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“Expensive Italian But Good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmine's

Carmine's
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227 (Gold Coast)
312-988-7676
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Ranked #279 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Cross street: Bellvue
Transit: El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Expensive Italian But Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The service was amazing. The waiter was very knowledgeable and the support staff invisible and efficient. Food was good but on the expensive side. Seven of us split a number of appetizers - baked clams (not so great), peppers and sausage (passable), calamari friti (excellent), cut salad (excellent), tomato and cheese salad (excellent). Mains were good but not inspiring. Penne Pasta marinara was good, steaks were huge, meatballs on the side were the size of baseballs and very tasty.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great food, great location, great atmosphere and exceptional service! My husband and I stayed at a nearby hotel and liked the food so much we ate here twice.

Visited May 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I came here for a business dinner while in Chicago. I typically don't like Italian food but I had Shrimp Franciase, which was very good. They also make a good cosmo. I would recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Plover, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Not as inspired as they were last year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We visited this venue last year for our anniversary and it was terrific and filled with extra effort. This year, however, no one seemed to care about our 15th anniversary or that we had returned a year later to make certain we spent it here. Food was outstanding but our server seemed distracted and handed off most of what should have been his duty to others. We would return for the food but not for the service.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian Food and View of Rush Street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Had lunch here three days ago. The veal with spaghetti and meat sauce on side was incredible. i didn't even need to order it from the menu. My buddy and I saw the dish on the table next to us and we were both immediately sold. Great location on the heart of Rush Street.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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