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“Thought my GPS went crazy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmine's Pie House

Carmine's Pie House
2677 Forbes Street, Jacksonville, FL
904-387-1400
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Ranked #44 of 1,774 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Stafford, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thought my GPS went crazy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Definitely a neighborhood establishment. Overall eating experience was very good; food above average. Specifically, the NY pizza and cheese steak sub which soaked through the bread. Helpings - large. The service was extremely attentive but I was there at 4:00 pm, a little early for the dinner crowd and it is open all day from 11-11 (Saturday). I would probably not return but recommend you try; the menu is extensive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gaithersburg, MD
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“An Italian Restaurant - Like in Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

They call this a "Pie" house - and anyone who really knows Italian food understands the difference between a pie and a pizza! At Carmines they understand, and they have the best pies ever!, as well as terrific pizza! They have one of the widest menus I have ever seen - including a few outlandish dishes that tickle your imagination - just think about an Italian style bowl of Lobster Mac and Cheese - really crazy, but oh so good. The pies come in NY thin, crispy, and Chicago stuffed. The calzones, subs, appetizers, and even the salads are outstanding. We were a party of 8, and they arranged some tables together for us, gave good service, and brought a very reasonable bill. Do you think I was impressed? It doesn't happen often, but I truly was taken with this place. It's a shame it is not closer to my home in Maryland, although they do deliver????? Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Solid!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife, sister, and myself enjoyed a nice meal on a Friday evening. Blown away by the cleanliness as well as the wait staff. My wife enjoyed a Greek Island salad but wasn't completely blown away. My sister and I shared a Frenchy pizza which was really good. Great place! Will have to try one of their specialties next time!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Deposit, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great service and great food!! The restaurant is very funky with stuff everywhere. You do have to wait a little for the food, but thy do everything fresh so It is worth the wait!!!

  • Visited August 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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New York City, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Funky, funky!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Carmine's was one of the restaurants on my current short list to try. The number and variety of restaurants in Riverside/Avondale has exploded so much, I hadn't been able to check out Carmine's until last night. Located in the Park/King area (where a lot is going on), Carmine's is in a nondescript converted convenience store building. It's the perfect placation and size for a restaurant of its type. I was blown away by the selection of beer on tap as well as the crazy, extensive menu. If you can't find something that you want to eat here, you simply can't eat. As a vegetarian, I was also really happy about the extent to which almost everything can be prepared in a veg-friendly. Way. But for carnivores, plenty of offer too. Their kitchen is tiny, tiny - how they are able to prepare so much different food is amazing. We skipped the pizza this time (although what we saw coming out of the kitchen looked awesome) and started with the crispy tofu appetizer (which could be a chicken wing substitute with the same sauce) and then on to the manicotti. The portion sizes were enormous and the food was absolutely delicious. Going back soon for a nice pizza!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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