Carmine's in Albany: Very important question that I need answered for work!
But the question I have is . . . Why?
Why would you go?
Food is mediocre at best.
I watched Carmine give a cooking demonstration. He used (tasteless) tomatoes off season in a saute dish. I asked "why"? He said: customers expect it.
There are so many better Italian restaurants in Albany.
Yes, that area is considered West Albany. I'm not sure where the actual boundaries for the neighborhood would be, or if there even are any. It may matter that Carmine's is on the south-west side of Central Ave, so maybe it's just in Albany proper. But it's definitely not Downtown or Mansion Hill.