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Caruso's Restaurant

#102 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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434 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8443
+1 520-624-5765
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Verplanck, New York
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited 25 minutes for a table, even though it was a Wednesday night. We then waited 30 minutes for our salad and another 25 for our meals. The waiter was apologetic; however, we had two children at the table and requested that their food be brought out first. It was brought out with the adult meals and was cold.... More 

Thank NicoleL1015
akron oh
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be the worst food I have ever had in a restaurant. We were there for an early dinner, around six on a Friday. Despite the fact that the place was only about one quarter full, they make you wait out on the porch for fifteen minutes to be seated. It goes along with a weird vibe all of... More 

Thank robi32
Arizona, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice old Italian restaurant (been there since 1938) in the old part of Tucson. The food was good-though not great. The salad dressing is amazing! It's a house creamy Italian that is so good I bought some to take home. I'm serious-go for the dressing and vintage location!

Thank 682shaynas
Level Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Caruso's for lunch today. I have heard glowing reviews in the past. What a disappointment. The service was poor. It took our waiter over 15 min to get 2 glasses of water. Then another 15 minutes to come back to get our drinks order. We figured we should order then because he might totally forget us. The shrimp... More 

Thank Mary M
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After all these years, this place still has the most incredible Italian food. You will be stuffed and sad when it's over. Try the Cheese Manicotti! Go when the weather is nice (which is most of the time here) and sit in the garden area. They only have wine for alcohol, but it's a good wine. The service is not... More 

Thank HT_Man
Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to meet friends. Portions are large and service friendly. Lasagna was good and garlic bread served for entire table. Friends complimented salad. Great vegetarian options. Vegetable lasagna and eggplant Parmesan. Very casual but parking difficult and reservations recommended.

Thank Michele E
Sahuarita, Arizona
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was very pleasing and brought many flavors through the food. The service was good, very polite and welcoming. The people that come to this restaurant are all family friendly and there are different kind of people that come. Honestly, I felt like I was in one of those movies where it's one of those crazy Italian families, that... More 

Thank kieri p
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Warm atmosphere, pleasant service, good pasta and excellent sauces! Lashings of terrific garlic bread, fresh-tasting salads and cannoli to die for!

Thank Lilo S
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Old school Italian - I love the atmosphere here. Friendly, attentive, and helpful service. We ordered 4 desserts - 2 cannoli (because they were out of tiramisu), frozen cappuccino cake, and another frozen marzipan coconut dessert (can't remember the name) - but they were all delicious. I want to come back here for a full meal.

Thank laurieh587
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a fun and Tasty meal here. The lasagna was wonderful, delicious sauce. Chicken parmesan good, but the meat was a bit bland.(but cheesy sauce added taste) Big basket of garlic bread. Friendly efficient service. Do you remember Royal Crown Cola?, it's on fountain here and it's good.

Thank kay k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8443
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-624-5765

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