Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach

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Caruso’s oceanfront restaurant features al fresco seating over the sand alongside a stylish and sparkling interior with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean.

At Caruso’s, Chef Massimo introduces a taste of Southern Italy to coastal Montecito through signature dishes that utilize the highest-quality ingredients sourced from neighboring farmers, fisherman and ranchers. Menu highlights include starters such as Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market Salad, Hand-pulled Burrata and Baja Kampachi Crudo; homemade pastas range from the chef’s signature Carbonara to Uni Tagliolini; and main courses include Pan Roasted Petrale Sole and Grass-fed Watkins Ranch Filet.

To enhance the experience for our guests, we kindly ask that all diners adhere to a Business Casual dress code. We therefore suggest collared shirts for gentlemen. We consider hats, shorts, overly provocative clothing, and flip-flops too informal. Thank you for helping us provide an exceptional dining experience.
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome! The place is amazing. Must return!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hello Steve Arino, Grazie for being with us. I can't wait to take of you personally. Best Regards, Chef Massimo

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, beautiful people and beautiful food. A definite beauty.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Peter, Grazie Mille for visiting us. We are so happy that you enjoyed! I look forward to see you again. Best Chef Massimo

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LB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and good and ambience!!! Loved every minute!!!

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Linda, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted try try Caruso’s for my birthday and were very pleased with the service, quality of food, menu variety and location! We sat right above the beach and could hear the waves breaking on the beach while we watched an amazing sunset. Our waiter Don couldn’t have been more attentive and friendly. They honored our request to be seated on the patio and even delivered a special birthday dessert. We had read and heard some negative reviews but that was not our experience at All! Highly recommend, what a special place!

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Alexandra, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We will recognize Dan for you, we are so blessed to have him. I look forward to see you again in the restaurant and personally take care of you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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RA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance. Great combination in any successful business. Very well run resturante. Highly recommend.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hello Ramon, Thank you very much for the kind words, We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcome you back in Caruso's. Best Chef Massimo

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Central Coast
56 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful location, nice service, and good food, but noisy and over-priced.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello My Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my apologies if the experience was not up to your expectation. We do support only local farmers, small boat fishermen and ranchers. As an example even the extra virgin olive oil comes from the Montecito and Santa Barbara hills. I hope you will give us another opportunity. Please contact me directly to the resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday dinner! Can’t wait to go back. The hotel is perfection!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and ambiance.
The T-bone steak was overly salted (kind of a salt lick really) and the romanesco side was fair.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello My friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Sincere apologies for the steak. I would love to make you another one Please contact me directly at the resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service, beautiful setting, solid menu but aside from the sweet corn soup everything fell fairly flat on the pallet. Would give it another shot but initial reaction was that it didn’t hit the high notes with the actual meal I was expecting.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello My Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if the food was not prepared as your liking. I assure you that these are not our standards. Please allow me to invite you back so I can personally take care of you. You can reach out directly at the Resort Email. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards Chef Massimo

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OT
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the setting with a beautiful view of the ocean. The bar service was kind of slow, and the champagne wasn’t chilled enough , but our excellent waiter had a great attitude and tried to solve the problem. Then, I ordered a saffron capellini or spaghetti, don’t remember well, had good taste but nothing close to saffron.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello muy friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and I am disappointed that you did not familiarize with the spaghetti dish. The saffron is actually used in the water to make the pasta dough; it is very light and subtle in order to do not overpower the spot prawns, clams and tomato. I hope you will give us another opportunity so I can personally take care of you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the awesome oceanfront patio! Our table was under the heaters and it made for an even better night. Halfway through dinner, they opened the rooftop exposing the stars. Nice touch! Loved our Prime Porterhouse steak for two entree and all the accompaniments. Great meal, great service, great dinner!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hello Dinner Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to see you again and we will certainly share your kind words with the team Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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KI
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was a beautiful and special dining experience in every way. I was taking a client and a friend out for dinner and hd never been to Caruso's but it had been highly recommended. It did not disappoint. the setting overlooking the ocean was exquisite, the food was excellent and the service was wonderful. the decor was classy. there was not one thing about this restaurant that I would not give a 5 star rating. Excellent in every way.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello K Immer, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's and for the kind words. I will certainly share with the team. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcome you again at the restaurant. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, efficient, friendly service . We like the food and the portions ..are ... not too large .....
No hurry to leave your table and really a great experience.
Oysters were fresh of course ... and pasta dishes innovative and great tasting herbs within them .
Desserts interesting and appropriate portion size .
It was my husbands birthday and they remembered and wished him birthday wishes ....

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Sancerre, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Would love to see you again soon and will share your praises to the team. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the best dinner I've ever had. I only dinged the value because it's not inexpensive and people should realize that. But if you have a special occasion, this is a fantastic choice. Had the Fluke, Risotto, Black Cod, Cippino, Special Margarita and Pacifica Spritzer, Fruit and creme brulee. Each one was so different and amazing in their own way.

The food here puts all others to shame, even down to Solvang for shortbread cookies.

Dan our server was perfect for us.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello David, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. We are humbled from your feedback and surely we will share with the team. Dan is still a superstar! I hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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y
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

beautiful location! I was a little put off about the set menu for lunch. It was way more food than we were wanting on a Saturday. The ambiance is incredible,however, there is a train that plows through every so often. that definitely caught me off guard!

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello Yummy, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Yes indeed the Brunch is very opulent. It is our way to celebrate Sundays on the Riviera with Mediterranean on the hearth. I hope to see you again soon perhaps for dinner. Would love to personally take care of you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! The service was amazing.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello My friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you really enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The setting on the beach was magnificent as was the service. Unfortunately, the food was not up to the challenge. Half of us liked our meal and half did not like our meal. For the prices being paid, Caruso's needs to up their game.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hello Kathy, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if the food was not prepared as your liking. I assure you that these are not our standards. Please allow me to invite you back so I can personally take care of you. You can reach out directly at the Resort Email. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards Chef Massimo

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VN
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Slow and confused kitchen the night we dined.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on October 4, 2019

Dear Vincent, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Would love to hear more about your feedback. Please reach out to the Resort E Mail, they will forward to me. I hope you will allow us to take care of you again. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hello My Ed Be, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Best Regards, Chef Massimo

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o
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The setting of the restaurant is excellent. The servers were attentive. However, the food was a big disappointment. My salmon was undercooked, my friend's duck was so raw and rubbery that she sent it back. We expected the 'Roman" pizzas to be amazing as apparently they are made from an ancient recipe that the chef knows from Italy. It was average at best. Out pasta (the one recommended by our server - the carbonara) was overcooked and gummy. The farmer's salad was very good. We won't return although I would visit the property for a drink.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello Omaha, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if the experience and the food was not to you liking. I want to ensure you that these are not our standards. I would love to invite you back if you allow me. Please reach out directly to the resort e Mail they will forward it to me. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Chef Massimo

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!! The food and the service were outstanding!!!

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hello My Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We will make sure to share with the team that you really enjoyed the experience We also look forward to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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KH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caruso’s is a gorgeous, elegant restaurant just steps from the ocean. Beautiful sunsets! The service was excellent - friendly, not pretentious at all, as might be expected in such an upscale venue. Food was amazing as were the cocktails! Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion!

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hello Kathy, Thank you very much for joining us for Dinner at Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and humbled by your kind words. Can't wait to welcome you again. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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c
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is beautiful. The wait staff very professional. We dined at 8:00, post sunset. I would imagine an amazing view from this ocean front dining experience.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello Craig, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's and for the kind words. We look forward to see you you again soon. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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JW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about how gracious and helpful Dan was! He was not our server, but we've known him from previous restaurants and he made a point to stop by our table several times throughout the evening. He even saved the day, noticing that I had my entree but my husband had not. He checked with the kitchen, discovered my husband's order had been neglected and quickly rectified the error. We hope the other servers will rise to this caliber of stellar service in the future!

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello Jill, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. Yes indeed Dan is awesome!! We are so blessed to have him. We surely will share with the team your recognition! Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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MC
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francisco was amazing, kind, humble with a servants heart. Food was epic. It was too loud however with the tables being so close together.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hello Michael, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience. We will surely recognize Francisco and we look forward to see you again. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

47th Anniversary celebration

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Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello My Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso. We are glad that you enjoyed your anniversary. Best Regards, Chef Massimo

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I eat at a lot of very nice restaurants. This is one of the best meal's we have had.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 10, 2019

Hello Ken, Thank you very much for the five star rating and the kind words. I shared your comments with the team. We really appreciate your support. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Great setting but that’s about it.

y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Of the four dishes we tried, the simplest were the best. Charred octopus and burrata with chick peas sounds promising but didn't work as a combination. But the best tiramisu I've had in the U.S. None the less, a beautiful way to spend an evening.

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Responded on September 8, 2019

Hello Yummy, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am happy that you really enjoyed some of the dishes but I am disappointed as well that the experience was not completely fulfilling for you. The preparation of the Octopus is very particular and lots of people love it, I apologize if it did not worked for you. Please allow me to invite you back so I can personally take care of you. You can e mail me directly at the Resort E mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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A
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Mixed up order twice
Food very mediocre

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 6, 2019

Hello Alan, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies for your poor experience. Would love to invite you back if you allow us. Please mail me directly at the resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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JH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

An okay restaurant in a beautiful hotel, that fell short on delivering excellent food or even above average service, to match the high-end luxury hotel that is its home. The food was fine, with some dishes being yummier than others. But combined with the poor service (waiting for a table even with a reservation, ignoring the note regarding patio seating even though it is a dog-friendly hotel, long wait for a particular bottle of wine that was not easily accessible even though it was on the menu, long wait time between courses, etc.) did not deliver appropriate value for the price ($25 for a pasta.)

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on September 3, 2019

Dear Jess Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if we do not delivered the experience that you expected. Would love to invite you back if you allow us. Please e mail me directly on the Resort Mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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LA
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW!!!!!!! The Biltmore and El Encanto have some real new competition. The Rosewood Miramar is absolutely stunning and Caruso's restaurant is wonderful. Physically located right on the beach, Caruso's offers white dinner jacket service (we were there for brunch) with beautifully presented, delicious food. Their $85 brunch is spectacular. It's not a buffet (thank God) but a fixed 3 course meal (with lots of choices) plus a wonderful appetiser plate of jumbo shrimp and oysters. Champagne flows freely and the views can't be beat. I'm a OpenTable VIP and I'm telling you, in my estimation, its all perfect at Caruso's.

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Responded on September 4, 2019

Hello LACA4ME, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's and for the kind words. I shared with the team and they are very happy that you enjoyed the experience. We are truly humbled from your comments. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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CW
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had one of the worst dinners ever. Service was awful and confused. It took 20 minutes to even see a waiter. We received our wine before the water. 2 salads were delivered and the rest of our party sat and waited for our salads. Eventually the missing salads appeared. We ordered a pizza as an appetizer and that appeared after we inquired 2x. Silver was randomly removed and not replaced. The food was mediocre at best. I rarely post a bad review but this dinner was awful in every respect. We wish we had eaten at our hotel- the Bella Vista at the Four Seasons instead. It is awesome!

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Responded on September 1, 2019

Hello Carolyn, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies for the poor experience. Certainly these are not our standards. Please allow me to invite you back and personally take care of you if you are planning to stay in town little longer. I look forward to hearing from you directly on the Resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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GC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond outstanding.
Food and service were the top.

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Responded on September 3, 2019

Hello Gary, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's and for the kind words. I shared with the team and they are very happy that you enjoyed the experience. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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f
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal at Caruso's. The main course was truly superb. One member in our party was a vegetarian and her meal was not as outstanding as the main courses that we had. Overall, unique and special evening.

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Responded on September 7, 2019

Hello Foodiedelight, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's and for the kind words. I shared with the team and they are very happy that you enjoyed the experience. We can't wait to welcoming you back in Caruso's. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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OE
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Daughter was in town

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hello my Friend, Thank you very much for the five star Rating, We are happy that you enjoyed some family time. We look forward to welcoming you back in Caruso's Best Regards, Chef Massimo

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T
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and amazing service. Recommend the pasta!

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hello Tina, Thank you very much for the five star Rating, We are happy that you enjoyed the pasta. Best Regards, Chef Massimo

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful and special. However, please work on service and food. Our server was very nice. It was not his fault that the kitchen was slow...even though the restaurant was not full. As for value, some of the entrees were over the top in their pricing. The prices did not coincide with the meager portions. The Miramar is such a wonderful addition to our community .
Perhaps the level of food and service could be re-evaluated.

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hello Jean, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if the overall experience was not up to your expectation. I would love to invite you back and personally take care of you if you allow me. Please send me a mail to the Resort e mail directly. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Chef Massimo

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to our server Matthew at the Caruso restaurant for opening a fresh bottle of Champaign when my wife commented that the pouring seemed flat in her glass. That level of service can only be expected at a five star establishment and says good value to its customers.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello Stan, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's and for recognizing Matthew. We look forward to welcome you again at the restaurant. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

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JC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wewere celebrations our 60th Wedding Anniversary at ThenMiramar
and we were not disappointed.

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