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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!

10463 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Beverly Glenn

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 441-4706

Website:
http://www.carminesla.com/

Entertainment:
Carmine's Piano Bar - Call for schedule and events.

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.

Parking Details:
Valet parking in restaurant lot and ample street parking in and around the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Carmine Competelli

Private Party Contact:
Carmine: (310) 441-4706

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Carmine's - Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best vodka pasta sauce ever

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 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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·Dined on October 26, 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.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 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

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 26, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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....

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Lovely restaurant... feeling like I was back in Italy. Great food, and wonderful service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great food, wonderful service and an excellent atmosphere. Terrific neighborhood gem.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Steve the bartender is very friendly and welcoming. The food is consistently good and the staff is always great.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Carmine's was just rock solid. Strange to use 'no-nonsense' to describe a restaurant, but it applies here. All the usual Italian favorites done simply and well, served quickly and politely, in a nice dark room. We'll go back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great staff. Owner and staff recognize myself and my fiancé whenever we come in and all give us a warm and welcoming greeting. Food and drinks are always great. The restaurant is cozy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in all of LA. Great food, great service, cozy atmosphere. Can't recommend it highly enough!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

If I lived in the neighborhood, I'd be a regular. Old time charm, fabulous service, delicious traditional Italian cuisine, excellent wines by the glass.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Lisa the server is amazing!!! She knows how to make guests feel right at home!!! :-)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Carmine's always provides good eats with pleasant service to top it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Charming downtown NYC atmosphere. Very pleasant and engaging owner and hostess. Excellent wine value.
Food good but hard to beat that of my Italian wife.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Great food, wonderful service and an excellent atmosphere. If you're craving fantastic Italian food, Carmine's is the place for you.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We just love going here as it is literally an easy walk from our home and the food is always authentic Italian and very homemade.

Tags: Authentic
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