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Carmine's Chicago

4.6
4897 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Thank you so much for making a reservation. Outside and inside seating are available. We do have some special procedures that we must follow to ensure the safety of all customers and staff
- Masks must be worn at all times, except while seated at your table.
- All visits will be limited to two hours.
- State law prohibits tables of more than 6 people.
- If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please let us know prior to arriving at the restaurant.
- In the event of inclement weather we may not be able to accommodate anyone inside. Instead we will have to pack your food to take home with you.
- Due to the latest City of Chicago Covid regulations or last call for alcoholic beverages is 9pm. and curfew will go in to effect at 10pm.
- Restrooms will be held to strict distancing. You may have to wait in line at a safe distance to use the facilities.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4897 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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LouisC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server Abraham was nice, friendly and knowledgeable. My Lasagna was so good and filling. My drink, a Citizen Kane was outstanding!

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vipartisticpalate
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL! Even dining outside in 46 degrees!! Carmine’s space heaters work really well. (It was so toasty that I had to take my coat off, and put my phone away so it wouldn’t melt!) :-) We’ve had lunch and dinner there several times, but this was our first brunch. It was delicious! And as always, the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was lacking. Had to ask for a napkin as well as utensils. Waitress seemed distracted as I had to ask for a coke refill 3 times.

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vipSaraS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was great!!! Me and my husband enjoyed the Fettuccine. The con was our waiter as he noticed us waiting a while and didn’t bother to introduce hisself, he barely checked on us and when he brung the check he waited for us to sign and leave a tip. When he noticed his tip size he questioned us as if he deserved a larger amount if any. My advice is thoroughly train wait staff as we took it ok but most people wouldn’t.

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TimA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff great. Portion size was huge. Could have split an entree easily.

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vipScott
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are outstanding. Staff is as friendly as any in the Rush Street area so always a pleasure going there.

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vipvalerieo
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Eaten here several times, each time seems to be less tasty. Atmosphere is nice and service is great.

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vipMbfoodie
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Rush Street staple, great staff and excellent food!

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Kris
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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SamanthaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmines never disappoints! The food was delicious, the atmosphere is amazing and the staff is very welcoming

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vipJuneG
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful eggplant appetizer large enough as an entree! Chicken Vesuvio was tasty. Outside seating by the heater was nice too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Someone took our order for baked clams . Had to wait order 40 plus minutes before waiter noticed. Horrible experience .

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MargaretP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was wonderful!! The food as always was delicious! Will always go back :)

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vipTeresaK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

They were extremely busy the noise level was extreme with the road traffic! Waiter was not to friendly and we continually had to ask for items and refills.

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vipJudy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ceasar, our waiter was great. Good knowledge of the menu and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The grilled octopus was incredible! I highly recommend Carmines for a dinner date night!

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Ellie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmines is the best. Our server was awesome, the food was delicious, wine glasses were never empty. When we asked for affogato which wasn't on the menu our server made them for us, so so nice. I will keep coming back here over and over.

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StacyO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Goldie, our server was awesome! She added to the experience of wonderful food and great atmosphere

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vipPE64
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. Heating lamps maddest comfortable on a cold October day
The ambiance, as usual was outstanding

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JohnM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. They have both fully outside seating as well as a covered area that has heaters but is open so good airflow. Great choice these days.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, all around great experience. Nick L was professional through entire thing. Totally made the experience worth every minute.

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Great location, would prefer Tavern as I dine there more often.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Chitownfoodie
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Carmines isn't what it used to be....smaller portions, no fresh French bread, mass manufactured. Used to have the best calamari in town but this time was overcooked and chewy.

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vipDjb123
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, wonderful service...one of my favorites

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viprlern
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

never disappointed with the food, but, we didn't have the best waiter

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vipLaLa
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great customer service by Kenny and Caesar! Attentive and very friendly! Their knowledge of the menu was amazing and they recommended some wonderful wines and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service and vibe are always just right!

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Gianna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing, every. bite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food1service4ambience5

I come here every night I’m in town. Friday night’s dinner was great but the food on Saturday night was served cold. They tried to correct it by remaking a new dish, which was delicious. The manager stopped by but never really apologized and I was shocked to see that they removed the item as poor quality but added it back to the bill as another line item. I would never expect cold, old food to be served to a table at this place. I was very disappointed with this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Definitely try the veal parmesan, it won’t disappoint l.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love coming to this restaurant. Since I live in the Gold Coast, this restaurant is like an everyday place too got for dinner, lunch or just drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s never disappoints. The ambiance is unbeatable in the city, the food is consistently good, always serving up interesting and unique specials. I’ve been there so many times and never ordered the same thing and can say it’s all been a 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was phenomenal and the portions were huge! We will definitely be back!

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vipSheriK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and love the neighborhood ambience. Brick chicken still fab but the fried calamari, which use to be the best, was not good- very rubbery

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vipJeffO
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was a little slow....but we still loved it.

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vipKevinH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Didn’t serve brunch at 11am in the morning. Only served from the dinner menu. We left.

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Daphne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great location, great service! Perfect for first date or for gathering with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun to be out! Great vibe love our city! Felt safe as well!

FAQs

Carmine's Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Carmine's Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 988-7676.

Carmine's Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 4897 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.