This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Carmine's On Penn

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2267 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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 chalkboard menu to life, describing dishes and offering advice on selecting just the right combination of food and beverage. We are open during this period of dining-in during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Our available seating is greatly restricted at this time. Group size is limited to 8pp including guests of any age. Our seating restrictions do not allow us to have guests shelter inside while waiting for tables. Please call the restaurant before entering to make sure your table is ready. If you have ordered take out, please call and we will bring it out to you in front of the restaurant. There is a 20% service fee added to all checks in place of gratuity. 720-767-3253

Support Carmine's On Penn during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2267 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very nice portions, and beautiful setting.

S
Susie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience from start to finish. For our party of four we shared a large pear salad and 3 entrees (for 2.) It was a perfect amount. Delicious and look forward to returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Charged 20% of are bill cause of covid no pre warning !!!

CM
CherylM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening! Great food!

p
pennyr
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the Meatball appetizer to House Salad and two entrees was delicious. The Chicken Montana was absolutely yummy! Sitting outside was fun and the heater was a nice surprise, although it was a beautiful Colorado evening. We'll be back for more!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We were a table of 2 women and the hostess placed us at the worst table while seating a male/female couple right after us at a better table. When we asked for a change she refused and was extremely rude.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitstaff was exceptional and food was delicious.

AB
vipAlanB
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday evening we enjoyed another fabulous dinner at Carmines on Penn, so many choices and still we go to our favorites, Chicken Parm & Carbonara. And again, Chef and Team knocked it our of the Park. One problem though, way too much food and had to take some home...poor us!!

Thanks Brad & Team, wonderful again!!

MK
MiKalaS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious and timely, great recommendations and the outdoor dining ambience was superb! Definitely will come again!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The family and I loved coming for dinner! Great food and service, would definitely come back!

MF
MichaelF
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of Arthur taking care of us. The food could not have been better. He could not have been more attentive. Every small request was remembered and done with a smile. Literally can't wait to come back!

LB
LoriB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine's was our first 'date' since March, however we ordered take-out regularly over the last 6 months. This is our favorite restaurant. The owners & staff are awesome and the food is delicious. Garlic knots, pear salad and Chicken Marsala were all delicious. eating outside was delightful.

SK
vipSteveK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been coming to Carmine's on Penn of a long time, but more often recently with our adult children. Food is always consistently excellent and the service never disappoints.

KR
KatieR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

GREAT food but wine was gone bad. Outside seating with heaters if cold.

BK
BrookeK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was sort of dead atmosphere good food friendly staff

PD
PaytonD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Knowledgeable staff. They seem Covid safe w all staff wearing masks and keeping surfaces clean. Even the busboys were good.

D
Dpowman
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the waiter was very attentive. Waiter also was very knowledgeable about the food options and recommended an outstanding bottle of wine. Very pleased with the overall dining experience. Looking forward to dining at Carmine’s again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such an enjoyable evening!
Great food! Attentive service!
Lovely!

SS
vipSteveS
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Despite foolish dictates by the governor and the hysterical health department, carmines has done a good job creating a nice atmosphere. Food was very good. Had the mussels a good salad and veal piccata. All were very good. Hope the government goons take their foot off the neck of the people.

RL
RichardL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The 20% service charge that doesn't go the server was confusing. It was a fairly expensive dinner and adding the service charge and a tip adds 30%-40% to the bill

A
Avaldez
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! So happy we discovered this gem

DS
DS091920
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and everything we ordered was excellent! Definitely going back again soon!

SA
StaceyA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside seating- there was even live music as we ate. Our server was friendly and helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful leftovers. Brad is the most gracious host/owner. Take your out of state guests there.

N
Notasushiluvr
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Best Italian in Denver. Recommended? Heck yea.

B
Brymeb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Appreciated the outdoor seating and safe distancing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We try and come a few times a year. It’s where my wife and I celebrate our wedding Anniversary. The street dining was a welcome addition. Added to the enjoyment for us. We ran late and while you could tell the hostess wasn’t happy the team still worked to accommodate.
I would recommend to your staff to let people know that the streets are blocked off, as a courtesy so they can plan accordingly.
The night was terrific.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING but the Caesar salad was by far the best I’ve ever had!

p
paulr
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Carmine's has been a go to for our family for decades. Our last visit was not good. We were seated in the street (COVID). It was a chilly night and there were no heaters (all of this was fairly understandable but did not contribute to a positive dining experience). Throughout the meal, we could not and did not get attention from the servers. Every time we needed something (to order, rolls, water, etc...), we had to flag the servers down (sometimes twice). The food was good. However, I was disappointed to see there was a 20% gratuity added without explanation. We are a family of five. I've never experienced an automatic gratuity for a group of five. The entire experience was less than good. I tried to speak with someone about the bill, but gave up after I once again couldn't get anyone's attention.

EB
EmilyB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

The outdoor seating is not ideal as it’s uneven and in the street, but the food and drink were great. A close second was our kind and helpful waitress. Thanks for being a slice of NY in Denver.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have never been to a place that adds 20% gratuity to a 4 persons check. And your waitress does not tell you about it. Weird.

VV
VictoriaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The warm rolls were so delicious, salad was fresh, and ravioli tasted. The restaurant couldn’t control the faking ash from forest fires, but otherwise the outdoor seating was perfect. I felt very comfortable with their safety precautions.

TG
vipTomG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, had the street blocked off so would could dine at tables outside, great service. The best Tiramisu ever!!

DF
vipDebraF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been frequently Carmine's for years. Dinner was better than I ever remember! The pear salad was excellent, sausage and peppers were delicious, great flavors and we tried the pork ravioli's which were over the moon!

EF
vipElizabethF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appreciate outdoor seating. Very comfortable and delicious experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

2 of the 4 people in our group got sick.

TI
vipTIme2dine
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I haven’t been here in many years so we came here to celebrate a friends birthday. They asked about who’s birthday we were celebrating but at the end of the meal they never offered anything for the celebration. Also their meals are done family style or for 2 people. Our waiter never explained that the family style meal didn’t include anything except for the main course. I was surprised to find out when they brought it there was no vegetables or starch included. If we had known that we might have ordered something additional. Other than that the food was good as was the ambiance and the general service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food!!!!! Loved the outdoor seating option

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Carmines is really trying to abide by the social distancing enforcement, however, half of their outdoor seating is on a slanted road. This was very uncomfortable. We also didn’t have enough space on our table for our food. Meatballs were blah. I don’t think I will be going to Carmines anytime soon.

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 4.6 stars by 2267 OpenTable diners.

Carmine's On Penn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.carminescolorado.com.

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.

Tweets by Carmine's On Penn