Carmines at Candleworks

4.6
34 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
INDULGE YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FLAVORS

CHOOSE CARMINE'S AT CANDLEWORKS FOR A FINE DINING FEEL IN NEW BEDFORD, MA

When you imagine a rustic Italian restaurant, indulgent sauces and robust flavors come to mind. At Carmine's at Candleworks, we offer just that. Our kitchen in New Bedford, MA prepares our menu items using fresh, top-quality ingredients every day.

We source our lobster, scallops, and mussels locally, and we pride ourselves on our seafood selection.

When you're in the mood for casual Italian food, stop by Carmine's at Candleworks. Be sure to explore our brunch and special options.
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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vipAdaLou
New England
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and great service! Shout out to Tim, our waiter. He was very attentive and provided excellent service!

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KearyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always....Carmine's at Candleworks doesn't dissapoint !

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RachelM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch had so many yummy things to choose from! Everything was delish!!

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yari
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Drinks were absolutely awesome. My reservation was at 8pm did not get seated until 835. Maybe work on not over booking.

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vipAprilM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr and my husband had dinner with friends at the bar the bartender joe was amazing he went above and beyond and patrons on the side of us were equally impressed by his expertise , skills and personality . All of our food and drinks per his recommendations were outstanding .

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vipFallRiverFoodie
Las Vegas
65 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a last minute reservation and Carmines expertly handled our dinner. The waiter and food were excellent. Prices are very reasonable for this level of dining.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Definitely will return.

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vipBillD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Loud and busy service was so so, salads came with dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Muscles Fra Diavlo are a must for any visit to Carmines.

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vipcherieee
New England
139 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good busy restaurant. We had reservations but had to wait a little while before being seated at a nice table and were immediately waited on. Very reasonable and large wine list, we enjoyed the wine we chose more than we usually do. We ordered the clams, a salad, pasta Bolognese and Frutti di mare. We enjoyed everything. What I do wish was that they gave a larger glass of water or put a carafe on the table and that the serving of oil was bigger also since it is much smaller than needed for the bread. It does come with garlic in it and olives which I love. Look forward to going back.

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outoftowner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best food in NewBedford! plenty of parking. you get what you pay for.

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SETHW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good meal in general though for the quality of the food I would have expected a lower price. Had the food been better quality I would have given a better review.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Carmine’s! Food is always great! Joe the Chef is A+++++! We go there on a regular basis.

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BobP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very noisy in the shed roof dining area. Difficult to have a conversation.

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vipFallRiverFoodie
Las Vegas
66 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Johnie was excellent. While being seated but before she had a chance to come to the table, she saw I was returning a drink that was prepared incorrectly. She took the initiative to kindly return the drink and have the bar staff remake the drink. Additionally, she was attentive and quickly filled any requests we made of her. She made the dining experience extremely pleasurable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Would recommend to all.

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Kmugs
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not spectacular this evening the new special airline chicken was not good the chicken itself was great but the gnocchi were super hard and dry.
The meatball appetizer was pink in the middle (we love the meatball appetizer this night was just off) Lastly the chicken Piccata was oddly spicy more so than what would be expected from black pepper.
Michael Dutra was phenomenal absolutely phenomenal so thank you for that.
The last piece is for a higher end restaurant it is extremely bright inside would personally enjoy a more dim lit atmosphere.
With all that said we will be back and stick to food items that are tried and true. Hopefully you can consider dimming the brightness to make for a more romantic date night type atmosphere
Cheers

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DonnaF
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good energy at the bar. Drinks were generous and the pizza was good!

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vipLasabrosa
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating our Anniversary

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vipMichaelH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Daughters Birthday

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Isaluc11
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Place was nice but the food was very salty. Our waiter was superb! Might think about going back another time.

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Lexie
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food great....waitress very personable.......minor glitches......highly recommend

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very excellent meal, a little noisy for a Wednesday night, but there was a birthday party going on. Waited a bit for our server, but then found out she wasn't feeling well, and another server stepped up. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there and I absolutely loved it !

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fbrubber
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for good cocktails and dinner.
I love the nice open feel.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The inside has a romantic feel with a candle on each table. It was raining when we went but they have a nice outdoor seating area. I ordered the sangria and if you don’t like it to sweet than you will like it. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was fresh but it was on the chewy side. Both are meals were delicious. I had the Carbonara and it was the best I have ever had. My husband had the Exquisito it was very good. we ordered two desserts to go. the special they had which was an olive oil cake with vanilla bean creme and it was very good. The other desert was the chocolate cake but it was more of a chocolate decadence than a cake so just a note if are going to order expect a dense more fudge consistency than cake. we did not care for the chocolate cake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was sat at the table attached to the small service area in the back. It was hard to carry on a conversation with

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Batina
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Carmine’s often. The food and service are always terrific. Tonight was no different. We had the duck confit pizza special and it was amazing. Much larger then expected. Waitstaff was excellent as usually.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipPeterD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipDavy
New England
67 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great however the appetizer took longer than expected to arrive at the table. Entree arrived just before appetizer was finished. The outdoor dining area was great would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

FAQs

Carmines at Candleworks offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (774) 510-7901.

Carmines at Candleworks is rated 4.6 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.