Carmine's

★★★☆☆
  • 4715 Transit Rd

    Williamsville, NY 14221

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  • 716-632-2318

About Carmine's

Hours
Sunday 4:00PM - 9:00PM ,Monday 5:00PM - 9:00PM ,Tuesday 5:00PM - 9:00PM ,Wednesday 5:00PM - 9:00PM ,Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM ,Friday 4:00PM - 10:00PM ,Saturday 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Food

Food
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AWFUL!!!!
Initially I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the place. It looked like a run of the mill pizza joint from the outside, but inside it made an attempt to look like a family eatery. Then I sat down, the tables were dirty, silverware, cheese containers, glasses. I was still willing to give this place a chance, because I heard the food was good. I ordered the chicken parm. It was a dried out piece of chicken with sauce poured over it. Throw on some al dente penne and youve got a 16.00 meal. The glass of wine I ordered was 7.00. During the meal I was bombarded with flies of all varieties. I can only imagine what the kitchen area looked like if there were that many flies in the dining room. At one point I glanced into the back room area (which is quite visible) and witnessed a server eating from one of the salad plates. Needless to say I WILL NOT be returning. In fact, I think I want to update my shots after that place.

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★☆☆☆☆

AWFUL!!!!
Initially I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the place. It looked like a run of the mill pizza joint from the outside, but inside it made an attempt to look like a family eatery. Then I sat down, the tables were dirty, silverware, cheese containers, glasses. I was still willing to give this place a chance, because I heard the food was good. I ordered the chicken parm. It was a dried out piece of chicken with sauce poured over it. Throw on some al dente penne and youve got a 16.00 meal. The glass of wine I ordered was 7.00. During the meal I was bombarded with flies of all varieties. I can only imagine what the kitchen area looked like if there were that many flies in the dining room. At one point I glanced into the back room area (which is quite visible) and witnessed a server eating from one of the salad plates. Needless to say I WILL NOT be returning. In fact, I think I want to update my shots after that place.

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This place used to be a lot better. Maybe there's a new owner, how else to explain it? But every time I go to Carmine's it just gets worse and worse.

Portions used to be huge, and now they're skimpy.We always ordered the steak salad and a steak pizza to share, and the last time we were there they had removed the steak pizza altogether & the steak salad that we ordered was just made of .99 bag lettuce and 4 little pieces of steak. So my dining partner and I ended up with 2 measly pieces of steak in our salad. And it was expensive! But I did like the candied nuts in it. I'll give it that much credit.

The full loaded chicken pizza looked good on the plate and had NO FLAVOR. The veggies were plain, not roasted and the whole thing tasted like cardboard.

I had gently complained about the portion size of the salad to the maitre d and was offered free dessert. The apple pie was tasteless (was probably store bought) but the cannoli was pretty good, although I'm not buying the maitre d's "line" about it being a 40yr old recipe.

The waitress was void of personality and had basically no clue how to answer a few of our simple questions.

Over all it was a disappointing visit, a complete waste of money, and we won't return...ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place used to be a lot better. Maybe there's a new owner, how else to explain it? But every time I go to Carmine's it just gets worse and worse.

Portions used to be huge, and now they're skimpy.We always ordered the steak salad and a steak pizza to share, and the last time we were there they had removed the steak pizza altogether & the steak salad that we ordered was just made of .99 bag lettuce and 4 little pieces of steak. So my dining partner and I ended up with 2 measly pieces of steak in our salad. And it was expensive! But I did like the candied nuts in it. I'll give it that much credit.

The full loaded chicken pizza looked good on the plate and had NO FLAVOR. The veggies were plain, not roasted and the whole thing tasted like cardboard.

I had gently complained about the portion size of the salad to the maitre d and was offered free dessert. The apple pie was tasteless (was probably store bought) but the cannoli was pretty good, although I'm not buying the maitre d's "line" about it being a 40yr old recipe.

The waitress was void of personality and had basically no clue how to answer a few of our simple questions.

Over all it was a disappointing visit, a complete waste of money, and we won't return...ever.

Pros: Cannoli was good, and that's it.

Cons: 1970's decor and matching 1970's food

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Excellent food, Huge portions, Fast & Friendly service. Early Bird specials--priced very well, over all good pricing. Ambiance a bit dark. When you enter, the smell from the SWEET FIRE WOOD Pizza oven is amazing .

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★★★★★

Excellent food, Huge portions, Fast & Friendly service. Early Bird specials--priced very well, over all good pricing. Ambiance a bit dark. When you enter, the smell from the SWEET FIRE WOOD Pizza oven is amazing .

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The first time we went it was on a whim late on a tuesday night, the food was great, the service was decent although it left room for improvement. The night was exceptionally quiet, we were the only ones in the restaurant. The food was so good that we went back the next thursday for dinner. And it soured the whole perception of this restaurant, the dining room was crowded to the point that there were just too many tables too close although we were seated fairly quickly the service was unacceptable, we were ignored by the waitress, my date nearly bumped elbows with a left handed person next to us. We waited through nearly an hour from being seated because the food was that good, was was delivered on our plates was both chared and undercooked. We took our complaint to the onduty manager who did not appologize for the delay or the quality of service or the quality of the food, stating simply its the exact same menu. He refused to waive the check for food that was unapatizing and unsafe to eat. We paid our bill and vowed never to return.

To have such widely varying experiences within a week is shocking. If you don't mind a gamble it is well worth it. At its high Carmine's is amazing, but at its low I would rather just play it safe at a chain for the sake of consistency.

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★★☆☆☆

The first time we went it was on a whim late on a tuesday night, the food was great, the service was decent although it left room for improvement. The night was exceptionally quiet, we were the only ones in the restaurant. The food was so good that we went back the next thursday for dinner. And it soured the whole perception of this restaurant, the dining room was crowded to the point that there were just too many tables too close although we were seated fairly quickly the service was unacceptable, we were ignored by the waitress, my date nearly bumped elbows with a left handed person next to us. We waited through nearly an hour from being seated because the food was that good, was was delivered on our plates was both chared and undercooked. We took our complaint to the onduty manager who did not appologize for the delay or the quality of service or the quality of the food, stating simply its the exact same menu. He refused to waive the check for food that was unapatizing and unsafe to eat. We paid our bill and vowed never to return.

To have such widely varying experiences within a week is shocking. If you don't mind a gamble it is well worth it. At its high Carmine's is amazing, but at its low I would rather just play it safe at a chain for the sake of consistency.

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My Grandparents came here from Italy so Italian food is what they know. Since I have been a little girl they have taken us here for special occasions. One of my Favorite dishes is the linguine in vodka sauce, they have a very good vodka sauce. The setting is gorgeous and the staff is very friendly. This is definitely a place the whole family can enjoy.

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★★★★★

My Grandparents came here from Italy so Italian food is what they know. Since I have been a little girl they have taken us here for special occasions. One of my Favorite dishes is the linguine in vodka sauce, they have a very good vodka sauce. The setting is gorgeous and the staff is very friendly. This is definitely a place the whole family can enjoy.

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I love this place! Wonderful pizza, great food overall. Service could be a little friendlier. Good place for a date.

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★★★★☆

I love this place! Wonderful pizza, great food overall. Service could be a little friendlier. Good place for a date.

Pros: Good Food, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Unfriendly servers

 

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