Carmine’s is an Italian family-style restaurant. Their menu is mainly Southern Italian cooking. The dining experience here is often likened by regulars to attending an Italian American wedding feast.
The restaurant is popular for its generous serving portions. Servings are often so large that 2 to 3 people can share. The food is typically old-fashioned, home cooked-style.
|Spicy Scarpariello Wings||$33.95|
|Garlic Bread Parm||$17.95|
|Zuppa Di Clams||$26.95|
|Zuppa Di Mussels||$22.95|
|Spiedini Alla Romana||$24.95|
|Mixed Green Salad||$28.95|
|Grilled Portobello Salad||$29.95|
|Roasted Peppers with Anchovies with Mozzarella||$19.95|
|Angel hair, linguine, penne, spaghetti or rigatoni|
|Clam Sauce - Red or White||$37.95|
|Shrimp - Red or White||$39.95|
|Calamari - Red or White||$34.95|
|Mixed Seafood - Red or White|
|Ragu (Assorted Meats)||$38.95|
|Garlic and Oil||$30.95|
|Rigatoni and Broccoli||$29.95|
|Rigatoni with Sausage and Broccoli||$35.95|
|Ravioi with Cheese||$32.95|
|Rigatoni Country Style||$37.95|
|Penne Alla Vodka||$34.95|
|Bolognese Meat Sauce||$32.95|
|Chicken Scaloppine with Lemon and Butter||$34.95|
|Veal Scaloppine Marsala||$38.95|
|Veal Scaloppine with Lemon and Butter||$39.95|
|Shrimp Fra Diavolo||$37.95|
|Broiled Lobster Oreganata|
|Lobster Fra Diavolo|
|Broiled Porterhouse Steak|
|Porterhouse with Peppers and Onions|
|Vegetables and Sides|
|Peppers and Onions||$14.95|
|Shrimp Cocktail||$32.95 - $22.95|
|Clams on the Half Shell||$19.95|
|Chicken Alla Romana||Served on monday|
|Rack of Lamb||Served on tuesday|
|Double Cut Veal Chop||Served on wednesday|
|Beef Tenderloin||Served on thursday|
|Chicken Alla Romana||Served on friday|
|Prime Rib Chop||Served on saturday|
|Four Pasta Special||Served on sunday|
|Italian Cheesecake (For 4)||$26.95|
|Fresh Fruit Platter||$22.95|
The first Carmine’s was opened in 1990 by Arthur J. Cutler. It was first located in Broadway, at 91st Street. Its home-style cooking was a contrast to the trend of fancy Italian cooking.
There are 6 restaurants to date. These are found in Atlantis (Bahamas), Las Vegas, New York City, Atlantic City and Washington DC.
It’s casual Italian dining good for large groups and families. Dining here has the same vibe as Grandma’s house on Sundays or at an Italian-American wedding reception. Food is served in generous portions.
The taste is as expected of traditional Southern Italian cooking. There’s loads of marinara sauce and tons of garlic. Food is always made with fresh, quality ingredients.
Just about everything on the menu is a must-try. The spaghetti with marinara sauce is not to be missed. There are decadent homemade desserts, too.
The restaurant has a large seating capacity. Wait times for food to arrive at the table is not that long, depending on the crowd. Dinner rush is usually crowded but still manageable.