the SE Folks.

I have always had great servce!

Pros: Great whiskey and 7's

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Good service, and OK bread. That's it for the positives. Overpriced (wayyy!) and small portions, skimpy on cheese (I had the Calzone and it was mostly marinara sauce and raw veggies inside--really pretty awful). Chicken Piccata was $19, and chicken was flavorless--alfredo was floury. The $21 Baked ravioli with shrimp, again was smothered in red sauce and only had five small ravioli with little to make it anything beyond amateur chefish. The "jumbo" stuffed mushrooms were each about an inch wide, and had about 1/2 teaspoon of stuffing. I was appalled at this meal, and will never return to or suggest this restaurant. The people who gave good reviews have probably not had good italian food. The Macaroni Grill happy hour food was far superior to this and was about $12 total.

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★☆☆☆☆

Good service, and OK bread. That's it for the positives. Overpriced (wayyy!) and small portions, skimpy on cheese (I had the Calzone and it was mostly marinara sauce and raw veggies inside--really pretty awful). Chicken Piccata was $19, and chicken was flavorless--alfredo was floury. The $21 Baked ravioli with shrimp, again was smothered in red sauce and only had five small ravioli with little to make it anything beyond amateur chefish. The "jumbo" stuffed mushrooms were each about an inch wide, and had about 1/2 teaspoon of stuffing. I was appalled at this meal, and will never return to or suggest this restaurant. The people who gave good reviews have probably not had good italian food. The Macaroni Grill happy hour food was far superior to this and was about $12 total.

Pros: Service, Bread OK

Cons: Small Portions, No Cheese, No Taste

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If you are looking for a very casual & affordable place for some Italian food - this is a good spot. The meal are well proportioned, and the food is very good.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a very casual & affordable place for some Italian food - this is a good spot. The meal are well proportioned, and the food is very good.

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Great atmosphere and garlic bread!!! The food is always good and interesting. I would recommend this to anyone, have been coming here for a very long time. Give it a try.

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere and garlic bread!!! The food is always good and interesting. I would recommend this to anyone, have been coming here for a very long time. Give it a try.

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We have been there 30+ times since the late 70's and have never had a bad meal or service. The drinks are also always good. Parking can be tight on some nights and so is the seating in the main dining area. But overall the food is the reason to go there, and it's sister restaurant in NE PDX, Amalfi's on Fremont.

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We have been there 30+ times since the late 70's and have never had a bad meal or service. The drinks are also always good. Parking can be tight on some nights and so is the seating in the main dining area. But overall the food is the reason to go there, and it's sister restaurant in NE PDX, Amalfi's on Fremont.

Pros: Location

Cons: Seating on main level

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This was the first restaurant I visited as a freshman at Lewis and Clark College in 1967. It remains a favorite. The setting is casual and relaxed.The food is consistently good..especially the thin crusted pizzas. Definitely worth a trip across the river.

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This was the first restaurant I visited as a freshman at Lewis and Clark College in 1967. It remains a favorite. The setting is casual and relaxed.The food is consistently good..especially the thin crusted pizzas. Definitely worth a trip across the river.

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So many ways to build the perfect pizza...how many places have capers and salmon as topping options?

The ambience is cozy and warm, there is a great patio for summertime dining with a lovely view. So far, I'm addicted to the pizza, but one of these days, I'm going to branch out and try something else off the tempting menu.

Service is adequate; I can't complain, but I can't muster a cheer either. It was good enough. The food is what keeps me coming back.

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★★★★★

So many ways to build the perfect pizza...how many places have capers and salmon as topping options?

The ambience is cozy and warm, there is a great patio for summertime dining with a lovely view. So far, I'm addicted to the pizza, but one of these days, I'm going to branch out and try something else off the tempting menu.

Service is adequate; I can't complain, but I can't muster a cheer either. It was good enough. The food is what keeps me coming back.

Pros: The food! The abmience and patio in the summer

Cons: Service....was not bad but was not stellar.

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I have recently started frequenting Caro Amico now that they are open for lunch and I love it! The food is always great and you get your money's worth. They have excellent specials and the setting is very cute. Excellent food and I always get excellent service when I go. Their lunch menu is extensive and is very reasonably priced. Check them out if you love italian food!

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★★★★★

I have recently started frequenting Caro Amico now that they are open for lunch and I love it! The food is always great and you get your money's worth. They have excellent specials and the setting is very cute. Excellent food and I always get excellent service when I go. Their lunch menu is extensive and is very reasonably priced. Check them out if you love italian food!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Nothing!

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I used to live in PDX and go here, so on a recent trip had to check it out again. The service was horrible. Our food came out COLD, and had to be sent back for re-heating. We were put upstairs and forgotten. At one point, we hadn't seen our waitress in over 1/2 hour, and I had to go downstairs and find her. I couldn't believe how bad the service was, as I always loved the place.

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★★★☆☆

I used to live in PDX and go here, so on a recent trip had to check it out again. The service was horrible. Our food came out COLD, and had to be sent back for re-heating. We were put upstairs and forgotten. At one point, we hadn't seen our waitress in over 1/2 hour, and I had to go downstairs and find her. I couldn't believe how bad the service was, as I always loved the place.

Pros: Historic

Cons: Service

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I can not express my absolute LOVE for Caro Amico's. My husband and I have been to nearly every restaurant in the Portland area and if you are looking for absolutely amazing Italian food, Caro Amico's is the spot. The servers are friendly and attentive and have great recommendations. If you see the Seafood Cannelloni on the specials menu, do NOT pass it up! Caro Amico's will remain TOP ITALIAN on our list!

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I can not express my absolute LOVE for Caro Amico's. My husband and I have been to nearly every restaurant in the Portland area and if you are looking for absolutely amazing Italian food, Caro Amico's is the spot. The servers are friendly and attentive and have great recommendations. If you see the Seafood Cannelloni on the specials menu, do NOT pass it up! Caro Amico's will remain TOP ITALIAN on our list!

Pros: Wonderful food, friendly waitstaff, always consistent

Cons: Only open for dinner

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caro amico is a personal favorite of one noosh. in fact, he's never had a bad meal or even anything close. every salad is delicious and each dish is hand crafted with precision (and a sprinkle of love). the service is fit for royalty and as king of food critics, the noosh can appreciate some of that, eh. the noosh reccomends dining in the bar for a slew of reasons, including a great TV for watching sports, more personal/chatty service, a "happy hour" menu that has smaller renditions of favorites from the full menu and who doesn't like being surrounded by so much booze. bring a wheelchair, because you are going to need to be rolled out post meal. good day.

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★★★★★

caro amico is a personal favorite of one noosh. in fact, he's never had a bad meal or even anything close. every salad is delicious and each dish is hand crafted with precision (and a sprinkle of love). the service is fit for royalty and as king of food critics, the noosh can appreciate some of that, eh. the noosh reccomends dining in the bar for a slew of reasons, including a great TV for watching sports, more personal/chatty service, a "happy hour" menu that has smaller renditions of favorites from the full menu and who doesn't like being surrounded by so much booze. bring a wheelchair, because you are going to need to be rolled out post meal. good day.

Pros: great service, amazing food, parking lot

Cons: not open 24/7

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On Sunday, July 10, we celebrated my son's 40th birthday with a group of 19, eight of whom were children. It was a marvelous experience!! Butch, the manager, had set up two booths with crayons and butcher paper to keep the children occupied while the adults visited. The staff interacted with the children and made sure that they had exactly what they wanted to eat. I I have also taken my grandchildren just for casual dining and have had no problem finding them something they wanted to eat. In fact....I have frequently taken a wheelchair bound grandson, for dinner (his favorite place to eat in all of Portland). The staff meets us at the side door and our dinners there have been most pleasant!! I give this place a #1 rating for children and our group experience was simply wonderful.

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On Sunday, July 10, we celebrated my son's 40th birthday with a group of 19, eight of whom were children. It was a marvelous experience!! Butch, the manager, had set up two booths with crayons and butcher paper to keep the children occupied while the adults visited. The staff interacted with the children and made sure that they had exactly what they wanted to eat. I I have also taken my grandchildren just for casual dining and have had no problem finding them something they wanted to eat. In fact....I have frequently taken a wheelchair bound grandson, for dinner (his favorite place to eat in all of Portland). The staff meets us at the side door and our dinners there have been most pleasant!! I give this place a #1 rating for children and our group experience was simply wonderful.

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UPDATE, original from 2005. Because our family has gone to Caro's for decades, it's sad to know they are not as good as they used to be. They have slipped a bit with food and service, I hope they improve because we have so many memories. Original posting from 2005: "My family were patrons of the old Caro Amico's and the new generation also finds Caro Amico fabulous. The pasta dishes are always consistent and flavorful. We also enjoy the friendly, courteous service. The place is certainly unpretentious, which makes a far more relaxing dining experience. Never had a complaint and recommend this place to all old world Italian fans! Dining on the patio or view seats is romantic with a great bottle of wine."

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★★★★☆

UPDATE, original from 2005. Because our family has gone to Caro's for decades, it's sad to know they are not as good as they used to be. They have slipped a bit with food and service, I hope they improve because we have so many memories. Original posting from 2005: "My family were patrons of the old Caro Amico's and the new generation also finds Caro Amico fabulous. The pasta dishes are always consistent and flavorful. We also enjoy the friendly, courteous service. The place is certainly unpretentious, which makes a far more relaxing dining experience. Never had a complaint and recommend this place to all old world Italian fans! Dining on the patio or view seats is romantic with a great bottle of wine."

Pros: cuisine, service, consistent

Cons: parking at times

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Absolutely the best pizza, even a thousand miles away!! My husband and I had a weekly routine in going to Caro Amico's when we lived in Portland. We just recently moved about a year ago and miss our favorite restaurant!! Every time we visit Portland, it's on the top of our list to go to. The pizza is perfect....thin and crispy crust...flavorful sauce with just the right seasonings and fresh toppings of your choice. My personal favorite is Stevie's Wonder with red sauce and then add fresh tomato!!! Yum...Definately a "Must Go To" Place

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Absolutely the best pizza, even a thousand miles away!! My husband and I had a weekly routine in going to Caro Amico's when we lived in Portland. We just recently moved about a year ago and miss our favorite restaurant!! Every time we visit Portland, it's on the top of our list to go to. The pizza is perfect....thin and crispy crust...flavorful sauce with just the right seasonings and fresh toppings of your choice. My personal favorite is Stevie's Wonder with red sauce and then add fresh tomato!!! Yum...Definately a "Must Go To" Place

 

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