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Carmine's Ristorante Italiano

376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
203-922-1233
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Ranked #32 of 122 Restaurants in Shelton
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Monroe, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My friends and I always go to the same restaurants and decided we would try some place new. We now know why we go to the same restaurants over and over again. We like friendly service, good food for a good value. Service was slow and the place was pretty empty. We were are group of 8 and the waitress... More

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White Plains, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a terrible experience. My wife and I, together with our two grown children, made a 6:15 p.m. Mother's Day reservation to host my in-laws. We were looking forward to the place based upon their review (they are newly local to the area). After being seated, things started off fine with wine, salads/antipasto and appetizers (decent baked clams if you're... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love the food here. Yes it is a bit pricey for pasta, and you get pasta or salad. However the food is delicious. Their specials are fantastic and their regular menu items are great. The decor is tasteful and the service is always friendly. We have only ordered pizza for take out but again it is great.

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Milford, CT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Shall we stop here was the question. The answer? Yes, we haven't been here before. Shown to our seats just where we wanted them on a Saturday night, we were happy to find a place that wasn't too crowded or too loud. Loved trying a raspberry chocolate drink. Would have had two each but 1st was strong enough and now... More

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Apple Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had the opportunity to dine at Carmines over the Xmas holiday and had a wonderful Italian Meal. Everyone had a different entrée and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The Dining room was very cozy with such a warm atmosphere. Real Italian Décor. The waitress was very accommodating and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

went with 3 others after a wake and were very pleasantly surprised, had a great waitress, Amanda, the menu was great and the specials exceptional. Great fresh salad mixings with great dressing and portions were large......will definitely go back!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We tried Carmine's for an early Sunday dinner after reading some of the TA reviews, we weren't disappointed. Arriving prior to my family, I ordered an espresso martini and it was wonderful- served in a frozen glass that stayed chilled till consumed- nice. Wife ordered the rib eye steak to appease our eight year old and I ordered eggplant rollatini... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I get pasta from here at least once a week. Their penne a la vodka is the best in the area as is their bolognese sauce. Their pizza is also delicious, my only critique of their food is that the bread is very generic. We have eaten in the restaurant a couple if times, I didn't love... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

This was my second visit to Carmine's and it was almost as good as the first time. (The eggplant parm dinner I had back in December was to DIE for). This go-around was a dinner special, Salmon Piccata with a salad. The fish was a little fatty on the outside but the Piccata sauce was very flavorful and I was... More

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Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Four of us went to Carmines based on one of our party's previous experience at the owners former restaurant. Well, we were seated immediately and ordered our meals within 15 minutes. Wine was brought to our table right away and then we waited and waited and waited - nearly 70 minutes for our meal. Yes, over an hour. No special... More

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