Monday, December 23, 2013
The back of Carmine's is a surprise- red checkered table-clothed red sauce joint with a hankering for the Yankees. The bread here is house-made and the bruschetta that comes with it a fun difference from just extra virgin olive oil served at so many new wave Italians. The food here is good and cheap. My eggplant parm. with spaghetti was $10 and generous. Tasty, real eggplant with gooey cheese on top was satisfying. Fresh broccoli rabe with garlic was made to order and super. The sauce here while good is not deeply inspired like Joe's of Ave U or La Palina- my personal fave red sauce joints, nevertheless, this is a fine nabe spot to chow down. When on Graham- GO!