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Carmine's Ristorante Italiano

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376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
+1 203-922-1233
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 am
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

You park your car and you smell the wood fire..and you know you are in for an authentic and fresh dinner. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed with opened arms and smiles. Everything from the bread they serve while you are waiting for your meal, to the apps and entrees are delicious. AND the bar knows what... More 

Thank TravelMona16
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Loving eggplant as I do, getting the 'perfect' eggplant is not an easy task. Carmine's excels at this dinner! My daughter and I have dubbed Carmine's as our BEST eggplant destination. When I want to impress, I always bring my guests to Carmine's and they are NEVER disappointed.

Thank Anita T
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

The meal was good but not good enough to smack your lips. The best part of my meal was the pasta fagioli. The salad was good. The eggplant was good enough to finish - but I was hungry. The lasagna got good reviews. I'd go back but I wouldn't rush back. The service was friendly and competent. The drinks were... More 

Thank Stephen A
Trumbull, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

Four of us ate at Carmine's last night. Overall the experience was ok. Two of our dinners (fish special and pork chops) were very good and nice portions. Two of the dinners (steak and chicken francais) were small and lacking much flavor with the chicken portion being downright tiny! The waiter was polite and seemed to be working hard. The... More 

2 Thank RR1235
Ansonia, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I've never been disappointed with Carmines. Best antipasto around! House dressing is amazing. Bread always fresh and soft. Had the shrimp marsala and it was hands down one of the best meals I ever had. I have tried to replicate the dish myself ever since. Imitation is the best form of flattery. Nice sized bar if you just want to... More 

Thank Lilblonderolemodel
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Had pizza there very salty, Also the meatball grinders are awful, I will not go there again, in my opinion it was too expensive for what you get

Thank James P
Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

I was in the area and had eaten here in the past. There were people there at the time I went so figured it's a good place to grab a quick bite before an evening appointment. I was quickly greeted and seated. I realized quickly that the waiter was greeting, waiting and bartending. Since there were quite a few people... More 

1 Thank Jessica H
Shelton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were invited here for a friend's birthday.I have recently developed a garlic allergy which usually keeps me away from Italian restaurants but since a special occasion I called ahead,explanned my problem and was assured that no garlic would be used if requested.Well,we got to restaurant and I explanned again my allergy.No problem.Well my meal came,was very good and full... More 

2 Thank Marygracie
Monroe, Connecticut
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

My friends and I always go to the same restaurants and decided we would try some place new. We now know why we go to the same restaurants over and over again. We like friendly service, good food for a good value. Service was slow and the place was pretty empty. We were are group of 8 and the waitress... More 

3 Thank DiK153
White Plains, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a terrible experience. My wife and I, together with our two grown children, made a 6:15 p.m. Mother's Day reservation to host my in-laws. We were looking forward to the place based upon their review (they are newly local to the area). After being seated, things started off fine with wine, salads/antipasto and appetizers (decent baked clams if you're... More 

12 Thank rpkaye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-922-1233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?