Carmine's Italian Restaurant and Bar

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Classic Italian restaurant. The little is dim on the restaurant for a good ambiance. Their pasta sauce is really good. I would recommend trying the gumbi. It's a baked pasta. Price is on the expensive side but well worth it.

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Classic Italian restaurant. The little is dim on the restaurant for a good ambiance. Their pasta sauce is really good. I would recommend trying the gumbi. It's a baked pasta. Price is on the expensive side but well worth it.

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Wow, couldn't taste any flavors over the salt. To begin with the Italian dressing was salty, the sauce and meat balls were very salty also. When so much salt is used you wonder what they are trying to hide?

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Wow, couldn't taste any flavors over the salt. To begin with the Italian dressing was salty, the sauce and meat balls were very salty also. When so much salt is used you wonder what they are trying to hide?

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My husband and I were just there this past Saturday... and we will definitely be coming back for more. The portions are enormous. I had the Gumbi and it was FANTASTIC (definitely big enough to share)! I wasn't too excited about their

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My husband and I were just there this past Saturday... and we will definitely be coming back for more. The portions are enormous. I had the Gumbi and it was FANTASTIC (definitely big enough to share)! I wasn't too excited about their

Pros: Great food & service, good prices

Cons: The place is a bit small.. be prepared to wait a bit if you don't have a reservation

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This is our favorite for Italian Food. Great selections and the pizzas are fabulous! I personally love th elasagne and canneloni meals. Fresh, great service and very friendly staff.

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This is our favorite for Italian Food. Great selections and the pizzas are fabulous! I personally love th elasagne and canneloni meals. Fresh, great service and very friendly staff.

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I happen to be at Carmines with my family and friends because we wanted to have some good Italian Food. Well, we got Good Food and Great entertainment for a fair price. I had the Ravioli with meat sause and it was delicious my boyfriend had the pizza and he loved it lots of toppings and fresh bread. We happen to sit in the bar side and they had a great band playing. I think they were called Power and Soul. It was a great night. I will be back.

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I happen to be at Carmines with my family and friends because we wanted to have some good Italian Food. Well, we got Good Food and Great entertainment for a fair price. I had the Ravioli with meat sause and it was delicious my boyfriend had the pizza and he loved it lots of toppings and fresh bread. We happen to sit in the bar side and they had a great band playing. I think they were called Power and Soul. It was a great night. I will be back.

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Initially, this review appeared in Yahoo; however, someone was able to whine to Yahoo to have it removed. No problem...Here it is again! On Sunday, 3/4/7 my family and I thought we'd go to Carmine's in South Pasadena to enjoy some of their Italian food. (The food is usually great by the way.)Now, in all fairness to the employees of Carmines who were on duty that night, there was a fairly large birthday party going on. (if you consider a party of fourteen people or so, a large party) And, once again, in all fairness to the employees of Carmine's who were on duty on that night, as a former restaurant worker, I understand that many of the employees were attempting to complete their work in order to get out of work- on time. And, I am aware that many employees were in the process of performing whatever "closing" assignments that he or she was responsible for completing. However, having said that, my family and I arrived about an hour before closing the restaurant closed, (the bar closes much later) we were promptly seated. Our drink order was not taken. No appetizers were offered. We just sat, and waited. 5 minutes. 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes. We sat and we waited. A young waiter, 17 years of age by his admission to the couple at the adjacent table, attended to the couple at the table adjacent to ours. He did not acknowledge the existence of my family. Now, as a former restaurant worker, I am aware that perhaps our table, although only 36 inches away from the adjacent table which the 17 year old waiter was attending, may not have been his responsibility- I felt that he could have:1) acknowledged our existence, 2) advised us who our waiter was going to be, and 3) either helped us with our order, or advised whomever was responsible for our table- that he or she had customers waiting- FOR A LONG TIME!The 17 year old did none of the above. He did; however, offer the couple next to us, both dessert, and to-go containers for the food which was not consumed by the adjacent couple.The couple adjacent to us, declined his offers for both the dessert, and the to-go containers. Instead, they attempted to direct his attention to our table. They advised him that we had been sitting, and waiting for a long while, but I believe that his tour had finished, and he was looking more forward to collecting his TIP and going home. My wife thanked that couple for trying. I stood, and suggested to my family- "Let's leave." And, we left.

But wait, there's more!Still craving for Italian food, the next day, 3/5/7, but, still "gun-shy" from the night before- I phoned in a "to-go" order. "About 20 minutes, " I was told for the preparation of 2 dinners, and a sandwich. I entered the Carmine's establishment. I advised the "maitre d'/cashier" that I had phoned in my order, gave him my name, and paid him. The "maitre d'/cashier disappeared into the kitchen, and in a few moments he returned with my "to-go" order- which either he, or the cook, or perhaps Carmine- himself, had painstakingly boxed- IN A ONE CUBIC FOOT, CARDBOARD FEMININE SANITARY NAPKIN BOX. Yup, a "kotex" case.Coincidentally, on both nights, a somewhat red-headed, goateed, caucasian was present. He made eye contact with me on the first night, saw me waiting, and when he realized that I was looking at him, he averted his eyes. Then, on the second night, when he saw me enter the establishment, once again, we made eye contact, this time- he disappeared into the kitchen area. Coincidence? Did I mention the fact that I am not a caucasian? I won't tell you which minority/ethnic group that I belong to,I'll just wait, and I'll keep an ear open to see whether or not any of you fellow minority group members experience the same "peculiar" treatment that my family and I received. (I certainly hope that you DO NOT! This nonsense must stop ! Kinda funny, I wouldn't have expected this "peculiar" treatment of a minority group member in the year 2007- especially in an "Italian?" restaurant. Any one ordering food to take out...Please do me a favor, and make it a point to request that your "to-go" order does not get packaged in a feminine napkin case like mine did...(don't blame me if you don't speak up, and your food gets put in one!) I don't blame Carmine! He probably wasn't in. Yo! Carmine!- da food wuz great!

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Initially, this review appeared in Yahoo; however, someone was able to whine to Yahoo to have it removed. No problem...Here it is again! On Sunday, 3/4/7 my family and I thought we'd go to Carmine's in South Pasadena to enjoy some of their Italian food. (The food is usually great by the way.)Now, in all fairness to the employees of Carmines who were on duty that night, there was a fairly large birthday party going on. (if you consider a party of fourteen people or so, a large party) And, once again, in all fairness to the employees of Carmine's who were on duty on that night, as a former restaurant worker, I understand that many of the employees were attempting to complete their work in order to get out of work- on time. And, I am aware that many employees were in the process of performing whatever "closing" assignments that he or she was responsible for completing. However, having said that, my family and I arrived about an hour before closing the restaurant closed, (the bar closes much later) we were promptly seated. Our drink order was not taken. No appetizers were offered. We just sat, and waited. 5 minutes. 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes. We sat and we waited. A young waiter, 17 years of age by his admission to the couple at the adjacent table, attended to the couple at the table adjacent to ours. He did not acknowledge the existence of my family. Now, as a former restaurant worker, I am aware that perhaps our table, although only 36 inches away from the adjacent table which the 17 year old waiter was attending, may not have been his responsibility- I felt that he could have:1) acknowledged our existence, 2) advised us who our waiter was going to be, and 3) either helped us with our order, or advised whomever was responsible for our table- that he or she had customers waiting- FOR A LONG TIME!The 17 year old did none of the above. He did; however, offer the couple next to us, both dessert, and to-go containers for the food which was not consumed by the adjacent couple.The couple adjacent to us, declined his offers for both the dessert, and the to-go containers. Instead, they attempted to direct his attention to our table. They advised him that we had been sitting, and waiting for a long while, but I believe that his tour had finished, and he was looking more forward to collecting his TIP and going home. My wife thanked that couple for trying. I stood, and suggested to my family- "Let's leave." And, we left.

But wait, there's more!Still craving for Italian food, the next day, 3/5/7, but, still "gun-shy" from the night before- I phoned in a "to-go" order. "About 20 minutes, " I was told for the preparation of 2 dinners, and a sandwich. I entered the Carmine's establishment. I advised the "maitre d'/cashier" that I had phoned in my order, gave him my name, and paid him. The "maitre d'/cashier disappeared into the kitchen, and in a few moments he returned with my "to-go" order- which either he, or the cook, or perhaps Carmine- himself, had painstakingly boxed- IN A ONE CUBIC FOOT, CARDBOARD FEMININE SANITARY NAPKIN BOX. Yup, a "kotex" case.Coincidentally, on both nights, a somewhat red-headed, goateed, caucasian was present. He made eye contact with me on the first night, saw me waiting, and when he realized that I was looking at him, he averted his eyes. Then, on the second night, when he saw me enter the establishment, once again, we made eye contact, this time- he disappeared into the kitchen area. Coincidence? Did I mention the fact that I am not a caucasian? I won't tell you which minority/ethnic group that I belong to,I'll just wait, and I'll keep an ear open to see whether or not any of you fellow minority group members experience the same "peculiar" treatment that my family and I received. (I certainly hope that you DO NOT! This nonsense must stop ! Kinda funny, I wouldn't have expected this "peculiar" treatment of a minority group member in the year 2007- especially in an "Italian?" restaurant. Any one ordering food to take out...Please do me a favor, and make it a point to request that your "to-go" order does not get packaged in a feminine napkin case like mine did...(don't blame me if you don't speak up, and your food gets put in one!) I don't blame Carmine! He probably wasn't in. Yo! Carmine!- da food wuz great!

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What a great place! I had been to the cocktail side to listen to the sounds of Souled out. Which was great! But one Saturday I decided to take my family there for dinner. Carmine himself greeted us and after about a 20 minute wait for a

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What a great place! I had been to the cocktail side to listen to the sounds of Souled out. Which was great! But one Saturday I decided to take my family there for dinner. Carmine himself greeted us and after about a 20 minute wait for a

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None what so ever!

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The salads are crisp and fresh with a tangy balsamic dressing. The bread is served warm from the oven. Whether I go there for lunch or dinner, weekend or week nights, the portions are generous and I always have some left over to take

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The salads are crisp and fresh with a tangy balsamic dressing. The bread is served warm from the oven. Whether I go there for lunch or dinner, weekend or week nights, the portions are generous and I always have some left over to take

Pros: Free Parking

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Another restaurant that I've been to a few times, Carmine's is very predictable. You're going to get good food, good portions, and a decent bill at the end of the night. The pizza isn't too greasy and the toppings are plentiful. Pastas

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Another restaurant that I've been to a few times, Carmine's is very predictable. You're going to get good food, good portions, and a decent bill at the end of the night. The pizza isn't too greasy and the toppings are plentiful. Pastas

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: Parking is a little hectic sometimes

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I've been taking my family to Carmine's since we moved here in 2002. The restaurant includes very generous portions, reasonable prices, great location, and friendly service. The sauces and recipes remind me of Italian food in Chicago

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I've been taking my family to Carmine's since we moved here in 2002. The restaurant includes very generous portions, reasonable prices, great location, and friendly service. The sauces and recipes remind me of Italian food in Chicago

Pros: Value, Tasty, Location

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I like this place a lot. it's comfortable and inviting, they have a small but nice variety of italian dishes on their menu. you can choose your own pasta dishes with whatever sauces you like. the pizza is above average- large slices,

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I like this place a lot. it's comfortable and inviting, they have a small but nice variety of italian dishes on their menu. you can choose your own pasta dishes with whatever sauces you like. the pizza is above average- large slices,

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I've been ordering the same meatball sandwich for years and every time it's the same: great. The salad is big, the bread is plentiful, and my drink is always refilled. No other restuarant has been this consistently excellent for so long.

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I've been ordering the same meatball sandwich for years and every time it's the same: great. The salad is big, the bread is plentiful, and my drink is always refilled. No other restuarant has been this consistently excellent for so long.

Pros: Good Food, Good Service, Good Ambiance

Cons: It's not free

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I've been going to Carmine's for a couple of years. The decor is basic family-like Italian, the best seating is on the patio in the evening with it's perfect lighting. They have a very minimal corking fee (if I remember correctly) if you choose to bring your own wine. My favorite is their bread. It is toasted so the butter melts perfectly. I always get the Chicken Fettucine, it has a light cream sauce and the portions are so large, I am guaranteed an entire meal left over for the next day. Basic salad, but the italian dressing is yummy!!

PROS: Best toasty rolls, large portions good prices
CONS: family style decor kinda frumpy

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I've been going to Carmine's for a couple of years. The decor is basic family-like Italian, the best seating is on the patio in the evening with it's perfect lighting. They have a very minimal corking fee (if I remember correctly) if you choose to bring your own wine. My favorite is their bread. It is toasted so the butter melts perfectly. I always get the Chicken Fettucine, it has a light cream sauce and the portions are so large, I am guaranteed an entire meal left over for the next day. Basic salad, but the italian dressing is yummy!!

PROS: Best toasty rolls, large portions good prices
CONS: family style decor kinda frumpy

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i finally decided to try carmine's after reading some good things about it. it was a huge disappointment. the food was very bland. i tried the sausage and peppers dish which had the "asterisk" which meant it was a house favorite and

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i finally decided to try carmine's after reading some good things about it. it was a huge disappointment. the food was very bland. i tried the sausage and peppers dish which had the "asterisk" which meant it was a house favorite and

Pros: hot bread

Cons: bad service, bland food, crowded

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My girlfriends and I try to meet their at least once a month for dinner. We usually start out in the bar, they have a killer happy hour. Everytime we go into the restaurant we always get such friendly service and they have really

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My girlfriends and I try to meet their at least once a month for dinner. We usually start out in the bar, they have a killer happy hour. Everytime we go into the restaurant we always get such friendly service and they have really

Pros: Food, Pizza, Ambience

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I went in there last Friday with some friends for the first time. We had to wait a little while but we had some stiff cocktails from the bar while we waited. What a great place for happy hour. we met the very friendly owner who sat us

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I went in there last Friday with some friends for the first time. We had to wait a little while but we had some stiff cocktails from the bar while we waited. What a great place for happy hour. we met the very friendly owner who sat us

Pros: Food, sauces, service

Cons: parking

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The food is excellent.The lasagne is great,the white pizza is to die for! The dipping oil is wonderful! The Italian dressing is great,the salads are fresh and delisious!The mixed berry cake is great!
The only dish I"ve had and didn't like was the pasta with shrimp,the shrimp wasn't fresh,tasted fishy.(tasted a bite of my dining partner's dish)
Be careful of the drinks! Very potent!

PROS: food is excellent! Drinks are very strong!!
CONS: service is slow but worth waiting for.

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The food is excellent.The lasagne is great,the white pizza is to die for! The dipping oil is wonderful! The Italian dressing is great,the salads are fresh and delisious!The mixed berry cake is great!
The only dish I"ve had and didn't like was the pasta with shrimp,the shrimp wasn't fresh,tasted fishy.(tasted a bite of my dining partner's dish)
Be careful of the drinks! Very potent!

PROS: food is excellent! Drinks are very strong!!
CONS: service is slow but worth waiting for.

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I think this is the worst Italian restaurant ever. The food is overpriced, not authentic Italian unless you love grease and no flavor. The scampi I had was so dry, and such a poor quality of shrimp, I couldn't eat it. The marinara sauce tastes like it comes from a can. I was with a party of 8 and everyone hated their meal. It was crowded with families with kids, so I guess it is a step above McDonalds if you are looking for a place to eat with your family. With all the good Italian restaurants in the Pasadena area, I don't see how they stay in business.

PROS: Non unless you like greasy, tasteless food.
CONS: The veal tastes like chicken Mcnugguts.

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I think this is the worst Italian restaurant ever. The food is overpriced, not authentic Italian unless you love grease and no flavor. The scampi I had was so dry, and such a poor quality of shrimp, I couldn't eat it. The marinara sauce tastes like it comes from a can. I was with a party of 8 and everyone hated their meal. It was crowded with families with kids, so I guess it is a step above McDonalds if you are looking for a place to eat with your family. With all the good Italian restaurants in the Pasadena area, I don't see how they stay in business.

PROS: Non unless you like greasy, tasteless food.
CONS: The veal tastes like chicken Mcnugguts.

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The food is plain and uninspired, canned tomato sauce (or it tastes like it), and is more like bar food than that of a restaurant. Service was slow, flippant and unattentive. The food really needs help.

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The food is plain and uninspired, canned tomato sauce (or it tastes like it), and is more like bar food than that of a restaurant. Service was slow, flippant and unattentive. The food really needs help.

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Great Italian food with gi-normous portions! Try their Gumbi dish, it's one of our favorites. But really, order any of their pasta dishes and get enough to serve 2 people easily. Service is excellent, the setting is casual. There is a bar area attached, where live music plays.

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Great Italian food with gi-normous portions! Try their Gumbi dish, it's one of our favorites. But really, order any of their pasta dishes and get enough to serve 2 people easily. Service is excellent, the setting is casual. There is a bar area attached, where live music plays.

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The service or the food. My wife and I had decided to try Carmines after passing by it so much on Fair Oaks. We arrived and were greeted by a rude Manager/hostess who was not attentive to us eventhough they weren't that busy. It took

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The service or the food. My wife and I had decided to try Carmines after passing by it so much on Fair Oaks. We arrived and were greeted by a rude Manager/hostess who was not attentive to us eventhough they weren't that busy. It took

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This food in this restaurant is terrible and overpriced. I had the scampi and it was dried out and tasted like rubber. The people in my party who had the veal said it tasted like chicken, and was not fresh. The chicken marsala was a

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This food in this restaurant is terrible and overpriced. I had the scampi and it was dried out and tasted like rubber. The people in my party who had the veal said it tasted like chicken, and was not fresh. The chicken marsala was a

Pros: Food is overpriced, food is tasteless, atmosphere is awful

Cons: service was acceptabl, rolls are decent, salad served with din

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Carmine's is not a high class place at all. Generally, it's a place we dine at when we "require" Italian food and we're near the restaurant. It's not a place I would go out of my way to find or recommend to friends. The pastas are

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Carmine's is not a high class place at all. Generally, it's a place we dine at when we "require" Italian food and we're near the restaurant. It's not a place I would go out of my way to find or recommend to friends. The pastas are

Pros: Lots of parking

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The service was good, the salad was plentiful, bread was warm and yummy but that's not really what I was hoping for. I ordered the chicken alfredo, first problem, the chicken was cold. Luckily (uh), they nuked it and had it back to me in

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The service was good, the salad was plentiful, bread was warm and yummy but that's not really what I was hoping for. I ordered the chicken alfredo, first problem, the chicken was cold. Luckily (uh), they nuked it and had it back to me in

Pros: Big Dinner Salad, Warm Bread, Friendly waiter

Cons: The Food, The Ambiance, Not for Date Night

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One of my favorite local spots to hang out durring the week. You can easily make a whole night of it at Carmine's with the restaurant and it's great food (love the BBQ chicken pizza) and then skipping over to the bar area next door. Great folks, great food and great drinks!

I especially like the Karaoke on Wednesday night! It gets packed so if you want to sit, you'll have to get there early.

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One of my favorite local spots to hang out durring the week. You can easily make a whole night of it at Carmine's with the restaurant and it's great food (love the BBQ chicken pizza) and then skipping over to the bar area next door. Great folks, great food and great drinks!

I especially like the Karaoke on Wednesday night! It gets packed so if you want to sit, you'll have to get there early.

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Fresh baked rolls, large dinner salad, good pasta and pizza, with a full bar and reasonably priced. Not much more you can ask for. We go there about twice a month.

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Fresh baked rolls, large dinner salad, good pasta and pizza, with a full bar and reasonably priced. Not much more you can ask for. We go there about twice a month.

Pros: Value, pasta and pizza, full bar

Cons: parking, crowded

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Carmine's in South Pas is one of the best places to eat. They serve good food -- not great, but good. And you cannot beat the prices, serivce or servings. It is a great neighborhood place. BTW, the pizza is great and their bar is an

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Carmine's in South Pas is one of the best places to eat. They serve good food -- not great, but good. And you cannot beat the prices, serivce or servings. It is a great neighborhood place. BTW, the pizza is great and their bar is an

Pros: Service, Serving size, Price

Cons: Busy, Crowded parking lot

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Rumor has it that Tommy Lasorda of the LA Dodgers used to own this place. I really enjoy the bar area during games. The pizza is just great. The staff is amazing.

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Rumor has it that Tommy Lasorda of the LA Dodgers used to own this place. I really enjoy the bar area during games. The pizza is just great. The staff is amazing.

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Excellent family environment - very kid friendly. Great atmosphere and very tasty dishes. Our favorite dish is the Gumbi which is Rigatoni sauteed with marinara, Romano, light butter, melted mozzarella, diced homemade meatballs and mushrooms. Mmmm..

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Excellent family environment - very kid friendly. Great atmosphere and very tasty dishes. Our favorite dish is the Gumbi which is Rigatoni sauteed with marinara, Romano, light butter, melted mozzarella, diced homemade meatballs and mushrooms. Mmmm..

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I really like the atmosphere in Carmine's. I have been there several times and never been disappointed. They serve the BEST Gnoccis around. The service has always been wonderful and it has a great atmosphere for a date as well as a family meal. They serve fantastic, authentic Italian food, and the service is excellent. It is a family-owned restaurant, and the father-son owners are very gracious.

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I really like the atmosphere in Carmine's. I have been there several times and never been disappointed. They serve the BEST Gnoccis around. The service has always been wonderful and it has a great atmosphere for a date as well as a family meal. They serve fantastic, authentic Italian food, and the service is excellent. It is a family-owned restaurant, and the father-son owners are very gracious.

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This the best italian food in South Pasadena! It is a family owned restaurant that uses family recipes, family values and treats their customers like family. You cannot go wrong when ordering anything off their menu. Everything is made right there in their establishment from sauce to salad dressing. The service is excellent. They also have a full bar with live entertainment every weekend. Their wine list is extensive and their beers on tap are plentiful. The restaurant is open till 10 during the week and 11 on the weekends. The bar is open till 2 every day.

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This the best italian food in South Pasadena! It is a family owned restaurant that uses family recipes, family values and treats their customers like family. You cannot go wrong when ordering anything off their menu. Everything is made right there in their establishment from sauce to salad dressing. The service is excellent. They also have a full bar with live entertainment every weekend. Their wine list is extensive and their beers on tap are plentiful. The restaurant is open till 10 during the week and 11 on the weekends. The bar is open till 2 every day.

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I love Italian food and was pleased to see Carmine's down the hill from my home. My visions of becoming a regular at a local eatery were dashed when I tasted the gnocchi. The little dumplings were chewey instead of light and tender the

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I love Italian food and was pleased to see Carmine's down the hill from my home. My visions of becoming a regular at a local eatery were dashed when I tasted the gnocchi. The little dumplings were chewey instead of light and tender the

Pros: ambiance, location

Cons: , food, food

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Whether it is take out or dine in, Carmine's is a great, authentic alternative to the mass production of Dominos or Pizza Hut. Try the "white pizza" for something a little different, or order a regular pizza to enjoy the rich marinara sauce. The service and atmosphere are also very friendly and comfortable. The sports bar isn't bad either. All in all, for homestyle italian Carmine's is the place.

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Whether it is take out or dine in, Carmine's is a great, authentic alternative to the mass production of Dominos or Pizza Hut. Try the "white pizza" for something a little different, or order a regular pizza to enjoy the rich marinara sauce. The service and atmosphere are also very friendly and comfortable. The sports bar isn't bad either. All in all, for homestyle italian Carmine's is the place.

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Carmine's is dear to my heart. I've been going there for years for it's pleasant ambiance and great food. Both Carmine's are always very attentive. My favorite dish is the Chicken Florentine, angle hair pasta with chicken and spinach in a sinful cream sauce. There pizza is also pretty good but I always tend to have the same thing. The garlic cheese bread is heavenly. - vr

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Carmine's is dear to my heart. I've been going there for years for it's pleasant ambiance and great food. Both Carmine's are always very attentive. My favorite dish is the Chicken Florentine, angle hair pasta with chicken and spinach in a sinful cream sauce. There pizza is also pretty good but I always tend to have the same thing. The garlic cheese bread is heavenly. - vr

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Everything is wonderful. Friendly and helpful service. The white pizza is killer!!!

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Everything is wonderful. Friendly and helpful service. The white pizza is killer!!!

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I just moved to the Pasadena area about a month ago and someone from my gym suggested Carmine's for lunch. It was so perfect for our group. There were 10 of us in our party and we got in with just a brief wait. They gave us their

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I just moved to the Pasadena area about a month ago and someone from my gym suggested Carmine's for lunch. It was so perfect for our group. There were 10 of us in our party and we got in with just a brief wait. They gave us their

Pros: Food, Price, Convenience

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What's wrong with these people? Such an unpleasant dining experience when you have an idiot waitress that hates her job and is a frickin' typical snob. The food was okay, but she ruined it for us. All I can say is, if that happens again,

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What's wrong with these people? Such an unpleasant dining experience when you have an idiot waitress that hates her job and is a frickin' typical snob. The food was okay, but she ruined it for us. All I can say is, if that happens again,

Cons: , parking

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The gnocci is GREAT!

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The gnocci is GREAT!

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My boyfriend and I love this place. The food is delicious, the portions are huge and the value for the money is incredible. You can't find anything like it anywhere else. We moved 30 miles away, but we still drive there at least once a

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My boyfriend and I love this place. The food is delicious, the portions are huge and the value for the money is incredible. You can't find anything like it anywhere else. We moved 30 miles away, but we still drive there at least once a

Pros: everything

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Good pizza and a very comfortable, relaxing restaurant. Staff are very nice. I go with my two young kids, and they like it too.

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Good pizza and a very comfortable, relaxing restaurant. Staff are very nice. I go with my two young kids, and they like it too.

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What Carmines lacks in decor it lacks even more with their flavorless dishes. We thought we would venture to the bar to hear some entertainment and were let down again a wannabe 80 heavy metal band were playing way to loud and to top it

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What Carmines lacks in decor it lacks even more with their flavorless dishes. We thought we would venture to the bar to hear some entertainment and were let down again a wannabe 80 heavy metal band were playing way to loud and to top it

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I really don't know why there are so many people raving about this place here, it's really overrated.
The food is pretty average, not much decor, below-average service, went on a friday night and the place wasn't even half full. With the

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I really don't know why there are so many people raving about this place here, it's really overrated.
The food is pretty average, not much decor, below-average service, went on a friday night and the place wasn't even half full. With the

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I met with three associates on their recommendation at Carmine's. We all shared different entrees and a very nice bottle of wine. Everything from the service, ambiance, to the large portions was excellent. Good thing we had a reservation,

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I met with three associates on their recommendation at Carmine's. We all shared different entrees and a very nice bottle of wine. Everything from the service, ambiance, to the large portions was excellent. Good thing we had a reservation,

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It was a Friday night and my wife and I had driven past Carmine's for years and never stopped in, so we decided to try it. We waited about 20 minutes for a table, but Carmine himself made sure to seat us right next to the fountain outside

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It was a Friday night and my wife and I had driven past Carmine's for years and never stopped in, so we decided to try it. We waited about 20 minutes for a table, but Carmine himself made sure to seat us right next to the fountain outside

Pros: great food, wait staff, patio

Cons: little wait

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My experience has shown that you get better service when in a group. The food does come in good portions but I always get the impression that the chefs are back there yawning over the method book. Theres not alot of creativity put into

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My experience has shown that you get better service when in a group. The food does come in good portions but I always get the impression that the chefs are back there yawning over the method book. Theres not alot of creativity put into

Pros: food portions

Cons: pricey, parking

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I was their last Saturday for the first time. The food was over priced and below average in taste. We went to the bar, where the bartenders were very helpful and charming. We were having a good time until the owner became extremely

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I was their last Saturday for the first time. The food was over priced and below average in taste. We went to the bar, where the bartenders were very helpful and charming. We were having a good time until the owner became extremely

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My family has been eating at Carmine's since I was a kid. This one only opened a few years ago but the original Carmine's in Arcadia has been frequented by my family for a long time. The food is always good with reliable favorites. It's

3
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My family has been eating at Carmine's since I was a kid. This one only opened a few years ago but the original Carmine's in Arcadia has been frequented by my family for a long time. The food is always good with reliable favorites. It's

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Carmine's is a good bar- local bar with a home-town feel. As casual as a dive bar...but nicer. They have random bands that play on Fridays and Saturdays and really good pizza too. Carmines is open all day as a restaurant- featuring

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Carmine's is a good bar- local bar with a home-town feel. As casual as a dive bar...but nicer. They have random bands that play on Fridays and Saturdays and really good pizza too. Carmines is open all day as a restaurant- featuring

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Depending on what you're going here for I guess is how you will like this. The restaurant is ok. Kinda small. The food is nothing spectacular - pasta, pizaa, and appetizers. Same ole - same ole. Been here enough to not crave anything

3
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Depending on what you're going here for I guess is how you will like this. The restaurant is ok. Kinda small. The food is nothing spectacular - pasta, pizaa, and appetizers. Same ole - same ole. Been here enough to not crave anything

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I definitely have to give this place high marks...not just because the food is good, but they have had extremely quick service the few times we have visited. The first trip we made to Carmine's was on a very busy Saturday night; the place

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I definitely have to give this place high marks...not just because the food is good, but they have had extremely quick service the few times we have visited. The first trip we made to Carmine's was on a very busy Saturday night; the place

 

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