Carmine's On Penn

4.7
2364 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
What 2364 people are saying
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4.5
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BrookeJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is where you want to go for excellent service and food!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our birthday dinner!! Delicious 😋

SJ
SusanJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long long Denver favorite. I’ve enjoyed many great evenings at Carmines over the last 20+ years. You really cant go wrong so if somehow you have overlooked this gem, do your self a favor and reserve a table. Great food, great wine and top notch service. They do it right!

JJ
vipJandJB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. The food and service are consistently outstanding.

JF
vipJenniferF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite family birthday dinner for over 10 years now. Thank you Carmines for exceptional food and service every time.

PD
vipPDub
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a close group of people to share a meal! Wonderful food as alwasy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef short ribs were gas

PK
vipPatK
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not much food for the money. Taste good, but a little disappointing. I can get better and more reasonable serving amounts at Italian restaurants closer to home.

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Keavyf
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend! The mussels are out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are incredible! A place to go for any occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional!

YM
vipYaronM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marie takes such good care of us. We love this place!

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OTRN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Antipasto was lowest quality ever seen; entrees were not well prepared.

SJ
SusanJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Marie was terrific, friendly, efficient and professional.
Our dinner was great too. We split a main entree of chicken piccata and shared the caprese bruchetta. Marie’s recommendations added greatly to our experience.
We had a lovely time. Thanks!

AB
vipAprilB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love Carmines. It gets loud but it’s part of the authentic Italian dining experience. Exceptional service as always to match the exceptional food. Will always be back.

AJ
AlessiaJo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, great wine list, food and service was excellent! Would recommend the house limoncello for a post dinner sip, and the chocolate covered strawberries were divine. We will be back!

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tchm
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. Great food and friendly fast service. Always a treat to eat at carmines!!

M
vipMickey
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and food were very good. The host was snippy. Have been dining here over 25 years. Don’t need attitude from the host.

KK
KerryK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner.

RM
RaghuM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Liked the family style portions and sharing menu items.

AM
AlfonsoM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Looking forward to going back very soon.

DP
DanaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmine's is a great little spot close to my condo in Baker. The food is family style or you can get portions for two to share. They also have cannoli

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Chelsey
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

PH
PatH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't ask for a more perfect evening. Eric, our waiter, was personable, efficient and took great care of us. The food was outstanding.
I requested a corner table and Carmine's accommodated us, which was a real game changer for our hard of hearing group.
WE WILL BE BACK!!!

ME
vipMattE
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is average and service is average. Our server did not want to put our appetizer order in until we also ordered our entrees. This annoys me, too often the entrees come out too quickly and I like to be able to control the timing. The mussels were good, the veal was slightly overcooked. The tiramisu was basically lady fingers in a bowl filled with marscapone.

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Laurie
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing food.

KS
KathiS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Christmas Eve dinner, great ambiance, and fantastic service from our waitress, Kelly!

CW
CoachW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Resturant is and always has been an outstanding venue. It is a great place to celebrate a special day.

AB
AmandaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Th carbonara was beyond salty, almost inedible. The braised short ribs were incredible though. Other than getting water dumped on us by a server reaching across the table, and pulling hairs out of our food, the meal was decent but overpriced.

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Stenedg
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric our server was excellent! Helped us navigate the menu. We tried some unique dishes that were amazing. Had not been there in 20 years. Still as great as we remembered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmines has been our special occasion place for over 10 years. This happened to be a college graduation dinner with family. Marie was our server and made excellent suggestions for wine, entrees and salads and portions of each. She was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive Her grandparents were also able to enjoy the experience because it was quiet enough to carry a conversation around a large round table. It was a lovely and memorable evening😊

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great holiday meal with friends! Great night!

M
vipMrslouey
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was delicious! Even though all the pastas were delicious, dessert is still the home run…tiramisu (got one to go too), chocolate chip cookie, and salted Carmel gelato….so good!

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rlgfd
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was around for the opening of Carmine's on Penn, and it was great, and we were regulars. Haven't been in some time until last night. Food was over seasoned (salt) and everything was good but not great. A little disappointed.

JD
JD12
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food not as good as usual. Waiter overwhelmed with tables. We ordered drinks twice that never came, but then had to ask for the charges to be removed from our bill.

JN
JanetN
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have dined at Carmines many times over the last few years and was disappointed this time. I, along with two friends ordered a salad and 3 entrees. House salad and rolls were great as always. Bolognese, ravioli and chicken piccata sounded good. By the time the three orders arrived and split between 3 plates, all were hardly lukewarm. The chicken sauce had a burnt butter taste to it - way over cooked and the spaghetti in the sauce was sparse. One guest ordered a Diet Coke - never came. Told by server the line was not working. The worst part was the almost cool food. The server was good. Restaurant was about 3/4 full and we did not want to complain while there.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Tony, was fabulous!

TR
TRACYD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for a small group business dinner and it was fun to speak with each person- in a round table setting- and each person got to try a little bit of everything with Family Style platters. The staff dishing out the portions and plates was also a very helpful touch.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We’ve been going here for years and unfortunately I can’t imagine we will want to return any time soon.
Our dinner was at a relatively early time and they were out of items that are very common place, such as Vodka Sauce, in trying to determine alternatives the waitress stated that she didn’t have any recommendations about pairings based on their menu and that a lot of people didn’t care for the special, rude hostess, wait staff unprofessional, loud, items taken away from table prior to our being done, things we requested boxed taken and thrown away.
Overall just so disappointing for us as we know what it once was to what it seems to be now.
Just a shame

PB
vipPeterB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting friends together for dinner has been difficult with Covid, so when you do you want it to be special. Carmines is always good, and last night did not disappoint. Food was delicious, wine was very good, and the service was friendly and attentive.

FAQs

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 2364 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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