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About 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!
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Carmine's Piano Bar - Call for schedule and events.
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.
Valet parking in restaurant lot and ample street parking in and around the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Carmine: (310) 441-4706
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Carmine's - Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can't believe I've lived in Southern California for 30 years and have never gone to Carmine's! In fact, I used to live 2 blocks away, and it was always on "my list" I will definitely be back again. What a lovely, beautiful restaurant with outstanding food. I'm from the east coast, and the food took me right back there; along with the staff; everything was delicious! Can't wait to go back again soon
From start to finish this was a great experience. My daughter and I grabbed dinner here before a movie. The service was attentive. The food was excellent. I recommend the Chicken Dino. Drinks were well made (you'd be surprised how many bartenders can screw up a vodka martini) and dessert was delicious. We were out in LA for the week on vacation but next time I'm out there I'll be visiting Carmen's again!
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