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Carmine's Italian Restaurant

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311 E Live Oak Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006-5618
+1 626-445-4726
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Had an amazing time. Perfect place to enjoy a nice quite dinner. The food was really good and not rushed coming out. Breen to some places that just try to rush the food out to get ppl out. This place gives you time to enjoy your food drinks and company.

Thank Joshua G
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times. The food tastes fresh. The portions are large and delicious. Service is great

1 Thank FrustratedWolff
La Habra, California
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good authentic Italian food, friendly staff, reasonable prices, presentation of the food was good and portion size was big.

Thank Theresa D
Urbana, Illinois
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Given the very positive reviews, we walked in with high expectations. The service was all right, not spectacular, but all right though could be improved. The same with the food. The dishes were kind of tasty without possessing the wow factor; the presentation was simple without being sumptuous; and the portion left something to be desired for. (Some of the... More 

Thank timfl2016
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

After being misled by the place down the road as to prices for what I was ordering, on top of a malfunctioning phone, the folks in the takeaway part of Carmines were so sweet and helpful. They helped me choose some gorgeous food to take home to my family and even gave me a soda while I waited, AND after... More 

Thank Sashmom1
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Carmines is one of those authentic Italian restaurants that when you walk in you want to stay for hours, drink some Chianti and enjoy the delicious food. We love coming here and their food never disappoints. My favorite is the Gnocchi. It is super airy and the sauce is creamy, excellent. We always also get their pizza and if you... More 

Thank Vee1050
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Great all around experience at Carmine's. Decor was traditional Italian atmosphere which was fun to see all of the different pictures and how they decorated. Service was top notch !!!! The food was great quality and HUGE portions. Couldn't ask for better service, quality, atmosphere and not leaving hungry!

Thank ssemml
Temple City
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The wife is from Boston so has to have an Italian lunch or dinner every few weeks! This place is good real Italian and family owned operated for years. Quantity is more than sufficient and quality excellent service very good. A good variety of real Italian dishes.

Thank Bruce C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

If you are hungry for good family owned Italian, this is it. It really should be located in a "Little Italy" neighborhood. The family sized portions are awesome. We tried many different plates (party of 15) and only heard positive comments. The bread served before dinner is terrific. My eggplant parmesan was unique (included eggs) and delightful. And, our waitress... More 

Thank BaldAndHappy
Arcadia, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great neighborhood spot. We love the thin crust Calabrese pizza! It has amazing flavor, the salami is on the spicy side, so we usually only get it on half the pizza. Be sure to tell them you want it crispy, depending on the chef that night, the crust could turn out soggy in the middle. We also love the chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E Live Oak Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006-5618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-445-4726
The Sabatella family opened Carmine's restaurant in 1985. Since then, Carmine's has become a local favorite, serving the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. Providing traditional Italian fare in a family-style setting, Carmine's wants you to feel right at home. Come experience our home-style menu, friendly staff and comfortable ambiance!

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