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424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-799-2266
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Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
pasadena
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great place to go for the happy hour. Go straight to the bar, get a seat on a couch and order away for wine and pizza, salad, etc. Very cozy, great for a date. The restaurant section, not so great. The good food is in the bar folks.

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Laguna Hills, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we had very bad service, a waiter who did not even know the specials and it took us forever to get our meal. Bread was promised twice and finally delivered on the third time. And there were very few people there at that time --- no wonder.. By the way, food quality was not terrible, just very poor. We won't... More 

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San Marino, California, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for good basic Italian food go no further. Friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Their clam linguini is to die for.

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Macomb, Michigan
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The menu had lots of selections, was reasonably priced and you got large portions but both food and service were average. Not typical Italian I am accustomed to.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This review is for the So. Pasadena store. I have not eaten at their Arcadia venue. I've been to Carmine's Italian restaurant/bar a number of times now, and have enjoyed the food. Their soups are delicious as are their salads. The Caesar salad is made with real anchovies and you can ask for extras on the side. The thick, hot... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Carmines has always provided heaping portions of pasta with great flavors at a fair price. I was a bit concerned when they remodeled that food quality would suffer but not so. The classic pasta dishes such as the Pasta Gumbi or Pasta Rossa are still great. The pizzas are also a treat.

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Pasadena, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Carmine's in South Pasadena not only have descent italina family style pasta but one of the best pizzas in town. I eat even the crust which I usally dont. They also renovated their "dive" bar and its is now a very good taste lounge.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Nice spot for a fab italian meal. Go for it, you won't regret it. Not far off the highway, so easy to get to!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

I have always been partial to Carmine's-delicious family Italian restaurant but now they have compeletely redone the place and it is fabulous! The decor is beautiful and they have grown their traditional pasta, pizza and traditional Italian fare to now include a SPA menu with healthier choices. Yum! I love their lentil soup, house salad with Italian dressing. My husband... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The pizza is great, except the sausage changed when the restaurant was renovated..please go back to the old sausage!!!

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Additional Information about Carmine's

Address: 424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone Number: 626-799-2266
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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