Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon to Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Chapel Hill. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Italian dinner cuisine.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Italian lunch cuisine.
Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria sates pasta and pizza-loving appetites with fresh, locally culled ingredients, Italian-imported noodles, and an updated retro ambience complete with an outdoor patio, a cozy dining room, and eco-friendly practices. Tote dinner cravings to the inviting eatery, alighting upon a meal-inaugurating plate of bruschetta ($6.95). The wild-mushroom ravioli unleashes earthy flavors in a marsala cream sauce ($13.95), and the seafood cannelloni packs pasta pockets with a medley of scallops, shrimp, and Maine lobster ($14.95). Chomp into a spicy plateau with the southwest pizza, a pie laden with grilled chicken, jalapeño, tomatoes, black beans, and mozzarella ($10–$16). Noon hungers can lunch on a grilled salmon sandwich ($9.95) or a cheesey calzone ($7.95). Channel your hatred of the boss’s penchant for intraoffice frisbee tournaments into a customized 10-inch personal cheese pizza ($5.95 plus $1 for each additional topping or $2 for each gourmet topping).
Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria
After a restaurant-inspired trip to tour Italy’s culinary scene, childhood friends Darius Robustelli and John Runge—who both logged many hours growing up in Darius’s father’s eateries—opened up Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria. The establishment has an old school air with a warmly colored dining room and black-and-white checkered tablecloths. It prides itself, however, on its forward-looking eco-friendly flair, demonstrated by the green wares it stocks, such as incandescent light bulbs, 100% compostable takeout containers, and a human wait staff that runs on compliments instead of petroleum. Tomatoes imported from near Mount Vesuvius find themselves melded into many of the pasta dishes and house-made pizzas, which can be enjoyed indoors or alfresco on the patio, which complements fresh meals with fresh air.