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Carmine's Ristorante Italiano

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376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
203-922-1233
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 am

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  • 6
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happily came upon this restaurant when another was too busy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
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Milford, CT
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English first
Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was in the area and had eaten here in the past. There were people there at the time I went so figured it's a good place to grab a quick bite before an evening appointment. I was quickly greeted and seated. I realized quickly that the waiter was greeting, waiting and bartending. Since there were quite a few people... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were invited here for a friend's birthday.I have recently developed a garlic allergy which usually keeps me away from Italian restaurants but since a special occasion I called ahead,explanned my problem and was assured that no garlic would be used if requested.Well,we got to restaurant and I explanned again my allergy.No problem.Well my meal came,was very good and full... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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7 reviews 7 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: 203-922-1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 am

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