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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.

425 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm

Cross Street:
between E and D street on 7th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 737-7770

Website:
http://www.carminesnyc.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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

Executive Chef:
Ford Barsi

Additional:
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!

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (109)
Comfort Food (71)
Good for Birthdays (67)
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Special Occasion (65)
Casual (63)
Good for a Date (51)
Kid-friendly (48)
Authentic (47)
Fun (45)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Romantic (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Business Meals (22)
Creative Cuisine (17)
People Watching (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Late-night Find (16)
Cozy (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
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Scenic View (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2012

Even though we expected lunch to take a bit longer due to area offices celebrating holiday season with coworkers, the service was excessively slow. The waiter would leave us so fast that we had to hunt him down to ask for coffee with dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2012

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Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2012

Carmine's is a superb Italian restaurant and a real gem in DC. The portions serve 4-6 people, the selection is great, and service is delightful

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Great dinner! affordable, and the staff was really pleasant!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2012

I was with a party of 10 for a friends 25th birthday. We had some issues with the service (they never brought over the dessert I ordered in the beginning of the meal)but the manager and server rectified the situation and made everything right.

The food was OK. Not amazing but enjoyable.

Over all we had a fun time without spending a crazy amount of money.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Great food as always. Nice to know I don't have to go all the way to New York to eat at Carmines.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Shockingly good food, considering the unbelievable sizes of the family-style portions. They seem to think "family" denotes a family of very hungry elephants, but in spite of the sheer volume of food, it was pretty tasty. Portobello salad was definitely the highlight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Carmine's is family style, with huge servings. We really enjoyed our first Carmine's experience while on vacation in DC. We will go again in our neighborhood (NYC) with our extended family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2012

This was my first time dining at the Carmines location in DC. It was a very nice experience for my family and myself. The service and food was very good. Definitely plan to return soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant for large families or large dining parties. I went there with my son for his birthday, just the two of us. It is not a good spot for small parties. The portions are HUGE and should and could be shared by many. The experience was good but he found out that it's best to choose another type of restaurant when it's just you and your father dining and celebrating a birthday.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2012

The food as usual was wonderful. The service this time was less than satisfactory. The server never introduced himself, told us the specials of the night or asked what we wanted to drink. He would disappear for long periods of time. Wasn't around when our food was brought to us to see if everything was OK or was he around to offer to help serve our food. One of the chefs or maybe another one of the servers graciously offered to assist us.

My girlfriends and I have chosen to meet here numerous times to celebrate special occasions however based on this last experience where more was done wrong than right, I'm sure we'll think twice before we make this our meeting place again. Which is.unfortunate.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2012

We love Carmine's, always a pleasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2012

The server spilled beer on one of the party members. It wasn't the servers fault but the manager took great care of us and made everything right.

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 (London)·Dined on December 5, 2012

Very generous portions. Food was served family style. We got four dishes for 7 people, and we had a lot left over. Nobody in our party were very big eaters though. The calamari was generously portioned, and generously cut. Thick slices of squid! Squid seemed fresh and tender, well cooked. The chicken marsala was good. We didn't get it over pasta, but it seemed a waste that all that good sauce was not being used to cover something like pasta. The ragu pasta and salad was okay. Overall, would come back. Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely good for groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2012

Loved Carmines. Service and food were excellent. Price is a little high but the portions are huge. You get your moneys worth and more

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2012

Good, New York-neighborhood style Italian food. Try any pasta with red sauce and sausage. The Carmine's salad is excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2012

Overall food (large portions are family style), service and location were good. Although we had reservations for a larger than average group, it seemed that a reservation was not necessary for groups of 4 or less.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Good food and service. Hard to eat there with a party of two. Portions are large, will return with a group. This is a social venue.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Way too pricey for the quality of the food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2012

Great place for large groups and special occasions. They serve everything family style so not the best place for couples unless you want to take a lot of food home...BUT if you have a large group. THIS IS THE PLACE! We had a party of ten and had a blast. Ordered 2 salads, 3 entrees and 1 dessert, a couple of bottles of wine and had a perfect night! Everyone enjoyed the meal and didn't have much left over. Love to go to Carmines with lots of people - get to sample several dishes and it's such a fun atmosphere! The food is always good and plentiful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2012

I liked the family style dishes and found everything very fresh and authentic. It was like going home to Nana Amy's house for the holidays. The chocolate canoli are something I have never had but can't wait to try again!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2012

Was great for a larger group of kids to grandparents. Not too loud so you ca hear others talk. Food was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2012

Food is consistently good. The service hasnt been up to snuff lately maybe because there are lots of new servers. I recommend a better training program. My server was totally lost.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2012

Great place for a work luncheon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2012

Our experience was excellent at Carmine's! The food and service were great. We had a large group dining and everyone enjoyed the experience. I would highly suggest this restaurant again to anyone and hope to go back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2012

we enjoyed our dining experience at your restaurant.we are going to the tropicana in AC.on dec.23rd and 24th wich is our anniversary and we will be eating at carmine's.
thank you rich peggy buhl.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2012

We had a family group of deven. The waitress was freindly and always there when you needed her. She made helpful suggestions. The food was plentiful and very good. It made for a wonderful post Turkey gathering.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2012

the food was great and plenty of it, the service was wonderful, everyone was more than friendly,
the whole family enjoyed the experience....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2012

The noise level was a bit high, making it difficult for conversation, but the food was good. The portions are enormous but tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2012

I've been here a number of times and my family loves to dine at Carmine's when they visit. The food is always full of flavor and the portions are always more than generous. To our disappointment while the food was full of flavor two of the three dishes were luke warm.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 22, 2012

We had a great family Thanksgiving!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2012

This is a fabulous Italian restaurant!I'm from NYC and you will be impressed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Second time I have gone. Great place to spend time with family and have a scrumptious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving supper ideal for group. Good value for quality. Dessert though was lackluster compared to rest of food. Waiter was unattentive and more interested on football game on tv screen.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Came for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was delicious. Will come back next year

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Carmine's was one of the few places open on Thanksgiving that was not limited to turkey dinner. I'm a vegetarian, so that's significant for me. This was my first visit, and it turned out to be a pleasant experience. You need to know, however, that when they say "family style" on the menu that means "We only serve portions large enough for four ravenous construction workers." I'm eating leftovers all weekend, but I'm not complaining.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2012

When we ordered the Thanksgiving dinner special, we were told we could get a turkey for $99.00 and pumpkin pie for $13.50, so we ordered both. After we ordered, the waiter came back and told us the turkey would actually be $135.00, and the pumpkin pie would be $35.00. We cancelled the pumpkin pie and ordered the turkey, even though we should not have. If the waiter quotes one price, that should be what it is, not come back and add $36.00 to our turkey and $21.50 to our pie. We will not be back, and we will tell friends of our experience and will not recommend this restaurant. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2012

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Carmine's had a wonderful time! I'd totally do it again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2012

We took our kids (two teens, one grade schooler) to Carmine's before taking them to a play at Arena Stage. The food and ambiance were terrific and we all enjoyed the food and our experience. With family size servings, one salad and two main dishes were just right for 5 people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2012

The food is awesome, the lasagne was great and the staff was very friendly and courteous. I drove 3 hours to get to this restaurant and it was worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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