Carmine's Rosemont

4.5
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474 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
Carmine's Rosemont is the 'Pearl' in the Pearl District!

Complete with large fireplaces, impressive stonework, exposed wood beams and the traditional Italian fare to match, the new Carmine's is truly an experience for all of your senses. Stepping outside onto the 3,000 square foot patio reveals a striking outdoor pizza oven, kitchen, and massive cocktail bar.

In true Italian famiglia fashion, Carmine's also has private dining available for up to 50 to make sure you have enough space for your abudanza, wedding reception or any special occasion.

Carmine's Rosemont is a true Italian treat where you walk in as friends but you leave as family.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kate was a great server all around. We got multiple drinks, appetizers, entrees and deserts. Everything was exactly how we ordered and came out in a timely manner. Kate definitely help make our birthday celebration a great one.

A
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio. Very breezy that evening, but once the heaters were turned on it was fine. A little noisy but not excessive. Food was good not great. Trainee waitress made excellent suggestion for wine.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

John was our waiter and he was excellent. We celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Carmine's was fantastic! They were able to accommodate every request we made, and when one dish came out slightly wrong, they made it right without question.

SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Carmine's. The food, service and outdoor garden area are wonderful!

CA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Portions outstanding and food very tasty. Very busy restaurant so expect a lot of action around you. Great value for the money. Was very good.

JE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was lacking. Server did not ask us if we wanted fresh pepper for salad. She disappeared for long stretches at a time. Had to flag down a manager when vegetables with brick chicken entree were inedible.

KZ
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food is mediocre for the prices they are charging. The portion sizes are huge which, somewhat, justifies the prices. I had the chicken braciole with cavatelli and my husband ordered the ribbons bolognese. Both dishes were quite salty and the cavatelli were dense and doughy. It is a very nice place, but the food does not live up to the atmosphere.

CE
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

If you had asked me to write a review at my first visit in July, I would have recommended Carmines. Now I won't really. I made this second reservation for my birthday this September via Open Table (more than 2 weeks in advance) and specifically noted we were celebrating a birthday and also wanted the tableside cacio e pepe preparation they were showing off in July (table side flaming pasta, yes!) - WELL... on the afternoon of my reservation day, I received a call to say they were no longer doing the table side preparation and just did it in the back of the house. It was too late for me to change my whole party, so we still went. I ordered the cacio e pepe, it was not creamy or well seasoned and was over al-dente and slightly cold. My husband's bolognese was super salty and the rest of my family felt their meals were ok. There were no mentions made of my bday for the party, no complimentary dessert, not even a candle, even though the waiter Jay was made aware of the bdays. There were 2 waiters for our table of 4 and one bus boy, but no one around when anyone needed something. The food cost is very expensive for Italian food (especially in the restaurant land of Rosemont). There was nothing special overall about the restaurant once they dropped the tableside preparation. Coconut cake was cream cheese layered with yellow cake and some coconut on the outside, coconut mousse cake was very firm, like a cheese cake instead. My mom was not happy about driving this far for such a mediocre experience as were we. The first visit was great but the 2nd visit was NOT.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

From beginning to end bad. The Calamari was gummy, salad was badly made and sloppy, pasta dish was watered down and shrimp was gummy, pork chops were over cooked and dry, and they didnt have ginger beer to make a drink that was on the menu. The place needs a new chef and definitely a new manager. First time and last time to the Rosemont location. The waiter also took 10 minutes to greet us at our table and provide us with refreshments.

G
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat outside on the porch. Great smell of Pinion wood. Food was delicious. What a great time we had dining at one of Chicago's greats.

SC
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing FOOD and service!! Wow! The food was the best. The entire dining experience was outstanding!! Best business dining.

RA
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great experience and good service and great food. Will definitely be back. Also will highly recommend it to my friends.

JP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday dinner

DB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The bread was yummy, the entrees were delicious, the tiramisu was not my favorite. The beignets were awesome. The outdoor atmosphere is such a wonderful treat. There was water from rain on the ground and they really need to stay on top of that because I was nervous with my elderly mom slipping. They lost our order so it took a LONG time but they gave us a free desert platter which eased the pain! Lol! I will definitely return to the outdoor garden. There was a fire in the fireplace. Indoors is WAY TOO dark for me.

PL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Have been here a few times. Food is great and service was fine. Disappointed with service this time. Seemed short staffed and harried. Holiday weekend????

i
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They have a great outdoor courtyard eating area. The server was very friendly, and the food was great.

SS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I would meet someone for drinks and an appetizer but I think they are trying to get too many people in the restaurant and aren't quite getting it wright. Sorry

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Was pretty terrible experience... hostess was clueless... food was salty.. Cocktails at the bar were the only good thing. Such a big disappointment as compared to their location in the city... they had a lot of parties happening that day, so seemed like they completely dropped the ball on individual tables..

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing!! Our server made me feel so special on my birthday and accommodated my big group.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Double anniversary

TG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable. The food was excellent and the service was great. This was a very good experience.

DW
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

No kids menu, but kid-friendly options include a side of buttered pasta, cheese pizza, or spaghetti and meatballs. Food was delicious which is always expected when dining at a Rosebud restaurant. Service was excellent. Convenient location near Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont Metra station, and the outlet mall.

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal at Carmine's Rosemont. Service was great and a very healthy portion.

TJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my daughter & her friends for her birthday dinner. It was a very nice place, our waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious. The portions were more than enough and we had food to take home.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had Brunch today Very good for the money Will come back There’s so much to offer couldn’t get to the main Entrées Unlimited Mamosa’s and champagne is included

AR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great - the food, the atmosphere, the service. We loved it! I would highly recommend it.

P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Carmine’s. Staff is always on their game, food always delicious. Always a great experience.

SS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our food was fantastic. The Caesar salad was one of my favorites as well as the baked clams. The vodka rigatoni is great and so was the Chilean sea bass. I split these two with my husband. We will definitely be back. We sat in the outdoor area, which is mostly enclosed and there was great live entertainment. We had so much fun. The planes were a little hard to have a conversation over but once they passed it was fine.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service was extremely slow, clearly understaffed. It took 15 minutes to order a drink.

But the food was delicious.

JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for the great service and outstanding food. Our waiter Kate took excellent care of my family. We had our two youngest children with us and she made them feel special.

Thank you

KH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kate who sat us was very knowledgeable and friendly! Our waiter Rod was on it! Food was delicious!

MJ
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Sunday brunch delicious food and big variety! Mimosas were great!

FF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been at the Carmines and Rush Street several times. I was hoping to enjoy the food at this location just as much. It definitely did not disappoint!

M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service were great! We will be returning because the menu is loaded with things we want to try.

AM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Complimentary valet parking was helpful. Prices were a bit high, but not crazy. Will return when in the area.

DH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat on the covered patio. They were able to close the roof when the rain came! Loved the entire evening. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. My veal Marsala was the best I have had. So flavorful! Thanks for the mini cannoli for our anniversary dessert.

JB
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great white fish special for lunch. Emily, our waitress was excellent. Superbly managed, new when to come to the table.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We having a birthday celebration for my daughter. The food was fabulous and so was the service

RW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The noise level in the restaurant itself was fine - however, the restaurant is located under the flight paths of nearby O'Hare Field and the planes were quite noisy. Not so bad that we wouldn't go back. Everything else was superb.

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