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“Great Food and Service”
Review of Carmine's Cafe

Carmine's Cafe
Ranked #57 of 504 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 February 15, 2014

Carmine's is one of the better restaurant establishments! Very personable staff and great food. They were even willing to make a dish not on the menu! Been there with a larger group and with family and the service is wonderful. Highly recommended! Good prices too.

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Thank Margie N
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

On a recommendation from friends we went to late lunch/early dinner on a Saturday.
We were greeted by Angelo, the owner, of the restaurant. Though the food is freshly made to
order, it was not a very long wait. To start, there is the homemade bread with garlic and oil...yum. Everything was served piping hot. Special requests are welcomed and if they have the ingredients they are more than happy to accommodate. Leave room for dessert because the
cannoli is divine.

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Thank Carol A
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The food was very good, we came in for lunch on a Friday afternoon about 1:30pm. We had the place to ourselves,and so why was our service so bad??? So this is an Italian restaurant, but all the staff was from Mexico, and spoke very little english and when I asked the waitress a question she had to go get the cook, he spoke some english, very heavy accent. We had to ask for water, a take home box, the bill. We had calzones, which by the way - the menu online is NOT the one in the restaurant. The food was good, the restaurant was nice inside, small, looked clean, granite top tables, cloth napkins, stemmed glassware, heavy silverware. The owner came in towards the end of our meal, not at all friendly, he just sat at the bar and watched t.v. A little friendliness goes a long way. We prefer to support "mom & pop" businesses, but to be honest we just didn't feel comfortable here, the place was just unfriendly. We won't be back. One other rather odd thing - there were several open holes in the wall, just above the tables where electrical outlets used to be, now they are just holes in the wall.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We loved the food the atmosphere, the wine, the proprietor, the good service. This is a place to call your local favorite "go to" spot and be assured of a warm welcome and great time.

Thank 2pixiebobs
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Nothing to look at from the outside, but very good Italian food on the inside. The prices are very reasonable. Everything is cooked to order. We really liked not being rushed. The dinners included a nice fresh salad and very good homemade hot rolls with a garlic/olive dipping sauce. We enjoyed aour dessert also. We will be repeat customers.

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Thank Pete Z
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