Carmine's On Penn

4.7
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Bottle and a Bite @ the Bar, Appertivo, Sip and a Snack

Bottle and a Bite @ the Bar, enjoy a select appetizer and bottle of red or white wine for @30!
Appertivo @ the Bar, enjoy a sip and a snack for $10!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 18, 2020

Ends: February 19, 2119

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue-Sat 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 2169 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Not the Carmine’s experience I’m used to. Everyone was rushed (and somewhat rude).

M
Denver
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carmine’s. It is always good. Always.

LM
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Even with a reservation, the seating process was disorganized and we had to wait for awhile - no place to wait, so felt like we were in everyone's way. Pasta was good - veal was very tough to chew, which is not what I would expect. Service was very slow. Overall, they didn't seem ready for the crowd and understaffed.

KA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to get at reservation during restaurant week and take a visiting friend to Carmin'es for a leisurely, comfortable, tantalizing and the utmost delicious dinner in a very long time. We never felt rushed, our server; Arthur was very knowledgeable and gave great suggestions on the menu as well as our dinner wines. This will be my 'go to' Italian restaurant. The entire staff ensured we had a fantastic dining experience. Thank you to everyone at Carmine's On Penn.

t
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I thought the sauce was very bland and the chicken was very thick. I wish the chicken would be thiner and a bit more crispy.

BS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a long time since I was last at Carmine's, but it never disappoints. Excellent all the way around!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Had to remind bartender that we ordered drinks 15 minutes ago. Had to ask for bread for our table. Yes busy Saturday night, but when staff is just chatting with other customers very frustrating. The food was DELICIOUS so worth the long wait.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere.

PF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best Italian food in Denver. Very generous proportions and overall great quality.

B
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony “Tony” was amazing and deserves a raise. Will be back because of him

K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Awesome food, great service and lots of memories from our many times here. Great special day place to eat at.

MM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go early as the restaurant get very busy and loud after 7pm. Great service from the entire wait staff. Everyone is very attentive.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First I want to say Carmine's on Penn was amazing the atmosphere the staff was very friendly our waiter was great on recommending food deserts also the bartender on drinks. me and my girlfriend really enjoyed it and we will be going back thank you so much for an amazing night..

KS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We havent been there for a few years. Still an amazing meal and value. Chicken parm is awesome!! We have enough leftorvers for 2 more meals. An amazing value, delicious and great experience.

T
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carmine’s on Penn because it is consistently fantastic! For Valentine’s Day they put flower petals down for our meal which was a beautiful touch. The food blows us away every time we go. The food is made fresh with love and has a depth of flavor that makes each bite perfection. We highly recommend the meatballs in vodka sauce. The service was great and our waiter helped us make good pairing choices with food and drinks. 10 stars as always!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual and our waiter Nate was the best as always! Can’t wait to enjoy carmines again soon!

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Carmine's is a friendly neighborhood spot that's been pumping out carbo intensive Italian food for years now. I wouldn't make a trip across town to eat here, but it's a nice amenity for those of us who live close by.

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

DM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Will return soon. Great Italian

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! We’ll be back!

YC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Carmines. Over 20 years of dining. It does seem like the portions are getting a bit smaller.

c
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wine. The owner even stopped by the table to say hi and see how everything was. We will be heading back soon.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a family-style meal! Our server was friendly and made sure we were happy and taken care of. I’ll definitely come back.

f
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly. That aside, the experience was super disappointing for a place that is supposed to be a Denver institution. Terrible antipasti: almost nothing but bread and deep fried. The cheese and meat were not higher quality than you could get at a grocery store. The tiramisu was also terrible. Portions were huge but that is not a good thing, it’s just a big thing. It’s like time stopped for this restaurant 30 years ago. Would not recommend.

JZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The salad and the Canolis were very good, however, the Chicken Picota was not. The chicken was rubbery and the sauce had too strong of a lemon flavor. It was like a frozen dinner prepared in a microwave.

BP
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven't been to Carmine's On Penn for quite some time, and wondered if we would like it as much as we used to. Well, they didn't disappoint! We had a wonderful pear salad to start, then shared the Eggplant Parmesan and Seasonal Gnocchi. We enjoyed everything. Our granddaughter (4) loved her kids pasta. Our server was Isabella, and she did a great job. Pricing is fair for what you get.

We will definitely be back!

LT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good family style dining
Waiter Nate gave excellent suggestions leading to a quite enjoyable and tasty meal

G
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Carmine’s and we really enjoyed it. As new residents to Denver, we had received recommendations to visit this restaurant and now we know why.

The food was very good and so was the service. There was a nice wine list that featured wines from Italy to pair well with the food.

Overall a very nice experience. Will be on our rotation of great neighborhood locations for dinner.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the salad to the desert. Very courteous staff.

FM
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

It was far too loud for a date, way too much food. Every single table had to take leftovers. Such a waste. And way to costly for pasta!

LM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific food..a bit pricey..very enjoyable..would definitely recommend ..

BI
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just had my second lunch of leftovers from our visit. Outstanding!

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was tasty, as always. Our female waiter was grumpy. I think she was bummed it was a slow Tuesday night. It was too bad, because it marred the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s is an absolute must for any local or from out of town. All I can say is, Carmine’s is a genuine gem!!!!!

AB
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gang at Carmines continue to out do themselves as we enjoyed yet another fabulous dinner on Tuesday evening. Played it safe, order the Chicken Parm as we've done many times before, KNOCKED it out of the park again! Nothing compares, great, Great, GREAT Job....again!

Marie, thanks for your patience!! :)

Thank you!

g
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was terrific
Good value for party of 8 and he made spot on recommendations for portions

LG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a really great experience here. Chaz offers wonderful recommendations and we always enjoy the food at Carmine’s on Penn.

S
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have dined at Carmine’s On Penn and it was outstanding just like the first. We brought our son (DU college student)this time with us. He too was impressed. Excellent customer service our waiter was the BEST. The Italian food is outstanding!!! You have to make reservations no matter what day of the week. It’s a very popular restaurant and once you’ve dined here you’ll know why.

SB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a nice cozy restaurant. We love this place.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal- consistently great food! We always leave very full and very happy!

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