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Carmine's on Penn

92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
+1 303-777-6443
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“garlic knots” (5 reviews)
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92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I was delighted when we got our first choice in times for our reservation. We have been going to Carmine's for over 20 years and is packed every time we go. We arrived 15 minutes early but were shown to our table on the patio...More

1  Thank Limbogolden
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We've really enjoyed our meals here over the last few years since we found Carmine's. They usually have great service, but this time we weren't incredibly impressed. Condescension is not an attractive quality on a waitress. There is nothing more annoying than when someone who...More

1  Thank dmsrdh
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Carmine's continue to be an awesome neighborhood Italian hot spot. The food and service are so consistent. It is always a pleasure to return. Their cocktails are delicious (I love the lemon drops- they are PERFECT- and my husband likes the Manhattans). The Italian wine...More

Thank cmeade
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. And haven't been here in awhile. They didn't disappoint. Our server Chaz was great. Walked us through the menu and helped us select a wonderful red for dinner. The atmosphere is casual but upscale. Not overly fancy. They...More

Thank JJBlondie
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Carmine’s on Penn is always a great dining experience filled with great food and top notch friendly service by the wait staff. Nice family style dinners that will leave you with plenty to take home. Definitely recommend Carmines... you won’t regret it.

Thank YankeeOne
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The food and the service were ok. Nothing terrible but nothing really special. The exception was the Caesar Salad. It was prepared well. The entree dishes were pretty bland. All of the menu items are on a blackboard and a handheld blackboard-style menu. There are...More

2  Thank steve y
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice evening with friends. The food is very good, the service is also good. Would probably skip the salad next time had the house salad, over-priced for the taste. Enjoyed the Bolognese and the carbonara. Would prefer a wine list with more reasonably...More

Thank SeeTheWorldin2010
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed the family style dining. Sharing many plates allowed us to pick favorites. Ours was the chicken, pasta with Gorgonzola sauce. The salad was perfect and the bread outstanding! Sitting on the terrace made us feel like we were dining in Italy!

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had a nice meal with my son, his fiancé, and sister- in-law and brother-in-law on the veranda. Not fancy by any means but great Italian food served family style. We ordered 4 regular entrees (priced for two people - family portions for four also available)...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have been here a few times, and as usual, it was great. Our service was wonderful, as was the food. Sadly, however, our garlic knots were just a little over done. However, that didn't stop us from having a couple.

Thank jjareske
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-777-6443
  • E-mail
Carmine's was opened in 1994. Brad Ritter has been involved in operations since 2005, became a managing partner in 2009, and became the sole proprietor in 2014. He worked with his partners to give Carmine's a facelift in 2006 featuring artwork by local artist Kerry Kice who adorned our old building's interior with murals and artistic paint touches. He has been fans of Carmine's since the beginning so the changes made were modest to keep the real flavor and feel of the restaurant that has been so popular. Thank you for your support today and through our history.
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