Carmine's Chicago

4.6
4065 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Carmine's Chicago invites you to experience an unforgettable meal with authentic Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. A true cosmopolitan hangout located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, Carmine’s offers live entertainment, an extensive bar, and an outdoor café* that is the place to see and be seen from sun up to sun down.

Whether dining al fresco* or inside the elegant two level dining room, even the most demanding taste buds will be overjoyed by Carmine’s impressive menu selections. Signature dishes include clams and oysters on the half shell, steaks and chops grilled to perfection, melt-in-your-mouth veal and chicken dishes, and of course generous portions of award-winning pastas. From the moment you are seated and served, you’ll understand why Carmine’s is packed with food aficionados every night of the week. Open Saturday & Sunday for brunch.

*Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept reservations for the outdoor patio garden.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
LUNCH & DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 12 am
Friday: 11 am - 12 am
Saturday: 9 am - 12 am
Sunday: 9 am - 12 am

NOW SERVING BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am-12 pm
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Phone number
(312) 988-7676
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Romero
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Catering
Serving award-winning homemade Italian classics, delectable desserts and made-to-order specialty cakes by our renowned pastry chef, even the most demanding taste buds will be delighted by our off-site catering services.
For more information or to consult with an event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700 or visit our website at www.rosebudrestaurants.com.
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Cross street
Bellevue
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Parking details
Valet Parking is $12.
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Public transit
El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus
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Entertainment
Carmine's Chicago is the place for fun and spirited nightlife delivering delicious signature cocktails, celebrity sightings, and an inviting canopied patio for the best people watching in the city. Inside, seating on two levels provides conversation-friendly dining upstairs, while the lower level is the place to be for live entertainment. Relax at a cozy table downstairs or grab a seat at the spacious bar for a perfect view of the performers who begin at 8:00pm Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Carmine's Chicago is the place to see and be seen, enticing Chicagoans and tourists alike, with an impressive menu of tried and true classics including sausage & peppers, jumbo stuffed mushrooms, Rosebud’s famous fish salad, and tender chicken vesuvio, sure to please any demanding appetite.

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SJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

As a New Yorker I’m always on the lookout for an Italian restaurant in Chicago that can measure up to NY Italian food. This place has the best chicken parm I’ve been able to find in a Chicago, the sauce is a little sweet and a little spicy at the same time. However, I think it’s unusual a cheap to expect patrons to pay $5 for a side of pasta. You’re an Italian right reataurant, for $30 chicken parm I EXPECT the pasta to come with my entree.

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PS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed in the price raise No longer does your dinner come with a side of pasta ;It’s $5.00 extra Very petty Local competition includes soup or salad

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Wonderful food and service but I was there with customers and it was too loud to carry effective communication which was unfortunate.

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TP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, fun atmosphere and good price. Never disappointed here.

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time amazing. Great place to enjoy...........

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food! Lots of birthday parties going on around us which also made service a bit slow.

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P
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit Carmine’s every time I visit Chicago!

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K
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My boyfriend and I had dinner there on Saturday. Food was amazing but our servers table side manner wasn’t great. My boyfriend was in the mood for chicken Parmesan and was told that he couldn’t get chicken Parmesan with noodles. What?? We were shocked that such a simple request couldn’t be accommodated. Our server made no apologies for this and even made it feel like it was an odd request. I ordered the rigatoni vodka and it was to die for. Boyfriends spaghetti was also amazing. Would have been nice to have a better server.

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j
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot love the food. This is our neighborhood gem. Best oysters in Chicago

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I’ll start with the “only” positive and that was my server who was excellent. First , they once again raised their prices which are now far more expensive than any other Italian restaurant in the general area. Besides raising prices they now charge for a small order of pasta that has been at no additional charge since I first ate in Carmine’s 24 years ago. For one glass of white wine, mussel appetizer and one order of veal parmigiana, with tip $89.00. Poor value for the price. I asked to speak to the manager to voice my disappointment as a regular local customer and he was very smug and blamed it on corporate . I will never eat in Carmine’s again. Management was not interested in my feedback and I lost all feelings of being a valued customer.

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OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Carmine’s and it was a great evening. We love Rosebud and Carmine’s is a 5* restaurant.
Our food was exceptional, the service wonderful & friendly and of course the manager, John was delightful.
We’ll make it a regular place to eat for sure. Although it’s a large space - because of the size of the individual rooms, it seemed quite intimate.

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K
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pasta, bread was so-so, cake very large and delish. Cheapest bottle of wine $52. Average entree price $20+. Outdoor seating is heated.

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FH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I only saw the bar area. Very nice bar, food was excellent with huge portions. Plan on taking some home. Waiters were outstanding and very responsive.
Nice place.

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MO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys consistently do it right. Authentic Italian food you can count on. Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Matathon!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente pré prova Chicago Marathon

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre marathon race meal

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ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The service and management at this restaurant was great. The food was VERY mediocre. Disappointed by that since it was so well known and reputable!

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P
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wait staff was attentive. One ordered spaghetti and meatballs, an order of risotto and shrimp and an order of ravioli. Food was good. Spaghetti and risotto dishes were generous.

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service and very good food! Young lady working the check in location was very considerate and recommended the outdoor undercover seating. Well done!

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CS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fair to good food for most part. The eggplant a little oily. Meal was served way too fast. Everything must have been prepared ahead of time. And one guests’ salad never came. We were done in 45 minutes including dessert and drinks. Felt pushed out the door. Would have rather enjoyed a nice meal with friends

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CF
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for 6 years and see no reason to stop. I Loooove this place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty, but charging $120 for the lobster & risotto special (and not mentioning the price) was criminal. We’ve learned our lesson - will be sure to ask in the future, IF we ever return.

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O
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service not as good as it used to be.
Seemed to just be going through the motions.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable experience at Carmine's. We live in the neighborhood and had never tried it. Now we have another place to walk to since Bistro Zinc has closed.

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W
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The location and street seating are nice. The service was adequate. We both had seafood which perhaps wasn’t the best choice. I had risotto and my wife sea bass. My risotto was cold in spots and the seafood was near its shelf life. There are better options

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FW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. I already look forward to returning. Amazing server. Delicious food.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I love this place and have been many times. Usually the service is great. This time however, our waiter was not very attentive. Over the course of our meal, the food was delivered by different people, one of them didn’t even look at us, just dropped the plate in front of us and walked away. Everything was delicious and the prices were good.

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HP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Carmine’s for 15 years; it only gets better! It’s my favorite Italian in Chicago. Can’t wait to go back!

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LW
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely outstanding. My husband and I frequent Italian restaurants and Carmine's had one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Our server was not the greatest - he seemed very busy and like other tables were more important (my husband and I do not drink any sort of alcohol, so perhaps his other tables were drinking wine, etc.) Otherwise, an absolutely wonderful experience.

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CH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first trip to Chicago to celebrate our anniversary. They treated us amazingly and food was delicious. My husband is a meat eater and I’m a vegetarian. Plenty for both of us

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Shine is coming off Carmine’s luster. Once our favorite Chicago restaurant, we’ve been disappointed the last three visits-whether with food or service.
They’ve got to fix something to get back into 4 star territory. For now the prices aren’t worth the 3-star experience.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Had people in from overseas and from around the country, it’s always been my go to place, but tonight our bread that was brought to our table had mold inside and outside.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this place, we visit every time we are in Chicago. The waiter was attentive, made great menu suggestions and the bar staff was as well. Would recommend anything w their homemade marinara sauce as well as the pork chops!

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was good, timely, our waiter did forget my soup, but I was not charged for it. Complimentary limoncello for our anniversary was a nice touch.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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FT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had to ask for oil for the bread
Rib steak was rare and asked for medium with hint of pink.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation and not seated till almost an hour later and not where we requested when reservation was made. Our Waiter was non-existent. The bar and bartender were excellent during our wait.

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MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Pretty loud dining room. Lot's of energy. Celebrated a birthday here. The filet mignon was excellent. Perfectly cooked and tender. Caprese salad was mediocre. Lobster ravioli was good but not the best I've had. Drinks were great. Extensive menu. It's hard not to find something that you will love from Carmine's.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. The portions where large and had good taste.

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