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Carmine's Restaurant

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525 W. 1st Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
+1 509-396-7890
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here because of the trip advisor reviews and it was totally worth it! Had the spaghetti with meatballs and sausage with bread pudding for dessert. Carmine walked us through the menu. And told us the sauce cooks for 12 hours with the meatballs made in house. Then gave us tastings of the menu and how he makes everything. A... More 

Thank Julianne B
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205 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place when passing through the area and so glad we did. It's located in an older home so you immediately feel at home. There are also photos all over the wall from the life of Carmine which adds to that home cooked meal vibe. I could have spent all day looking at the old photos. Carmine himself was... More 

1 Thank DeneMiles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the feeling of this restaurant. It feels like you are part of a big Italian family the moment you step in. Carmine is actually there. There are pictures and history everywhere and it's just super comfy and fun place to eat.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Seattle, WA
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations for the Valentine's Day dinner at Carmine's. On Valentine's Day, they offer a specific meal. It's quite expensive but included is a rose, wine, dinner, and a desert. The food was good but the service was very forgetful/distracted. When I went to the bathroom, I could hear them chatting it up in the back area. Kind of... More 

1 Thank BeachBum2000
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We arrived right at 5pm (opening) and didn't even have to open the door. Carmine (or Carmen, as his he is alternately known) greeted us with a smile. He asked us how we heard of the place, to which we responded "Trip Advisor." And since we were the first ones there, he gave us our choice of seating. The restaurant... More 

1 Thank Neal B
Pasco, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Wonderfully affordable family style restaurant. Relaxing atmosphere. Photos and artifacts displayed on walls helped identify the colorful owner, Carmine. The Chicken Parmesan was to die for and the portions large served with a tasty salad and unlimited bread slices. Attentive staff. Highlight of the evening was a table-side visit by Carmine. He provided exciting stories of his wrestling career while... More 

2 Thank dl10pt
Tonasket, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The hospitality was warm, friendly, and we were made to feel like family. In addition, the meatballs, sausage, and ravioli was outstanding. We were all enthralled with the photos displayed on the walls. Conservations with Carmine was the highlight of the evening. He added warmth and detail to the history of his life that was depicted on the walls. Dale... More 

1 Thank whitworthridge
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We were in Kennewick for business and stopped at Carmine's for dinner. The salad was excellent and as a matter of fact we had two servings! It is a different type of restaurant as you are served what is the special for that evening. So you might want to double check what is being served in case you wanted something... More 

1 Thank Robyn C
columbia falls
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Food was great. Salad was my favorite as well as the meatballs. Sausage was good but not great to my taste buds. Spaghetti was good not great. Had a good flavor just not my favorite. Look forward to going on another nights menu though as it was well worth it.

Thank Evifj
Kennewick, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Carmines is a different sort of Italian restaurant. The furniture is mismatched and the walls are covered with family photos to give the ambiance of an Italian family home. The menu only has one pasta dish a day, so you eat what they make. But it is all good, the meatballs and sausage are great. The staff are great.

2 Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 W. 1st Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tri-Cities  >  Kennewick
  • Phone Number: +1 509-396-7890
We are a family-owned and operated restaurant. We serve individuals, families and private parties or meetings.

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