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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 #11 of 361 restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This mediocre Italian restaurant foolishly opened in close proximity to two other very good Italian Restaurants - Little Joey's and Pavoratti's. The food in Carmine's is just plain average. Nothing imaginative, unique, or at all special. My homemade lasagne and eggplant parmigiana is better - and i am not Italian. I found the meatballs had a strange flavor. Some odd... More

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Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant twice now and both times the waiter is slower than you can imagine; the bread is good but the oil, herbs, and garlic are bitter and nasty tasting. In other words, the garlic is overcooked and bitter. The food is prepared as ordered, so you do have to wait, but Carmine himself, when there,... More

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Interlachen, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Expected a little more, based on recent posts. Ordered lasagna and received a nice portion. I found the food to be a little bland. Our friends had veal and they said their food was tasty and the veal was quite tender. Hispanic channel was on the TV, which spoiled the atmosphere somewhat. Background music seemed to waffle between italian and... More

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

great food, great service.. I had a sauteed fish in a wine lemon butter sauce that was so good. I would order this again!

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Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Called for reservations for four on Saturday night at 6:30. Was told not to worry, come right in. Arrived to a delightful greeting and was seated right away. Nice atmosphere, soft lighting and a generous glass of wine. The food is so good it was like being back in NYC. The absolute best Italian restaurant in Ocala. You have to... More

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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

There were 6 of us out for a nice Italian dinner. The menu was extensive. We shared two appetizers...capri salad and artichoke bites. The artichokes were something we never had before and were so tasty. Two couples asked to share entrees and we were presented with four individual servings that were wonderful...and no extra plate charge for sharing as some... More

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Ocala
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My favorite spot for Italian food! Everything from the salad to the entree and dessert is the best in Ocala. The atmosphere, service and prices are just right. They never disappoint.

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Ocala Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Four of us went there as first timers. The atmosphere is good, waiter was not so hot. The owner was on site and greeted us. Found the menu very diverse and the food was great. The ladies also ordered wine and the portions were very generous. You got what you paid for. We will definitely go back, this is one... More

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Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this place on the recommendation of a friend. So I searched online and started reading some of the reviews. Some reviews made me a little skeptical, but everyone has their own opinion and taste buds. So we took a chance. Wow was my first impression when I walked through the door a Carmine's... More

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Navarre, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Who would know that a slice of Italy was located in a strip mall we pass by unknowingly! We made reservations for Mother's Day and were very glad we did! This cafe has possible 15 tables of various sizes that were all full. Lasagna was fantastic & enough for 2 meals! The special was a pork chop meal consisting of... More

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