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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
10:30 PM
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Carmine's On Penn

4.5
1751 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 777-6443
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Seabolt
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Catering
Catering is an added feature of the restaurant with the goal of bringing our respected, and consistently delicious food to you. By providing off-site service for corporate, business and private events, Carmine's offers a personal approach for clients and customers to enjoy and appreciate simple, yet satisfying, menu options at their place of work or in the privacy of their own backyard.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bayaud
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Parking details
Street parking in our neighborhood. The parking lot we used to lease has been sold for development so we are no longer able to offer valet parking. There is a school between Cedar to the south, Bayaud to the west, Washington to the east, and Pearl to the west. It is a short block from us and since no one lives there, it is a reliable place to find a parking spot.
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Public transit
Closest is Alameda Station
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Entertainment
None
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1751 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Rolatini was a bit salty and the service was just okay... We have been going to Carmine's for years and this was the anomaly though.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was great. The only thing is it would be nice if they offered a side of spaghetti instead of forcing you to buy a plate for two just to get your red sauce fix.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overpriced pasta and slow service. It took over 2 hours! And we didn’t order anything complicated, just pasta. Disappointed and don’t plan to return

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

dined with three generations of family, a three-month old, a four-year old and a vegetarian. Our waiter made excellent suggestions and we all enjoyed our meals. Garlic knots and salads were especially enjoyed.

we will be back

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4.0  Dined 6 days ago

First visit and will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a nice meal but had a 10 person group in the room which caused some conversations to be louder between ourselves then was necessary.

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Trudy (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything was fine. There were about 25 12 year old girls dining next to us who left their table 3 times to take selfies outside and stomped across the floor as if they just received brand new, heavy feet that day, but that isn't the restaurant's fault. Fun place, good food.

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Service (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was great. The restaurant was overwhelmed due to the amount of people for the Valentine's day holiday, however, many of the servers were attentive and did a great a job. Our service was horrible. Our water glasses sat empty, my wine glass sat empty, our bread was forgotten, it took 30 minutes (no exaggeration) for our one gelato to show up after ordering it. At least 45-60 minutes of our total visit was wasted on just waiting for our server to attend to us. To add insult to injury, he proceeded to take our to-go box with our leftovers when he took our payment (unbeknownst to us until we were getting ready to leave). We tried to grab the waiter to bring it to his attention or ask what he did with it, no such luck. Proceeded to tell the hostess who just shrugged us off and told us to have a good night. I love Carmine's but I won't be back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Late reservation so service was very sub par for the money.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food, service and ambiance is always above average. Great cocktail, wine and beer

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vipDenverFoodie (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good. The service was very slow and not friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

What an amazing Valentine’s meal! My wife and I were served by Nate and he was knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was amazing! The atmosphere was beautiful and romantic. This has long been a favorite of mine and will only rise in my mind after our last visit!

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Dave (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner!! Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Came back to Carmine's and had N8 as our server again. He makes the already incredible food so much more amazing with his energy and humor. We very much enjoyed him as a server! We will be returning without a doubt.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Neighborhood Italian restaurant with menu options, al dente pasta, and tasty salad options.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

ANOTHER WONDERFUL DINNER, STAFF OUT DOES ITSELF EACH NIGHT WE STOP BY

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Lilly (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was yummy! Our waiter was very helpful and provided not only good service but also good advice about what to order and how much to order. We were seated at a great table. Overall, this was a great experience. I have heard about this restaurant for many years, and I am so glad to finally get to visit. I will be back next week!

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vipTom92807 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It had been quite a while since we had been to Carmine’s, and it was just as good, if not better than I remembered. The house salad was delicious with the sweet oil and vinegar dressing, the linguini carbonara was excellent and the hot garlic rolls were addictive. Too full for dessert, we got it to go. The following day the chocolate cake and cannolis did not disappoint. Great service in a warm cozy atmosphere.

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laurencehallas (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

One of the nicest evenings we have had in Denver. We were there at opening - our first time as well so now understand the country-style service.

Waitress explained everything and her suggestions were spot on.

Atmosphere was perfect, from lighting to service.

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CE17 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Best Italian food in Denver hands down. Never disappointing, service is impeccable, all the food is made from scratch. If you haven't been your missing out on one of the best restaurants in the city.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My girlfriends family was in town and we took them to Carmine’s. They were very impressed as were we per usual. Great food! Get the chicken Montana

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Cakeeater22 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food here is my favorite italian food! our family is italian so i am very pick y about when we go out for it, and they do an amazing job here! everything i have had is wonderful!

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Juju (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I was disappointed that I specifically said when I made opentable reservation that it was my daughters Birthday and Server, while he did a good job, never wished her a Happy Birthday or offered her a cupcake or something to make her feel special. She requested we go to Carmine’s as she wanted her 2 year old to participate in her birthday.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Denver area.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Start with the garlic knots. So worth the calories. Then, the crispy Caesar, followed by chicken parm with a side of seasonal ravioli. Simply divine! Warm, friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Incredible dinner with special friends! Thank you.

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Hunter (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Service is always slow at Carmine's. This time it was over 5 minutes before the waiter greeted us and another 10 minutes before we got cocktails and food order taken. Hate to feel invisible. Food was good but the family style ordering makes it more expensive than it needs to be for 2 people. You pretty much need to plan on taking food home and using it for dinner again at home (unless two people want to eat the same one entree).

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CarminesOnPenn (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

What's not to like about Carmine's On Penn. The food was fantastic and I always know it will be good if the server's mouth starts watering as he/she describes the dishes. We had an amazing time and for 3 of the 5 in attendance it was their first time experiencing Carmine's. All 3 had the same responses, "How have I never been to this place before?" and "I/We will be back"

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We have always enjoyed our experience here, from the food to the excellent service. Unfortunately, this visit left us in shock by the terrible, rude service. Very unusual for this restaurant. I hope our next visit will be what we’ve always experienced, nothing shy of perfection.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Nate was a fantastic server. We enjoyed our time very much! Thank you

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