Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drink at Carmine's Italian Restaurant in Arcadia.
Backed by more than 25 years of tasty tradition, Carmine's chefs—who have been starlit in several local media outlets—placate hungry palates with a traditional Italian menu. Begin the eating extravaganza with a savory starter of sautéed mushrooms ($6.25), bruschetta ($6.50), or one of many homemade soups ($4.25). The bountiful blend of sautéed, diced chicken breast, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini takes a scrumptious snooze atop a bed of rotelli pasta in the chicken primavera ($15.50), and lightly fried fresh eggplant joins forces with mozzarella, romano cheese, hard-boiled egg, and marinara sauce in the eggplant parmigiana ($13.50). Gracious guests can also take on a two-dimensional dish, such as the barbecue-chicken pizza—dressed with tender chicken breast, red onion, cilantro, mozzarella, and barbecue sauce ($14.75 for a 12").
Arcadia Patch and Food Ripple both positively reviewed Carmine's Italian Restaurant. Zagat gives the food and service a good to very good. More than 40 Yelpers give the business a 3.5-star average, and Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.
- The gnocchi Carmine is served in a large pasta bowl and tossed in a red garlicky sauce, sprinkled with a little parsley and grated parmesan. I wish I knew what was in this sauce. I'm addicted to it. – Sarah Jane, Food Ripple
- The pizza was awesome. You can tell it was homemade marinara sauce and freshly tossed bread. – Rory F., 1/8/11, Yelp
311 E Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, California 91006Get Directions