Carmine's Chicago

4.7
4962 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Thank you so much for making a reservation. Outside seating is 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 very limited table availability all reservations are for full dinner service only.
- 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 4962 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I’ve eaten here before and the wait was pleasant. I dined here with guest on Saturday — our wait was roughly an hour longer than our reservation. The food that my party ordered was next to tasteless. This was the worst experience ever. I couldn’t believe my food and our food needed extra taste. Thus, we had to finish cooking our food at home, because realistically, it was nothing more than cooked food with no flavor. So unfortunate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of house staff professional and welcoming. Steak was cooked to perfection.

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EdrianE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful and everyone was very attentive and friendly. Their outdoor dining area is a little congested that makes it a little noisier for the ambience.

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Alexa
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered espresso martini and it was okay. Our server Danny was fantastic. Overall great experience.

JB
vipJohnnieB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic!! Great location. Great food. Great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating.

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DarrylD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. We came about 30 minutes before the kitchen closed, and they were still very accommodating. We never felt rushed and they even sang happy birthday twice.

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GoldCoastKC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant ambiance particularly given the pandemic! Warm and inviting. Menu was much the same as usual--great. Paula was a fantastic server!! Highly recommend.

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Teeksmom
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So professional efficient able to offer a fine dining quality experience eve in the midst of a Pandemic

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vipScottH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food with top-notch service -- in an incredibly large yet safe tented patio. Nicely done, Carmine's.

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vipMathewL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. A great neighborhood dining establishment. We were spoiled as usual. Made to feel special. Never rushed. Love it. Repeat customers always.

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None
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Odd temporary industrial look for the interior with excessive heat distribution.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Birthday. They didn’t even acknowledge it or mention it even after I rsvp’d for a birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for great Italian dining this is the place to check out. The food was delicious and the service was great. No issues with anything this place really caters to it's patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Christmas Dinner

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vipSandi
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Key word - Disappointment: in the food and in the management. I complained about the lamb chops (something I've enjoyed several times before) and, eventually, after talking to the manager, they righted the situation. But, the manager was disagreeable and rude. Hindsight suggested that I took it out on the waiter by leaving an average (I am typically excessive) tip, so I returned the next night and gave him more. All in all, the manager's effort was too little, too late. Hard to overlook an unpleasant, hostile attitude from the manager of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- so friendly. Delicious food. DECADENT desserts!

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BG22
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and perfect for the holidays❤️

BP
BethP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and impeccable service every time we’re there.

BK
vipBethK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!!! As always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous server, the food was amazing!!

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viptedp
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday - excellent! Good social distancing and aeration

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vipChicagolandGirl
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Food and Service in Chicago. It can't get better than this. Outdoor porch dining that's warm and cozy. Professional Friendly Wait Staff and Delicious food cooked to perfection.

JP
JPavelec
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location, excellent staff abs just what we needed on the day.

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vipChloe
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can always depend on Carmines for a good "and these days as much as possible" safe meal.

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vipJulieA
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Carmines’ food is always great. The Crab Benedict was no exception. We sat outside under heaters on a chilly but sunny Chicago day, safely distanced from all other diners. In fact, Carmines offered lots of outdoor options, from garden to sidewalk to tented patio. So nice to be able to feel
Safe and still enjoy the experience of eating at Carmines.

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vipLinlu
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmine’s never disappoints. The service is impeccable. The food and beverage are more than yummy. It’s perfect for dates, nights out with the girls, and family dinners. My favorite appetizers are the eggplant stack, meatball salad, and calamari. The pasta is all great and I love their salmon if I’m attempting to eat healthy. The huge cake slices are to die for. Writing this makes me want to stop in tonight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great place to have a meal.

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vipMags
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Patio and tent area is warm and cozy.

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vipDKCHI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the portions plentiful. Waitstaff are top notch and really responsive. It was a pleasure to dine there - even outside-ish during socially distanced COVID times!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

DH
DonnaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food were delicious. The service is always outstanding.

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vipthefoodjunky
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caeser was great as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wait staff. Very nice and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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RachelS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Food was delicious. Loved everything that was ordered. Will definitely be going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services is outstanding, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. They are also doing a great job following the restaurant Covid guidelines. I can’t wait to go back.

AJ
vipAJEM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
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
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A plus as always lovely evening

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 4962 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.