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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GR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a little "oops". I requested a quiet table...then, within 15 minutes a huge party of 20 were sat right next to us! Not quiet! So we moved tables. The hostess could have done better!

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s never disappoints. The food is very good and nicely presented. The service is the best in Bellevue. And the reasonably priced valet service is a plus. I look forward to my next visit.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Terrazzo Carmines Has been my favorite restaurant since I was a child and my parents loved it to go for special occasions. Carmine’s is every bit as good and a favorite spot for my husband and I to celebrate anything and everything from a mundane day to a birthday to an anniversary…

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior food and service

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.

b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Service was not impressive, they know how many guests they will have and the wait staff were rushing around in a stupid frenzy. Not the best atmosphere for a special dinner out. It felt like a very busy night which they should have been prepared for.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with in a quiet corner

CC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday great service, good food. I have been going to Carmines in Seattle for years and like the Bellevue location equally well.

JS
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was great and the food was scrumptious. We will be back!

AS
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the service was excellent and the food scrumptious I will be back soon.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch during the week was nice and quiet

AE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friends birthday day and was very happy with the service. When we arrived they'd gone out of their way to leave a note for her on the table that said Happy Birthday and everything. Waitress was extremely helpful in selecting out drinks and food. Only real note was that it did take a while for the food to arrive to the table but we were given bread to hold off and enjoyed the atmosphere so it wasn't really a bother.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding celebration

DT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was INCREDIBLE and the service was phenomenal!! They made my birthday and anniversary fantastic and so special!! Definitely a fun place for special celebrations, I saw some people there causally as well

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience at Carmine’s is special and delightful. It’s been my favorite restaurant in Bellevue for a while now and for good reason. The ambiance is posh, food is delicious, and the service is really special. This time around I tried a few different items on the menu. For appetizers I strongly suggest the eggplant parmesan! The beef tartare was also quite delicious! For main courses the osso buco, duck breast, halibut, fileto con gnocchi, and ribeye are my personal favorites! I asked for my ribeye to be medium-rare and it came out perfectly! It melted in my mouth. If you are a fan of osso buco this is the best osso buco I’ve ever had. The halibut is soft and flaky! For dessert they have the best spumoni ice cream, tiramisu, semifreddo, and profiteroles. I tried the profiteroles for the first time yesterday and I was blown away. They have this rich melted chocolate on top of them and they looked gorgeous. For Washington wine I suggest the quilceda creek, Cayuse, or D2. For Italian wine I really liked the Vigorello. I’m terms of white French white wine I was really impressed with the christophe pichon condrieu. They also have a Vueve Rose which is delicious! The manager Adrian really works hard to make sure we felt special during our reservation. Everything was perfect per usual and I can’t wait to come back!

TJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,exceptional service.
Our new “go to” spot in Bellevue
Fantastic overall experience

SL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice all around.

TK
Seattle
119 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic old world Italian restaurant where everything is impeccable. food, wine selection, service could not be better.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Honestly it was delicious I used to work valet here and finally got to have dinner here I would absolutely recommend this place! Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time!

A
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Everything was spectacular, from food, service, ambiance. The restaurant was recommended by a friend and we are so glad we took her up on the recommendation.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was GREAT! Made reservation from open table. Requested a quiet table for birthday dinner. We arrived at table was a birthday card welcoming us. Wait staff showed at our table right away. Our ordering experience was swift and dinners served in a timely manner and all foods were popping hot.
We both enjoyed the halibut and veal scallopini. We ordered extra gluten free pasta and squid ink pasta. It was all delicious and flavorful. Oh! The bread was awesome ! Crispy crust and chewy flavorful texture. Best bread EVER!
Brett was a very great waiter that served us. He was pleasant, patient and humerous. Our overall experience at Carmine’s was WAYYYYYYY better than Ascend Prime steak. It felt genuine at Carmine’s. Interior is classy as well as the patio going into the restaurant. It’s well kept and clean. We will return

p
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

LOVE Carmine’s. This night, the restaurant was packed and we were seated next to a very large

KP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service. Just a little difficult to hear each other talk across the table.

A
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience and felt so valued and cared for. Food was amazing and staff was excellent!

DT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, decent portions, attentive wait staff.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our 10 year Anniversary dinner!

s
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Food wonderful, atmosphere fantastic but best of all the staff were amazing. From the kitchen staff to our server. They made a memorable night more memorable. Great job. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

s
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular here, but this was my sister's first time in. She really enjoyed the atmosphere, and said that the restaurant is beautiful. Food was great as always and our server was energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable.

d
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This is a big noisy restaurant. I just got back from Italy and the food at Carmine’s does not compare

a
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, very competent staff & chef, lots of gluten-free options. No bad dishes, always a good sign. Halibut special was amazing. Even the panna-cotta was excellent. Relaxed ambience. Will be back!

PF
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a big birthday was treated as a very special occasion, and we loved it! The complimentary dessert was amazing!

K
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took a friend to Carmine's for her birthday and there was a little birthday note on the table when we arrived, and they brought out a chocolate mousse with a chocolate "Happy Birthday" drizzle on the plate - so very thoughtful and appreciated! We both ordered a side caesar salad and never wanted it to end - so good!! She had the halibut special and I had gnocchi with brown butter - she loved her halibut and my gnocchi was fluffy and so delicious. Oh, and I wanted to eat the entire basket of bread...just enough crust on the outside and softness on the inside. Carmine's isn't cheap but not prohibitively expensive either - just a wonderful place for a celebration or any time you want a delicious meal in a beautiful atmosphere.

CB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. I have been here several times and never disappoints.

d
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Superior food, attentive and cordial service on a busy Saturday night. Room is very, very noisy and, as I am hard of hearing, I was fortunate to have my wife with me to maintain a conversation with our guest.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although I enjoyed the service and ambiance very much, the food was somewhat disappointing for such an upscale Italian restaurant. House bread was flavourful and fresh. The Burrata was excellent. The Insalata di Mista was ridiculously overpriced and not remarkable in the least. Lettuce with vinegar for $18? Should have been $9. I also wasn't overly impressed with my gnocchi. It was bland and a very mushy. One of my friends had the veal and said it was also not at all at the level that she expected. My third friend LOVED her Rigatoni Bolognese. That's why the mostly 3 stars. I love Italian food and have been to Italy 4 times, so maybe my bar is too high.

I would like to give it another try, especially as it's a great looking place with awesome waiters, but unless I am back in Bellevue for some reason I would probably look elsewhere.

N
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the amazing experience and great food!
our favorite place for a night out or special celebration.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Way too noisy.
Food OK.
Would not go there again, stick to the Seattle one.
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DE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very customer oriented and waiter met our every need.. The food was very good. Will go back.

g
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was attentive and courteous. Food was spectacular, and the ambience was as expected in an upscale establishment. Would definitely recommend to others.