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“Great tasting food!”
Review of Carmine's Cafe

Carmine's Cafe
Ranked #41 of 492 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Telephone: 352-854-1000 This is the best kept secret in Ocala!!
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a hidden gem! Their food is heavenly with lots of flavor. We came for dinner with family and everyone had a great time and enjoyed all the dishes. My favorite is their homemade salad dressing, I can't name one single dish as a favorite since I love all of them! I come here often! I had family visiting from out of town so I wanted to give them a special treat and no better place than Carmine's.

Thank Bella-Amo
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Tried this restaurant because of the favourable comments and rating(#6). We found the quality of food poor ie:veal grisly ,chicken parmigiana was overbreaded and didn't taste fresh.It seems they value quantity over quality. Although we will not return the soup was good but salty and the prices are very reasonable.

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

after driving by and never knowing anything about this until a couple at our Gym mentioned they went on husbands birthday and were so amazed at the quality and charm of this place, they cant wait to go back, this is not your franchise place, this is the way places were 20 years ago, when husband and wife ran the place, it is very authentic, my husband is from a old fashion Italian family, cant wait to eat there again on Christmas Day for my birthday, they will have regular menu plus Italian specials, the homemade bread is very very addictive,

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Thank Enid L
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We have driven past Carmine's cafe for almost 2 years and decided to stop for a quick bite before an evening appointment. We were instantly amazed at the wonderful decor, fabulous and personailzed attention, and yummy/huge portions that came with soup or salad and warm garlic bread with dipping sauce. If we didn't have to leave so soon, we could have stayed all night enjoying the friendly conversations from other tables, the live music, and probably dessert too. We are big fans of non-chain restaurants and Carmine's Cafe is a wonderful Italian hide-away in Ocala!

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Thank Cathy K
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting the Ocala area for a few days and were looking for a good italian restaurant. We checked a few sources on the internet and found that Carmine's was highly rated. We were totally unfamiliar with the area but followed our GPS to the front door of this absolute gem of a restaurant. The four of us could not rave enough about our dinners. The egg plant parm was the best but everyone at the table tried to outdo each other in compliments to the chef on our individual dinners. Please come and enjoy yourselves here. You will not be disappointed...The food is outstanding and so is the service. If you love wine, you will get the memo.

Thank Bob P
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