Carmine's - Washington DC

4.5
5340 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Chicken park was undercooked I’m center, awesome Caesar salad.

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TaeonnaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Not that great, long time to get water or order anything from the server

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ValerieN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service I have ever had. Truly terrible, and management did not care. Would never return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat!! Great real Italian food!!! Great atmosphere!!

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TWill
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food quality was trash they give you a lot but the taste is not worth the price

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BMcG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our birthday gathering was awesome! We had reservations and only waited a few minutes to get seated. Craig was our server and he did an excellent job. The food was great as usual! We had 5 people and ordered one salad and two entrees- more than enough with leftovers!

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SherriY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmines is a delicious place to eat! I highly recommend it! I’ve eaten there several times and have never had a bad meal!!

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vipLenny
Washington DC
168 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience2

We made a reservation through OpenTable and confirmed it the day before. But when we arrived, they could not find our reservation. We were still seated but we had to wait a while as they tried to find our reservation. When our fried zucchini appetizer came out, we were wowed. But looks can be deceiving. It was a huge portion, but not of zucchini. There were tiny threads of zucchini covered with an abundance of breading. So basically, we ate a lot of breading but very little zucchini. The eggplant and ragu were also large portions, but we should not see liquid on the plate. The sauce should be thick enough that the plate is covered in sauce, not red liquid. The drinks were fine as was the tartufo dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience at this restaurant. Would highly recommended to anyone looking for good Italian food.

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BruceC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

If only two people are eating only order one meal it family style the portions are huge but delicious

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vipCbsprings
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very generous servings of large platters to share feeding at least 3 to 4 people in most cases. Chicken Parm was delicious as well as Veal Marsala. Ended with a huge pie plate dish of tiramisu which was delicious!

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Rewarding
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff was very friendly, attentive and eager to assist. We ordered the lasagna, it was too dry, but we settled and had taken the extra home to add more sauce.

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MichaelM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal! So glad we made time to visit. Will be back every time we return to DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’ve eaten at other Carmine’s in NYC & Atlantic City - the appetizers & salad were great. The chicken parmigiana was rubbery. Great service

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vipMichaelC
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Huge portions but absolutely delicious.

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XavierG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good and drinks . Very authentic Italian Food! Our server was forgetful at times but not bad. Great experience as usual, I have been coming here for 10 years atleast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The family sized meals barely fed 4 and food wasn’t at all tasty. Bland sauces, undercooked pasta and overall under whelming!

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Justme
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Way better than the Carmines in Las Vegas!

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vippreciouspie
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s never disappoints! The food was hot and fresh, the staff friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entrees are enough for a party of 6 people. The employees are pleasant!

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Jennifer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carime's, always a great experience. Wonderful

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hostesses we’re efficient and hospitable. Norman, our server, was the best! Great suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food portions and tasty, wine was great and the overall services I give a 10/10

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent dinner here. We were extremely pleased to book a same hour reservation. The line of people waiting to be seated was proof enough for us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Fried zucchini was extremely salty.

Chocolate canneolli’s tasted as though they had been sitting in a refrigerator too long.

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vipkazookie
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was perfect! Very pricey but portions are huge.

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TiffanyP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, great service, generous portions. great spot for a hungry family visiting DC! highly recommend.

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vipWesleyL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always..

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed my experience. The food was delicious and fresh. The portions were family style and large enough for 3 or 4 people share. Lastly, our cocktails were well made and the service was outstanding.

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JudyD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best food I've ever had. Go here when you're in D.C.

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Eleonorev
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, good food, big portions (because they are a family restaurant they say) so don’t order too much!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Family style, generous portions. Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family style but the food was amazing. Huge portions. Delicious. Come hungry.

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vipLQ12
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and the food, as always m, was good!

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Mdra381
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!! We celebrated our 15 year Anniversary and everything we ordered was delicious! We had a window seat. Which was very romantic! This was my second time eating at Carmine's and I'm still impressed!!

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Clif
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was very disappointed that the kitchen was completely out of the Chicken Contadina and it was only 7pm. But we settled with the wings and the Shrimp paste /w Vodka Sauce. I say settled loosely because it was really good, but I was showing someone some of the best restaurants in the area and I hyped up the Chicken Contadina only to find out that the restaurant was completed sold out early in the dinner hour.

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WalterA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good, but typical Italian food. I did not like that you order entrees, but the noodles are separate. When the noodles arrived they were plain, no seasoning, and they looked and tasted like they were simply boiled and served.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We liked the family style ambiance but as we were a couple and the portions were way to large. A single appetizer could feed 6 people. The tomatoes in the caprese salad reminded me of grocery store tomatoes in January. We were there mid September and our farmers markets are still stocked with delicious tomatoes. Far too much breading on the calamari I could only eat a few. IMO not a good value. The price to quality definitely didn’t measure up.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great meal last night. It was enhanced by the excellent service of our waiter Rob.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, healthy portions, great service. Come with a few friends so you can try more food, each entree easily serves two!

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You can order delivery directly from Carmine's - Washington DC using the Order Online button. Carmine's - Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-7770.

Carmine's - Washington DC is rated 4.5 stars by 5340 OpenTable diners.

Carmine's - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://carmines.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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