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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 - Thu 8:30PM - 8:30PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Carmine's On Penn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Good for a Date (28)
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Special Occasion (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Romantic (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Cozy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner!! Everything was excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Denver)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Incredible dinner with special friends! Thank you.

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 (Denver)·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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 (Denver)·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"

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We hadn’t been to Carmine’s in a few years because we live several miles south of the restaurant. We will definitely be returning soon. Service was top notch, wine amazing, food absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We've been going to Carmine's for special occasions for years and are never disappointed. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We come here a lot and usually love our food but the food was disappointing this time. Our pasta’s seemed spicier and none of our 4 servings were as good as normal. It must have been an off-night in the kitchen.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love Carmines. Still a great place off the beaten path.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The staff is what stands out, so friendly, knowledgeable, professional, willing, and able to help.

Dinner too, was outstanding

Busy night, multiple large groups, was worth wait, seemed to go by rather quickly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was awesome! And food was amazing as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was wonderful!! We had great service- Chaz was so great and had awesome recommendations! Can’t wait to come again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Carbonara sauce was burnt and very bitter. The waitress did take it off the menu, but had an attitude after and tossed the bill on the table and walked away with out saying anything. The manager was notified to offer an explanation or apology. This restaurant is nothing like it used to be.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

excellent service and the very nice food. Really enjoyed our evening at the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place! Wonderful food, great wine list and nice ambiance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a lobster risotto special which was very good. Tried their NY Cheesecake for first time and one of the best I have ever had. Great place when downtown area

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic. Food and service we’re both fantastic. Only downside was they cannot take reservations for more than parties of 8. We had 11 and had to sit at 2 separate tables. Very odd for a restaurant that specializes in family style dinners. Other than that I would recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food great service

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service and food! Super kid friendly. Our family including our small grandchildren had a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Disappointed - Carmine’s continues to decline and I would not recommend it for your special occasion. Where they used to serve your first round by the table, now they just plop the oversized plates down for you to serve yourself.

Their recipes have declined and are best described as tragic. The chicken Montana was bland and the sauce broken. Their new signature Shrimp Al Cappo had 3-4 shrimp and was spiced so poorly that some bites had flavor and others didn’t.

The Caesar salad, formerly an amazing dish, was terrible.

I hope they turn it around but until I hear otherwise, we won’t be going back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our third Christmas Eve at Carmines. Service and food were excellent as always. It has become a tradition we look forward to. Thanks again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

In Denver visiting my son. My previous experience at Carmine's had us sitting in the dining room, which was too noisy. This visit, we were placed on the enclosed front patio. Acoustically, much better than the dining room and the heating units were much-needed. Our server (Nate?) was the same gentleman we had last visit (18 months ago). He has a great knowledge of the menu, portion sizes for our group, and wine pairing. My husband grew up in an Italian home with very authentic cuisine. Carmine's rose to my husband's standard of good Italian food. I hope to return when I am next in Denver (from Pittsburgh).

Tags: Authentic
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