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About Carmine's On Penn
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.
Denver, CO 80209
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Closest is Alameda Station
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carmine's On Penn Ratings and Reviews
Great foley d and excellent service. Food is served family style so you can sample different entrees or take leftovers home for an amazing the next day. The garlic bread is hot and fresh and a phenomenal way to begin your meal. Parking is difficult as restaurant sits in a residential neighborhood had to park several blocks away
The food and the service were ok. Nothing terrible but nothing really special. The exception was the Caesar Salad. It was prepared well. The entree dishes were pretty bland. All of the menu items are on a blackboard and a handheld blackboard-style menu. There are no item descriptions, just the name of the dish and the price. Servers describe the food - if you ask. The descriptions leave a little to be desired. We didn't dislike the restaurant but wouldn't rush to go back.
This was my second time dining at Carmine’s on Penn and it was just as good as I remember. There were 4 of us and we all loved it. It was a great spot for a double date and even though the restaurant was full we could still hear each other during conversations. I also really like how they now have portion sizes for 2 instead of just for 4. We will definitely be going back soon.
We brought two young children and the service was incredibly slow, so the dining experience was difficult/unpleasant. We told the server we were vegetarians, and they served used a special dish with prosciutto. We made a reservation and were sat in the back of the restaurant, instead of seated on the porch, which is the reason to eat at this restaurant. The food made us all feel uncomfortably full and a little sick.
Food very good and we loved the "sharing" theme of all the dishes. Great server and service. Only negative was a noisy and hard to hear with a large boisterous party next to us but we did fine shouting until they cleared out! Nice Italian wine list and could use a few more under $35 selections.
Typically, there is nothing to complain about, however at this particular visit, the risotto was undercooked (crunchy uncooked rice in some portions of it) and the Tiramisu (a favorite of ours) was terribly executed. The lady fingers were beyond soaked (soggy to the consistency of baby food). Additionally, we ordered dessert to go and had left overs. Our waitress packed them all in one bag and stated she put the dessert in the middle, I asked her if that was OK or if it would overheat the dessert and she stated it would be find. Needless to say, in addition to oversoaking the lady fingers, the cream/custard were melted, so we had a soupy mess that was inedible. Also, we were informed that the menu had changed due to a change in chefs, so one of our favorites was no longer offered, but we were treated like we were crazy for remembering the dish.
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