Carmine's - Bellevue

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$31 to $50
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Italian
From the owners of Il Terrazzo Carmine, one of Seattle"s most iconic and beloved establishments, comes Carmine's Bellevue. Carmine's Bellevue brings to the east side the same level of quality in service, food, and ambiance that has made its sister restaurant a true institution in Downtown Seattle. Located at 88 102nd Avenue in Bellevue's historic Old Bellevue neighborhood, Carmines is nestled against Bellevue Park. With a rustic, timeless interior, Carmine's provides patrons an escape from the increasingly urbanized way of life. Upscale and elegant, Carmine's feels anything but stiff and pretentious. Good for business meetings, special occasions, or simply dining with loved ones, Carmine's Bellevue is a true destination on the east side.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Italian feeling! We loved spending our anniversary.

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Robert
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best overall dinner out in years, started with attentive service and the food was spectacular!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always amazing. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Celebrating a recent marriage.

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KATHLEENM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is my go to restaurant for a special occasion. Way too expensive for a basic outing. That being said, great food, excellent service, nice space, and you don’t leave hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always! Enjoyed spending my birthday dinner there!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent.

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vipgeorgeg
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

one of our favorites 👏

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EthanS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic time here with my date. Out server was fantastic, funny, and easy to talk to. He had amazing timing, bringing out our dishes at great intervals. The food was some of the best I'd had, and I definitely can't wait to come back.

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TeachableMoments
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently delicious and great atmosphere. Servers wore shields and tables seemed more distanced. It was a great first experience out to dinner since the opening of in-dining restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from start to finish. Love this restaurant

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Paul
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it per usual! Awesome experience as always. Best pastas ever

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LindsayA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t do better than Carmine’s for an authentic Italian meal & a superior experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday

Great job despite the challenges of COVID-19!

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STELLA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very lovely being back at carmines with it’s wonderful cuisine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tonight was the first time dining in a restaurant in 3 months!! Fine experience!

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FaithinBellevue
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience for my first meal out in Bellevue since COVID-19 hit. The food and cocktails were nothing short of amazing. Our waiter, Kellen (I think this was how to spell his name.), was friendly and well educated on the menu and cocktails and was able to offer recommendations. The restaurant has taken the proper precautions to protect their staff and the patrons from COVID-19. All employees were wearing masks and face shields. Tables were spaced out appropriately. Love this place and will be going back.

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vipNativeNewYorker
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooo happy the best restaurant in Bellevue is open again! Only thing missing are the barstools. Eagerly awaiting their return. Then all will be right with the world.

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Lucy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Dessert not as good. We like the location.

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vipChristianM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Servers were all watching the young 20somethings and were rude to us. The man who brought our fish insisted it was halibut when I had special ordered sea bass. “Interesting evening,” there are other restaurants that give such better service. Not sure we will show here for awhile. Tired of the snobbery

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vipArmani
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service, food & service. Great for business, casual or family events. Fantastic menu choices. Staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great - I did feel that there was not enough space between each table - menu are not being disposed- the hostess grabbed a menu from another table ( guest ) rather concerning
Food was warm upon arrival - somewhat salty ( veal)

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vipGaryS
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and terrific service. We sat on the patio last night and the noise level was much lower and easy to hear. It was lovely.

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vipAmyGourmetdoneskinny
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great food, great wine, great staff and the ambience is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place

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vipDDiner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not enough space between some indoor tables!

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have Carmine's open. Always great and warm service with great food. Need to order dessert first: Always too full to try after dinner.

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MTTB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, but didn’t have anything that was out of this world amazing. We had fried calamari and Kushi oysters for appetizers. Good - nothing fantastic. My husband had the venison ravioli and I had the veal cannelloni for our entree. They were good but not memorable. His ravioli was better. 4/5 for food.

Server was super nice. Although, it took really long to get our orders taken and to get our entree, overall, the experience was nice. 4/5 for service.

Nice place. I’d come back for happy hour if I was in the area. Do they even have happy hour specials though?

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and attention to details. Shaken not stirred...

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal at Carmine's! Had the special of the day, a Saffron Risotto topped by perfectly seared, exquisitely fresh Jumbo Scallops. Attentive, friendly, energetic service. Love the outdoor patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the note acknowledging our anniversary

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Gman
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first meal out since restaurants were closed due to COVID. Very attentive service and the food quality was outstanding. Many people enjoyed outside seating which offers am active view of the park in downtown Bellevue. If you are a seafood lover the Cioppino Northwest is a must have.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kalen (sp?) was incredible! They were so accommodating and I had an incredible 5 star bday experience with my family. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our time

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vipDineout4fun
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! The Carmine’s team never disappoints. Great job and thanks for the great dining experience.

KJ
KathyJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmines is one of those restaurants that you know will always deliver. Impeccable service, outstanding food-no other place I'd rather go to for great Italian food-even better than places we've been to in Boston's North End.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food and good service

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john
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipTreaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We like entertaining guests over dinner at Carmine’s, but only if we can have a four-top in the bar. So, when I made early 5pm reservations on Open Table, I wrote “In the bar, please!” I got the two normal confirmation texts/emails. And, as requested, we were seated in the bar. We ordered cocktails, appetizers, wine, salads, and our main courses. Then, at around 7 pm, when our waiter delivered our dessert/after-dinner-drink menus, he apologized saying the hostess had promised our table to another group and they had been waiting for a half hour. So we would need to be moved up to the bar stools. With four of us, that made it all weird; so we and our guests just decided to give our waiter a great tip and leave. On the way out, I asked what happened and the manager said we had made our bar-table request on Open Table and the others had “called it in,” so they had priority. He offered us a gift certificate but we really didn’t want it. At this point, I’m not sure whether we will go back to Carmine’s despite their great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian cuisine and dining experience in all of Seattle/Bellevue. Perfectly executed atmosphere and beyond amazing food. Highly recommended.

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