Carmine's - Washington DC
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Good place for large groups to meet and eat in a large setting and family style.
Great food. It is great for big family outings
The server was excellent
Busy, but good service
Rob our waiter was amazing! All the staff was friendly. They remembered our son’s graduation we were celebrating & the food was amazing!
Family meal while in DC
Took my boyfriend there for his birthday. We went early in the afternoon. It was both our first time going and I loved it. Making a early reservation made it even more special. We were the only ones in there. The food was abundant. One dish can feel two with leftovers. I will go again.
So thankful that Carmine's is back open. Once of my favorite places to eat in DC
It was pretty busy and loud as to be expected. Server seemed to be overwhelmed with table. But overall things were well.
It was my birthday. Waiter was nice and the food was delicious. Received a free dessert since they were taking some time preparing the big dessert but didn't disappoint at all. Was surprised the manger came out and apologize. The dessert was amazing and well worth it.
first waitress awful 2nd waitress excellent
Food was excellent. Unfortunately, they don’t give you garlic dipping sauce for the bread anymore so minus 1 star.
Our waiter was horrible. He never came to check on us & served alcohol to a friend who hadn’t had a drink in 12 years.
Good choice for celebrating my birthday. Our experience would've been better if we weren't sitting directly beneath the ceiling fan which made everyone cold. Other than that, the food and service was good. Highly recommend, will definitely dine there again.
Always big family portions, prepared excellently, with attentive service!
Great location. Very convenient parking underneath the restaurant. The elevator opens into the lobby adjacent to the hostess stand. Our waiter was very attentive; clearly explained the menu, and checked back on us several times. Very good choice if you have reason to be in the Penn Square area.
A frequent visitor! Last call for drinks before food was served! Server or manager not place to be found, and refused to split bill by the number people! So disappointed.
Loved the family size servings, and the food is delicious. The chocolate torte and canolis = HEAVEN!!
Great service perfect for families. Food was good and plenty just wish the veal was still on the menu
Hi Ken, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this feedback. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience. We're working hard to bring our full menu back and our veal dishes will be back before you know it! Best Regards, Ashlee Anderson Assistant General Manager Carmine's Washington DC
Carmine's is a great place for big groups including various ages. The food is excellent. We enjoyed the garlic bread, shrimp scampi, meatballs, and calamari and other dishes. I have had catering from Carmine's in the past and all the guests loved it!
We enjoyed our experience. It was the last night of our vacation, and we wanted a special meal. The garlic bread was outstanding! The chicken parmigiana could have been more flavorful, and the chocolate torte was very good but should have had more strawberries for the size of the slice to better contrast with the chocolate.
Food was tasty. Selections limited, but found delicious alternatives. Music was a bit loud that made it difficult to have conversations in our large group.
Porterhouse pizziola and the shrimp parmigiana were incredible
Kelvin provided EXCELLENT service!!!
It was a little loud for me personally but overall very good experience.
Our waiter Robert was great!
Overpriced drinks and decent but not great food. Many better DC options.
Hi Dan, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We want to apologize for your recent experience at our restaurant and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Reviews like yours are what help make us better. We hope to see you again soon to provide you with the excellent dining experience we pride ourselves on here at Carmine's in Washington DC. Sincerely, Ashlee Anderson Assistant General Manager
Nice place to eat, good food and Friendly waiter. Recommended!!
Ordered an appetizer, Cesar salad with no anchovies, kids meals and one main course. Salad came out with strong scent and flavor of anchovies. Kids meals came next and were luke warm. After kids were halfway thru their meals, had to ask the waiter about the appetizer. Apparently they had forgotten the appetizer. 5 minutes later we had the appetizer. 40 minutes after ordering, children were finished eating, we (parents) were still waiting for our one dish we ordered (lemon butter chicken). We were told management was looking into it. Food was finally brought out nearly an hour after ordering. One of the worst dining experiences we have had.
It was great my first time and I was pleased. Portions are HUGE
Overall excellent. Food and service were great. I would highly recommend.
Gigantic portions served family style. We enjoyed our experience.
Great stop when visiting DC love the family portions!
Just like original Carmine's In South Street Seaport, NYC: great experience, great food.
Great to be back at Carmine's post-COVID. While the full menu is not back yet they have enough of it back to make it worth it. The big Titanic ice cream dessert was on the one slight disappointment. It used to be fantastic. Now it operates as just a larger banana split. Still tasty just not with the wow factor it once had.
Carmine’s is always such a treat. Excellent service and delicious food!
We are so happy that Carmine's is back. It's been very sad without them since the start of the pandemic. Our food was amazing and delicious as it always was. The service was impeccable, as it always was. Please ask for Claudia. She loves Carmine's as much as we do. We will be back and we are so happy Carmine's reopened.
The chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, calamari. The Big Portahouse steak was great but expensive. The huge titanic dessert was delicious but too big to eat by 3 people. But the more traditional Italian dishes let me down. The Meatballs were not tasty, not beefy tasting enough, I wish they were all beef and less filler. The lasagna was not that great either, not tasty. Our waiter was great but the food is over priced. I rather have smaller portions.
It was really good food it Wes a little expensive but it was worth it
A must visit for groups in DC! We look forward to visiting every time we are in town ! Our family loves sharing and tasting different items . Our favorites are calamari , shrimp scampi , lamb and the tiramisu! Their amazing staff heard some in our group talking about not having tasted anchovies and they surprised us by brining some for us to try . Overall service was outstanding !
Enjoyed being at Carmine’s.
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Carmine's - Washington DC is rated 4.5 stars by 5336 OpenTable diners.
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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.