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“Friendly get together”
Review of Carmine's

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Ranked #87 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Cross street: Bellvue
Transit: El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus
Description: Since 1994, Carmine's has been Chicago's destination for exciting gatherings, spirited nightlife, celebrity sightings, and of course, an unforgettable dining experience. With a diverse menu that boasts Rosebud's classic Italian American dishes, as well as premium steaks, chops, and seafood offerings, Carmine's has long been a place where those in the know choose to eat. Our large and open dining rooms are perfect for large parties, from brunch to late-night dinners. The acclaimed patio, with its vibrant energy and friendly charm, offers guests some of the best people watching in the city. And our bar, with its famous signature cocktails, is ideal to watch the big game or check out live music. Whether you're here for a casual lunch, a formal dinner, or a cocktail, it's always a party at Carmine's, and you're always at the center of the action.
Skokie, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly get together”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

I'm retired and I met friends I used to work with. They accommodated a group of 10. We had a yummy lunch of salads and Italian food. The service was excellent. We were comfortable on their enclosed outdoor patio.

Visited August 2012
Thank Elayne S
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old fashioned with benefits”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

What can I say? It's a old styled italian restaurant, but that's exactely the good thing about it. Food is genuine and generous with portions and the atmosphere is definitevely mafia movie-style...no offense! I really like the place...

Visited May 2012
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“great all around Italian”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Although they have a very diverse menu, a very accommodating waiter told us all the variations of their menu they could make for one of our party. The food was very good with large portions. My risotto with shrimp was cooked perfectly.

Visited December 2012
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“Local gathering spot”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you are solo, have a small group, or a larger one, there is a spot for you. Service with a smile. Prompt delivery of food or bevies.

Visited December 2012
Thank Twogreynomads
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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Carmine's is the place for delicious Italian food and...”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

I've been dining at Carmine's since it opened in the mid eighties. It is part of the Rosebud family of restaurants. They share the same basic menu items. The food is delicious, the portions are large, and the atmosphere is always "happening", especially on those warm summer evenings.
They have outdoor seating and it's a great place to people watch. If you are in the Rush Street area, and are in the mood for Italian food, Carmine's is THE PLACE to go.

  • Visited September 2012
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