Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall
Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall

Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmineslatrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 7864338687x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Garcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Carmine"s offers family style catering for pick-up or delivery. Please contact our Banquet Coordinator, Eleni, to schedule onsite or offsite catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Carmine"s is the perfect place to schedule your next event. From large parties to small intimate gatherings, we can make your event dream a reality. Carmine's has both indoor and outdoor dining with lake views. Our elegant indoor private dining room is elevated and can be closed off from the rest of the dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Eleni 7864338681x
  • Entertainment: Carmine"s features live entertainment including Italian Opera Singers, DJs, and Italian accordion player. Please call us to find out about specific nights of the week as we like to vary our entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 117th Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall
Carmine"s La Trattoria Restaurant features traditional Italian cuisine and four star quality and service without the stuffy atmosphere. The Trattoria is regularly recognized by critics for the ambiance and delicious food including a Best Italian Restaurant award by the Palm Beach Post and the Golden Spoon award by Boca Life Magazine.Our flagship restaurant, located in Palm Beach Gardens, grew from our award winning, nationally recognized, full service Gourmet Market and features only the freshest ingredients and unique foods from around the world. From the tempting food, to the beautiful views and exceptional service, it is easy to see why our customers continue to return year after year. Having enjoyed over 25 years of success in Palm Beach Gardens, we opened our second location in Kendall in 2012.At both locations, our guests can enjoy peaceful outdoor waterside dining area, a full liquor and wine bar, facilities for parties, and live entertainment.
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Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (18)special occasion (18)scenic view (16)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (10)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (8)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)Show More
  • Great Food & Service
    BrendaB
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Our server, Darian, was great. The food was excellent. It's so beautiful inside the restaurant. There is outside seating with a beautiful view and pet friendly. I used a deal certificate and accepted it with no problem. It's close to my house and it's quiet and romantic. We will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection at its finest
    MissC
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place is just wonderful. My mother and I love the Carmine's at New York and DC and we were so delighted when we found out they had opened one in Miami. It is beautifully and uniquely decorated. Very vintage! It has a beautiful scenic view of the Town and Country fountain and bridge. We have been there a few times and most recently for my mother's graduation celebration with a large group of people. The managers and staff at the restaurant made the event very special going as a far as creating a unique menu with my mom's name and plate choices on it. The food is just delicious! It is comforting and authentically Italian. Very attentive service as well! You must not miss Sinatra Sundays with the talented singer that performs each week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining4fun
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent Food, Great Service and they a Fantastic Singer Performing all the Great Standards
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live Italian Music...
    FamilyFun
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was good, the help was courteous and friendly. One of the added features was live accordion music inside the restaurant, which was great. Outside there was a DJ who kept the mood upbeat and electric. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to go with family & friends
    dining4fun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was excellent and the entertainment was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not good
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went in a big group & we all felt the food was way overpriced for the quality. Lasagna was not good and the chicken and pasta was very very bland. Better meal at Olive Garden. Will not be returning
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was excellent and service very good. The noise level, even though the restaurant was not full at the time was too high to carry on a meaningful conversation. This was compounded by a Sinatra wannabe singer who was OK, but the music and noise precluded conversation. It is curious that the bar did not have Tanqueray gin and had a selection of single-malt Scotch that was overpriced and did not include my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The risotto was very good!!
    oneluv11
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The sangria was fresly made and had a well balanced flavor! The atmosphere was lively yet we were able to have conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    KRod
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious! Our waitress was good. She was friendly and accommodating. She brought the kids food out first which is always helpful. My only constructive criticism would be that the kitchen was slow. It took longer than it should to get the adult entrees. The app came out quickly but dinner was noticeably delayed and it wasn't super crowded.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    ExelentVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Delicious Italian meals and great entertainment on Sunday's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Carmine's in Kendall twice with my family of 4. The ambience is terrific & energetic for everyone to enjoy. Music, singers, good location, terrific outdoor patio, nice bar, and the FOOD is Great!! BUT ONE problem. SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE. It seems to me that on weekends the busboys, and waiters are not moving to the pace necessary to provide excellent service. No utensils on the tables, we had to ask for them. Water service came to our table after 10 minutes of sitting there and only because we flagged down the busboys. Waitress was very slow to take our orders, poor quality of following up with us, we had to flag her down for additional service. CARMINE'S needs to fix this SERVICE issue on the weekends ASAP!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great west kendall spot
    TAK7178
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It's a very nice place with a boutique feel even though it needs to cater to to the very large West kendall population. All and all a very pleasant find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place!
    ExelentVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was delicious as always but service was very disappointing this time, Giselle the server did not bring the bread, I had to ask for it, when she serve the wine she split it on the table and did not clean it. I go to this reataurant at least once a month, love to dine on sundays but experiencing bad service does not make me feel to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Host
    RayC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Eric was great,with him singing and his personality was great!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vista
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was good think will come back terrace sitting but it was to hot
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, excellent service
    Dmallgyrl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I'm so happy that I tried this restaurant using a groupon. It was a great deal. The food was great and the service was excellent. Great view of the fountain over town & country. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    ExelentVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Outside sitting facing the lake and water fountain a plus. Food was good and authentic Italian flavor and delicious, eggplant parmigiana and frutti-di-mare is a must. How wine "Merlot" excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience...
    trotador
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This restaurant is conveniently located, old town n country mall in kendall. Outside sitting facing the lake and water fountain a plus. Food was good and authentic italian flavor. Red sangria nicely done. Waiter was very attentive, informed about recomending and describing the entire menu. He provided an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Place
    ExelentVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was delicious but service need to improve, took very long to get each plate even the bread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sad service
    Louise
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have eatten at the Carmine's in Palm Beach and had a lovely meal and service. Unfortunately this Carmine's did not even come close. We chose to eat in the bar area so we could partake of the happy hour. This was a mistake. Apparently there are no dedicated servers for this area and so for the whole night we were served by a variety of different servers but nobody seemed to be in charge. Consequently the service was not consistent and we had to ask for service on several occasions. This was kind of odd as the restaurant was not busy (also not a good sign). Someone (he never identified himself) did come to check on us but things really did not improve. The food was good and they did give us free limoncellos but I doubt we will be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Groups
    amyjess
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The family size appetizer was great. Everything we ordered was consistent. Highly recommend. Service was outstanding-we were constantly being checked on. We felt very taken care of. Lovely space, roomy with a nice view of the lake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall reviews archive.
  • If you can't stand the heat...
    luvlee17
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Loved the design, the lounge singer and how he got the whole restaurant singing with him. The food was good, stick to the pastas. My only complaint, was that it was a bit hot inside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere
    Tammy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The restaurant has a very nice feeling. I felt as if I was in Italy. Food was ok. Nothing great, but still a nice place to eat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Need to fix the a /c Food was good Service average
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kendalleater
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was good; the dish (pasta w/ salmon and asparagus) could have had more of those ingredients. Service was adequate but not outstanding in that it was somewhat slow. Would have liked a small salad to be part of the entrée.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • danny bday
    martyVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    everything was so good,. especially the sangria that they make, we had the white one
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was just ok. Not great and not bad. We went on a slow night so it was more than half empty. We still ended up being seated at a broken table. We made the waiter aware but nothing was done. We had to specifically ask to move. Other than that the waiter was pretty attentive. The food wasn't bad but not great enough to be worth the menu price in my opinion. The plating was nothing special to look at and a little messy on some of the dishes. It was just an ok experience. I would not go back and pay full price again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cariocaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were seated promptly, the waiter was very attentive, the restaurant is well decorated and attractive, but the food was only fair. The menu prices are very reasonable. We ordered veal osobuco, which was priced at twice most entrees and were disappointed in the dish, which we judged to be only mediocre. The calamari was a bit better, but, like the house cabernet savignon, still only fair. It is a pity because every other aspect of this restaurant was appealing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trish
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I wish the food was as beautiful as the restaurant. Overpriced and not very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food
    Bubba
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Enjoyed the dinning experience Great food excellent service and friendly staff
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HUSBANDS BDAY
    martyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    IT WAS VERY PRETTY AND SOME OF THE FOOD I LIKED. THE FAMILY APPETIZERS WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. THE SANGRIA SO SO GOOD PRICING ON WINE
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • " UNIQUE PLACE "
    CHARLIE
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I WILL RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AND MY WAITER CARLOS (5 STARS) TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. NICE PLACE TO CELEBRATE OUR 27 ANNIVERSARY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL NIGHT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    Terry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As my first time visit, took my mom for mothers day. It was crowded. The attention was superb. My reservations were at 8pm and we got in there before the time. We loved the food. The prices were reasonable. We enjoyed the live singing SINATRA NIGHT. Great idea for customers. Scenic was really nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Poor service that does not match the relative high price of this Kendall Italian restaurant. There is no sense of proper leadership from management. Not once did a manager visit our table. Hostesses are disorganized. Servers act like they don't want to be there. Overall the restaurant is staffed with young 18-25 year olds that could care-less about providing a pleasant dining experience. Will never go back, will not recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Celeb
    MariaGtogo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a last minute decision on where to go. I decided to go directly to their web site since I had never visited this restaurant in Kendall. My decision was based on the fact that I wanted to take my mom to an Italian restaurant since she loves pastas and the occasion was to celebrate mother's day. So considering it was last minute reservation on a day like this one the experiance was great, from the food to the service. We were fortunate to be taken care of by the sweetest waitress, she kept on top of things, we didn't feel abandoned eventhough the restaurant was packed. Food came out quickly and hot. Overall I recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost a five.
    Bluestar
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. Overall, the service was very good and the food was excellent. The only problem we had was with the hostess when we walked in.We had a reservation and we're told that it would be another 10-15 minute wait. That's not bad but when it's 45 minute's later that's not excusable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mom and grandma on Mother's Day and could not have been happier! It was packed of course but I wasn't in a rush. We had the reservation and were sat within 2 minutes. We had a great time with sangria (red and white were both fantastic!) the Italian sampler had a little of everything!! Calamari, mozzarella, some type of cannelloni, a toasted ravioli(?), and stuffed mushrooms. Then we had penne ala vodka with chicken and pasta carbonara with shrimp. OMG delicious. They put basil in the vodka sauce which isn't my favorite but I are it anyways. Finished with the lava cake and ordered an extra scoop of ice cream. Yummmm. The BEST compliment I can give is that my grandma (who goes out literally every night) loved the food and experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Brunch
    Jtable
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day Brunch -had to wait to be seated for almost 45 minutes even though the restaurant was empty, restaurant wasn't prepared even though our reservation was for 11:15am. After a while waiting, we finally ordered from the brunch menu and were completely shocked when our food arrived. The worst tasting Eggs Benedict I have EVER had. The chef needs to go back to cooking school. My Benedict had a dried out drizzle of hollaindaise sauce. I requested more hollaindaise sauce & received the worst tasting hollaindaise sauce - oily & no flavor. Sent dish back. To replace the Benedict I ordered an omelet - It was burnt and dried out, the presentation looked like burnt scrambled eggs. Worst food Ive ever had!!! Wont be returning!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter dinner
    lovegreekcuisine10
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The meal was average and too expensive for the quality provided. Server was slow and made a mistake for our order. We sat outside next to the water fountain and the ambiance was nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was barely good, poor service.
    JAD648
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Overall, all the food we ordered was good, not exceptional. The Italian wedding soup was very bland; the fried calamari was chewy although the coating was tasty and crispy. Some of the pasta dishes were a little dried, but all of it was edible, just not very good or exceptional. Prices on some dishes are not necessarily inexpensive, so the quality should be better. Service needs improvement. Servers are nice and friendly, but need training and supervision. Menus were left on tables, including ours, and food was being served all around them. No one removed them so I got up and took them back to the hostess. The restaurant was only one third full when we visited, so a large crowd was not the reason for the bad service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate