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“Pizza at its best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmines Pizza

Carmines Pizza
119 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-966-6888
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Ranked #11 of 311 restaurants in Oceanside
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Oceanside, California
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“Pizza at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Carmine's has never disappointed us! When I was craving Tiramisu one late night, guess who had it? When I searched for "Taco Pizza" in all the surrounding areas, guess who was THE only one who had it? The owner is truly a one of a kind and treats each customer extra special. It's truly a testament to a owner's character and pride when he isn't afraid to wash dishes, take orders, answer the phone, and greet customers right along with his staff. His pizza reflects the pride he takes in serving the customers, as well as THE best pizza in California. The parmesan knot rolls are delicious, and the BBQ Chicken Pizza, and the Taco Pizza, and...well any pizza there has yet to disappoint us! Thanks for the unique variety of pizza, desserts, and your excellent customer service! You've made all other pizza places pale in comparison!

Visited August 2012
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“Great Pizza, warm atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Carmine's offers terrific New York style pizza in a warm, welcoming atmosphere right on Pacific Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. The owner, Tony, is quick with a greeting and suggestions for a meal. There is an interesting array of toppings from 4-cheese to the more unusual ham and cheese with a dijonnaise topping (our favorite!), buffalo chicken, and many gourmet veggie style pizzas. Several pasta dishes, specialty salads and desserts such as tiramisu and crime brûlée are also on the menu. They offer a special of $5.98 for two slices of pizza (you can get two different kinds) and a drink, and beer and wine selections are also available. There is a small sidewalk patio, and inside there are pub-style tables by the window as well as larger family tables. What a local gem, and just a short walk from the theater, shopping, train/bus station, and of course the pier and beaches. Make an afternoon/evening of enjoying downtown Oceanside and lunch or dinner at Carmine's!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming to Carmine's for pizza after discovering it a couple of weeks ago. Not only do they make the best pizza in Oceanside, it is the best pizza I have ever had.

The customer service is great as well as the owner (Tony) makes it a point to greet everyone and make you feel welcome.

I highly recommend Carmine's!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great pizza, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Family of six had two huge pizzas rocky and margarita, served very quickly with a very friendly service. Really liked the accompanying draft beers served in Jars.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome pizza joint in downtown Oceanside!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Pizza is thin and crispy on the bottom. They make the favorites, but also do white pizzas and specialties like buffalo chicken. Two slices and a drink for $5 or two slices and a beer for $9. Delicious! Atmosphere is very casual but the folks that work there are friendly.

On a side note if you are a fan of Rosina's (by far the best food in North County) the owner of Carmine's is her brother. Way to bring excellent Italian food to lil ole Oceanside!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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