Carmine's Italian Restaurant

(626) 799-2266 | View Website

424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA | Directions   91030

34.120729 -118.149991

Open Hours

Sat-Sun: 12pm-12am, Thu: 11am-11pm, Mon-Wed: 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm, Fri: 11am-2pm, 5pm-12am

 
Restaurants, Catering, Italian  more

More Cuisine: Pizza

Price: $

Tags: Lunch Spot, Live Music, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express

Neighborhoods: San Marino

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Carmine's Italian Restaurant
Carmine's Italian Restaurant
Carmine's Italian Restaurant
Carmine's Italian Restaurant
Menu
Sauteed Mushrooms, Bruschetta, Fried Calamari, Mozzarella Marinara, Homemade Garlic Bread, Minestrone, Lentil, Lasagna, Manicotti or Sausage Cannelloni, Eggplant Parmigiana... more

Reviews for Carmine's Italian Restaurant

Recommends
2 months ago

Classic Italian restaurant. The little is dim on the restaurant for a good ambiance. Their pasta sauce is really good. I would recommend trying the gumbi. It's a baked pasta. Price is on the expensive side but well worth it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good Italian food... great prices & customer service – My husband and I were just there this past Saturday... and we will definitely be coming back for more. The portions are enormous. I had the Gumbi and it was FANTASTIC (definitely big enough to share)! I wasn't too excited about their garlic bread (you have to order this as a side dish)... but the freshly baked bread they bring out w/your drinks and salads is very tasty & fresh.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The best for family! – What a great place! I had been to the cocktail side to listen to the sounds of Souled out. Which was great! But one Saturday I decided to take my family there for dinner. Carmine himself greeted us and after about a 20 minute wait for a table we were seated. From the get go we had great service. Our waiter recommended a plate called "Gumbi" my boys got a kick out of that. But when our meal came the plate was HUGE! With our 2 meals and the large pizza we ordered the 5 of us had more than enough. We even took home half of one of the dishes and half the pizza. Our drinks were never empty. Carmine even stopped at the table to ask us how we were doing. What a great host! My family was very pleased and when the bill came I was especially pleased. What a deal! It's exactly what an Italian restaurant should be like. I will NEVER go anywhere else for Italian.

Recommends
over a year ago

Traditional Italian fare lures large families to this cozy country trattoria. – In Short
The warm dining room bustles with families sharing pizzas and pasta every night. Wood furniture, empty Chianti bottles and closely packed tables add to the homey atmosphere. Iceberg salads accompanying each meal can substitute for starters like calamari. Seafood consists of shrimp scampi in lemon juice, while house specialties include rigatoni smothered in a cheese-tomato-meat sauce. Desserts are flown in from Italy.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Italian Breadand Great Sauce – The salads are crisp and fresh with a tangy balsamic dressing. The bread is served warm from the oven. Whether I go there for lunch or dinner, weekend or week nights, the portions are generous and I always have some left over to take home. I keep forgetting to leave room for the Tiramasu!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good food for a nice price – Another restaurant that I've been to a few times, Carmine's is very predictable. You're going to get good food, good portions, and a decent bill at the end of the night. The pizza isn't too greasy and the toppings are plentiful. Pastas are good too, and they have plenty on their menu to choose from. Definitely a nice pick if you're in the area.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Value – I've been taking my family to Carmine's since we moved here in 2002. The restaurant includes very generous portions, reasonable prices, great location, and friendly service. The sauces and recipes remind me of Italian food in Chicago where I came from rather than what I would call typical Southern California Italian food adaptations.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Everything's great.. – I like this place a lot. it's comfortable and inviting, they have a small but nice variety of italian dishes on their menu. you can choose your own pasta dishes with whatever sauces you like. the pizza is above average- large slices, fresh toppings. it's not the kind of place i would go out of my way for if i didnt live within walking distance of it. !!!BUT!!! try calling there and ordering any food for delivery. they have employed a hostess with absolutely NO patience whatsoever. i literally wanted to hang the phone up and order dominos, it was so bad.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Consistently Good – I've been ordering the same meatball sandwich for years and every time it's the same: great. The salad is big, the bread is plentiful, and my drink is always refilled. No other restuarant has been this consistently excellent for so long.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Big Disappointment – i finally decided to try carmine's after reading some good things about it. it was a huge disappointment. the food was very bland. i tried the sausage and peppers dish which had the "asterisk" which meant it was a house favorite and specialty. it was supposed to come with a side of spaghetti with marinara sauce. that came about 5 minutes after the dish arrived. the garlic bread with cheese tasted and looked like the frozen food variety. my friends had other pasta dishes and the sauces tasted like they came straight out of a jar. to make things worse, the service was awful. we were almost done with the bread before the server remembered to bring the balsamic vinegar.

i will never go back to this place.

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