Carmen's Italian Cafe

Carmen's Italian Cafe Come enjoy real authentic Italian food, made by Sicilian raised "Carmen!" If you love true Italian food with a great atmosphere, this is the place!
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From the kitchen of Italy to your dinning table, we bring you the finest of authentic cuisine. Freshly prepared as you order, Carmen captures the flavors of his homeland to share with locals. With a quaint and romantic ambiance, you surely will feel as if you are spending the evening in Sicily. Let us help you to escape for the night with a savory meal and glass of wine. Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, Chef Carmen found passion in the art of cooking. For generations, the bakers and chefs of Carmen’s family have passed on their kitchen secrets. It is these family traditions that inspire Carmen to put his own twist on the recipes that he now brings to you. Carmen believes that quality is portrayed through patience, the freshest of ingredients, and personally preparing every meal with pride and to perfection. As a small business, we believe in supporting our local community and always strive to use as many local products as we can. Below are links to some of our favorite partners that help us provide the dining experience our customers have come to love. We feature fresh ingredients from Dakin Dairy and O'Brien Family Farms in all of our homemade dishes. We also serve Mezzacorona Wines, straight from the heart of the Italian Dolomites! We accept reservations and walk-ins are welcome. Carmen's Italian Cafe is great for groups, good for families, but still a perfect setting for a romantic night out. Outdoor seating with waiter service is available as well as takeout dinners. Call (941) 745-1540 for Reservations. Happy Hour in The 515 Martini Bar: Everyday Sunday through Thursday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. $3.00 Well Drinks $4.00 House Wines $3.00 Domestic Bottles

Payment Options:   Amex Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $$

General Manager: Kay Rizzo

Culinary Team: Carmen Rizzo

Attire: Casual

Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, Carmen found passion in the art of cooking. For generations, the bakers and chefs of...
02/24/2020

Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, Carmen found passion in the art of cooking. For generations, the bakers and chefs of Carmen’s family have passed on their kitchen secrets. It is these family traditions that inspire Carmen to put his own twist on the recipes that he now brings to you.

Click the link to learn more about the history of Carmen's Italian Café!

https://carmensitaliancafe.com/about.html

Happy Valentine’s Day! Who are you sharing your day with? Chef Carmen has a special set of specials as well as open menu...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! Who are you sharing your day with? Chef Carmen has a special set of specials as well as open menu options.

Our customers have come to expect the best from Carmen's Italian Café. We are proud to use fresh ingredients and time te...
02/03/2020

Our customers have come to expect the best from Carmen's Italian Café. We are proud to use fresh ingredients and time tested, authentic Italian recipes.

Cheers to the weekend! It's time to celebrate the little things at Carmen's Italian Café
01/31/2020

Cheers to the weekend! It's time to celebrate the little things at Carmen's Italian Café

We love seeing our customer's photos! Share your favorite memories and meals in the comments below.
01/30/2020

We love seeing our customer's photos! Share your favorite memories and meals in the comments below.

Busy season is here and we are happy to see our restaurant is packed loyal customers! Please reserve your table in advan...
01/28/2020

Busy season is here and we are happy to see our restaurant is packed loyal customers! Please reserve your table in advance by calling (941) 745-1540 to ensure quick seating.

01/28/2020

Chef Carmen is looking for a reliable, fun and talented bartender for the 515 Martini Bar. Please have experience in the food industry and or bartending. Applicants must have reliable transportation and consistent availability.

Carmen’s Italian Café is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

01/28/2020

Chef Carmen is ready to expand the Carmen’s Italian Café team! We are now hiring for waiters and waitresses. Please have experience in the food industry and or bartending. Applicants must have reliable transportation and consistent availability.

Carmen’s Italian Café is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

We are proud to support local organizations!
01/23/2020
Father Kezar Opening Doors Foundation

We are proud to support local organizations!

Thank you to the many area businesses that have donated gift cards and baskets for the Cornhole Tournament. Even if you don't play cornhole this is an event you won't want to miss for the raffles, food, and fun.

Non-participants entry fee is any donation amount.

Thank you to the following area businesses:
PDQ for providing lunch for participants
The Polar Cup
Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant
Carmen's Italian Cafe
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Venezia Wine Bar, St Armands Circle
Cafe L'Europe
Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe
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Zeno's Boardwalk Sweet Shop
The Ancient Olive of Sarasota
Pelindaba Lavender
Cariloha - St. Armands
Painting with a Twist
Cali Nails
Sparkle Nails + Spa 1
Tractor Supply Co.
Three Island Monkeys
#ThreeIslandMonkeys
Island Charms
Bluwater Style studio
Pure Barre

McCurdys Comedy Theatre
Sarasota Orchestra
Amanda Richards Salon
Poppo's Taqueria
Mitaka Japanese Ramen House
Emerson's Humor
Richey's Chocolates Of Florida
Oak & Stone
Mixon Farms
Outback Steakhouse - Bradenton - East 64

We will have these wonderful items and more! Do not miss this event on Saturday, January 25th - Drawings begin at 2:45pm at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

Food Trucks Parrish Cuban Grill Bowled Life and The Polar Cup 12:00pm-3:00pm

We reopen today for normal business hours! Who will be our first customer of 2020?
01/02/2020

We reopen today for normal business hours! Who will be our first customer of 2020?

Happy New Year's Day! We are closed today and will resume normal business tomorrow, see you then.
01/01/2020

Happy New Year's Day! We are closed today and will resume normal business tomorrow, see you then.

Happy New Years Eve from everyone at Carmen's Italian Cafe! We look forward to celebrating with you tonight. Happy New Y...
12/31/2019

Happy New Years Eve from everyone at Carmen's Italian Cafe! We look forward to celebrating with you tonight.

Happy New Years Eve from everyone at Carmen's Italian Café! We look forward to celebrating with you tonight.

Join us for New Years Eve to enjoy family, friends and our annual champagne toast! Reserve your space today by calling (...
12/30/2019

Join us for New Years Eve to enjoy family, friends and our annual champagne toast!

Reserve your space today by calling (941) 745-1540.

12/29/2019

How do you like your seafood?

Try them both at Carmen's Italian Café! Reserve your table in advance by calling (941) 745-1540.

We are thankful to be your go to place for authentic Italian cuisine!
12/29/2019

We are thankful to be your go to place for authentic Italian cuisine!

Chef Carmen wasn't kidding when he said we use the freshest ingredients! Put us to the test, reserve your table by calli...
12/27/2019

Chef Carmen wasn't kidding when he said we use the freshest ingredients! Put us to the test, reserve your table by calling (941) 745-1540.

Thank you to our wonderful customer for this great shot. We love seeing all of your photos.

We re-open today with normal business hours!  We would love to hear about the new Christmas memories you made. Stop by a...
12/26/2019

We re-open today with normal business hours! We would love to hear about the new Christmas memories you made. Stop by and bring the family.

Is the entire family in town? Bring them in for an authentic Italian meal at Carmen's Italian Café! We are open for busi...
12/24/2019

Is the entire family in town? Bring them in for an authentic Italian meal at Carmen's Italian Café! We are open for business on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

It's a wonderful day to visit Carmen's Italian Café!
12/22/2019

It's a wonderful day to visit Carmen's Italian Café!

We love seeing your meals from the Fall Photo Challenge! Join in by commenting your photos below, or tagging us in your ...
12/04/2019

We love seeing your meals from the Fall Photo Challenge! Join in by commenting your photos below, or tagging us in your posts.

Looking for a way to start off the season of giving? Take advantage of Cyber Monday deals while helping the community by...
12/02/2019

Looking for a way to start off the season of giving? Take advantage of Cyber Monday deals while helping the community by ordering children’s toys online and shipping directly to the toy drive!

11/19/2019

Chef Carmen is looking for a reliable, fun and talented bartender for the 515 Martini Bar. Please have experience in the food industry and or bartending. Applicants must have reliable transportation and consistent availability.

Carmen’s Italian Café is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

11/19/2019

Chef Carmen is ready to expand the Carmen’s Italian Café team! We are now hiring for waiters and waitresses. Please have experience in the food industry and or bartending. Applicants must have reliable transportation and consistent availability.

Carmen’s Italian Café is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

We are pleased to serve the most authentic Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients available. Reserve your table f...
11/09/2019

We are pleased to serve the most authentic Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients available. Reserve your table for tonight by calling (941) 745-1540.

Date night's are best paired with Italian cuisine from Carmen's Italian Café!
11/09/2019

Date night's are best paired with Italian cuisine from Carmen's Italian Café!

As we enter busy season, please remember to make your reservations in advance. Chef Carmen is working hard and the table...
11/06/2019

As we enter busy season, please remember to make your reservations in advance. Chef Carmen is working hard and the tables are filling up!

Call (941) 745-1540 for reservations. We look forward to serving you the best Italian cuisine in town.

Take a look at the delicious Pumpkin Spice Martini Janice captured for our Fall Photo Challenge! Comment below with some...
11/05/2019

Take a look at the delicious Pumpkin Spice Martini Janice captured for our Fall Photo Challenge!

Comment below with some photos of your favorites to join in on the fun.

Lazy Sundays call for take out from Carmen's Italian Café! Call in your order for pickup (941) 745-1540.
11/03/2019

Lazy Sundays call for take out from Carmen's Italian Café! Call in your order for pickup (941) 745-1540.

It's a great night for drinks with friends at our 515 Martini Bar. See you there!
11/02/2019

It's a great night for drinks with friends at our 515 Martini Bar. See you there!

Don't forget, we are now open on Monday Evenings! We are looking forward to a great dinner with you.
10/28/2019

Don't forget, we are now open on Monday Evenings! We are looking forward to a great dinner with you.

National Pasta Day is today, October 17th and the entire month of October is National Pasta Month!According to Foodiment...
10/17/2019

National Pasta Day is today, October 17th and the entire month of October is National Pasta Month!

According to Foodimentary.com, the average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year. We would like to help you get started.

Reserve your table today by calling (941) 745-1540.

Enjoy some photos of amazing dishes from our Fall Photo Challenge! Take a great photo of your next Carmen’s Italian Cafe...
10/17/2019

Enjoy some photos of amazing dishes from our Fall Photo Challenge!

Take a great photo of your next Carmen’s Italian Cafe meal or drink and comment below to join in on the fun.

Heading to Carmen's tonight? Take some shots of your dishes and drinks then post them in the comments below to participa...
10/12/2019

Heading to Carmen's tonight? Take some shots of your dishes and drinks then post them in the comments below to participate in our Fall Photo Challenge!

Check out this great one from Scott's Birthday Dinner. Thanks Scott!

Join us for all of Fall then upload a photo of your favorite dish, drinks and desserts for a chance to be featured on ou...
10/09/2019

Join us for all of Fall then upload a photo of your favorite dish, drinks and desserts for a chance to be featured on our page.

We are looking forward to sharing your crave worthy pictures!

Craving Italian? Call Chef Carmen to Reserve Your Table! (941) 745-1540
10/08/2019

Craving Italian? Call Chef Carmen to Reserve Your Table! (941) 745-1540

Starting tomorrow you can enjoy a dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $50 when you select from our Monday Night Spec...
10/06/2019

Starting tomorrow you can enjoy a dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $50 when you select from our Monday Night Special Menu.

Call (941) 745-1540 to reserve your table!

Join us at our 515 Martini Bar for ice cold beer and delicious Italian snacks. See you there!
09/28/2019

Join us at our 515 Martini Bar for ice cold beer and delicious Italian snacks. See you there!

09/26/2019

Which one are you in the mood for? With our Happy Hour prices, you can enjoy both! Join us at out 515 Martini Bar for discounts on draft beer and house wines tonight.

Italy on your mind? Chef Carmen is serving up classic Italian dishes, right here in Bradenton. Come join us for dinner t...
09/25/2019

Italy on your mind? Chef Carmen is serving up classic Italian dishes, right here in Bradenton. Come join us for dinner tonight!

Call (941) 745-1540 to reserve a table.

We love seeing photos from our customers! Comment your favorite memories, meals and photos below.
09/24/2019

We love seeing photos from our customers! Comment your favorite memories, meals and photos below.

09/23/2019
09/23/2019
Carmen's Italian Cafe

Looks like our customers have been craving pasta lately. We have some great news for you: We are now open on Mondays!

Our customers can now visit us 7 days a week to enjoy the finest Italian cuisine with your favorite chef.

Thank you for your continued support and feedback. We look forward to seeing you all tonight.

Which of Chef Carmen's specialties are you craving today?

Reserve a table or take it to go! Call (941) 745-1540 to get started.

Lazy Sunday? Chef Carmen's got you covered. Give us a call at (941) 745-1540 to place your order to-go.
09/22/2019

Lazy Sunday? Chef Carmen's got you covered. Give us a call at (941) 745-1540 to place your order to-go.

Address

515 27th St E
Bradenton, FL
34208

Opening Hours

Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
Friday 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday 17:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(941) 745-1540

Services

  • Catering
  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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You outdid yourself with the "stuffed" lobster- OMG it was sooo good!
Our first visit and just delighted with the atmosphere and the meals were awesome !!! We will be back!!!
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Celebrating 18 years together at our favorite restaurant 🖤
The best Martini's, Veal Marsala, Sicilian Meatballs & to die for sausages ever tonight at Carmen's Cafe & Martini Bar! Carmen & Ted singing Italian songs!
Kay hope you and your family are all safe. We're praying for all of you and for a full recovery!
We always have a wonderful time here! George, Clarissa, Carmen and Madaline
Excellent food and service! (and entertainment last night) I just hope that the person who took my prescription glasses returns them.