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1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
+1 312-988-7676
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (90 reviews)
“brick chicken” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband made dinner reservations for a romantic dinner during our visit to Chicago. After checking in with the first hostess stand, we had to check into another hostess stand before we were eventually seated. None of the hostesses were friendly or welcoming. Once we...More

Thank NatG6288
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great Italian food, sizable portions and tasty food. service is pretty good and they generally can accommodate small and large groups, it was 8 of us and we didn't have to wait long to get seated.

Thank Jeta19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. Street side table on 4th July so great atnosphere. Food was excellent although we were relieved that we decided to share the main as it was huge. Staff friendly and helpful. Not cheap but not expensive either and certainly worth it.

Thank EssexFlyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter & I experienced Carmine;s for the first time last month. We had walked by before & saw how busy the restaurant was & decided we should try it the next evening. We were not disappointed. The food was very good. The portions are...More

Thank stacy436
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Carmine's. The service was great. Food was outstanding and portions were very large. The waiter was very professional, courteous and kind.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, as always is delish, I crave the Bolognese sauce, my mouth is watering writing this !!! Service is very professional and quick. Eat outside if you can its great to people watch

Thank mammagogo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the mood for Italian food and decided to stop here because it was busy. We thought it might be a sign that it was good. We were right. We had a lovely outdoor table on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Service and food...More

Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had great Italian meals and gelato. Our waiter was fun. Most of all, we ate on the ground floor and the front is open so it was very airy. It started raining on the tin room and we sat comfortably and watched the people...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food with plenty of fabulous twists on old school Italian. The kitchen will mix and match just about anything.

Thank steve e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a quick and tasty dinner at Carmine's--stayed at the Thompson Hotel half a block away. Carmine's has pasta, chicken, veal, steaks and many other dishes. Sat at the bar and ordered chicken saltimbocca. Bread was quickly delivered with olive oil and shredded cheese; tasty....More

Thank Tom B
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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29 April 2017|
Response from mids0uthtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delayed response. Carmine's is right around the corner from The Talbott Hotel. It is a 5-10 minute walk depending on pace and along a well-traveled, safe stretch of Rush so easy, safe walking. The Chicago... More
7 August 2016|
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30 June 2016|
Response from Raphael L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have vegetarian entrees: penne or rigatoni ala vodka, eggplant parmeasan, and also large caprese salad that can be accompanied by some bruschetta or meatless pizza bread. I cannot comment on the "gluten free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1227
  • Public Transportation: El, Red Line at Clark / Division; 36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-988-7676
Since 1994, Carmine's has been Chicago's destination for exciting gatherings, spirited nightlife, celebrity sightings, and of course, an unforgettable dining experience. With a diverse menu that boasts Rosebud's classic Italian American dishes, as well as premium steaks, chops, and seafood offerings, Carmine's has long been a place where those in the know choose to eat. Our large and open dining rooms are perfect for large parties, from brunch to late-night dinners. The acclaimed patio, with its vibrant energy and friendly charm, offers guests some of the best people watching in the city. And our bar, with its famous signature cocktails, is ideal to watch the big game or check out live music. Whether you're here for a casual lunch, a formal dinner, or a cocktail, it's always a party at Carmine's, and you're always at the center of the action.
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