Carmine's Chicago

4.6
4923 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4923 people are saying
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vipAJEM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical weekend dining at Carmine’s. The staff is always stellar especially Izzy, Joey and Danny. They are a big reason in why we come back week after week.

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MissGam
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was great! We were 15 minutes late for our reservation and the host had no problem easily seating us in a warm tent. I was afraid they would seat us outside and I cannot deal with the cold but that didn't happen. My fiancé and I ordered lambchop dinner that was a special for the night as well as the shrimp risotto that was a special for the night. The shrimp risotto was AMAZING! However, the lambchops were extremely tough. We sent the lambchops back and that is not a practice I like to partake in but there was no way we could enjoy them. The waiter insisted that the kitchen make them over. We asked for the lambchops to be packed to go as we were full from the shrimp risotto already. The waiter packed the lambchops up, gave us extra sides and bread so that we would enjoy the next day. Unfortunately, the new lamb chops were just as tough the following day. Besides the lambchops, the dinner was superb.

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vipLyndaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A plus as always lovely evening

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vippeggy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our waitress was minimally friendly.

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vipLinlu
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Carmine's eggplant stack, Brussels sprouts, all desserts, all pastas!!!

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Nini
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience, been coming here over 20 years now!

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evaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Izzy the host was amazing and very accommodating! Our server Daniel was prompt and very charming..... will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food

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vipMbouchard
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch outside! Try the shrimp scampi appetizer!

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Youchicks
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This a gem in Chicago. Carmines has a prime location. The white fish is the most delicious item on the menu I have discovered thus far.

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vipyolandah
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Chicago ! Our hostess I think her name was Dshire was so cute , friendly and made sure my daughter and I had a good experience ! The food amazing , we are not heavy eaters and this was our second dinner of the nights so we each had the house salad , It was so fresh and the dressing Perfecto ♥️ We split the Shrimp scampi that was “ Moan worthy good “ mmmmmmmmm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

do not follow covid requirements.

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Marie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location and ambiance, especially with outdoor seating. Food portions are generous and superb. However, our server was all over the place and easily distracted. He left midway after taking our main course orders, then came back 5 min later to get the rest of the party's order. He also forgot the table bread that we saw other customers receiving.

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karen
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors as a result of COVID restrictions. Evening was beautiful and the heaters a plus! Food was fabulous and our server was awesome. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Waited an hour for our reservation. Only down side

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The first restaurant I’ve been to during covid where I don’t feel like we’re being rushed out. Great service and delicious food. Perfect for a birthday patio style.

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vipdeannak
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sub par service and food for a $70 lumch

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vipSapnaR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual!

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vipbobbinbergstrom
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Carmines ! Cesar and all the waitstaff are so attentive and friendly! Old world style and quality !

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vipChicagodiner
Key West
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting for a beautiful night. Great for people watching. Service was slow, but it was packed. Ordered 2 different bottles of wine and they were out of both. Upgraded my bottle, but charged for the upgrade. Overall lovely evening.

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Date2020
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased to be seated in the warmer alcove, right under a heater! Made the dining experience that more enjoyable. Thank you.

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vipMarkK
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio environment and always great service. Can't miss with this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and stiller food.

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vipPE64
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . On a very cold day the patio heating is excellent . We sat at 39° and were never cold

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vipRandy
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, and the garden room has great seating during COVID

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LouisC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out timely and quickly. The staff made sure were taken care of, and it felt lively inside the restaurant. A fun night and great service at Carmine’s!

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vipSaraS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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
53 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 :)

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 4923 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.