Internationally renowned for the caliber of its cuisine, Italy's commitment to culinary excellence began when its founders discovered the country was shaped like a giant spork entangled with spaghetti. Enjoy the tasty byproducts of geography with today's Groupon to Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria in Chapel Hill. Choose between the following options:
* For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Italian cuisine redeemable on Fridays and Saturdays.
* For $15, you get $30 worth of fare redeemable Sunday–Thursday.
The culinary craftspeople at Carmine's Ristorante & Pizzeria weave southern-Italy-inspired pastas and pizzas into mouthwatering lunch and dinner menus. Dinner farers sate tropical cravings with hawaiian pizzas––baked mozzarella-topped vessels anchored by ham and pineapple ($10–$14)—or wrangle the wild-mushroom ravioli to extract its delectable marsala cream sauce ($13.95). Swimming in a savory marinara sauce forged from imported san marzano tomatoes, the Pasta Antonia—Carmine's signature dish—meets mouths with a menagerie of penne pasta, mushrooms, and spinach ($11.95), with optional accents of chicken ($3 extra), shrimp ($4 extra), or chicken that speaks with a shrimp accent. When the sun is at its highest, lunch-farers quell appetites with fresh caprese sandwiches ($7.95), cheesy calzones ($7.95), and ricotta-topped baked ziti with meat sauce ($11.95).
Diners can feast with friends inside a warmly colored dining room, or take to the al fresco patio, which complements fresh meals with fresh air. Bolstering its commitment to the environment, Carmine's keeps its restaurant stocked with green wares, such as incandescent light bulbs, 100% compostable takeout containers, and a human waitstaff, which is a more eco-friendly alternative to a staff of sentient milk cartons.
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.
1800 E Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514