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Carmine's - Los Angeles
Carmine's - Los Angeles

Carmine's - Los Angeles Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carminesla.com
  • Phone: (310) 441-4706
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Carmine Competelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Carmine's offers not only our entire comprehensive menu, but a myriad of Carmine's personal favorite off-menu Italian cuisine. However, with over 30 years in the restaurant industry, Executive Chef Carmine Competelli, can prepare a wide variety of other popular dishes and cuisines. From small dinner parties of 10 or more to large scale corporate events come see us when planning your next soiree.
  • Private Party Contact: Carmine (310) 441-4706
  • Entertainment: Carmine's Piano Bar - Call for schedule and events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beverly Glenn
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking in restaurant lot and ample street parking in and around the restaurant.
A word from Carmine's - Los Angeles
Historic Carmine's has been serving classical and nouvelle Italian cuisine for almost four decades in Los Angeles.

From the kitchen's of Italy and trattorias' of New York's Little Italy, to the tables of Carmine's Restaurant, owner Carmine Competelli and partner Kim Pappaterra serve up delicious meals, unique wines, warm hospitality, and outstanding service to their guests weekly. Carmine's plays host to everyone from Hollywood elites, Century City's business community, longtime regulars, to neighbors and families in a cozy, relaxed upscale bistro setting.

Chicken Parmigiana, Sole Sorrento, Kim's Mom's Sausage, Baked Ziti, Bistecca Di Fiorentina,and the best Meat Sauce and homemade Tiramisu on the West Coast are just a sampling of our most beloved dishes.

The full bar, eclectic wine list, daily specials, and late night live entertainment insure we have something for everyone. Every night is a party at Carmine, and your invitation is always open! Pace, Salute, Amore!Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "My grandmother is my favorite Italian cook so I am very particular about my Italian cuisine. Carmine's was incredible! Absolutely delicious!! Fresh quality ingredients, flavorful, not too rich or overwhelming with garlic. I have gotten one of the nightly specials both times I've gone. Highly recommend! Jamie is an excellent server too."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I had filet of soul and it was delicious. My son had shrimp and it was a little tough. Very good flavor. Great service and nice atmosphere. We will go again. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is a really nice, old-fashioned friendly Italian American restaurant. Their Black and White pizza is amazingly good as an appetizer. The proprietor is friendly and boisterous, and we liked him even though he complained that Open Table took personal relationships out of booking reservations."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Carmine's 2 is a neighborhood favorite for over 40 years. This romantic establishment is family owned and operated. The staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgable. Great food and good times!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "For those who appreciate traditional Italian food (also great specials!), this is a rare find in Los Angeles. It feels as if you've walked off the street from L.A. and in to a NYC restaurant. Service and friendly and welcoming, the food is always superb, the wine list fantastic. It's a small "neighborhood" restaurant on Santa Monica Blvd, and they deserve to be supported. I encourage everyone to try it at least once since I know you'll go back once you do!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Had never been before...read other reviews on OT and decided to try and....very glad we did. Everything was perfect...they have a great menu with several dishes...I personally had the Baked Ziti and it was DELICIOUS. They have a nice wine list as well."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Very pretty, excellent service experienced. Bread plate had to be removed & exchanged as it appeared greasy..like a prior customer used it and the plate was not bussed. Same issue with a water glass, it had to be replaced, full of water & ise, yet an obvious smudge of whatlooked like chocolate on the rim..ick. Caesar saladsvery fresh though my wife said her lettuce was a bit wilted...what happened to table side made Caesar they stated on web site? Salads made up in kitchen, we did ask for anchovie and they glady garnished them at our request. Gnocchi was good with meat sauce but again "good" not great. Sauce could be enhanced. Wife"s Veal Marsala was very good but not "great." Carmine's is worth another try but the Chef needs to kick it up!"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "A little noisy. A large group arrived while we were there, and the decibel level went up and up. Otherwise we loved the food, the décor and the overall vibe. It reminded us of some of the great Italian restaurants in Brooklyn in our youth before Brooklyn became "hip.""
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "To LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT VERY ROMANTIC WHEN YOU CAN'T HEAR YOUR DATE!!!! To EXPENSIVE for Special WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN!!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "..food the best, nice valet parking, the actual owner is often there hosting, seating and visiting with customers...best little Italian restaurant in the westside ! Always a great experience!!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We had a wonderful experience with the preset 5-course meal. Each item was great, but especially the Hamachi salad."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Some neighborhood friends rec. Carmine's...it brought back old and great memories of an era gone by, where we took our children growing up, where we were treated like family, and got anything we wanted to eat! Not much has changed except the people. Hearty, Italian food, with lots of flavor, more than you can eat! Friendly waiters, hot food, home-like atmosphere...we loved it."
    Dined on 2/26/2013
  • "Neat old Italian restaurant. Very nice and accommodating althought the sauces were more tomato paste and less Italian zest than I like."
    Dined on 11/21/2012
  • "Salmon was cooked perfectly. Somewhat disappointed in the tiramisu; not enough coffee / liqueur flavor, tasted mostly like whipped cream. But the service and attentivness were top notch."
    Dined on 10/30/2012
  • "Carmine's opened in 1972. At that time I worked I in Century Citi and lived two blocks from Carmine's so I ate at Carmine's quite frequently until I moved to Orange County in 1978. I may have been back since but I can't recall. At any rate Carmine's was fabulous. My wife and I loved everything about it. We are not frequently in LA but will eat at Carmine's every time that we are."
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "The food was superb and the service excellent. We will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "I love Carmine's. I am from Seattle, but travel to Los Angeles frequently. I have been to large group parties and sat at a table for two several times Over the last 10 years. Carmine's is a very special, unique, delicious, enjoyable, stand apart family owned restaurant that I plan on visiting each time I get to LA. Thank you Carmine!"
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "I went to the original Carmine's back as a kid in the 70's. It was my mom's 79th birthday so I thought we'd go back. The service there is always great (I often go for lunch). We had an eggplant appetizer that was wonderful. I had Veal Saltimbocca (yum) and mom had Piccata. Unfortunately hers was a little touch which is why I'm giving the food 4 stars."
    Dined on 10/2/2012
  • "I have not been to the restaurant for more than 10 years and thought I gave it a try since I remembered the food to be pretty good. But I must either remembered it incorrectly or the restaurant has changed hands. It is one of the worst Italian meal I ever had. My pasta was not only drowned in tomato sauce but it was not even good tomato sauce. Though the service was excellent, I will not want to come back here."
    Dined on 9/14/2012
  • "This place is small but cozy. The servers are very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! Great for Italian lovers."
    Dined on 9/11/2012
  • "Old school, big plate pastas. Tasty enough, but priced like much more innovative food. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "Excellent personable service. Great food. Relaxing, calm atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "After a hectic week at work, it was a pleasure dining in a restaurant that had great food, quiet atmosphere and terrific service. My husband and I sat at a table in the quaint bar area since we wanted to watch the football game that evening. The bartender (Jeanine?) was a very attentive server and offered her suggestions. The food was delicious and the service was even better! Jeanine made us two special order dessert coffees that was one of the best we ever had."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "Everything was exceptional from the minute we arrived. The food and service (David is an awesome waiter) couldn't have been better. We will definitely go back during our next visit to LA."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Old skool Italiano right off Beverly Glen, it's been there forever. Darkest restaurant I have ever been to, so if you're sharing a meal with someone you're not supposed to be out with, this is the place! :-)"
    Dined on 7/27/2012
  • "Great old school feel and excellent service. Food was very good, and even better with the ambiance."
    Dined on 8/7/2012
  • "The food was mediocre. The service was not friendly and the noise level was intolerable. Big disappointment!"
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "WE HAD THE MOST AMAZING DINNER! THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC AS USUAL! OUR SERVER WAS INCREDIBLY CHARMING AND ATTENTIVE. A WONDERFULLY ROMANTIC AND DELICIOUS DINING EXPERIENCE!"
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "Great food, good wind, fast and friendly service. Not sure how you csn ask for more than that. I recommend the Black and White Pizza as a appitizer. Been here three times and its always great. Love this place! Wish I lived closer."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "From the moment you enter you are made to feel welcome. And the food is great too so it is a winning combination."
    Dined on 7/3/2012
  • "A meal at Carmine's is like being invited to dine at the home of a really great cook with a very large family. It's a bit of a surprise to find such a great meal in an unassuming little building with a graffiti-covered sign, in a room that looks like it's trapped in the 1970s, but trust the reviews - the food is great. The service is a bit boistererous, but friendly and well-informed, and fits into the overall boistererous tone of the room. If you're looking for an authentic Italian-American meal without a fuss, this is your place."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "This hidden gem is without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. The food is always top notch, and the service is friendly and entirely professional. Great ambiance too."
    Dined on 6/14/2012
  • "What a cool joint! Small place with a great feel to it. The food and the service were wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "Its the place whcih is CLASSIC...go for the atmosphere more than the food! Wonderful wait staff and Carmine is great!"
    Dined on 5/19/2012
  • "We had passed by this restaurant for 30 years and had never gone in but a friend told us she eats there all the time so we gave it a try about a year ago and eat there all the time now. The ambiance is like a NY restaurant, the wait staff treats you like family the food is consistant and they have music on FGriday and Saturday evenings. What could be better than that?"
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "I had the Veal Parmesan. It can with spinach and penne pasta. All was very good. The service was excellent and the wines were good, as well."
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "Exceptional rissotto. Perfectly cooked seafood. Attentive service."
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "Intimate with mood-lighting to match, Carmine II's is a fantastic place for a date or anniversary-type celebration."
    Dined on 4/13/2012
  • "The food is worth every penny and it has a great East coast vibe to it. They have live music sometimes which adds to an already great dining experience. This has become THE spot for me and my girlfriend when we want great food and some romance. This HIGHLY recommended, great food and great service, A+."
    Dined on 3/17/2012
  • "It's always a delight eating at Carmine's! Consistently good Italian food with pleasant and attentive service. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 2/7/2012