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About Carmine's - Washington DC
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.
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm
between E and D street on 7th street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy Carmine"s classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premises catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 20 to a full scale, off-premises event for 2000. Our signature dishes, including Carmine’s famous Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi, will be delivered right to your door. Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Our full-service Catering Division offers a professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection. Catering packages or customized menus available.
Entrance to parking garage is on E street. Address to parking garage is 616 E Street NW Washington 20004. The parking garage has an elevator entrance into Carmine's above. Valet parking is available nightly after 5pm.
Metro Trains information.14 miles from Carmine"s on Metro Stop Archives- Navy Memorial Penn Quarter 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. 20004- Come off the train and head north on 7th street NW toward D street NW. Carmine's is on the right.21 miles from Carmine's on metro stop Gallery PI- Chinatown 630 H Street NW Washington D.C 20001. Co
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Parties of 15 or more will choose from abundant, specially designed four course menus created by our Executive Chef.
Come celebrate your corporate event, rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding or a just night out with old friends with the Carmine's family. We invite you to share Carmine's style! Abbondanza!
9 private dining rooms with 700 seats including a fireside dining room and state of the art technology in our boardrooms, Carmine’s specializes in catering, banquet, and special events. With an elevator from the garage, and other VIP amenities, Carmine's is the place for your next event in NW DC.
Carmine's - Washington DC Ratings and Reviews
EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS! A FAVORITE SPOT WE COME TO EACH TIME IN TOWN VISITING OUR SON IN COLLEGE. HE ENJOYS THE GREAT MEAL AND GOOD FOOD THAT HE CRAVES SOOO MUCH BEING AWAY FROM HOME! ONLY RECOMMENDATION: TO ALLOW 1/2 ORDERS OF PASTA WHEN ONLY 1 PERSON CAN EAT THE PASTA AND THE OTHER CANT. (ITS JUST WAY TOO MUCH FOOD WHEN YOU ORDER 2 MEALS FOR 2 PEOPLE! (EVEN ONE HUNGRY COLLEGE KID!) :) SINCE HE CANT EAT PASTA. OTHERWISE, I WOULDNT CHANGE A THING! MY OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT!
We arrived early and everyone was vey nice and let us know that we would have a little wait. We felt we were lucky because we were an hour early. We spoke with a few other families that were there. People seem to be happy, just as we were. Fun environment and the food was awesome, can't wait till we return in December.
This was my first time at this location- I’ve visited the New York locations many times. The restaurant did not disappoint! The food was great, the service was very good and it was consistent with the New York locations. Not a lot of restaurants can maintain the quality menu across locations but Carmine’s did! I highly recommend it.
Half size portions should be offered for appetizers, we ordered the $32 calamari, and didn't finish. Would have liked two options instead of just one. Also need a smaller family size option. You need a minimum of 6 people or you over pay and waste money and food.
My birthday is in July and I save my birthday dinner until the Fall so I can come to Carmine's-Italian food and July don't sit well with me. I'm not a fan of Italian restaurants, in general because I feel like they all taste like "bulk food" or a buffet except..Carmines! I love this place!
My husband took me here for my bday dinner. Boi may I say the food was delicious. We had the wings and lasagna. We couldn't get through the meal. This restaurant is family style menu. So if you and your date can agree on getting one entree it will be more than enough. Great for people with hardy appetite. They also have some really good drinks. My favorite was the White wine sangria. This place is a must have in the near future. My family and i will be returning.
This isn’t my first time at Carmine’s. Our server was subpar to say the least. He rarely visited our table. At food without drinks. My husband asked for parmesean cheese and it was never brought. I will say this, don’t order the Oil & Garlic sauce. There was no oil and all garlic. Gave everyone in our group stomach issues. If I wanted to eat garlic, I would’ve asked for it raw. Definitely ruined the dish. We loved the Meatball dish. Overall this was probably our worst meal here of at least 5 times eating at this restaurant.
We had a family reunion - 4 generations from ages 6 months to 78. We were seated in one of their semi private rooms which where very accommodating & and much more quiet. Warning: When the waiter tells you the servings are large, BELIEVE him or her! One dinner meal can easily serve 3-4 people. The food was delicious. I would not hesitate going there again or recommending it. Five star! Use OPEN DOOR app to make your reservation; we were taken right away and we were a little early. The lineups on Friday & Saturday night’s are insane. Thank you Carmine for a truly memorable experience 👍👏
We went with a family group of 8. Carmines is so big, they can take it in stride. Stick to the Italian specialties and you can't go wrong. Service was attentive. Portions are huge, so 8 people can order a couple apps and entrees and be very well fed. The baked clams app was very good.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Carmine's. However, for the price, you can find better food. Again, nothing is wrong with the food, but it tastes more like a neighborhood mom and pop Italian restaurant but with white tablecloth prices. The value does not match the price point.
Family style- sizes to share, standard italian dishes all were good. Table bread and oil was superb, garlic bread (half with cheese) was well-received. Chicken parmesan was big hit with our party (doesn't come with pasta),, penne vodka was too sweet for most.
Found ourselves ( party of 7 including a teen and pre-teen) looking for a unplanned dinner down by the museums. Was able to make a reservation for 5pm- we arrived a bit early and were seated promptly-way in a back corner near a very frequently used employee door which meant spotty wait service and constant foot traffic. The tables around us were soon populated with other families (with much younger children) and as we exited the restaurant after eating---the main rooms were pretty full with tables of adults (including a large group of veterans).
My first Carmine's visit was after a "walking marathon" of DC. I enjoyed all the carbs. This visit was to entertain family and since our party was 8 ppl and we had just done another "walking marathon" of DC, Carmine's was the spot I demanded. Thank you for absolutely THE BEST Italian cuisine. Amazing food.
This proved to be the perfect restaurant for a large group of 9 that included 4 kids - 3 teens and 1 5th grader. Food is both family friendly and delicious. Loved the round table thus allowing everyone to participate in one conversation. The atmosphere was good enough, food was great and we really liked the family style serving. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive right up until the food delivery. Then she became very busy and we didn't see much of her, though I would still give her high marks. We weren't in the main dining room, our room seemed more like a hotel banquet room, but the round table made up for that. The one negative of the night is the restaurant seemed sort of dirty. The women's rest room lacked working soap dispensers. whole place felt a tad tired. Still, I would definitely go back.
My Uber driver recommended Carmine's and my friend and I decided to check it out. It was a busy Sunday night, but we had great service, hot food and the speed of service was great. I would recommend coming with a group of (hungry) friends because the portions are huge -- family style dining. Penne Vodka was great and so were the meatballs. Only downside to family dining is that you can't get an individual dessert.
Definitely for large groups but too much for 2. We thought we would start with the eggplant parmigiana - a side! - followed by lasagne but when the starter came it was so huge that we cancelled the lasagne and struggled to finish what we had. Never even touched the focaccia that looked excellent. Noticed the next table started with the Caesar salad and didn't finish that between 4 so it does mean the whole table has to eat the same dishes. However, the food was delicious and our server was brilliant.
We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation and we were seated within two minutes. The waiter arrived right after we were seated and took our drink order and began explaining the menu setup. He quickly guided us to our decision and when the food arrived it was exactly what we were in the mood for and it was delicious. Excellent restaurant and I would recommend to anyone especially if it is a large party.
I needed a table for 14 people who were coming from out of town. Carmines made it easy. The food was great, the service precise and the "Titanic" dessert was phenomenal. They didn't rush us and everyone enjoyed the evening. I've been to the N.Y. Theater District location, and the food was exactly the same..... great!
I was very disappointed that my request for a round table for my 50th birthday party could not be honored. It was very difficult for us to hear one another at a long table. I made the reservation a month in advance. Nothing special was done to mark the occasion, and we even realized at home that we got charged for one more $$$ drink than we actually had.
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