Carmine's is a great place to take a group, especially one that doesn't want to spend a ridiculous amount per person and don't mind sharing. Their family style portions are huge and make for an interesting evening of tasting different italian foods. All their pasta is very good, not excellent but very good, and their appetizers and salads are hard to stop eating. Instead of menu's at hand, you select of one of many billboard sized menu's on the wall. The only negative things is the noise but for a fun casual dining experience, this is an excellent restaurant to go to and it usually isn't too hard to find a table though it was in the past.