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“Best pizza around” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmine's Pizzeria & Restaurant

Carmine's Pizzeria & Restaurant
77 Main Street, Netcong, NJ 07857
(973) 347-2404
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Netcong
Cuisines: Italian
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NEW JERSEY
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Best pizza around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Every time I want good pizza Carmine's is the go to spot. We have had food catered from here. We've eaten in and take out. There pene and vodka is the best in my opinion. I can't eat it anywhere else. The egg plant parm is sliced so thin we love it. And of course the pizza is great. This is a family owned restaurant and a "sit down and shut up" type place meaning they are not that friendly. If you eat in you can bring your own wine and they will open it and pour for you. The waitresses are always friendly to us.

Visited August 2014
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Budd Lake, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“always a go to place for pizza.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's familiar and can always count on it. The pizza is great. other foods are good. I've been going there for 30 years. It could use an update. Other places have come and gone but they are always reliable.

Visited July 2014
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Vestal, New York, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Out of the way but out of this world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Carmine's is a little pizzeria with a very busy take out counter and a very small dining room but big menu, big portions and great food. It is out of the way, on Main St., Netcong, NJ right near the railroad station and Route 46 and about a mile off I80. It is out of the way, yes, but the food and the service are out of this world. We go out of our way to enjoy this great little restaurant. I've never had a bad dish served no matter what I've ordered from the menu...and there is always plenty left to take home. I would also commend the wait staff...cheerful, personable, helpful and let it be known they are there to make sure you are served properly. Literally hundreds of dishes and daily specials. If there is anything not up to snuff on the menu it would be the desserts: three great things plus Good Humor Novelties. Great canoles by the way, but surprisingly no spumoni. And while seating is limited and they could knock down a wall and make more space so they could seat more at a time, I wouldn't recommend that on two counts: it would destroy the atmosphere and fun of dining at Carmine's and you would be deprived of the joy of taking in the aromas of the Italian kitchen! It is definitely a family restaurant and while they do not serve liquor we've seen people bring their own bottles of wine. Prices are moderate, atmosphere and dress is casual. Food is great. Since introduced to Carmine's by friends several years ago, we have recommended it to others who agree that it is worth going a little out of the way for food...and service...that is really out of this world.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Very Good Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoy a great slice from one of the best. Loved the pizza! Great friendly staff. Old fashioned NJ pizza. Great taste, great crust and not salty!

Visited July 2014
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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good old fashioned pizza, plenty of topping choices kids liked it and was not expensive. A cheap family dinner out

Visited December 2013
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