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Carmine's Italian - Pasadena

3.8
66 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups (98)
  • Neighborhood Gem (93)
  • Kid-friendly (53)

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About

Get your Italian food fix at Carmine's Italian Restaurant and enjoy casual but classy seating and a cocktail bar. Serving Tuscan style Italian food, the restaurant has been a favorite of the area for 20 years. The dinner menu has favorites, such as minestrone and lentil soup, as well as broccoli with roasted garlic and appetizers and salads. Carmine's Italian Restaurant gives its customers entertainment to go along with their meals on the weekends in the Carmine's Lounge.

Carmine's Italian Restaurant will cater parties and other events. It can accommodate 20 guests up to 100 guests and will customize the menu if desired. For those in a hurry, the restaurant's website allows ordering on line as well.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
AS OF 9/28/15 WE ARE CLOSED FOR REMODELING. WE WILL LSEE YOU NOVEMBER 11, 2015. FOR BOOKING AN EVENT PLEASE CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE OR EMAIL INFO@PRGRMINC.COM
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Phone number
(626) 799-2266
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Patella
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Catering
We offer all of our dishes in party trays for pick up or delivery of any quantity. We have also been working with a company for over 10 years if you need full service catering for any event.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We share a large public parking lot and have ample street parking as well.
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Public transit
There is a blue line stop on Mission Street in South Pasadena which is about a 15 min walk from us.
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Entertainment
HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI 4-7PM, ALL DAY SUNDAY
MARTINI MONDAY- MARTINI'S FOR $3
TACO TUESDAY: $2TACOS/ $3 MARGARITAS/ $3 BEER
WING WEDNESDAY: INDUSTRY APPRECIATION NIGHT/ $0.50 WINGS/ $6 WHISKEY & BEER/ 1/2 PRICED WINE BOTTLES
THIRSTY THURSDAY: $5 HOUSE WINE/ $4 WELL DRINKS/ $3 BEER/ $5 LATE NIGHT MENU
FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS: DJ STARTS AT 10PM/ $5 BARTENDER'S CHOICE COCKTAILS/ LATE NIGHT MENU
SOCIAL SATURDAYS: DJ RATSMILK STARTS AT 9PM/ BEER BUCKET SPECIALS/ LATE NIGHT MENU
SUNDAY FUNDAY: HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR PARTY WITH US CALL 626/799-2266
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Special events & promotions
Please call us and ask for the Banquet Coordinator. She can help you plan the perfect party either in our restaurant or in the lounge. We have held parties for retirements, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and many other occasions.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 66 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.8  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2015

This place is always a solid choice. Nothing fancy, but always reliable.

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5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Everything was good, the waitress was wonderful. the person backing her up was not friendly. We enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

The experience I had last night was great. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the delicious food. The garlic bread was amazing!!! We went here to celebrate my girlfriend new job..

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vipmaccynth (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on July 19, 2015

The food was average and the service was poor. Looks like a neighborhood restaurant with a lot of locals.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

We've been to carmines quite a few times and always had prompt friendly service and great food its what keeps us coming back. Sunday evening was just a little off from a service perspective which was unfortunate because we were a party of 6 with 2 people who had never been there. The food was still good and it appeared to be just our table as another party came and went in the time it took for us to be served. We asked for bread 5 times, never got our water refilled and would have ordered dessert but couldn't seem to find our waiter. Glad there is a Baskin Robbins across the street so we could celebrate a birthday. We'll definitely be back but will ask for a different section if we get the same waiter
:-(

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LoveDiningOut (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2015

The food was delicious - flavorful and large portions. (We brought own wine so did not look at wine list). Staff friendly and helpful.

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vipwooo (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

Had not gone in months and decided to give it another go. Good energetic service. Better than average. Brand and oil were never empty either.

Our group had from Pizza to Linguini and Clams - all good sized portions, decent tasting, pretty good.

Free piece of cheesecake since they made an error on the pizza - that was nice!

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AZPete (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2015

This was not our first time at Carmines, but our first time with a large group. We had a reservation for 7:30 PM , and most of our guest arrived by that time. The staff had our tables all set up and ready to go for our party of 12 on our arrival. We started out with several appetizers, which arrived fairly quickly, along with their special garlic cheese bread. We also brought along four bottles of wine. Their corkage fee was a little steep at $10 a bottle. You would think they would charge maybe at the most for two bottles , or drop the fee in half, but we were charged ten dollars on all four. All 12 of us seem to order a different entrée. The entrees like the appetizers came out fairly quickly. Everything was going great till our guest starting to eat there meals. I heard sever guest mention there meals were to salty. One guest mentioned the sauce on her dish tasted just like the marinara sauce that came with the garlic bread. When everyone was finished , we then had cake to celebrate my partner's birthday which we had brought in like the wine. Normally for a birthday like this, we divide the check up everyone paying for the person celebrating their birthday. But with many of the guest disappointed with their meals, I decided to pay the bill myself. But our waitress was amazing, so not all bad.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 10, 2015

Great service and huge portions. If you're hungry and in the mood for Italian, this is your spot!

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LumaDiaz06 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

We've been here twice this month and have enjoyed it each time. We were blown away by how good the clams and pancetta appetizer is..a meal in itself! Service is great and although we haven't been to the bar area, it looked like a swanky place to have a drink or two at.

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