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

Carmine's La Trattoria - Kendall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmineslatrattoria.com
  • Phone: (786) 433-8687
  • 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 (786) 433-8681
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Eric was great,with him singing and his personality was great!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "It was good think will come back terrace sitting but it was to hot"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was delicious but service need to improve, took very long to get each plate even the bread."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Need to fix the a /c Food was good Service average"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "everything was so good,. especially the sangria that they make, we had the white one"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I wish the food was as beautiful as the restaurant. Overpriced and not very good."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed the dinning experience Great food excellent service and friendly staff"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    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."
    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."
    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"
    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! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good, extensive menu. My only complaint is that the sauce on my dish was too salty."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As much as the food was delicious, our experience shows that the restaurant is understaffed. We walked in and the server who clearly was also a Host was sweating, and I mean drops of sweat were dripping from his forehead. He was our host and the server to the table next to us. Then our server Josh came and brought the wine list, and they didn't have 3 out of the 5 options of white wine by the glass. Food came we enjoyed it. Then I had called prior to going to advise that my wife and I were celebrating our anniversayr and if I could get a dessert brought up after our meal that said Happy Anniversary. I was told that would not be a problem, however it never happened. Josh was great but the service overall needs a lot of attention!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014