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Carmine's Cafe

8810 SW Highway 200, Unit 115, Ocala, FL 34481-7824
352-854-1000
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Ranked #17 of 377 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Decided to try the restaurant for the first time recently. Don't be put off by the surroundings, could not have been more surprised when we stepped inside. Very friendly staff create a very pleasant atmosphere. Food was excellent, great spaghetti carbanora (sp) dish with wonderful sauce. Lasagne was exceptional. Both dishes were generously portioned. Pricing was quite reasonable at $50... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We go several times a year to Carmine's. It has the best Italian food in Central Florida. They have added on a lovely dining room on the side. We ordered the Grouper Francese and the Italian Trio (Lasagna, Manicotti, and 3 meatballs). Everything was delicious, even the bread and the dipping seasoned oil. There was some confusion about my side... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had to see dad in Ocala and by luck found Camillos open on Thanksgiving. Amazing lamb chops then we were there twice more. Food and eclectic staff are an oasis of terrific

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Ocala, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Being of Italian descent from southern New England we are critical of what is served as Italian fare. First time at Carmine's and we are hooked. The menu is vast and includes al the home cooked meals we remember from "back home". Expect adult-sized portions, fair prices, and a "mangi bene" from the wait staff. This is our new place... More 

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Inverness, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been to Carmine's Café together with friends many times over the past 2 years and every single time the food was delicious. As I do not eat pasta or rice they always have fresh vegetable available to chose from.

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Ocala
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant dinner at carmines with some good friends, this is THE place to take good friends because the food is simply the best in town. I had the chicken francese (which is my all time favorite) my friends had the linguine pescatore and the spaghetti puttanesca which they were raving about. They also really enjoyed the calamari... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We decided to eat at Carmine's while visiting with friends in Florida. We choose Carmine's based on the ranking on Trip Advisor. There are several other Italian food places within several miles of Carmine's. Our friends are still trying to find the best pizza in Ocala so they decided to order pizza and share a salad. The prices for the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fantastic food. Have been there many times. Best grouper. There artichoke appetizer is excellent. Service is good and the owner angelo is very hospitable

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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I hesitate telling everyone about this place because I hate to fight for seating! It is the gem for Italian food that you have been looking for. Don't pay attention to the outside of the building which is a strip of different business all painted white. When you enter you are sure to be happy because the atmosphere is beautiful... More 

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I were on our way to a board meeting in Oldsmar, Fl. and wanted a place to stop for lunch that wasn't a "chain" restaurant. He checked with Yelp and Carmines was a choice not far off our path. We were surprised at the atmosphere ~ for a store front location it was well appointed with marble... More 

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Additional Information about Carmine's Cafe

Address: 8810 SW Highway 200, Unit 115, Ocala, FL 34481-7824
Phone Number: 352-854-1000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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