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Carmine's Restaurant and Bar

9900 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
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Ranked #18 of 70 restaurants in Woodbury
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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19 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was out on the motorcycle with my sweetheart and needed a bite to eat. We swung in to Carmine's to satisfy the craving. Although they have a wonderful patio on which to dine we opted to be seated in the dining room. The place is clean and well run as their was generous amount of staff on hand. The food... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ate here as part of a group business dinner. Appetizers were good and served quickly. The menu has something sure to please everyone although it is more American-Italian fare. This is not an Olive Garden or traditional tried and true Italian restaurant (if that is what you're looking for), but they do have a great selection of Italian fare to... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Haven't been here in quite sometime. Thought we'd give it a try starting with happy hour then dinner. The Italian restaurants we enjoy have friendly and welcoming bartenders, servers who enjoy what they do and like being there, serve impressive portion sizes and quality food with an Italian FOOD aroma throughout the restaurant which makes you even hungrier and friendlier... More

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Vail, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I currently live in Colorado, but every time I am back in Woodbury, Carmine's is a must have! Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes and the Marsala at Carmines is second to none! Besides the Marsala, the service is fantastic along with a great bar staff! The owners are always walking around making sure everyone is comfortable and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Great bar! Good service! Friendly staff! Bad food! Caesar salad dressing is the worst! Meatballs are so tough, you need a knife. Spaghetti sauce is really bland. I think we have given them the last chance. Not going back!

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Excellent service and food is very good overall. They have specials on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Cannot beat the price and value. The patio is fantastic! We are there at least once a week either by ourselves or with friends and family.

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Minneapolis, MN
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great Food Great Atmosphere Great Owners! I don’t make it out to the burbs too often but had a really great dinner at Carmines last night! Its a lovely family run Italian restaurant very cozy and inviting. If you live in the area you should for sure check it out. Great for watching a game or having a Tasty homemade... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had the Pasta Alfredo with Shrimp. Scrumptious(although I am not a fan of the broccoli they add, not a broccoli fan period). Perfect amount of pasta sauce (many places don't have enough).

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Woodbury, MN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

The place has a great, cozy atmosphere and the waiter was great! I had baked penne. I absolutely LOVE cheese, but this dish was all cheese-I could barely find any noodles under the cheese topping. I also think the sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee. My husband liked the spaghetti & meatballs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I go out for dinner or drinks at least 3 to 4 times per any given week. When we moved to this area about a year ago we were very excited to give this new place a try. Our first or second visit there we met the owners. They are absolutely wonderful people. But the staff and... More

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