The New Cariera’s Cucina Italiana

 A fresh take on the longtime SouthWest Orlando neighborhood favorite.

Over the years, Suite 12 at the Marketplace in Dr. Phillips has been the spot to grab a drink, a great meal, watch “the game” or enjoy live music by popular local talent. This large but cozy establishment evolved over time but a few important things made it a success for years: great food and a friendly, family friendly atmosphere.

Recently, a group of local restaurateurs purchased the restaurant to save it from the downhill trajectory it had taken. Their first move was to renovate the dining room to give guests a cleaner, more modern but still comfortable environment and then, they put together an experienced team with the goal of reviving the space and becoming once again, the best casual Italian restaurant in the neighborhood.

Cariera’s menu features a selection of the Italian classics we all crave but also offers special plates created by a very passionate team led by Chef Rafaelle Marsilio from the Campania region of Italy. Menu items include fish, poultry, salads, soups, sandwiches, pizza and a variety of appetizers. Signature items include Seafood Di Mare with shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels, lobster and other seasonal fish in a spicy marinara sauce and chef’s specialty, Veal Francese, lightly battered veal sautéed with lemon and wine and served on linguine alla marinara. Among starters you will find: antipasto platter, eggplant rolletini and clams casino.  Entrée prices range from $11-$26.  Soups, sandwiches, salads and crispy-crust pizzas range from $6-$15. After dinner, indulge in one of many homemade desserts, including cannoli and tiramisu, made fresh every day.

An extensive wine list and a full service bar is available, offering a wide selection of liquors, ports, and cognacs. And an outdoor lounge area will accommodate those wanting to enjoy a selection of cigars. Open every day for lunch and dinner, Cariera’s is the perfect place to host your next party or social event and to cater from.

Buon Appetito!