A wonderful treat of a restaurant; full of family nostalgia and smiling faces. Carmine greets you at the door and guides you in to the historical old house, turned restaurant, where you are seated at unassuming tables with very simple table settings. The whole place envelops you like your grandma's house would. Each day they offer two dinner options; ours was either Fettuccine Alfredo or Cheese Ravioli, paired with meat plates or sausage and meatballs in red sauce. The food is amazing. In fact, we found ourselves distracted from the conversation we had started before the food came, and talked about the food the entire time we ate. We paid our bill and walked out the door, only to have my 7 year old daughter spontaneously run up to Carmine himself and give him a huge hug. I'm not kidding--that's the kind of place this is. Unique, charming, unassuming, inviting, warm, and it offers stand-alone old school Italian cooking. What a beautiful little gem.
Carmine's is a truly authentic Italian experience. Only two entree choices per night. After all, you wouldn't get invited to Grandma's for Sunday dinner and ask her why she was making only one meal! Carmine is full of stories and charm. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere literally takes you back in time! Superb!
This was our first visit to Carmine's. From the moment we walked through the door we were treated like guests in their home. The meal is old school comfortable Italian, simple and filling and delicious. The wait staff were relaxed and friendly, and even the other patrons were friendly! Carmine walks around and visits with everyone, making you feel at home. We will definitely return to try another meal on another night. Thank you Carmine and staff for a great Saturday night out.
Such a neat little place. A gem. YUMMY Italian food. One of the few restaurants I have ever been to that offers bread pudding on their dessert menu. And it was FAB!
Great family style dining, everything is delicious and portions are plentiful. Service is fast and friendly, and Carmine will come and visit you telling great stories. We have been there many times and it never disappoints!
Outstanding version of a family-style Italian restaurant. Open for dinner only four nights a week, reservations are a must. Only two dishes available each night (check the online menu, each night differs.) The food is exactly what you would get from your old Italian grandmother if your grandmother was also a gourmet Italian chef. Generous quantities of incredibly delicious food served with very good service. The older gentleman wandering around from table to table is Carmine himself, retired from a lifetime in the high-end hospitality industry. Get him to tell you some of his fascinating stories about the memorabilia on the walls or his years with casinos. Be sure to ask for seconds on the bottomless salad and bread, and savor the house specialty red sauce with the most moist and delicious meatballs and Italian sausage. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the dishes. Carmine's may have a limited menu, but they just might have the best Italian food in the state. I cannot recommend more highly.
We have been coming to Carmine's since they opened in 2008 and have never been disappointed with the food and/or service. Just to let you know about this little gem, they have placed third in the Herald's yearly contest of Italian Restaurants for the past 9 years and finally in 2018 they moved up to SECOND PLACE. They are absolutely the BEST our family and friends have eaten at and recommend you try any dish any night.