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Cafe Carolina

Chef Giuseppe Dossi, from beautiful Lago di Garda in northern Italy, invites you to experience authentic Italian food as it was meant to be – fresh, delicious, and made with passion!

Formerly of Il Fornaio/Manhattan Beach and Prego/Beverly Hills – after earliest inspiration and instruction at his mother"s side! – Chef Giuseppe is committed to bringing you a culinary experience his "Mama" would be proud of!

We are also proud to serve, to the extent possible, organic products in an earth-friendly facility. We firmly believe organic ingredients are the healthier and tastier choice, for both our bodies and the soil.

Come experience our warm, inviting trattoria-style atmosphere – perfect for your dining delight. While we are not a vegetarian restaurant, we understand the needs of vegetarians, as well as vegans (the chef was a vegetarian for many years). Let us know of any special requests. Menu may change without notice.
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137 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(137 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 137 reviews
5 stars
(76)
4 stars
(41)
3 stars
(14)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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  • neighborhood gem(96)
  • fit for foodies(63)
  • special occasion(35)
  • good for groups(30)
  • romantic(18)
  • kid-friendly(12)
Cafe Carolina Reviews List
Review 1 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2010
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Review 2 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 8 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2005
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Review 9 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Totally enjoyed our Valentine's dinner and our waitress Isabella was outstanding!"
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
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Review 11 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Unique Organic Italian

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We've been going to Cafe Carolina for years. It's a great family run restaurant with interesting and unique organic Italian food. Their menu changes with the seasons and they typically feature specials from different regions of Italy. Consistently good food."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
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Review 13 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Service was great, our server was attentive and friendly. I wasn't overly impressed with my particular dish, but other than that, I would come again and try something else. I enjoyed my dining experience."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
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Review 14 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great neighborhood restaurant! Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 16 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
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Review 17 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
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Review 18 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Fabulous menu – totally excellent dining experience. Will be going back often."
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2008
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Review 19 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The food was just so-so. The pasta was under cooked and not hot. We felt very rushed even though the restaurant was now very crowded"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
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Review 20 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2001
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Review 21 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 22 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New Year's Eve

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"It was the first visit to Cafe Carolina for everyone in our party of 6. We were all impressed. The food was all very fresh, home made pasta, vegetarian options. The staff was very busy but attentive. We will definitely return."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/23/2015
 2007
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Review 26 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great trattoria

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Very comfortable and basic decor, but the food was outstanding! They provide an authentic Italian dining experience and feature a different region each month. Ours was Sicily and there were local wines recommended for each course. The Fogata appetizer (beef liver and onion) was delicious, salad perfect, my wife's lasagna was meaty and my salmon in parchment with mushrooms and fresh veggies was outstanding. We had no room for dessert. Street parking was available. Only glitch was they didn't report our points to OpenTable and had to follow-up but OT customer service took care of that quickly. Highly recommend Cafe Carolina!"
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2005
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Review 28 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Food and Variety

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I came to Cafe Carolina with a group of 7. The menu had such a large variety we were all pleased that this restaurant offers an option for half orders of pasta. Many of us tried two different half pasta dishes to be able to try more of the tempting selections. We were not disappointed. The Gnocchi and the Pollo pasta were the favorites of the group. We had a lovely and helpful server as well. I would recommend."
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
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Review 33 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 34 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 35 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/05/2015
 2004
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Review 38 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

One of my new favorites!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Several years ago when we tried this restaurant, it was almost empty and the service was unbearably slow. What a turnaround! This time the restaurant filled up quickly even on a weeknight, and the service was prompt, friendly and helpful. The eggplant parmesan was exceptional. So fresh and flavorful -- not breaded and fried. My friend had the gnocchi, which she said was delicious, too. Altogether it was a delightful evening. Cafe Carolina could become a new favorite."
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2013
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice neighborhood spot

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The restaurant is comfortable and well decorated, and the people who work there are extremely nice. The food is quite good, and you can carry on a conversation with friends without yelling to be heard. This goes a long way in making this a restaurant I would go back to. It's a perfect local spot to have an informal and good dinner after a movie."
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 42 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We enjoyed our first visit. A wonderful find near our home. We will be back."
Dined on 10/20/2015
 2013
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Review 43 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2005
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 44 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A local Gem Revisited but don't order the steak

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We have lived in the neighborhood for 30 years and have only been here once so we thought we would walk down to the boulevard and try it again. The service was great, waitress was very knowledgeable. My husband ordered the steak and although it had a nice flavor it was tough. I could not eat the bite he shared with me. We should have sent it back but he powered through, however we did mentioned it to the waitress. It would have been nice to have been offered a few dollars off one of our starters as compensation."
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 45 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

our new favorite place

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great neighborhood find

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Cafe Carolina is a great neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Encino. Many of the locals go here for good food and good conversation. The staff are very friendly and the chef even comes out of the kitchen from time to time to greet you and get your opinion of the food. They have monthly specials that concentrate on specific areas of Italy and Sicily each month. Try this restaurant and you won't be disappointed."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Review 48 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2006
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 50 for Cafe Carolina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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