good italian food, friendly service, romantic dinner, great little place, decent lunch menu, bit overpriced food, nice variety
Great service, consistently good food, must try.
I love Carmines- they treat you like royalty and make just about everyone feel like you are part of an extended Italian family. All the staples are excellent- caprese, the parms, bolognese, arrabbiata, etc and the specials are usually great as well. Last night we had seafood risotto and eggplant rolltini, both excellent.
I thought I was too replete with Italian goodness for dessert, but decided to try the white heart dessert- strawberry sorbet inside, surrounded by vanilla ice cream and a white chocolate shells. Delicious...
We typically go to Carmine's when we have something to do in Century City, but every time I go, I wonder why we do not make a special trip more often,,,
Great Italian food with a Family feal to it.
I went to Carmine's II on a Tuesday night because of a recommendation from a family member. I was pleasantly surprised that the food was SO good, the prices were so reasonable, the service was so great, and the decor was so cool. (Love the Rat Pack feel to everything!)
I had a chicken/pasta special, and my buddy had the Chicken Parmesan. Our appetizer of a simple mozzarella pizza was even great. Definitely get the house wines they recommend...they're perfect, and they know how to match a wine to your taste and foods.
I'd recommend getting a reservation however, because the place is small...and can get busy. Get there early and get a drink at the bar! You'll be treated like family!
I Love Steve!. The only place in town where i feel like i'm at home. The staff not only knows my name, but even asks about my kids! Excellent food! Amazing drinks! Highly recommended,,,
Feels like family!. You feel the warmth the second you walk through the door. The place has a history and a spirit of classic Sinatra - New York style. Carmine and Kim are a magic combination. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly and fast. If you like hot food go for Kim's hot sausages which I eat every time I'm in town. Caprese Salad, the big red wines. I have been going there for five years when I'm in from New York.-they even catered a party I gave for 300 people and blew everyones mind.
Poor service, rude owner, food is nothing special and pricey for what you get. We went here on the recommendation of Citysearch on a random Tuesday night and were profoundly disappointed. The service was slow, it took forever to get seated, the staff was disorganized and the food was nothing special. When I complained that we weren't getting service, the waitress told us that the owner makes all of the decisions about seating (even though the restaurant was half full). The owner never came over to us to accommodate, even though she was plainly in view and knew we were irritated. She just stayed by the bar having drinks with a friend. Strange. There are plenty of spots in BH or Brentwood that serve better Italian food with far less attitude.
Looking for a bar/restaurant to call home, this is it!.
It's my Bar. It's my Restaurant. It can be yours too! Greatest hosts, Carmine and Kim. One of the best bartenders in LA, Steve. Two of the friendliest, talented, well read waiters you will find, Mike and Mikey! Eat at the bar or in the restaurant. Many locals give it great atmospere. Come a few times and you'll quickly become one as well. Ask for Kim's Mom's sausage (from Philly) Kim brings it in special. Kim's black & white pizza is simple and sublime. Best Calamari in town! My personal favorite, Veal Franco. Don't see what you like? Ask for it, they'll make it for you!!
Drinks can be pricey but it keeps out the riff raff! :-)
Carmine's is hella good. I went to Carmine's. I ordered a tasty antipasto. Delicioso. Go there and have some dinner.
Small, but good.. The food is always good here. The staff is casual, but they know what they are doing and are very attentive. We live close by and are always warmly greeted! The food is consistently good and the portion sizes are perfect.
very good service, food, ambiance. This is a very good westside Italian restaurant. Fresh food, generous portions. The staff is extremely attentive. Romantic, but can be noisy when there is live entertainment.
Great little place!. Great pasta for lunch or dinner. I always have to get dessert there too. It's a small place, but not cramped just cozy. The staff is friendly and helpful when ordering. Even the valet is friendly! I always like to bring people here from the east coast who say "there is no good Italian food in L.A."!
Top Italian restaurant in LA area.. I found this place on the web. My first visit I was greeted by the owner with a hug as if we were friends our whole life. The gnocchi is homemade and piping hot and delicious. A tad expensive, but I don't mind for good food and good service. The bartender pours strong drinks. It has a nice dark ambience with an east coast feel. It is a pretty small place, so reservations are usually needed on weekends, and even so there still may be a little wait. But very friends staff and great food make this place on of my favorites.
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