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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service! We had a great time

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Love the decor. You will not be disappointed.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Carmine's as usual. The waitstaff is professional and knowledgeable and will go the extra to ensure the customer experience is phenomenal.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back again for a family dinner before kids headed out of town. Wonderful evening, as usual.

k
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Maybe because it was New Year's eve the food was pre-prepared? The food that came out was not piping hot and looked like it was sitting for awhile. In particular the Eggplant Parm which is usually excellent. The Linguine with Clams had lots of broken shells and grit. Quite disappointed in what is typically a very good dish.
It is a very nice place and will look at this last visit as an out liar.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here !
We had 5pm reservation and we were running late bc we were still watching our play in Issaquah. Called to have it moved to 5:30. They were really accommodating. Good thing we made it before 5:30.
And the most pleasant surprise was our waiter Brad from previous visit is serving us again! Yay!
Our orders were delicious. Even gluten free pasta had texture and not mushy. My ossobuco was very flavorful and the bone marrow was fantastic! Alfredo small portion was a lot! Not complaining.
Even the bread with crispy crust and chewy center leaves a lot of flavor in my palate.
Brad was kind to chase us down the garage and return the credit card we left on the table. Saddest part was we left behind our leftovers😩
Overall it’s a great place to be in. It’s classy and not pretentious. Love the genuine people working in.
Thanks again Brad for the great service
Will be back

FM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly love Carmine’s. They have the best customer service, food and ambience. Must try if you’re in the Seattle/Bellevue area. Cannot get enough of their pasta. ❤️

RS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love Carmines and go often, however, the service this time was average at best. Our courses were spaced too far apart and we were sitting waiting for our mains for about 20minutes. My guess is they were over staffed. will update the review next time we go! We still love it!

s
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Much noisier than their Seattle restaurant. Our location smelled fishy whenever they cooked Sea Bass. Food and service were outstanding. Next time I will return to their Seattle restaurant.

JM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The noise level was very high, mostly because they were very busy.

SW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carmines, simply the best in Bellevue and Seattle

TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had reservations for two. At first we were sat at a table in the middle of the floor right next to wait staff station who stood over us and were constantly whizzing by. Not very good. We asked to be reseated which they did right away. That was great. Our server, Katya, was excellent. We felt the food was ok, but not spectacular. Wines were overpriced. All in all, it was ok, but not sure if we would return. Maybe we'll give it another try after the holidays.

MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and great service

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambience as usual!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Our waiter was great and food was amazing! They also provided a complementary tiramisu for our Anniversary!

NS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s remains the gold standard for fine Italian dining. Impeccable service, lovely ambiance, mouth-watering dishes. The veal never disappoints. The ravioli with wild mushrooms was a delight. Wonderful service with warmth. A perfect restaurant for any occasion.

JT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, consistently wonderful food, excellent service.

SK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent. I ordered the veal scallopine and was prepared excellently.

Our server was great. Efficient and not hovering constantly.

CC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food and service. We were a little rushed for time and they worked with us to get food and bill in a timely fashion, otherwise I imagine we would have been welcomed to linger. Sweetly decorated for the holidays.

d
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We’ve very much enjoyed Carmines on previous occasions, but this time were a bit disappointed with the food. The soup of the day (cream of asparagus) was bland and the texture uneven. My wife’s cannelloni was disappointing as was my fettuccine with prawns. On the positive side, the bread and spumoni were excellent and the service outstanding; all service people were unobtrusive but very attentive to our needs without being asked.

BK
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Bellevue!

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CH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We attending with two young girls, ages 5 & 8. Maybe only ones with young kids. The service was outstanding. Our server was good with recommendations. All of us enjoyed some type of pasta and all was good. Lobster bisque and calamari were tasty. This is our third time to enjoy Carmine's and will definitely return. It was nice to get a complement from the hostess about the behavior of our young ladies. Appreciative.

TC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love you sea bass !!!!!!❤️

RG
Seattle
90 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and excellent service. Good people watching too.

m
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become a go to destination. Amazing food and service was over the top!!

MO
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with our special friends, the service was fantastic, the food was fabulous... pretty loud but we will be back without the extra holiday busy-ness!

W
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Carmine’s. The food is delicious!!
The ambiance is beautiful!!

l
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Paolo is snobby, dry and slow. His assistant Roberto is perfect. This is the second time I got below average service from Paolo and probably the last time. I will either request different server or go only to Il terrazzo

FD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Supporting staff forgot things (water, more butter, things like that. Overall a wonderful night out celebrating a birthday.

NN
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hear the ‘Cheers’ theme song everytime I walk in. The staff are always warm, friendly, professional. These people know how to run a successful restaurant.The food is always delicious and soul-satisfying. And the cocktails are always a proper pour.

W
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Decor and lovely staff that pays attention to all details for your dining experience. Great Wine list to choose Italian , California and Washington gems from.

EH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carmines! My favorite place for a special lunch or dinner

l
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday lunch celebration and everything was perfect! I requested a round table which we got and we were so lucky that the restaurant wasn’t too busy so the noise level was perfectly fine. Our waiter was delightful and got everything that we requested. Great experience!

GR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
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 on November 19, 2019
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.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

friend in town from LA. she loved the food and thought it was beautiful.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
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
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior food and service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Parking directions were unclear. Tables too close together. Food was not that great.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.