Carmine's On Penn
a neighborhood gemCarmine's is just what an Italian restaurant should be--simple, fresh flavors and ingredients. It's one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood hands down, and one of the best Italian restaurants in Denver. The portions are family style so do not worry about not having enough to share--they are generous sizes.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat appetizer (bruschetta),Great appetizer (bruschetta), bread, and dessert (cannoli). They were delicious. Main course (manicotti) was decent but not great. Would have been better if we had had a larger group in order to order more entrees and try them all.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat VenueThe Delores Project fundraiser packed the house with warmth and joy and great ambiance. Good times had by all and each was blessed in a special way.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceHad the Moose (sausage and peppers but baked with extra cheese). Big enough to take home. Really great. Split the salad between the two of us. Plenty of food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!Always a great place to eat,best Italian in Denver. Thank you!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most awesome waiterWe had the most awesome waiter AND all those who stopped by to check in on us for fresh water, etc. WONDERFUL experience. Thank you so much...
by the way, our waiter had an engaging personality, was very conscientious about great service and I would request him as a waiter again!!!
Mary Anne DeLapp
3196 Ames Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 802144/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a birthday celebration!Nate our server was fantastic. He was very patient, knew the menu well and was very accommodating. The pear salad and smoked chicken ravioli were out of this world. Manicotti was a bit drab. The lemon shrimp could have used a bit more lemon flavor. The cheesecake and cannoli were great. Thanks for a wonderful experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTaken Care OfWe called our whole dinner order in ahead and everything came out perfectly just as requested! The staff works together really well making you feel as everything is taken care of just for you. As a working mom and wife, I appreciate when I am taken care of. This is definitely a place that has proven to me that they can take care of everything just the way I requested. No. I don't have control issues... ;)
Thank you Carmines on Penn, we will be back!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily-style Italian eating!Family-style Italian eating! It doesn't get better than this! We started with a regular salad that was absolutely delicious! Then we enjoyed the "jazzed up" chicken marsala and a side order of ziti. There were two of us and we had enough food for dinner the next day (the pasta), and lunch for my husband (chicken) today and tomorrow! The wine selection is good and the recommendation by our server was excellent. Nice, full-bodied red wines. I wish my husband ate dessert because I would have loved having leftover cannolis!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA rockin', hoppin' place to dine!On a weekend, Carmine's is rockin'!! This is a busy and popular restaurant, so be prepared for a high level of noise if you dine inside the restaurant! The wait staff is friendly, professional and fun, so there are no problems with service, even though extremely busy. Make reservations or you may have to wait awhile to get a table. The covered outside patio is probably not as noisy when they are busy--so next time, we will request a place on the patio. The food is usually consistently good - although this time, the lemon shrimp pasta was very bland. All was well when the waitress brought us extra "lemony" sauce -- so I have no complaints! This is a great place and there is good reason why it is so busy! Thanks, Carmine's!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing, servicesFood was amazing, services was great. It was a Saturday night so it was very busy and loud but overall it was an outstanding experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, dinner at CarminesOnce again, dinner at Carmines with a group of friends was a delightful and delicious experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was quite special,Our meal was quite special, including the salad. Our waiter was both efficient and entertaining!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our meal and experienceLoved our meal and experience at Carmine's. Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly service staff, excellent food, and all-around great dining experience! This long-time Denver gem is still as good as it's always been. I've had several birthdays here, it's always a great time with great food. I can't get enough of the garlic rolls!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food and StaffWow what an experience - the wait staff was great, funny and on their toes about everything. This was our first time there and the waitress made sure to inform us that the menu was set for large groups so don't order more than one entree unless we wanted a lot of left overs. The other waiters who complemented her made sure we had plenty of drinks, bread and always check to see if we needed anything. It was my husbands birthday and they brought him out what ever he wanted for the desert which was great - I made note of it in our reservations and never said another word. The food was AMAZING - best Italian food and we are Italian so it was great - all homemade, fresh, flavorful - great place for a large group.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCan never go wrong at Carmine'sThe food was was fabulous and the service was excellent!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Bob Nichols, wasOur server, Bob Nichols, was the best. Went here for an alumni event with our preschool. Tables are a bit disjointed as we had other folks we wanted to be near. Loved the wine list. The pear salad was delicious. Bob took the time to explain each and every option we had and understood what our culinary needs were. Good time. Thank you!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a birthday celebrationHad a birthday celebration there with a group of 8. Was very fun, but a little crowded at the table we were at. We were seated at a round table right in the entry way and had a lot of people hovering around us waiting for tables. However, we did have exceptional service and the food was great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a birthday dinner forWe had a birthday dinner for my daughter at the restaurant. Everything was very good and prepared just the way we like it. The service was outstanding.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for resturant weekWe went for resturant week and found the food wonderful.We hand chicken montana and could not believe how large our meal was. We had a second meal on the left overs.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian FoodGreat authentic Italian food. Staff is friendly and extremely attentive.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AM