One of Chicago's finestMy fiancé and I wanted a special place to celebrate our recent engagement. Carmine's was absolutely perfect. The food was incredible and the service was exceptional. We will be most definitely be returning soon.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was greatAlthough, it was a little annoying that they would come and refill my water everytime I took just one drink. Became comical by the end of dinner. Staff was extremely friendly and food was great.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerDinner for my birthday was great. I selected the restaurant because we had been there before. Another great meal.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!Beautiful and friendly staff greet you and take care of you the whole time.
Food was great -- we had a great time -- will come back again and again.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceWe were there on a Saturday night, and the place was packed, but our waiter, Luis G., made us feel like we were the only people there! The food was great, but his attention to us made the experience. Have family coming from out of town, not only will we take them, we will ask to be seated in his section!!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNext time you eat out...It has to be at Carmine's. food is fantastic - Victor is an awesome server, what a great place. I know gibsons is the most known at this intersection, and I have been there a lot, Carmine's rocks. Everything you would want in an Italian restaurant. I highly recommend it.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend!!Our experience was awesome! It was our anniversary and could think of no better place to celebrate! About 5 different people wished us a happy anniversary and we were greeted at our table with champaign. The service at the bar and or table was excellent and our server recommended a dish not on the menu and it was outstanding! We appreciate the special touches they added and the food was excellent! We will be going back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time!Our waiter was perfect and the food is always exceptional! Thank you for the fantastic experience!! Waiter gets A+++++5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant experience very good foodOur party of 8 had to move to upstairs dining room since downstairs is way too loud so take that into consideration if planning a meal with people you want to be able to hear speak at the table. Waiter was fantastic and charming nit a single complaint! Carmine's lacks the swanky feeling at some other local venues but the food is good nonetheless!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFast service good food and funEntertained customers, they enjoyed the food and piano music and songs [little loud for a table of 12 trying to hear eacho other, but we survived]5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWas a party of seven and there were multiple waiters helping us
Very attentive and friendly service. Great food choices5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Carmine'sWe have been to Carmine's before and enjoyed the food. This visit was for a college graduation--I was VERY impressed with the staff of how accommodating they were to my father who is in a wheelchair. We were treated wonderfully!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed lasagna, shrimp,We enjoyed lasagna, shrimp, & cheese ravioli!!! Drinks were great too!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, lively & loudPiano Bar brings in lots of patrons if you want to be part of a fun scene ask to sit downstairs, otherwise go upstairs where it is quieter. Food was good - surprising wine selection, very good waiter.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great Chicago night.For eight years we have arranged a yearly trip that certainly included at least one complete evening at Carmines.
We attend the annual NRA show and our group of professionals is well versed in Food and Service... and Carmine's is off the charts!
If you want to have an amazingly authentic Italian, Chicago experience, THIs IS IT!
One of my all time favorites as well as one of the greats in the business.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Excellent Dinner!Carmine's is always a great choice for a good meal or a special occasion. Our server was outstanding and anticipated every need. The quality of the food was excellent and the "brick chicken" amazing as always! I love the atmosphere here, very energetic and lively but not crazy loud. Perfect for our foursome birthday celebration and I look forward to another dinner there soon.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI WILL RETURNMy first experience to Carmine's, but it won't be my last. I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday on a Monday night. The food was phenomenal. The service added to the levity. The prices were reasonable.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Mother's Day BrunchTook my mother to Carmine's for Mother's Day brunch. Fantastic! There were so many things to choose from. Service was spectacular. My mimosa was always topped off. Thanks for a very nice day5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day brunchVery crowded for Mother's day brunch. Long lines but they were able to keep the trays adequately full. Waitress was wonderful and would get things from buffet if you needed her too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Mother's Day brunchEverything was wonderful! Highlight: service was top-notch, buffet had many options, was fresh, and great tasting! Great with the kids. Table on porch was nice. No real complaints!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgoodFood was great. Only issue was that we were seated near the kitchen so we heard plates slamming the whole time5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful PlaceTook our mother to the Mother's Day Brunch - she loved it! We all had a fantasitc time. The food was great and the service was outstanding! We will definately be back!!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, food and serviceWe had a very large group for mothers day and the bus boys made sure everyone was well taken care of the entire time. The hostess was also kind enough to accommodate us for a garden table which was requested - but not guaranteed. She went out of her was to make sure we were in the area we wanted to be when we arrived. The food was fantastic and they made sure the food was always fresh and available.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWe ordered 5 dishes for 6 people and asked to have it presented family style. We all loved all the dishes. We had penne with vodka sauce, veal parmesan and chicken parm, veal saltimbocca and a lemon shrimp dish. We also had stuffed mushrooms and bruschetta for appetizers which were delicious and a house salad--also very good. Portions are large and we could have had 4 main course dishes and had plenty to eat. The service was also very good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good night out -Always a good night out - the service and the food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fun to people watchThe best eggplant salat I have ever had. Be prepared to share as portions are huge. NO pizza which is fine. The staff is very attentive. The way some of the people dress there is worth the trip. The clear plastic was drawn out side as it was cool and windy. We sat inside and had a great glass of Cabernet (house). Total bill was a bit pricey but we had a great time. Then the wife checked out the LuLu Lemon shop accross the street and more eye candy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPHENOMENAL ALWAYS!I can't stress just how much I absolutely love this place. The food is phenomenal and the service is exceptional!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food!!!The service and the food was great as usual. Our waiter offered my wife a few options that were not on the menu for the salmon. She took one and loved it. I want to try other restaurants in the area, but we always return to Carmine's because it is dependable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceHad a great time. Had 2 bottles of 2009 Ramey Cab to get things started. Our server Danny was not only on point but hilarious too. We ordered as he called off the menu food, square noodles in Viska sauce sprinkled heavily with sausage. Tremendous. Some other food we ordered was the skirt steak, and linguini with clams. All in all a great time, great scenery and a great vibe. See you Next time Chi-Town!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMServerOur server was Eric. He was very friendly and could recite the menu. Great help.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food great serviceGreat food.....as to be expected by a rosebud restaurant. We did find that the Parking can be difficult and valet was a bit slow for the cost. Otherwise another pleasurable evening at Carmine's!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FoodLoved the ambiance in the restaurant. The chopped salad was plenty for two and very good - fresh and crisp. Our entrees were delicious Chicken Marsala was excellent and Bolognese some of the best I've had. The wait staff was extraordinary - attentive without hovering, polite, helpful. Definitely a restaurant we look forward to returning to.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOn vacation, and found itOn vacation, and found it online. We were celebrating my daughters 20th birthday! Food was very good, and menu had plenty of items as well as 4-5 specials. Service was spot on. Our waiter was very social with us, even though the restaurant was packed. He even offered options to us for creating our own special dish not listed on menu. We will return to Carmine's.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had six people at a roundWe had six people at a round table. The food is very good, but the noise level makes it hard to talk to others.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCarmine'sIt was a special occasion and we were a party of eight. Everything was perfect and everyone was pleased. The service was as good as it gets. All meals were excellent. Quickly becoming my favorite Italian spot in Chicago.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time at Carmine'sHad a great time at Carmine's this past weekend! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! The scene is warm and cozy,but definitely very energetic and actually pretty loud, especially with the piano player by the bar. The staff was great and very accomodating - we had a 2 month old baby with us, but they were able to put us in the quieter garden room - it was perfect. As for the food - the spicy calamari was so tasty! And the brick chicken was so moist and flavorful. We will definitely be returning!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTedi's 19th Birthday!Took my daughter for her 19th birthday lunch with her aunties. Our server was great and the food great. Haven't been there in years. Definitely will be back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad 5 people in from out ofHad 5 people in from out of town. They all loved it.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group of 6 guests,We had a group of 6 guests, every one of our guests reported the best food ever, portions were more than expected and talked about it for days.
Note; they spotted Gary Sinese during their visit.
I would highly recommend Carmines for any event.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service-as always.Outstanding service-as always. Specials were wonderful this evening.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMour first but but not our last!first time at Carmine's - went on recommendation when we received a gift-card to Rosebuds' Restaurants. Expected to be "out-priced" but was proved wrong. SO much food, and such great presentation along with quality. My husband had pork-chops, and, boy, was he impressed- huge! Deserts are not be passed-by.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are parents to a toddlerWe are parents to a toddler and had a much-deserved date night. We both have had a variety of high-end to low-end dining experiences fr the US to Europe. Carmine's was excellent in service, ambience, and food quality and variety. Loved the appetizer (grilled Octopus, shrimp and calamari). Our entrees were also excellent! We will definitely go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner, good location.Great dinner, good location. I would go back again and again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!This is our 4th time going to Carmines, each time bringing different people with us to experience it. We love it. The food has always been wonderful, and the service is always great. I wish I could recall our waiters name this last time, but it's been about a week. He was so friendly and so knowledgable. My husband always gets the skirt steak(soooo good!) and I got the Tortellin Carbonara, it was voted the best dish at our table :) It's a very nice and comfortable atmosphere. I definitely recommend enjoying dinner here!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably very good food.Food is reliably very good. Sat upstairs on a weeknight at 7:30 and there was barely anyone there. Service was very good and everybody liked their meal. Was nice that we could sit and talk without having to strain to hear over a large crowd.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMShort notice - was downtownShort notice - was downtown and decided to stay for dinner. Booked my reservation 15 minutes before arriving! We sat outside and it was quaint. Food was delicious (though heavy) and waitstaff was very attentive. My date, who was in from SoCal, was very impressed.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCarmine'sLarge space. Great good for the money, fresh and flavorful.
Kid friendly- great service!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become one of ourThis has become one of our favorites when traveling to Chicago! You NEVER leave hungry.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been there severalWe have been there several times in the past and this was by far the best. The front host staff was awesome and accomodating of my special requests for my g/f's birthday. Food was outstanding, although we both had the Brick Chicken and felt it was very heavy on the salt content. Even still it was great. Server was excellent (Hugo).
Busboys were prompt and on the job.
Thank you, we'll be back sooner than later!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Cuisine!The food and atmosphere was fantastic. Lasagne and chicken parmesean entrees were among the best I've tasted in a long time (and very generous portions). I'm planning a return visit when I'm in the area again!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM