It's HOME-COOKED quality food, not restaurant-quality!
You cross the threshold and step back in time into a "friend's" home for dinner. The nostalgia and family's love and pride adorn the walls. The wait staff always wear honest smiles. From the fresh, warm bread with oil & balsamic vinegar dip through the absolutely delicious salad and on to the SINGLE order of spaghetti and meat sauce that would feed FOUR people. The experience is wonderful, and the food is fabulous! Don't think you'll be disappointed!
Family style, personal service, interesting menu.
A lovely time, no strangers (even if it is the first time at Carmine's. It's like coming home, service is impeccable, food is better than mom's, had the best lasagna, bread, wine and fun evening. Would love to dine there any time.
Great food at a great price. Very friendly and attentive staff. This was my first time there, but I'll be back.
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!
Fantastic food and wonderful home service. Felt like going to a favorite relative's house to share a meal. I had no idea a place like this existed in the TriCities. It felt like we were in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn. Family-style dinner here does not disappoint. The food was just phenomenal.
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.