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Carmine's Ristorante Italiano

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376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Four of us ate at Carmine's last night. Overall the experience was ok. Two of our dinners (fish special and pork chops) were very good and nice portions. Two of the dinners (steak and chicken francais) were small and lacking much flavor with the chicken portion being downright tiny! The waiter... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Trumbull, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Four of us ate at Carmine's last night. Overall the experience was ok. Two of our dinners (fish special and pork chops) were very good and nice portions. Two of the dinners (steak and chicken francais) were small and lacking much flavor with the chicken portion being downright tiny! The waiter was polite and seemed to be working hard. The... More 

1 Thank RR1235
Ansonia, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I've never been disappointed with Carmines. Best antipasto around! House dressing is amazing. Bread always fresh and soft. Had the shrimp marsala and it was hands down one of the best meals I ever had. I have tried to replicate the dish myself ever since. Imitation is the best form of flattery. Nice sized bar if you just want to... More 

Thank Lilblonderolemodel
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had pizza there very salty, Also the meatball grinders are awful, I will not go there again, in my opinion it was too expensive for what you get

Thank kingkole
Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

Thank Jessica H
Shelton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank Marygracie
Monroe, Connecticut
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

2 Thank DiK153
White Plains, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

11 Thank rpkaye
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Karenaso
Milford, CT
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

Thank Travelwaves
Apple Valley, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 am

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