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Carmine's Ristorante Italiano

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376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
+1 203-922-1233
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 10:00
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Pass by this place all the time thought we would give it a try. The staff was very friendly. The drinks are good nice wine selection. The food can only be described as average and bland. I hope it was just an off night.

Thank Deane M
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner, Place was clean and the waitress was attentive,The food was great and home made, I ordered think linguini and clams which was great, And the amount was just right, I would have given this restaurant 5 stars but the table was uneven and rocked like crazy, I will definitely go back

Thank James P
Huntsville, AL
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203 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place and always try to come here when in town. The service is always good and the food is great. They have outstanding pizza.

Thank Ken B
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I have been there a few times this year; the food is always good food, the service is also good. The atmosphere is family and couples friendly.

Thank Edward A
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You park your car and you smell the wood fire..and you know you are in for an authentic and fresh dinner. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed with opened arms and smiles. Everything from the bread they serve while you are waiting for your meal, to the apps and entrees are delicious. AND the bar knows what... More 

Thank TravelMona16
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Loving eggplant as I do, getting the 'perfect' eggplant is not an easy task. Carmine's excels at this dinner! My daughter and I have dubbed Carmine's as our BEST eggplant destination. When I want to impress, I always bring my guests to Carmine's and they are NEVER disappointed.

Thank Anita T
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The meal was good but not good enough to smack your lips. The best part of my meal was the pasta fagioli. The salad was good. The eggplant was good enough to finish - but I was hungry. The lasagna got good reviews. I'd go back but I wouldn't rush back. The service was friendly and competent. The drinks were... More 

Thank Stephen A
Trumbull, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Four of us ate at Carmine's last night. Overall the experience was ok. Two of our dinners (fish special and pork chops) were very good and nice portions. Two of the dinners (steak and chicken francais) were small and lacking much flavor with the chicken portion being downright tiny! The waiter was polite and seemed to be working hard. The... More 

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I've never been disappointed with Carmines. Best antipasto around! House dressing is amazing. Bread always fresh and soft. Had the shrimp marsala and it was hands down one of the best meals I ever had. I have tried to replicate the dish myself ever since. Imitation is the best form of flattery. Nice sized bar if you just want to... More 

Thank Lilblonderolemodel
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Had pizza there very salty, Also the meatball grinders are awful, I will not go there again, in my opinion it was too expensive for what you get

Thank James P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4425
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-922-1233

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?