5745 Inland Shores Way North
Keizer, OR 97303
503-393-8272 Get Directions
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Chef Jerry Phipps and wife Angie opened "Caruso's Italian Café" in December of 2000. Jerry and Angie's love for good food and wine kindled a desire to bring something special to the Salem/Keizer restaurant scene. Caruso's soft lighting, tasteful music, and simple elegant ambiance, make it a highly desirable destination for that special birthday, anniversary, or just anytime your in the mood for great Italian food. Chef Jerry's culinary background is specialized primarily in Northern Italian cuisine, which he learned under the guidance of Italian chef, Alessandro Fasani. Chef Jerry apprenticed under Alessandro Fasani for several years before taking over the chef duties at the "Park Plaza Restaurant" in Salem, then later "Alessandro's" in Portland, which he operated for five years. Chef Jerry has also chefed at several other notable restaurants, which include "The Prime Rib Riverside" in Salem, "The Oregon Electric Station" in Eugene and "Marco's Café and Espresso Bar" in Portland. Angie, commanding the wait staff, will make you feel as if you have been dining with us for years. Her warm welcoming smile will greet you each time you visit and your pleasant dining experience at "Caruso's" is her number one priority. "Caruso's Italian Café" has received exceptional reviews from the local press, and from diners as well, considering it to be one of the finest restaurants in the Mid Willamette Valley. "Caruso's was named the best new restaurant in Oregon by Mr. Gerry Frank, in his "Friday Surprise" column in the December 7th, 2001 issue of the Oregonian. Caruso's was most recently named "One of the five best kept secrets in Oregon", September 2003 and named as the "Best Italian Restaurant" in the Mid-Valley by area restaurant professionals, October 2003. At "Caruso's" Chef Jerry delights in preparing authentic Northern Italian dishes in their traditional style.
Minimum Purchase of $37.50. Excludes: Holiday/Special Events.