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Carmine's Restaurant

525 W. 1st Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 396-7890
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Ranked #3 of 182 Restaurants in Kennewick
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a family-owned and operated restaurant. We serve individuals, families and private parties or meetings.
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I would not have believed it if I had not experienced it myself. I took an out of town guest in for dinner Thursday evening. As we walked in we were greeted by Carmine. He recognized me! I returned a book he had loaned me when I visited last and he pointed to the wall where the picture of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The best restaurant in Tri-Cities, Washington! The atmosphere and setting are comfortable and you feel like you are in the home of a dear friend. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent. The portions are hearty - you will be stuffed when you leave. Carmine's is the only place that my husband and I go out to dinner... More

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you want a little taste of home, check out this restaurant. It's a little house with all different tables and as soon as you walk in the aroma of Italian food slaps you right in the face. You are greeted by Carmine (who by the way is a hoot) and then your experience begins. Our waitress looked just like... More

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Gig Harbor, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a great setting!!!! It is all about f as family. You must meet Carmine. Ask him about Tough Tony Pellone!!! Careful as servings are large. Awesome corkage fee. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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Washington
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Carmine is charming and personable but that's where the quality stops. Pasta sauce is from a jar, and there is such a limited menu. Nothing of quality here. I can't see how they can stay in business.

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Pasco, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Carmine’s offers a short menu that changes daily. At the time if this review, they are open Thursdays thru Sundays. Check Facebook for current schedule, menu and maybe a coupon. On Sunday, the ravioli, meatballs, sausage and lasagna are INCREDIBLE! We enjoyed the salad and fresh bread before the main dishes, sipped a glass of house wine, and ended with... More

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Ghent, MN
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Carmine's seems like a grandmother's house set up for a big family meal. My husband, daughter and I arrived on the front porch and were seated a table at the far end. It is an old fashioned room - wainscotting painted white, wall papered with old family pictures and celebrity memorabilia. Our waiter brought us plastic plates and 'napkins' (well... More

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Joyce A, Owner at Carmine's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your review of July 14. We are always thrilled when people respond positively to something you do in life that you love doing. By the way, Carmine's cook is Carmine. He prepares our gravy fresh each morning. He cooks the meatballs and sausage in the gravy (sauce) all day and this is what brings out... More

Edmonds, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a riot! I am from New Jersey and felt like I was back home! The restaurant is an old house. The decor is early living room-you'll see! The menu is very short-two entrees are served each evening family style. We were offered cheese ravioli with Sicilian meat balls. There certainly must be an Italian grandmother in the kitchen-Mamma Mia!... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We came in to celebrate my daughter's graduation & knew it was "family style", but both pastas were red sauces with meat. No alternatives. And the salad looked & tasted like it came out of a bag. If this is the #2 restaurant in Kennewick I'd recommend driving elsewhere.

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Joyce A, Owner at Carmine's Restaurant, responded to this review

Very sorry to see you did not enjoy your experience here at Carmine's. Perhaps you did not understand when making your reservation that each day we offer only two choices. Fridays are always traditional red sauce and vodka sauce (which is reddish-pink) but very different in taste. We are unusual to be sure, but I always give the menu of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Traveling through and saw this restaurant on trip advisor. Lived up to the reviews. We had ravioli with sausage and meat. Excellent. Also had fettuccine alfredo with chicken. Also good. Very friendly homey atmosphere. We will be back.

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