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First things first: This Carmine's is not affiliated with the other similarly named establishments in town, something regulars are quick to point out. Loyalty runs deep here and offense is taken at anything that might besmirch the 30-plus year history of this North Dallas stalwart. Carmine's specializes in New York City-style pizza, and the classic pepperoni is the clear favorite. The three-cheese calzone (ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan) is also popular. For good measure, several noodle dishes are available for those interested in something more substantial than a slice of pizza. Carmine's success might be built on the backs of local office and retail workers, but the restaurant staff points out that regulars who have long since moved from town return for a hot slice when visiting Dallas.
Today (October 23) Domino's Pizza is giving away slices of "handmade pan pizza" from noon to 2pm at each of their "participating location," although they fail to tell us which locations are participat... More »
There's nothing wrong with trendy upscale pizza restaurants, but sometimes all you want is a classic, simple slice that doesn't stray from its roots or require an hour-long wait and valet parking. Carmine's, like any self-respecting New York pizza joint, has red and white checkered tablecloths and pizzas displayed on those round silver platters by the register. Best of all, of course, is the pie itself--the crust is relatively thin but incredibly soft, with just the right quotient of... More »