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685 Main St, Melrose, MA | Directions 0217642.458954 -71.062917
Good food, great location, cluttered dining room – Carusos could be such a gem if it got a massive makeover. Nearby eateries like La Vita Mia - just a few miles down the street - put Caruso's to shame. Caruso's dining area is so old and cluttered it makes me feel like I'm eating in the dusty back room of a museum. The linoleum floors look like they're from the 1950's, the wobbly, sticky furniture from the 1960's, and all the memorabilia commemorating Don Caruso's life makes me feel like the place is a mausoleum. The food at Caruso's is good - not great. The kitchen is clean, spacious, and visible. But the dining area is why I won't go there. It's too bad, the location is amazing, with wonderful views of the gazebo and lake - Caruso's could be a premier regional dining destination if the owner would simply get over himself and clean the place up.
caruso – hey i got a review, Sammy123, if you ever even fathom calling my uncle rude, ignorant, and a disgrace again, ill show you what it really means to be embarresed you ignorant low life lazy mentally challenged half brain. you wouldnt know what hard work or pizza was if it clocked you in the face, and if you think im just talking trash, my number is 781 308 7028 and ill be happy to verbally confront you on the situation anywhere and anytime. do everyone a favor and get off this sight before you disgrace yourself any more.
Rude Owner – I went to this place after leaving my very sick mother at Melrose Wakefield hospital. My sister and her husband are from out of town and I thought Caruso's would be a good choice to take our minds of our troubles. The food we ordered was one 1 white zaza pizza, escarole soup, and two subs. First, the pizza came and was a red pizza not white. So we asked the waitress and she said we ordered the red pizza. Then the owner, who is an older Italian man came over and starting yelling in the middle of the restaurant. He yelled at his staff and then he grunted at us. next, the subs came to the table along with 2 soups. We explained we only got one soup. The waitress quickly took back the soup and we continued to eat. Next, the white pizza arrived to the table. The owner came over and again said we ordered the wrong pizza and we need to be careful at what we asked for because he lost money on the first pizza. He said this several more times very loudly in the restaurant for everyone to hear. I was so upset at the bad day my family was already having I just wanted to eat fast and get out of that place. The food is fairly good but this out ways the very unpleasant service that we received from the owner. I will never step foot in that restaurant again!!!! I will stick to Pisa Pizza in Malden if I want a slice of good pizza and friendly service.
don michele- – i ate last night at caruso's pizza in melrose mass-the service was terrible. we waited 20 minutes for a waitress. then my mother went to say hi to the grumpy old owner don michele. all of a sudden he screemed in front of 4 tables of people. i saw you coming in and i will get to you when i feel like it. we were so embarrassed. we went there since we were little kids when the old buck had no customers. he is so rude and ignorant. save yiour $$ go somewhere else..he is a disgrace!
Best Pizza this side of 495 – Caruso's has delicious, traditional pizza. Thin crust, great sauce, just the right amount of cheese. You must try their secret Zazza combo! Sweet sauce lovers look elsewhere. No fancy toppings; try Antonio's in Amherst, MA for the best pizza ever.
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