Thank you so much for making a reservation. INSIDE and OUTSIDE 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 those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
- OUTDOOR PATIO SEATING WILL BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. We will do our best to accommodate all seating requests but please understand these tables can not be guaranteed because of such limited availability.
- All visits will be limited to two hours.
- If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please let us know prior to arriving at the restaurant.
- Due to very limited table availability all reservations are for full dinner service only.
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fried or Grilled Calamari*
No waiter after 15 minutes, chair was not wiped and ruined my dress shirt.
Kenny was an excellent server. So was the other gentleman server but we didn’t get his name. Very lively atmosphere.
Great meal. Little more expensive then we expected…
The food was fantastic and our server, Jesse, did a great job. Very attentive.
Perfect meal in a perfect night.
The service was good. We felt the food was fair, it all seemed really bland. The inside area was very noisy. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant.
Our service and food were phenomenal. Would go again for brunch or dinner
Exceeded my expectations. Really good pasta. Planning on going back
Baked Ziti signature dish was uneventful - lacked real flavor. My son's flat noodle bolognese was fantastic.
Food was average. Service was great. Location is outstanding
Excellent location food and service. The spaghetti and meatballs were amazing.
Overall great brunch! Cocktails were on point! I highly recommend the aperol sunrise!
Enjoyed my visit to Carmine's; had not been there in YEARS and was quite happy with my choice for dining. Staff was very friendly - from hostess stand to wait staff. Waiter (Castiano I think, sorry, can't remember) was fabulous. Other restaurants should take note from Carmine's -- the waiter and server were very attentive but not overbearing. I felt like I was the only table in the restaurant -- they were there for our every need -- whereas in some restaurants it's clear you are one of several tables to which a waiter is attending and you often have to wait several minutes to get their attention. :-/ Only recos I would suggest are: 1) perhaps increase the lighting just a wee bit -- customers should not have to turn on their cell phone flashlight to read the menu LOL and b) reconsider your leftover containers -- I ordered a seafood "stew"...the container I was given was not designed to hold liquid and the bag provided to carry the container in was so flimsy that my container turned over, leaking most of my broth into the bag. VERY disappointing that now my dinner tonight will just be comprised of dry seafood since most of the broth leaked out. :(
I asked to sit on the street patio at a pub table and it was perfect! The spaghetti and meatballs were served hot and very tasty. It was great until the rain chased us away.
The food was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, the service was slow and it took awhile to place our order for drinks and dinner. With that being said, they were busy so it is somewhat understandable.
The bread is not fresh and it is tasteless. Otherwise a good experience. Server was fake- friendly.
Great food. Great service.
Service was very good, location is amazing and the food as always was outstanding. A must stop for any Chicago visit.
Had dinner at Carmine's on Saturday night 7/10 at 6:45 pm. Busy and raining out, but we ate on the front patio and from the minute we stepped onto the property we were taken care of like we were their only patrons that night. Excellent food (as always), fantastic environment, and our service was as good as we've ever had. My favorite restaurant in Chicago never disappoints!
Always fun and excellent service, but please do something about your thin and watery vodka sauce. That’s all, thanks!
I would not recommend going here if you want quality food that’s worth the price. About $20 an entree gets you a subpar plate of pasta—no salad, soup or side served with that. Bland sauce and extremely light portions. Not worth the price at all. Also we had a reservation and ended up having to wait an additional 15 minutes for our table. Then we get seated right next to the kitchen, right under the speaker. My mother was sitting right across from me and I couldn’t hear anything she said. Service was good on the other hand.
Pigeons. Pigeons. Pigeons. Pigeon tried to take my food. Food is overpriced. Food is salty.
We were stuck in a tiny table right near the service bar. Our waitress was swamped so another waiter took over, but he wasn’t quite attentive. The food was good, but not worth the price.
The ambiance is excellent. Sitting outside and people watching was the best part. It’s located in a great area.
The food was very good, but overpriced for what you get. The bread basket that was brought to us in the beginning was a bit dry and no dipping sauce was provided.
The waiter did the very best he could but we could tell that he had way too many tables to be able to give excellent service so the service was a bit slow.
Will not return. Menu does not indicate appetizers are to be shared. I ordered fried calamari and the amount would have served 4. Very disappointed to leave half the order on plate. Waiter never asked if I wanted another wine even though my glass was empty. Also did not offer to box the remaining fried calamari.
Our waiter was not only professional, but also pleasant and accommodating. His name was Joe. The food was fantastic! We were able to be seated outside and the experience was lovely!
honestly not worth the hype the food was average the service was kind of inattentive for the price of the wine and food
Good service and Good food.
I go to carmines about once a month and always enjoy it. However, I've not loved the food I've had the last few times. I think there are restaurants in the neighborhood with much better tasting food. I like sitting outside at carmines but when I got there, WITH a reservation, there were two tables outside in really bad places, one felt in the middle of the walkway and the other was in a corner near the serving station. Neither looked good and I'd wished for making a reservation, a better table could have been saved because they likely went to walk-ins instead. I'll still go there occasionally because my friends choose it, but I'm not going for the food. The handful of dishes I've had recently were all mediocre...and very salty.
Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Never disappoints when we come into town and the quality has remained excellent for several years running.
We love Carmine's! For this meal we had fettuccine alfredo and the white fish piccata style. Both were excellent. The alfredo sauce is extremely creamy, and the white fish was superbly prepared. The service was also very efficient and friendly. This is the best Italian restaurant in Chicago!
Excellent experience from the moment I checked in with the hostess. Our server was outstanding. The food incredible and the ambiance beautiful. We sat outside and felt like we were in Roma! Bravo Carmines, once again you blew us away!
Braden was a great server!
One of the best!!!
100% recommend as always place is delicious and never fails. Well done
So good! We went for my bfs birthday. Our food was great and Jay provided the BEST service! 10/10
Fernando was an amazing server! Thank you for an incredible experience and definitely would recommend !
Excellent atmosphere. Service was Devine. Food was plentiful and delicious. Excellent overall dining experience.
fabulous Fish salad and Brussels!
Joe our waiter was perfect and the food is always great!
Carmines is one of my favourite places to go downtown Chicago.
You can order delivery directly from Carmine's Chicago using the Order Online button. Carmine's Chicago also offers 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 5236 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.