Carmine's On Penn

4.7
2345 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Carmine's on Penn was established in 1994 as a neighborhood, family-style Italian restaurant. Our atmosphere is casual, festive, and friendly. Our servers bring the menu to life, describing dishes and offering advice on selecting just the right combination of food and beverage. We are currently accepting reservations for up to 14 people. Please include persons of any age in the reservation. Carmine's on Penn is currently offering takeout and dining Tues-Sun 5-8pm Fri/Sat 5-9 303-777-6443

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waitress made the evening. She was attentive and super friendly and had a good sense of humor.

We felt the food was just ok.
Our artichoke appetizer was cold and was supposed to be hot. (We were comped for this) Meals just average.

I believe we would not go again, would try somewhere else.

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OliveS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service! This was a great experience for our group!

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PeterT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Things are always a bit more challenging with a big group and we had 8. Our server had a few tables to look after so drink orders were a little slow happening. The restaurant was also a bit noisier than usual which caused our group to be louder too. Overall food was good and our group had a great time.

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GoToOceanPrime
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good! Of course you need a lot of people as it's served family style!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food quality.

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KevinS10
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great as usual however, service of the food took too long. The restaurant was not crowded. Parking is a disaster. Take an Uber and do your self a favor even if you live within 15 minutes.

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vipKristaN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite Italian spot in Denver! I have been going for 13+ years with no intention of stopping...ever. It's SO DELICIOUS!

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Ellie
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s is a old favorite that has stood the test of time! I was at Carmine’s a lot back in “the day”. That’s been at least 25 years ago. I am so glad Carmines is still around. If you want good Italian this is the place to go. The food is delicious, and our waiter was outstanding!

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MichaelH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We've been dining at Carmine's on Penn since it opened 1994. Food and service were always outstanding. We visited with a party of 8 for a celebration after not having eaten at the restaurant for several years. Food portions were plentiful as always but not quite up to par in quality and taste. Service was okay, but on the slow side. Not sure we'll be returning in the near future, as there are many family style Italian restaurants in the Denver area that have seemingly left Carmine's behind.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Shae was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Carmine’s. We had a lovely date night. Great wine, great food, great service. Thank you!

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TeresaI
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Minor issues with order

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s on Penn was absolutely wonderful. Between the service and the quality of food we had a great and memorable experience

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SamuraiJones
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO GOOD! Hadn't been in several years, and I almost forgot how great the food and service are. We will be returning soon!

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vipSublimeSunsetView
Denver
64 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a grand evening w friends. Perfect food. Wonderful service. Lovely wine! So glad we went to Carmine’s. Unpretentious & perfect.

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vipbigE
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable Italian spot. This last visit was a bit of a letdown. The food seems just a little less enjoyable. Certainly, still good, but a little less so. Atmosphere and service were still excellent. Always food to bring home, making for a nice next day.

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GraceB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local Italian restaurant with wonderful food! Definitely would recommend and eat there again!

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vipJandJB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite places to eat and to take guests.

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LindaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been in 25 years and didn’t disappoint!! Amazing service!

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vipTravelGirl
Chicago
511 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This place was such a disappoint me. Our server was rude and ignored us most of the time we were there. If it wasn’t for the lovely girl who filled our water glasses we felt totally unattended. Atmosphere was jam-packed and seemed way over crowded. Our table backed onto a large table of 8 (with four little kids) who were seated the same time we were. Kids were moderately well behaved but it was a huge circus with them climbing over us every time they left the table (often). Food was uninspired. The vegetarian pasta di funghi had meat in it and the bolognese was served icy cold but tasted great. Server called us liars when we said a vegetarian would have not ordered a veal dish. Awful. We will never be back. Hint to restaurant - promote water girl and fire nasty server.

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HeatherA
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with friends I have not seen in about a year!

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LauraT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Had the gnocchi and chicken marsala. Would highly recommend.

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vipCaleb
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic-from the food, to the service. Food is very authentic, this restaurant is a must whenever you’re in the area

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AngelaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, excellent food, an overall fun experience. My only complaint is we were told “no” to an outside seating request, then watched tables on the patio sit empty for our entire meal.

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BreannaM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food! An appetizer and a sharing plate was perfect for two of us. We got a bottle of wine, an appetizer, a shared entree and dessert all for under $100. We liked that it was open air as well. Good date night!

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vipdenvergirl
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had noted that we were celebrating a birthday, and the waitress did mention it at the start of dinner. We ordered two desserts, they came back and said they had run out of the desserts. We were just paying our bill and then she brought out one dessert and said I found this one someone canceled it. Then she said I’m going to need to take your bill back to add that dessert. Really? We’re celebrating a birthday and you don’t even give a complementary dessert, after telling us you were totally out of desserts and giving us our bill, you couldn’t comp one dessert? The food was good but that kind of ruined the experience for me.

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FoodieatHeart
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Carmine's On Penn for over 20 years. The service and food are always great!

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Ophilinod
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time - excellent food and great service.

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Sasha
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine's was my neighborhood restaurant when I lived in the area. It was wonderful to return and see how the classic menu items are still there alongside new items which offer familiar flavors to try. We sat at the bar and appreciated the attentiveness we received from Logan, who was tending bar. As drink orders came in, Logan made sure our needs we're met as we watched expert mixology at work. It is a neighborhood gem (even when your neighborhood is miles away) for small and large groups!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious as always. Our favorite Italian in Denver!

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Taigamal
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great overall experience, other than when we got there early, we were the only ones there, and they had to seat a huge table of 10 right next to us, even though the rest of the restaurant was empty, somewhat annoying. Our server was was great, except I had to sit and wait over 5 minutes before I could start my meal, because I had wanted another glass of wine to have with it, and she had vanished.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great !! Food was great.!!!! We have been there many times and always have great service.

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JPJPP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great and food was excellent!

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OceanP123
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, top-shelf professional staff and service, wonderful variety on the menu from which to choose, and cohesive teamwork between all. What more could anyone ask of a great restaurant and team?

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miker
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be not only the best Italian Food restaurant in Denver, but one of the best restaurants in Denver period ! The food is over the top excellent, the service is superb, and the portions are huge ! I love this place.

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BlakeP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite Italian in Denver

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was absolutely wonderful until they asked that we leave the table because we had been there too long. I would have understood except that there were a lot of open tables— really left a bad taste in our mouths. So unfortunate.

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LoriB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite Italian restaurant. chicken marsala, garlic noodles, house salad, fab wine and delicious cheesecake! wonderful anniversary dinner! and it's great on any night!

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vipSteveSigner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Great food. Great service

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lori
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommend this restaurant.

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Carmine's On Penn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 777-6443.

Carmine's On Penn is rated 4.7 stars by 2345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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