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Carmine's - Washington DC
Carmine's - Washington DC

Carmine's - Washington DC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carminesnyc.com
  • Phone: (202) 737-7770
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Terry Natas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Enjoy Carmine"s classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premises catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 20 to a full scale, off-premises event for 2000. Our signature dishes, including Carmine’s famous Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi, will be delivered right to your door. Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Our full-service Catering Division offers a professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection. Catering packages or customized menus available.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Parties of 15 or more will choose from abundant, specially designed four course menus created by our Executive Chef.
    Come celebrate your corporate event, rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding or a just night out with old friends with the Carmine's family. We invite you to share Carmine's style! Abbondanza!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between E and D street on 7th street
  • Public Transit: Metro Trains information. .14 miles from Carmine"s on Metro Stop Archives- Navy Memorial Penn Quarter 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. 20004- Come off the train and head north on 7th street NW toward D street NW. Carmine's is on the right. .21 miles from Carmine's on metro stop Gallery PI- Chinatown 630 H Street NW Washington D.C 20001. Co
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Entrance to parking garage is on E street. Address to parking garage is 616 E Street NW Washington 20004. The parking garage has an elevator entrance into Carmine's above. Valet parking is available nightly after 5pm.
A word from Carmine's - Washington DC
Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic food and great service, Carmine's never disappoints!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Generally, Carmine's is spot on. Not today. The clam sauce was runny and gritty. The waiter took our order and then we never saw him again until he brought the check. We had to ask other people for more bread and tea. For the money, I was very disappointed. It will be awhile before I return."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Dropped in after a Smithsonian jazz & science show at the Navy Memorial. My girlfriend started with stuffed artichokes and got chiicken wings for her entree. I got the angel hair pasta with sausage and meat sauce. She took home half of the appetizer and most of both entrees and reports they were almost as tasty the next day as they were at the restaurant. Service was attentive, although the busboys delivering the food had a tendency to try to give dishes to wrong tables. We've ruled out Carmine's for pre-theater dining because of its huge portions, but love it for after-event dinners -- particularly when we've nothing planned for a couple days so she can finish what she takes home."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was our 2 year annivesary. I wanted to pick out a nice romantic place. It very nice . A little loud but the food portions were really big whichwas a plus and taste great. The price is fair with the amount they give you."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to Carmine's to celebrate a friend's upcoming nuptials. We had dinner at the restaurant before going out for drinks and dancing. The food was excellent! All of the employees were friendly, professional, and could answer questions about items on the menu. A great place for groups! We are already planning our next group dinner ... this time with our husbands (and maybe the kids)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I liked the food and the service was very good, but there was way too much garlic. I'm of Italian decent and have grown up around Italian food my whole life and I've never tasted so much garlic in one meal. I think the stuffed artichoke was the main culprit, but there were likely others. It was so bad that my bedroom smelled like garlic the next morning."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was very good. We had 9 people and each order had plenty of food for all. It can get expensive if you're not careful, however."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our group of 15 had such a good time at Carmine's. Good food, great service, fun experience!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was great and the staff was very accommodating when I needed to adjust my reservation."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 people, didn't haven't to wait for our table. The food was excellent and hot. The waitress suggested some of the entrees for us and it was just perfect."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been to Carmine's in NYC and Atlantic City a number of times. While I am accustomed to the loud environment our experience in D.C. was very disappointing. We were a party of 7 and had a reservation and were seated timely. After being seated for 20 minutes we were never approached by a waiter/waitress. I had to get up and approach a Manager. He came to our table and apologized, took our drink order and then turned us over to someone else. The waiter seemed rushed with everything. We ordered appetizers and asked if we could order our entree and pasta in a few minutes. He came back 3 minutes later and rushed us through ordering. Our food proceeded to come out one course on top of another. The table was filled with plates. Just terrible."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "To enjoy the variety of Carmine's, one needs to dine with a group. I used the excuse of getting my family together to celebrate my upcoming retirement. I pre-ordered 3 appetizers and 5 main dishes. My family especially liked the calimari, Carmine's salad, meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, chicken marsala, and fresh sauteed spinach. For dessert, we had the "Titanic," a brownie-bottomed banana split with multiple scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, strawberries, fresh pineapple, chocolate syrup, and "Cumulus Nimbus" clouds of whipped cream. It was a big hit, and we ate everything. My only complaint is that we were seated at a very long table so it was difficult to talk to anyone who wasn't sitting either across from you or next to you."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "If you have a big family I highly recommend Carmine's. The food is delicious and is very reasonable when split among a group. They also pack up leftovers to bring home. Extremely kid friendly."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great authentic Italian Family Style!! We love Carmine's in New York and this was our first time at the DC restaurant. Food was soooo good and plenty to eat for our group. The Friday nite chicken special was unbelievably good. When you dine at Carmine's you feel like your dining in Italy with lots of good food and wine. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We take a group to Carmine's almost monthly Always good always great service and always accommodating if we have extra people show up"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The Caesar salad was wonderful but both of the main course dishes was LOADED with salt....almost to the point of not being edible. Very disappointed as we liked the ambiance and concept of "family style" portions and relied on the great reviews. Perhaps it was just a bad day for the chef and s/he forgot they had already added the salt and added more....."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The service, food and atmosphere were great. They portions are big enough to share for 3-4 people"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Eating at Carmine's is an experience. It is funny seeing people's faces when the massive plates of food arrive at their table. I have been to both the NY and DC locations & live this place. Unfortunately during my recent visit I felt like I was invisible. Our waiter hovered over a large group near us and left our party of 2 feeling like we were shipwrecked."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was great and the food was very good and we really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Carmine's and just like the first time the food was amazing. My family and I enjoyed the Manicotti and Lemon Butter Chicken for dinner, and then I was surprised with the Titanic for my birthday dessert. The only down side to the whole experience would be with the service we received. It started out good, we were greeted as we entered by a staff member, then by a friendly host and then by our wait staff. However during our dinner, we barely saw her other than to see if we needed refills, but by then we were done with our meal and ready for the check. The restaurant wasn't that busy and she had two other tables within a few feet of ours."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always make sure you have a group of at least 4 or a hefty appetite Great dishes and service"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went with a group of 8. Herded in like cattle and to feed and move along. The food was fine - certainly nothing special - the service was perfunctory. There are too many other food restaurants in Penn Quarter for me to go back to this one."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had Veal Parm. Perfectly pounded out. And Penne Ala Vodka perfectly not over sauced. Great service!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great Family restaurant and the price is right for families too."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is great, consistent with NYC 's original location on the Upper West Side. Service was a bit slow which is unusual. My only complaint is that like NY, they serve wine is a small water glass...bring back the wine glass!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went to Carmine's with parents visiting from out of town all agreed food was outstanding. Would have given service a little higher if - after ordering bottle of wine it was not simply just plopped on table for us all to help ourselves. Also we had to keep asking for water. Only one pitcher for a table of 8. Should not have to ask. Don't want to give impression we were not happy just needed a little more TLC. Lasagne, chicken pram and tiaramisu were outstanding. Will definitely bring friends."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Family style place. Great food. Don't go alone. Great for a family get together out with friends."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "While waiting for my guest, I sat for about 20 minutes after being seating with no one coming to take even a drink order. I finally went to the bar and got my own water and iced tea. Apparently, after being told what happened, the waiter stepped up and was very attentive for the rest of the meal. The food was great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Unless you are just wanting a ton of very poor Italian food and how it taste does not matter, skip this place. Frankly Olive Garden is better. Yes it is family style but unless your party all like the same dishes, you will pay for a ton of food you while have to take home or not eat. Service is slow and the staff not attentive. I had to poor my own water or die of thirst."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We wanted a pasta restaurant near our hotel to go with the kids. We probably found the beat Italian restaurant ever. The food was awesome. The service excellent and the portions gigantic. We took two pasta plates and that fed 6 people and there were leftovers. The calamari appetizers were very good. The main dishes were spaghetti meatballs (6 huge super good meatballs) and the second plate was an awesome rigatoni w/sausages and brocollis with red sauce. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was great, but the service was absolutely pitiful. After waiting on our drinks for 30 minutes, the waitress finally came back to tell us they were out of the ingredients to make the drinks. It also took her 15 minutes to get us the check once we asked for it. Extremely disappointed in the service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Appetizers and entrée were great, but the tiramisu was terrible. Like a big, whipped cream clown pie."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Best for groups. So easy to split the family style platters when there are 6 or more at the table. Don't miss the eggplant parmigiana -- it is the best we've ever had."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Carmine's was a perfect place to take a teenage boy- excellent food in large portions. Great value for a dc restaurant as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is good. The sizes are large, family size to share, the chicken scalopine were very good"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "There were not any pure vegetarian menu items. Waitress didn't really understand vegetarian. Even the salad had cubes of ham and salami. If there were vegetarian items - didn't see them on the menu - had to ask. I believe there was a vegetarian lasagna but had to ask."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My group of 20 had a 5:15 reservation before the Katy Perry concert at Verizon. We chose Carmine's as we assumed they were used to handling groups of people. Sadly our service was so bad that all the other groups that came in after us made it to the show on time. We ended up missing the opening act. We ordered a bottle of champagne, received it after 1/2 hour! Our server seemed way more interested in other tables than ours. Overall I just will not come back here."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Took the 15 year-old here before a show at the Verizon Center. The food was good and the staff was just SUPER nice."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Family style - large portions; good for a large group of 8 of us, including children. We were seated in a corner/somewhat tight space. I felt at times the server kept trying to push us towards to the most expensive options. We ended up ordering a lot of food and a massive bottle of wine. The food was decent - nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It should not take 20 plus minutes for drink service, especially when three managers are standing at the bar. We actually had to walk up to the bar to get drink refills. Food was good, but the service was TERRIBLE. Our server was rude when she actually spoke to my party. We had to go over our order three times before she got it right. It seems that even with her incompentence, plenty of support staff could have helped and they didn't. I can't believe that someone can actually stay employed as a server given her behavior. She did not monitor our needs in even a minimal manner. The glasses were terribly dirty at this restaurant. We would have told a manager if any of them would have ever bothered to stop by our table."
    Dined on 6/22/2014