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“Not for everyone, but it does fine for us.”
Review of Carmine's

Carmine's
Ranked #150 of 713 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Carmine's is intimate, homely, and in decor, layout and 'feel' something of a time warp. More like a very good cafe than a restaurant. It is very much 'an experience', with the Italian owner/chef easily in view as he works away, the tables simply laid, and room for no more than around 20 or so customers who are quite tightly packed in and who may even be asked to 'move up a bit'. Pick your way around the menu, and you can enjoy excellent value. At times, the banter between the staff and between staff and customers (there are lots of regulars) is quite a comedy turn too. Mine host is a dab hand at garlic mushrooms for starters, and makes splendid pizzas, and my wife and I are always made to feel most welcome. Nothing fancy about any of it, but as a pre-theatre experience it is as good a warm-up act as you will come across, and something of an Aberdeen institution.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Great little place found in the heart of aberdeen - the owner is VERY cool, restaurant very italian as it should be and food is delicious. I strongly recommend this place!! love it!!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great wee restaurant that hasn't changed much in 20+ years, including the prices. Lunch is incredible value and he best Pizza in Aberdeen

1  Thank Phil B
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Have not been for a while but it was reassuringly familiar. Great food and a brilliant atmosphere. Cheers to Carmine and is staff. Highly recommend this little hidden gem.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very small, but has a good atmosphere inside. Had mushrooms for starter with garlic bread on the side. Mushrooms were a bit oily, but still nice. For main, had a chicken and mushroom pasta dish, which was very nice too. The staff were lovely and the service was very quick. I'd recommend.

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2  Thank Gavin L
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