Carmine's - Bellevue

4.7
890 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 786-0160
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Francisco Bautista
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Private party facilities
Please call the restaurant or visit our website for more information on the private dining room.
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE 1st Street
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Parking details
Valet located on 102nd Avenue NE. $5 flat rate at lunch. $10 flat rate at dinner.

In addition:
Complimentary self parking with ticket for 4 hours located in back of building on NE 1st street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 890 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although a few extra rays of sunshine may have shone down on favored tables, I never saw anybody left out in the cold, not even a sweet and out-of-place young couple dressed as if for church. But if the dining room staff now treats newcomers like long lost friends, it is doing so at a time when there are very few reasons for anyone who isn’t already a regular to visit.
Carmine’s service is virtually unsurpassable

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KB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, but very expensive for the quality of food. Overall, was very disappointed.

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MG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, attentive wait staff. Great place for special occasions. Only issue, it can get loud when fully seated.

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o
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A proper restaurant that stands alone in its catagory of Italian excellence .Walking through the doors akin to a warm embrace from an old familiar friend.

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K
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the entire experience! The food, service and ambiance were superb! We’ve eaten at the Seattle location and are so happy there’s one in Bellevue. Will definitely return.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kust keeps getting better like a good wine. Best service in town and the veal scallopini is wonderful. Most relaxing dinner out. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good although one server was clumsy, spilled water and knocker over a on our table. Did not even try to compensate.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were excellent. It was on the pricier side, but well worth it.

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PS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Carmine Seattle is possibly the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, but Carmine Bellevue just doesn’t work. My fish and pasta both came out cold and not flavorful. The magic is missing.

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We will be back. Our waitress was on her game and never far away but not hovering.

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n
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Fantastic service. Great food. Uncomfortably loud.

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k
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I will start by saying we had high expectation before our dinner based on the fact that it is a 3$ restaurant, the reviews and pictures. It was a girls night out and we expected to eat while we chat the night away. We were greeted with friendly staffs and everything started out perfectly.

Things we ordered was bruschetta trio, pesto shrimp fettuccine, and some desserts. Didnt order much and there is a reason, simply because everything we had was just so average I must say we were pretty disappointed with the food. But the one thing that really put us off was the service. We were asked to move table because there was another party coming 1.5 hour after our reservation. We thought that was strange but didnt want to make it a big deal so we moved. But towards the second half of our meal we felt like the waiters were trying to rush us to leave, came too many times to ask if we wanted to order something, one came to clear our table without a word and without asking if we were done, and finally one came to ask if we want a check.

Obviously we were not satisfied with our experience at Carmine’s. Being a 3$ restaurant we expect the food to be better than average, and not a restaurant that only gives you a 1.5 hour time slot.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and service in town.

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o
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just an overall amazing experience.. we are lucky to have Carmines and consider it 'our place'...

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B
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible experience. Great food, interestingly prepared. Outstanding service. Loved it.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Carmine’s. It’s our new go to place for a lovely dinner in Bellevue.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Was a bit noisy. Still one of our favorite places.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were seated in a very noisy part of the restaurant, with a fussy baby on one side and a loud, inebriated patron on the other. We’ve had more positive experiences in the past but this meal was quite unpleasant over all.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and wines! We felt ourselves back in the south of Europe. Lovely!

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our dinner at Carmine's was fantastic. The menu is larger than expected and while it's missing some quintessential Italian dishes the food was fantastic and Kelen was attentive and set great expectations and answered every question we had.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Our waiter was very good. Only negative would be the level of noise. Would definitely go back again (and again).

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W
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a w0nderful waiter. Friendly, informative. Gave us our space when needed. Did not rush us. We had a leisurely enjoyable dinner.
My chippino was a little over cooked. I ate some and did not complain. They came up and noticed I had not finished my dinner and offered to make me something else. No muss no fuss. I kindly said I was fine.
Later they came up and took my meal off the tab.
Very gracious. I was impressed.
I had a delicious Cesar salad, we shared calimari, that was equally delicious.
I will return soon.

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BW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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r
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding food and service. Our server made the evening extra fun.

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G
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Carmines' only once, so I cannot attest to the multiple catagories listed. We have been to Terrazzo Carmine in Seattle which, of course, is also wonderful. We hope to return many times. We had a fabulous time, and the food was exquisite. Multi grazie!

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

4th visit for dinner. Food was fabulous. Waited 30 minutes before being told they were having trouble locating the wine we ordered. Another 15 minutes before learning it was unavailable. Forgot one drink order completely. Again, food was great but service was not.

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O
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jessica provided outstanding service as my husband and I celebrated his birthday. She was friendly, prompt and courteous while she responded to any request we made. The food was quite good, although my husband enjoyed his spaghetti di finochio quite a bit more than I enjoyed the ortolano. We will definitely return to this restaurant!

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JD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding, this is one of my favorite restaurants on the Eastside and in Seattle.
I've never been disappointed when dining here.

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s
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for husband's birthday. Loved the food and the service

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p
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was amazing!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was so noisy when we sat for dinner at 7:30, with my weak hearing I couldn't hear the person across the table. The restaurant was full. Food was great, service good but not great.

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was well seasoned, steak cooked perfect med-rare, pasta al dente, server very knowledgeable, food came fast. Totally nailed the velvety consistency of the cauliflower puree. Hackneyed Italian-American staples came to life with house-made and from scratch recipes. Will be back again.

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G
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Table not ready when we arrived. Sent us to the bar and then forgot us until we complained a half hour later.
Waiter offered to bring a vegetarian meal, then brought a plate piled high with prosciutto on top of the vegetables - at least 1/2 of the plate. When I mentioned that ham was not vegetarian he's said he knew, but thought I should just pick it off.

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AF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food.

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MB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful space, solid food across all courses, and attentive service at a reasonable value. Just what we need.

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JS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. One of the best restaurants in the area.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The antipasta plate is a must. The hostess and the wait staff are all top-notch. The meals are consistently excellent.

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S
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Carmine is a good restaurant all around. The food & service were good. We liked the bruschetta but the grilled calamari was OK. My ink squid seafood pasta dish was good as was everyone else's pasta. The Salmon was average.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

It was much too loud. Either sound dampen or reduce number of tables. We love this restaurant and have been many times. Hope to see improvement. Cheers!

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