Carmine's
Carmine's

Carmine's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carminesybor.com/
  • Phone: 8132483834x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 9:00am-11:00 am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Jason Venazio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Amy Jean Smith for all private dining inquiries at 813-767-9071
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Smith 8137679071x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Ave and Angel Olivia Senior Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Carmine's
Carmine"s is located in the heart of Ybor City - Tampa's Latin Quarter. Carmine's specializes in dishes from Spain, Cuba and Italy. Enjoy dining on Seventh Avenue which is recognized as one of the "10 Great Streets in America" by the American Planning Association. Ybor City today is one of only two national historic landmark districts in Florida. Lunchtime diners can expect anything from a pressed Tampa Cuban sandwich served with yellow rice and black beans, Cuban marinated Quarter Baked Chicken or our Cuban Roast Pork, oven roasted in a mojo marinade. For dinner Carmine's prides itself on fresh Oysters, fresh fileted Gulf Grouper, Angus Beef, Italian Sausage, Pasta and Homemade Sauces. We invite you to step into Carmine's Seventh Avenue and enjoy an eclectic blend of the best that Ybor City has to offer. Only at Carmine's!
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Carmine's reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.2
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)romantic (2)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Time
    Sammit
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I chose to have my birthday here and I was not disappointed. Very good food, and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed.
    TampaLocalDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was my first time dining at Carmine's, and I had heard great reviews from many of my Tampa-raised coworkers, however what they described and what I experienced are polar opposites. I had heard great things about the Ropa Vieja, but when it came to my table is was somewhat cold, WAY too salty, and was sliced instead of the traditional pulled. It also was VERY fatty. It also took us quite a while to receive any of our food despite the restaurant being close to empty (we dined on a Tuesday evening). Overall I was very disappointed to see a "Tampa Classic" establishment turn to such an unimpressive restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service, horrible food
    Mich20
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything that was ordered in my art if 7 was either cold, undercooked or had no flavor. I would not recommend this place to anyone. The service was slow and it seemed the waiter didn't know what he was doing. We asked the hostess for a kids menu and she said they don't have physical menus, the waiters know it in their head. Really?? It was ridiculous!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    HISS
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    First our service was fantastic, second the food and the Expesso Martini was outragious . my next visit to Ybor City will include Carmines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Servive
    Connie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was VERY slow. Probably not go again. There were only 4 tables. Two big parties. One waitress had both large tables and was unable to give good service. Need to prioritize their staff. Food was Ok, small portions
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food, bad service
    Lam2047
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went her with my boyfriend because we had to meet friends nearby in Ybor. I had read some reviews saying the service was poor, and they were correct. Our server kept disappearing for lengths at a time. At one point, there was not one restaurant employee, including the hostess, anywhere to be found. I honestly wondered if they were having a staff meeting at 8pm on a Saturday night. It was bizarre and ruined the experience but the food was good enough. Nothing special. Also, bring a sweater. I was so painfully cold here (they have a multitude of fans blowing so you can't escape the cold air hitting you) I had to step outside a few times to warm up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was good - not great.
    kco45VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was OK. Had the filet pasta. Steak was well done even though I ordered medium rare. Flavor was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful old standard!
    cecemVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Carmine's has been here for years but it never fails to provide an authentic taste of Ybor with a great view of 7th Ave!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Carmine's reviews archive.
  • Fan for years!
    CarmineLover
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Carmine's has been a dining tradition in my family for years. My mother knew Carmine when he was alive and his restaurant is one of our family's hot spots. Carmine's is always enjoyable and we love the service, food and ambiance. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    Sprtslvr
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    While it was Mother's Day, the restaurant was not anywhere close to full capacity, yet the service was very slow, the food average, and there was no sense of urgency. There appeared to be no recognition of the slow service, including the fact that the owner, Carmine himself, walked around kissing people without realizing the people with whom he interacted with had been waiting quite a while for their meals. This is not what I would expect from
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Dinner, Great Setting
    Steve
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I had a very good dinner at Carmines. I had Chicken Alfredo which was creamy, thick and the chicken was juicy. My wife had the Lasanga which she enjoyed as well. It was too sweet for my taste, almost like they used breakfast sausage. The space is unique and pleasant, the staff was very good. If I have one complaint it's the cans Coke/Pepsi. If you want 1, 2 or 3 Coke's while you're there you'll need to buy 1,2, or 3 cans of Coke. But the meal was enough to over come the Coke issue.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot Does Not = Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I went for a night out without the kids. We met and host with an attitude the moment we walked in. Our server was very good and the ambience was quite nice. The food was very mediocre, a real disappointment. The wine glass was not completely clean. We are people that eat out frequently, this restaurant is not on our return list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Crowded, noisy, slow service. Ambience was interesting, but not compelling. Food was satisfying, but not terrific.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Food, Slow Kitchen
    tampa4foodVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It took 45 minutes to get a burger, and it was worse than a drive through burger. Not worth the fuss and wait time. certainly not going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day Massacre
    wilbur
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I call it massacre, because Carmine's staff just killed it. It was by far the best resteraunt my wife and I have eaten at since we have been here. The food was really good and the staff was beyond compare. Thanks Carmine for the best Valentines day ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    bc1958
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • old-old customer
    neverskydivingagainVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    I've been coming to this place for over 20 years, picking someone up at the airport gave me an excuse to have my entire immediate family go there this particular night. I always order grilled palomilla with onions are parsley, but my family each have their own favorites, steak milanesia, chicken parm, cuban sandwiches, spanish bean soup, gorganzola salad, and their roasted chicken dish is pretty good too, prepared sort of similar to some asado places in Spain. They keep changing their decor, which is fine since I haven't seen the changes as negative, but I do miss the sidebar Zion that they used to have their, but that's been long gone. As Ybor keeps changing, this place I hope is always there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.