Caruso’s Deli is a go-to of many Coeur d’Alene residents, especially in midtown, when in the mood for a great sandwich or artisan pizza.
If you’re looking for a variety of ways to enjoy classic, toasted sandwiches and brick-fired pizza, look no further – You’ve found them!
Caruso’s offers well-prepared food bursting with flavor, with prices that’ll keep you coming back with hungry bellies for more, especially after a long day hiking Canfield or walking Tubbs Hill.
Located in Midtown Coeur d’Alene near Kootenai Health & Albertsons
Located in the same parking lot as Albertson’s and Starbucks, Caruso’s is easily found and even easier to access. You can either take Lincoln Way or N. Government, both of which will bring you right up to this large shopping plaza.
Parking should be a comfortable situation as well, given the plaza location. Though you may find yourself needing to park a little further away than the restaurant entrance during busy hours and weekends.
Ambiance & Seating Explained
Caruso’s ambiance is warm, and presentable, with just a twist of Italian-inspired decore mixed with North Idaho historical flare.
Though maybe not the most charming restaurant in the area, the food is sure to make up for that.
Seating here is almost always available, given the large pad site to work with, and is family-friendly or good for people in large groups.
We’ve never had trouble finding seating here, even during busy hours, though if your group is much larger than six people, you might encounter a bit of wait time for your food.
What to Eat & Drink while at Caruso’s
Loaded with specialty, brick-fired pizzas, oven-roasted sandwiches, and tons of yummy soups, wraps, and pasta; Caruso’s menu aims to give everyone something they’ll love.
We personally love their Chicken Pesto sub, a huge sourdough roll loaded with chicken breast, pesto, bacon, cheddar, and mayo, toasted to perfectly warm gold, and served hot.
But don’t take it from us, there is a vast array of options available, and everything on the menu is highly customizable, including the specialty pizzas or house-famous subs.
There are also some child-friendly options and salads available at Caruso’s Deli for those looking to eat a little lighter or who aren’t quite as hungry to be eating a full meal.
Caruso’s Deli also has a few IPA and draft beer options available, most of them seasonal and locally brewed. The staff here does a great job of making recommendations if you’re not quite sure what you want to drink. Along with alcoholic beverages, you can find your usual fountain drinks, and some healthier options like Kombucha, juices, and sometimes smoothie blends.