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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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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (5)
Casual (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines day

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I had asked for a side table as my guests were older and couldn't hear
When I came in both were empty but I was told NO
This is my at home restaurant, and I wasn't happy with that reception!!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Loved this place! Fantastic food, service like none other

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Service was super rushed. My husband and I both ordered specials -- his was very good, mine was average, both were over priced. Cheesecake was chalky.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Worst experience ever! We originally had a 715 reservation and because we were in the neighborhood earlier, we called to see if we could come at 630 instead. We were advised no problem. We walked in and there was only two other tables occupied in the entire restaurant (we actually knew the people at the other table . We were seated at a table in the back right next to the couple in the back and my seat was right against a pillar on the right wall and I couldn't move my right arm. We then asked the server if we could be moved to another table. She curtly responded that all the tables would be occupied snd she could not accommodate us!! That because we were 3 people she could not give us a full table for 4! My friend tried to tell her we would be gone by 8 but she refused to accommodate us and move us. We asked for the owner/manager and was informed she was talking to her mother and could not come out. We left and went over to Guido's where we were treated with graciousness and respect. By the way, I went on Open Table driving to Guido's and there were available spots at Carmine's for 7, 715, 730, 745, 8 pm ....and you get the message. The server was just trying to be as obnoxious as she could be and it worked. We will never go back there. Too many other good Italian restaurants without the major attitude.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

This is a wonderful neighborhood joint. Food DELISH and ambiencejust perfect

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2016

The best love going. Food is amazing. Ombionce is perfect

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Great place will visit again.
Great food, good drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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