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“Go Hungry, Leave Happy”
Review of Carmine's Cafe

Carmine's Cafe
Ranked #46 of 492 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our first time visiting this restaurant, highly recommended by our food savvy friends, absolutely surpassed their glowing reviews. My generously portioned veal piccata was melt in the mouth fork tender with all the diverse flavors delicately harmonizing with each other. My partner ordered the Grouper Francais, enjoying it so much, he reluctantly shared with me. It was superb! Overlook this fine cafe's modest location. CARMINE'S CAFE is a true treasure.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We can't wait to go back!! This was our first visit and what a fantastic meal!!!! Chicken Marsala was wonderful and loaded with mushrooms and great flavor. Hubby had Chicken Florentina that he thought was the best! Of course the salad w/house dressing was perfect! Not too much dressing and fresh! The garlic/oil combo with the thick, home made bread was fantastic!!! I could have the bread and wine for dinner alone! Well, not really...have to have the chicken Marsala. We WILL be back!!!! Delicious!!!

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

The aroma, intense flavor and the overflowing of wine! The owners are passionate about the food and you feel so welcomed. The red wine is so robust, full of berries down to the last drop. Great place for couples to share a plate. Atmosphere is very appealing, the dishes are consistent and so pleasing to the palate. Fresh bread and garlic herbs and olive oil dip, excellennt. No worries or regret you will be satisfied.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Again, everything was wonderful. The BIG glass of wine, the garlic/oil dip for their fresh bread, the artichoke appetizer, the stuffed shells and the island salad with grilled shrimp were all wonderful. The atmosphere is fine, the service is too. Glad we went back and we will do so again on our next visit to Ocala.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The dishes here have an authentic Italian flair. Sauces are tasty, and meats such as veal, are as tender as one would expect. A sauced up version of Grouper was done nicely as well. The pasta is not homemade but as a whole, Carmine's is above average for a town not known for having a bevy of gourmet places to dine. Pizza is also available. Beer and wine only.

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Thank Barbara M
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