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“Unbelievable”

Carmine Gastronomia & Arte
Ranked #26 of 1,785 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 50
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: One of the most famous Italian restaurant in Quito Ristorante Carmine It was with good luck that when Chef Carmine returned to Ecuador he found an old friend who was leaving the country and who had began the construction of a new Italian food restaurant in Quito. We all know to listen to the wise ones and let Divine Providence do the work, so that is what he did. After a short while, Ristorante Carmine Quito opened its doors in a restored republican house which overlooks a small but ancient plaza with hundred year old trees and a beautiful garden in El Batán. From the outside of the house it looks like a little piece of Europe has been transported to Ecuador and from the inside you will feel like you are eating in an excellent restaurant in Italy.
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Expensive - yes! Good - no! That's because it's absolutely fantastic!
This is an amazing restaurant. Fantastic grounds that make you feel completely relaxed. Efficient friendly staff, and a meal you will never forget. Oh, and plenty of off-street parking, which in the middle of Quito is always a bonus.

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Thank Alan_D_Hudson
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

What a place! My cousin recommended me and my family to go there for dinner, she told us it was kinda expensive but totally worth it so we decided to give it a try! We arrived to an adorable house completely covered by plants and as we entered we saw the many environments it has so the place all ready gave us a 100% of good vibes! We had a room for sitting and then the waiters came in, they recommended us what to eat, drink, everything, really good service... We ordered some appetizers and food (must order pasta, I don't remember the name of my dish but is the one with bacon, tomato, and onions it was AMAZING). The service was really good our appetizers were served 15 to 20 minutes after we ordered and the food 30 minutes, the waiters were really attentive.

The food, service and place were indescribable, the place is a bit expensive but totally worth it! Every bit you take will amaze you more :) in case you are on a low budget dinner you can order appetizers (for me this was the most delicious part of the meal) and drinks!

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Thank Maria P
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Reputed to be the best Italian food in the city and I cannot argue with them. Reasonably good wine selection to go with great pasta.

Thank wwileyb
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Just between a lot of concrete you will find this beautiful restaurant. It has a great terrace with a luxureous appearance. The service is perfect, they are there when you need them but invisible if not. The menu is on a kind of whiteboard, don't know why. Make a proper menu guys!!!
Nevertheless the food is very good. I had a linguine vongole that was really perfect. Wine is pricy but I had a Sauvignon Blanc for 38 USD that was great. This place is a real hidden treasure, find it and enjoy

Thank Rob241167
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This place is beautiful for couples or for special occasions, the food is pricey but worth it. The owner is very nice and is always supervising that everything is perfect.

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Thank Juliana A
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