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“Too long wait”

Carmen's Italian Cafe
Ranked #171 of 517 Restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Waited wayyyyyyy to long. Spoke with manager who assumed we were aware of long wait for good food. Ridiculous wait and response from manager unacceptable !

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Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Just got home and had to document the experience! An inspired dish at a secret, but great Italian haunt of ours, Carmen's Italian Café. A stuffed lobster with shrimp, scallops, herbs, fresh tomatoes and scallions. Possibly the best, most creative dish I have ever had the pleasure of eating.

Lots of flavor and presented with flair-too reasonable to mention!!!

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2  Thank sherring101
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Made from scratch, mouth watering Italian. It is worth the wait for the food that is prepared here. Everything was delicious and presentation and portions as expected. Service was great, knowledgeable, and explained things well.
Yes, it wasn't the best location but lets just call it a hidden gem.

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Thank Todd G
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We tried this restaurant and the food was delicious but the place needs to be reinvented with decoration as well as the location since it is hidden by a car wash in a unsafe neighborhood in Bradenton 64 Road. Prices are comparable with Carrabas or Macarroni grill.

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Thank ErnestandPat
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a lovely dinner here one Friday evening while we were moving our daughter into her new apartment. The service and staff are very friendly and professional. The food is super. I had chicken parm with a small amount of pasta, my husband had a shrimp and pasta dish which was outrageous and my daughter had chicken francese. Good bread. Yummy fried calamari, nice side salads. Very good Italian food but a bit pricey in my opinion.

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Thank Ellesor826
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