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Carmine's Cafe

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8810 SW Highway 200, Unit 115, Ocala, FL 34481-7824
352-854-1000
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I enjoy this place

I really like this place. They pour a generous glass of wine. Each dish is tasty. We have been several times, and its so quaint. Service is attentive. We'll be back!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Monica S
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Ocala, Florida
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Whenever we go to Carmine's we feel like family...great food, home type of atmosphere, very reasonable prices, appealing decor, good service and wine too. Ahhh...life is good here in Ocala, FL

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well we had a coupon so we decided to find this place and try it out. Well we found it. From the outside it does not look like much because it is in a small strip mall with pawn shop and liquor store. it looked pretty plain. We decided what the heck lets go in anyway. WOW. It was a... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Service is terrible. slow and rude. .Bob "frontward and backwards" acts like he is a star of the show serving you. Food is mediocre . Wine is in very large glasses but cheap/ Tried once before and we were there for hours being served. Then checks were wrong No thanks

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You don't find service like this with fresh baked bread, exceptional food and priced fairly.I had the grouper special. I haven't ever been served a piece of fish so generous before. Husband had soup and baked ziti he said was over the top. A smaller place but not on top of each other and feeling crowded. Nicely decorated and clean.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a difference 4 months can make...... From a great experience before Xmas we have had detiorating service and food on each of our 4 subsequent visits.....each time hoping the visit would revert to our first meal there. Sadly there will be no further opportunities, the Osso Bucco this last weekend was very boring, the meat dry and overall not... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were 4 people and arrived about 4:30 to have an early dinner. We were the only customers there at that time. Our first waiter (an Italian man) was attentive and took our orders but then a larger party came in and they switched our waiter to a woman. Our soup and salads came and I had to reach over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

I really like this place. They pour a generous glass of wine. Each dish is tasty. We have been several times, and its so quaint. Service is attentive. We'll be back!!!

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We made a reservation here with much difficulty. I had called nearly every day around 5PM and never got a person or a call back. Our friend was able to call them once and got a res immediately. Still don't know what the problem was. We were going to be a half hour late, so I called the restaurant, spoke... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was pretty good, even though we didn't get certain items and I found a bone in my chicken parm. The atmosphere is nice, just don't go on a Sunday or Tuesday. If you so, you have to suffer through karaoke. I mean, definitely give this place a try. Their tiramisu and creme brule were really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Perfect restaurant for couples with it's dim lit settings, immaculate decor, their sizeable portions with great prices, very generous servings of wine, and lastly, the impeccable staff. Best of all it's in a nice, quiet part of town making the whole experience worth every penny!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8810 SW Highway 200, Unit 115, Ocala, FL 34481-7824
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: 352-854-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in 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

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