Whether dining al fresco* or inside the elegant two level dining room, even the most demanding taste buds will be overjoyed by Carmine’s impressive menu selections. Signature dishes include clams and oysters on the half shell, steaks and chops grilled to perfection, melt-in-your-mouth veal and chicken dishes, and of course generous portions of award-winning pastas. From the moment you are seated and served, you’ll understand why Carmine’s is packed with food aficionados every night of the week. Open Saturday & Sunday for brunch.
*Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept reservations for the outdoor patio garden.
Brought 8 people for dinner. I have been here many times. Restaurant half empty inside and they seat us in from of the restrooms. Waiter was nice but nothing exceptional.
Everything was great except the language coming from the upstairs kitchen which we were sitting outside of
with young children
Requested patio as we were celebrating a birthday. They were not able to seat us there. Sat us upstairs in a very noisy congested room with no atmosphere. Never acknowledged the birthday and I told them three times while making and confirming the reservation.
Food was good, but the wine was pretty warm. Really loud so it is not the place if you want to have a conversation
We go to Carmine's every time we're in Chicago. We've never been disappointed.
Outstanding all around. Our server Danny was excellent and made our evening
If you can’t eat outside this place just absolutely sucks. The host thought he was funny when he said I have a great table for you in the garden. Tourist trap anyways, last time I come here. Place lost its Italian vibe too. Sad!
We had an amazing experience as always. We travel from CLEVELAND several times a view and make sure to stop for dinner at least once. Food and service is excellent!
We sat outside on a beautiful evening. Our server, Daniel, was knowledgeable and helpful. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food.
Very pleasant dining outside. Attentive service, good menu choices.
Abraham was an incredible server. Excellent service. Thank you
Rushed and very racially profiled
Great food, nice ambiance, amazing service. All the staff coordinated really well.
Am improved wine list would be highly recommended
Lovely patio, good service and food.
Outside is quite muggy and hot- t
They promised that they will not over cook the steak, but they brought over cooked well done steak completely ruining the experience.
I complained with the manger and only option they gave me was either free drink or desert, neither one that I was interested in. They could have compensated on the bill which most places would have done but not this one.
We brought the steak with and tossed it in the garbage. I would not recommend this place if steak is what you are looking for. They don’t know how to cook it properly.
Food was great but noise level was annoying.
The service was great! Very attentive staff. The food was mediocre at best. The risotto was great, but everything else was nothing special. Don’t order the meat lasagna.
Just a fantastic place to people watch and enjoy a good evening and yes of course enjoy a good meal
Service was great— soft shell crab good
Chicago staple! The very best in service and quality of the food. This is a Chicago gem that we return to often.
Great lively atmosphere. Excellent piano player, courteous and efficient staff and great italian food. Great tomato sauce!
Food and service is always excellent
My sister and I had lunch at Carmine's. For once, there was no rain and the weather was beautiful. We had lunch on the patio. The food was excellent, the service attentive without being annoying, and the whole experience delightful!
Food,service and atmosphere was wonderful. Was seated quickly and food came extremely fast.
Ate from the lunch menu on the patio everything was outstanding.
Great pizza and salad! Also, amazing cocktails. Highly recommend.
Awesome dinner & experience. Our server was outstanding!!! Cannot wait to be back!!
Great location and good food. Largely indifferent that we had a reservation and complete chaos at the front of the house.
We had a reservation for 7:15. Upon arrival we asked for a table outside which are first come first serve. We were tons the wait would be over an hour. We got in the list and notified the inside hostess that we would wait a few minutes. We received a table within 5 minutes with was a surprise and dined outside. We did not miss our reservation. We dine several times a year at Carmine’s and always enjoy the experience.
Dinner with family
They did a great job with our large group. We were in the half patio area which was sunny and friendly without having the noise of the street. Great time!
We each had a different entre all very good. Service very timely without being pressured even though they were busy. We were on the patio and with the heaters it was fine even though a chilly night. Look forward to returning.
We came here with some friends last weekend, and it had been several years since the last visit here. We were seated in the lower level which felt like a dark basement. The server was very nice and engaging and did a very nice job. When we ordered salads he nicely suggested we share those. However, we wished he had suggested the same for the entrees. Two people ordered the veal Parmesan - it was beyond a gigantic serving and could have been shared with 3 people. I had the special of linguine with shrimp in vodka sauce. It was good but could have used some spice. The house salad was very good with a variety of veggies and a very good house dressing. And we al shared the shrimp scampi appetizer which was fantastic! Overall our dinner was good - not great and not memorable so it won’t be on our list when we return to Chicago - just so many better options to choose from. And the restaurant really needs a makeover.
Wonderful. Huge portions. Great service
Our service was fabulous and the dinner delicious.
Carmine’s is one of my favorite Chicago restaurants! The food is beyond amazing. The wine list is one of the best I’ve seen. Everyone is so friendly and service is excellent! Absolutely love the outdoor patio, it is simply beautiful!
Delicious food, great service and is always consistent in quality.
We celebrated our daughter's graduation from Graduate School, and had a wonderful time. Service was good, food excellent, and environment was great.