Brothers Bart and Sal Evola opened Casa Carini, a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant, in 2007. The atmosphere provides the perfect place for a couple’s date night or a get together among friends.
According to the owners, all the traditional Italian recipes are homemade.
“Our focus is to offer fine-dining at a reasonable price,” Evola said.
Since opening, Casa Carini’s prices have remained the same and recently they began accepting Creek Bucks.
Traditional Italian dishes, such as spaghetti and fettuccini alfredo, are served as well as pizzas and sandwiches.
The owners value community involvement and input in their cuisine. If asked, they will make adjustments as needed for those on special diets.
Additionally, they welcome suggestions for new dishes, especially from those with different backgrounds, in order to accommodate everyone’s tastes.
For couples interested in celebrating Valentine’s Day at Casa Carini, the owners suggest making a reservation. The restaurant is offering a free dessert for couples whom dine-in on Feb. 14.
Campbell couples, however, have the option of a free dessert or 10% off their meal when they present their IDs on Valentine’s.
Campbell student, Kelly McGovern, loves not only the food, but the atmosphere and service at Casa Carini.
“The food is amazing. I’m from New York and the pizza [at Casa Carini] is like what I get back home,” McGovern said. “Every time I go there the staff is so warm and welcoming. Andres, the chef, will come out sometimes and offer a homemade canoli. The inside is beautiful; the walls are painted with murals like you’re in Italy.”
Casa Carini also offers carry-out and catering. Daily specials are listed on the restaurant’s Facebook page and a full menu, as well as hours of operation, is available on the website.
For more information, visit www.casacarini.com, call (910) 814-1156, or stop by 809 W. Front St. in Lillington.
By Catherine Ardoin