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Carmen's Italian Cafe

515 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1864
+1 941-745-1540
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“veal” (17 reviews)
“warm bread” (2 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
515 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1864
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I are vacationing and wanted pizza. However when we got to the table and looked at the menu, it comprised of dinners and not pizza. They do have a few but not your regular pepperoni or sausage. We ordered stuffed mushrooms. Waitress wanted...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This out of the way poorly decorated restaurant was so bad that I can’t believe they are still in business. We sat for 30 minutes before we had any water. The drinks were terrible and returned. They were even out of tea! The food only...More

Thank Oriolesdoc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's sad to say, but our first visit to Carmen's will be our last. When we sat down at the table, our waitress brought our drinks and asked if we wanted bread. We said yes. Well, she put the olive oil with a few flecks...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here and love real Italian food. The bread and food was very good. We had veal marsala and egg plant dishes. The sauce was excellent. Service was great. The manager came over and talked to us. We were the first ones there on...More

Thank Sandy N
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Easily missed when driving by - limited signage. Portions were just right, baked lasagna was truly baked. Veal marsala very tasty. They bring samples of desert to see rather than select from a menu - can almost taste each one. Worth a return.

Thank steve s
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The food that we had was very good but...my husband asked for ice tea but the machine was broken. He then asked for tomato juice and was brought bloody Mary mix. The next request was for diet coke, which the server forgot about and had...More

Thank tinyfour
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, how does this place stay in business? Third time here, after 2nd time, I vowed I wouldn’t return, but friends made reservation. Simply stated, some folks rave about the food, but I’ve haven’t found it anything special compared to other choices. The real deal...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I have gone here a few times before, and it was good. But this visit was not. Waiter we had was nice but new and needed more training. Friends ordered iced tea only to be told they were out, but then they made some with...More

Thank mrd71
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Date night with my husband! We both had veal - mine was parmigiana, and his was the owner's special. Excellent food. Good bread. Good salad. We'll be back if we're in town.

Thank Heather N
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Maddie was a wonderful waitress, very knowledgeable about the food and wine options. The filet mignon special was extremely tender and delicious. My grouper was tasty and served over pasta. All dinners come with a basic salad with a vinaigrette dressing. The owner, Carmen, came...More

Thank P M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1864
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-745-1540
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