Contrary to popular belief, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a lawsuit. Enjoy Italian cuisine without fear of physical reprisal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine pastas, pizzas, and more at Cariera's Cucina Italiana. Diners can redeem this deal at either the Dr. Phillips Boulevard or Narcoosee Road location.
Drawn from globally pleasing Italian recipes, Cariera's Marketplace and Cornerstone menus feature an array of classic antipasti, gourmet pizzas, and pastas. Begin a meal in traditional fashion with an antipasto of steamed mussels ($11.50), or audibly crunch into an order of the flaky fried calamari that is lightly floured and served with lemon and marinara sauce ($10.50). Patrons can retrieve forkfuls of pasta with an order of linguine and clams ($19.95), or enjoy pasta in a less prominent role with the veal marsala ($19.95), which is sautéed with mushrooms and marsala wine and includes a house salad or soup. Unlike an anchovy cocktail, a piece of tiramisu is a fitting dessert as the sun sets over the breezy outdoor patio of either location.
While shady, fan-bedecked covered patios absorb the radiant energy of warm Florida sunshine, the warm-hued walls and Italianate accents of Cariera's dining rooms surround diners with Old World charm, complemented by a generous waitstaff. Take a casual date and share a pasta dish, or go black-tie with friends and have a formal meatball-eating contest.
Cariera's Cucina Italiana was named Best Family Restaurant by readers of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin. The Cornerstone location received a 4.5-star average from four Yelpers and the Marketplace location received a 3.5-star average from seven Yelpers. TripAdvisors give the Marketplace location an average of four owl eyes.
- The food was delicious ( and won raves from my picky family), the service was terrific, and the whole experience could not have been better. – IndieAtlantic, TripAdvisor
- Whatever you order here, you can't go wrong. In the mood for pizza? Dynamite. Want the old Italian classic gnocchi? Find it here. Italian wedding soup? Mini-meatball-tastic. – Anthony C., Marketplace location, Yelp