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Carmine's - Los Angeles

4.4
182 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 441-4706
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carmine Competelli
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Private party contact
Carmine: (310) 441-4706
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beverly Glenn
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Parking details
Valet parking in restaurant lot and ample street parking in and around the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Carmine's Piano Bar - Call for schedule and events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 182 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Fantastic hidden neighborhood gem. Consistent business and service for decades.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Went here for date night, I wanted to choose a place in WLA and heard good things about Carmine's. My date loved the place, and he's a tough critic. Gnocci was homemade and delicious and-- actually enough in quantity (I feel like it's more of an appetizer portion at most places). Also, they have flat Evian in glass bottles- if that's something you need, as well.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overpriced, small portions.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is consistently delicious with a great ambiance and always friendly staff!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is the real deal! The food, ambience and service are perfect. It’s a a New York oasis in the heart of Tinseltown!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is excellent. Service relaxed, friendly and just right on timing. Great wine list. Small neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is delicious and hearty, service is welcoming but the drinks are a little watered down.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Not like carmine in NYC or Las Vegas / Washington. Very overpriced and small portions. Waitresses were very unkind and impolite

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Awesome Italian food. Great service. Nice, quiet atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I love Carmine's. I visit every time i get to LA. Love the homemade sausage from Pittsburgh.Go Steelers!

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I'm a Westwood neighbor 4 blocks away and really wanted to love this place. The gentleman host who greeted my girlfriend and I at the door was wonderful. The ambiance was old world perfect. The music... classicly great. Then it all fell on it's face. We made our reservation for 930p (Yelp says they close at 11p). The waitress rushed us every 2 minutes to put in orders. She offered bread then didn't bring it. We asked for water, never brought it. We then asked about the bread and she said sorry they ran out. We then received a Caesar salad that could have come from a bag and two pasta dishes straight out of a mall chain. It was a bummer the food didn't overcome the lousy waitress. The funny thing was she was eating dinner 2 tables away from us during our dinner. Lastly the busser was no better and proceeded to rush us so much that by 10:15 (45 minutes of being there), we decided to skip dessert and cut our losses. Whole thing was done in an hour and cost us $130. You could go to 10 other better Italian restaurants within 1.5 miles.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food at Carmine's is always good. Server was terrific, and we really enjoyed our Friday lunch!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great food, excellent cocktails, superb service. Will now be one of my favorite dinner spots in Los Angeles. Saw a couple of celebrities, if that interests you.

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1.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Rushed and rude waitress. So bad, it was actually humorous as we couldn’t believe how bad the service was. Food was expensive for the quality received. Potatoes were cold and the Chicken Marsala was pretty tasteless. Restaurant was cute, bummer it was such a bad experience.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I imagine Carmine's Ristorante once was a good restaurant, because the night we tried it, there were many people dining who seemed like "regulars". Sorry to say the best thing about our evening was our server, Jessica, a lovely and knowledegable wait person who tried her best to overcome what quickly became apparent to us: the all too obvious shortcomings: Carmine's needs 3 more Jessica's, at least 2 more busser's, and what seemed to us to be poor coordination between the kitchen and the dining room. The food which was billed as "New York Style" wouldn't last a month in Manhattan's Little Italy. Case in point: my wife ordered Linguini w/Clam Sauce. What was presented to her was fairly well cooked Linguini topped with canned bland minced clams spooned into empty clam shells (hope they washed them). The Arugula Salad was served with a bland and busy dressing which completely ruined the idea of having an Arugula Salad. My side of Spinach sautéed in garlic and olive oil tasted like defrosted frozen chopped spinach, as in Bird's Eye. My "4 Cheese Ravioli in Marinara Sauce" was covered a dark red heavy sauce which looked tired. We sort of felt it when we walked into the dimly lit and congested dining room (and not in a good way), that it was not going to be one of our better dining experiences, and we were right. Plus, the table of screaming kids in the front didn't help. Or maybe it was just one of those "bad nights" every restaurant has. Then again, maybe not.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Best vodka pasta sauce ever

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The people here are fantastic. The history and care in the place - beyond! The food, the ease and vibe, everything about it is a brilliant welcome to Los Angeles and all it stands for.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved the ambience! You can have dinner and a conversation and actually hear one another. Our waitress didn't rush is out of there. Wonderful experience!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I am a little iffy about giving an outstanding review. My dinner was excellent, but, I felt the staff was a little off. The staff was not warm, I object that wine by the glass is not priced, one of my guests needed help and no one came to help. Because of the location, we will return, but that is the only reason. We live in an area that offers excellent Italian food.

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waitress was terrible. Did not fill up your drinks, no bread, did not check on us. Made reservations however had small table. Small proportions. Terrible service by waitress ruined it.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Carmine’s, which is my neighborhood “go to” place, was great as usual!
Terrific food and great service in a wonderful (and historic) setting!
What more could any hungry diner want?

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Classic. Wonderful service and food. Very comfortable dining for our party of eight celebrating a family reunion and birthday.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

If you're looking for a neighborhood gem that serves delicious Italian food in an intimate and comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Carmine's. Try it once and you'll return often.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a cozy place. Food and wine were fine - nothing special - salad was a very small portion size. House wine was fine but expensive for house wine. bread was nothing special - Very limited parking - plan on valet.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Well, the food was better than ladt time, though pirtions are skimpy for the prices they charge. Glad, though, that a few red sauce places remain.

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2017

I've been there many time's. The food is always wonderful. We were celebrating a birthday.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Neat place - low key, friendly and good food. The owner is present and very nice - he likes to sample the wine with his guests. Food is very tasty and there is an authentic feel to the spot.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

On the spur of the moment decided to go to Carmine's on a Friday night. Luckily we made reservations because the place was hopping when we got there. Great food and drinks. We'll be back, for sure.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Carmine’s reminds me of New York. The food is great, the service is terrific and the ambiance is unique. It is my favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall food was good, pasta cooked perfectly, cannoli was excellent

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Very cool westside cocktail bar with great food, a cool vibe, and friendly and a highly personable staff.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great neighborhood joint- in LA area every month and am always looking for neighborhood restaurants. This is not fancy by any means but the staff was so friendly ad the food was amazing! We could tell that the locals love this place-

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was great! The wine choices were limited, but good choices. The service was fantastic! Our waitress, Jessica, was attentive, helpful and lovely. We had a wonderful dinner. Great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice local Italian restaurant in the style of old school NY Italian restaurants. The service is friendly. The food is good.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

an easy place to have a great time. Good old Italian family place with love and class.
Sometimes I question the music choice....seems more like a frank sinatra type music place than a loud rock and roll

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

A client meet us there for dinner. He arrived early & sat in the bar, we joined him when we got there & stayed in the bar for 30-45 minutes. We talked, drank & watched baseball. There was not rush to sit at our table. Once we sat the service was good, the food was great. the overall experience was lovely & we will return. We drove about 40 minutes & we are looking forward to bringing our friends there. The place stays busy throughout the evening. Make reservations.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service!
What else would you want in a fine and friendly restaurant?

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Carmine's is one of those neighborhood places that keeps getting better and better. The place is cozy, clubby, urban with a hint of "bad boy" history. The food is nostalgic, old-school Italian; the martinis are made with precision, and the Clams Oreganato are the best. Pastas are hearty and flavorful, meats are are high-quality and tender. My favorite appetizer are the meat balls. Mangia! Go tonight.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

I brought a new boyfriend for a date to what I told him is one of my favorite restaurants. We had a great time and everything lived up to that billing! Love Carmines!!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Carmine's was wonderful, as always, when we dined there two nights ago.
For ambiance, food, service and overall friendliness, it's five stars plus....

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