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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- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Front of house staff professional and welcoming. Steak was cooked to perfection.
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.
Ordered espresso martini and it was okay. Our server Danny was fantastic. Overall great experience.
A classic!! Great location. Great food. Great service!!
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.
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.
So professional efficient able to offer a fine dining quality experience eve in the midst of a Pandemic
Amazing food with top-notch service -- in an incredibly large yet safe tented patio. Nicely done, Carmine's.
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.
Odd temporary industrial look for the interior with excessive heat distribution.
Birthday. They didn’t even acknowledge it or mention it even after I rsvp’d for a birthday dinner.
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.
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.
Great service- so friendly. Delicious food. DECADENT desserts!
Lovely and perfect for the holidays❤️
Fantastic food and impeccable service every time we’re there.
Delicious!!! As always!!!
We had a fabulous server, the food was amazing!!
Celebrated birthday - excellent! Good social distancing and aeration
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.
Great location, excellent staff abs just what we needed on the day.
You can always depend on Carmines for a good "and these days as much as possible" safe meal.
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.
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.
As always a great place to have a meal.
Great customer service. Patio and tent area is warm and cozy.
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!
Excellent service and great food
The atmosphere and food were delicious. The service is always outstanding.
Caeser was great as usual.
Great wait staff. Very nice and accommodating
Great service and food
Amazing!!!! Food was delicious. Loved everything that was ordered. Will definitely be going back
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.
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.
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.
A plus as always lovely evening
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.