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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.

92 S. Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Bayaud

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 777-6443

Website:
http://www.carminescolorado.com/

Entertainment:
None

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Closest is Alameda Station

Executive Chef:
Eric Seabolt

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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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 5:00PM

Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

Carmine's On Penn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Good for a Date (17)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Special Occasion (14)
Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Romantic (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The service and food were equally wonderful. We have eaten here for a long time. It was especially great on this visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a party of 6 with two small children. The food was very slow. If you're in a rush, don't order apps or salads - this causes your food to come out very slowly. That aside, the food - OMG - so good. We ordered the meat and cheese board, a salad, Pasta Carbonara, and Veal. Everything was exceptionally delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the second time we have visited Carmine’s and we will certainly be back. Has classic Italian fare with a flair and then some unique dishes.

Wonderful food and service overall!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We hadn’t been to Carmine’s is a while. It’s still a great date night treat.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Birthday dinner. Was great food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great menu and stellar waitress delivered close to impeccable service. A total delight! We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service was fast. A little loud but it’s a Saturday night. I’d definitely recommend to others and go again.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a wonderful birthday here. The food was absolutely delicious, from the bread rolls, cocktails, seasonal pasta and dessert. 100% recommended!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We used to go to Carmines a long time ago, back when Carmine would come and visit the tables. I'm sorry to say that the food quality and taste has declined. It's still an okay meal, and better than a chain restaurant but nothing to write home about.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Carmine's is not flashy, it's just straight forward, good old fashion kickass Italian food served family style. Classic and fantastic! Literally nothing on the menu is a bad choice, and all very well priced.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fave restaurant but

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I hadn't been there for over 10 years and it was as good as I remembered!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place! Super friendly staff and the gnocchi is great, but the veal was over cooked this time and I had to keep a foot on the table base to keep it from tipping. Still an overall good experience.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and fun environment for big groups of friends! The food was delicious... chicken parmigiana yummmmmy. We liked the ceasar salad too. Love the family style. Staff and waiter very friendly. I want to come here more!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I moved from Denver years ago and when visiting Friends there are only a couple of restaurants I have to go back to visit. Carmine’s is on the top of that list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place is good. I like this place. I would go here again. There food is good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We loved our birthday celebration at Carmine's on Penn!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The constructions ac

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was excellent as always. Food was great. A couple of vegan options which is critical for us. Sat in the back room which was a little noisier due to some noise from the kitchen. But overall a great experience as always.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous place! Nothing at all to complain about. Only good things to say.... Our waitress (wish that I could remember her name) she was AWESOME! :)

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Would have rated it 5 stars if it wasn't so loud in the patio section. We couldn't hear each other . I asked for a quiet table, but not sure they have one.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service were good. A little loud for my taste specially if you are going on a date. Good place for family and friends gatherings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Just good all around.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Made last minute reservation for two - Food was great, service was great. They sat us next to a large party - which raised the noise level. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

OUr waitor was amazing. The food was fantastic and it was just a cool local neighborhood resturaunt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food!!!! Best place for a big group. Good value for a big group. Little noisy, but that's to be expected in a smaller place packed with people because the food is so yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome food good service a little loud the food portions are incredible anything on the menu is good always leave full and with leftovers in hand for later!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very friendly staff and a great diverse menu. The food portions were outstanding, and the whole experience was phenomenal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Carmine's is always a great place for dinner with a large group.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food is delicious and the staff is kind and attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Carmines is always a favorite; I don't think I've ever had a bad meal in the decade+ we've been going. If they have the gnocchi with pesto, don't hesitate!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Not being familiar with the menu, I really appreciated the waiter's suggestions for our group.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Hard to make choices with dietary needs with group of 6. Waiter helped a lot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing. We have nothing short of an outstanding experience every time we come!!

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