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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 #19 of 372 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!
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Ocala, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Ocala, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Carmine's is quite close to our home, but we wouldn't eat here all the time if we didn't love it! Most of the menu is typical, but always a solid choice for the standard lasagna, etc. The specials on the weekend is where they really shine. We've had braised lamb shanks with risotto, swordfish, pork chops, and more. And always... More

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Grouper Francese is fantastic. Service is very attentive. Generous portions. Family run operation.we go about twice a month..

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The Villages, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Have been there a few times now and the food is excellent. The atmosphere is very nice and the staff extremely friendly. The restaurant has taken over the store next to it so has expanded which will be nice giving it a nice open feeling.

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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
Cuisine: Italian

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