Saturday, January 9, 2010

Not a freebie, deal or steal but what a meal!

I have to say if you haven't been to Carmine's yet then you haven't had Italian! Authentic Italian family style food... delicious.

With your meal you get a huge bowl of salad (we had two) and OMG, what a dressing. I ate THREE LARGE plates of that delicious salad. Served with dinner is bread so you can sop up the gravy (red sauce). The hubby was thrilled when I read him the newspaper article about it since real Italian restaurants called the sauce by the traditional name: gravy.

Here's their menu.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Baked Ziti with meat platter
Wednesday: Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken
Thursday: Cheese Ravioli with meat platter
Friday: Spaghetti with meat platter
Saturday: Rigatoni with meat platter
Sunday: Lasagna with meat platter

Desserts : All desserts are homemade and baked fresh daily. Ask your server for tonight’s selections.
  • Biscotti – a plate of 4 cookies drizzled with a powdered sugar icing.
  • Kim’s Cheesecake – plain or flavored creamy cheesecake of the day.
  • Poppy-seed Cake – a poppy-seed bundt cake drizzled with a brown sugar icing.
  • Amaretto Bread Pudding – Amaretto flavored warm bread pudding topped with whipped cream.
  • Neapolitan Ice Cream – good, old-fashioned chocolate, vanilla and strawberry swirled ice cream.
  • Ice Box Cake - the “poor” Italian man’s dessert; a chilled graham cracker and chocolate pudding layered “cake” topped with whipped cream.

Bottomless Drinks :
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Root Beer, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Hot Tea and Coffee
The only desserts we didn't have tonight was the cheesecake, Neapolitan ice cream and the poppy-seed cake. We went out with our best-friends and her parents (six of us). All of us left happy.

The hubby is from Boston and grew up in the North End so he know REAL Italian food (I won't repeat what he says about two certain "Italian" wannabe restaurants near the mall). Suffice it to say Carmine's is the ONLY Italian restaurant in the Tri-Cities for us and we'll definitely be have a weekly meal there.

And when you're there don't forget to talk to Carmine. What a great guy! LOVE him.

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