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424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-1817
+1 626-799-2266
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible18%
Apr 15, 2016
“Good, but Gone”
Aug 12, 2015
“Drab and Dreary”
Closed Now
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-1817
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Reviewed April 15, 2016

I always liked Carmine's, especially the Gumbi entree. But, it's gone now, replaced by a new, different kind of place called Sow (pronounced like sew).

Thank WickedWitch2
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wanted some Italian food and was in the area. Had been here before years ago when it was associated with the Carmines in Arcadia. This place was bad. It looked to be remodeled from before but it didn't look completed. Order of manicotti was cool...More

Thank highloyo
Reviewed May 10, 2015

On our way to Pasadena on the weekend of Mother's day, we decided to stop at a restaurant that we have driven by for so many years. We were famished and parked our car on the street in 1hr. parking and walked in without reservations...More

Thank sherrieseg
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Looking for a good Italian restaurant, resonably priced in the Pasadena, CA area. Go south to South Pasadena and enjoy the Pasta Pescatore or Chicken Cacciatore (both recommended) at Carmine's. Service was very good and the separate bar area is a great spot to meet...More

1  Thank FredInCalifornia
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went here with a group of family and friends, we had a reservation made hours in advance, and overall, we had a good meal. Luckily, we were excited about visiting with each other, and no one was terribly hungry, because the waiter was a...More

Thank rhodeygem
Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was my family's go to weekend restaurant. We came back after a few months to find tat the food quality has significantly declines. 2 out of 4 entrees were burnt or overcooked. The pizza we ordered was the quality of a school cafeteria;however, could...More

Thank JoAnne A
Reviewed December 22, 2014

Returned after 12 years to give Carmine's another chance. One waitress struggling to take care of too many tables; wine came after salads were finished. Lasagna was too salty to eat, pasta sauce was orange not red, not close to being authentic. Likely no one...More

Thank PharmProf
Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great place to go for the happy hour. Go straight to the bar, get a seat on a couch and order away for wine and pizza, salad, etc. Very cozy, great for a date. The restaurant section, not so great. The good...More

1  Thank va d
Reviewed September 9, 2014

we had very bad service, a waiter who did not even know the specials and it took us forever to get our meal. Bread was promised twice and finally delivered on the third time. And there were very few people there at that time ---...More

1  Thank rbrutocao
Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you are looking for good basic Italian food go no further. Friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Their clam linguini is to die for.

1  Thank Paul K
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-1817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-2266
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