I'm curious to see what you CH'ers think of Carmine's. Personally, I thought it was very good. It was packed on a Saturday afternoon so we sat at the bar. I had a bit of "sticker shock" but the bartender told us the portions were large. The portions were actually huge ! The food, an order of fried calamari and a hot antipasto were well prepared, tasty, and served up quick and hot. Granted, there is better food in the city but I had no complaints at all. The value, considering the size and quality was excellent. How are they for dinner ? I think they have a couple locations, we were in the Theater District.