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