My husband and I were on the road so stopped here after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor - thank you reviewers! Being at Carmines really is like eating at your eccentric Italian Uncle's house for Sunday supper.
Rat pack music, photos of boxers on the wall, plastic plates...but the servers and hosts really care and you can taste the love in the food. The entree I had would stand up to anything I've eaten in North Beach/San Francisco.
Sharing a dinner for two is $32 which is just a few bucks over Olive Garden for pity's sake! The restaurant does have a limited wine menu, but you can bring your own with a $10 corkage fee.