Carmine's McGregor Square

4.4
198 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Carmine's on McGregor Square is a family-style Italian restaurant located in the ballpark neighborhood. We take pride in making our dishes with the freshest ingredients, sourced locally when we can. Our atmosphere is casual, festive, and friendly. Our servers bring the menu to life, describing dishes and offering advice on selecting just the right combination of food and beverage. Reservations for dining preferred, bar seating available for walk ins.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, not great. Could’ve been hotter. Waiter was really in to up selling. They also need to fix their pay on the phone app, when you pick a preset percentage for the tip it is based on product cost and tax. Gratuity shouldn’t be based on the tax.

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Rjmor
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Great for everyday dining or special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way. Loved the atmosphere and food was exceptional. Will definitely be back!

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ArianaM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place.

The food was amazing and our waitress Michelle knew the menu soooo well and she was super sweet

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hostess was a bit rude but waiter was very nice. Food was delicious- restaurant was very pretty but we were near the door which was a bit cold. It’s a small restaurant so I don’t think it could be avoided. We enjoyed our meal!

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KB111
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

News years Eve dinner with sons from Canada who have not been home for the holidays for 3 years. Carmines is a great atmosphere with wonderful food and a great wine list. Service was polished but friendly. My 2nd visit - will continue to frequent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was bad. All sauces were over reduced and incredibly salty. Meatballs were pasty in texture. Chicken was tough. Salad over dressed. No kids menu. The table side service is weird… they just take it from a plate and put it on another plate to set in front of you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service, the food portions, the food quality, the martinis, the restaurant location = exceptional. My favorite place to dine at McGregor Square.

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ChristieW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing! Our party was cold every time the door opened. Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service from Mateo and the host. Split the Rolitini and Beef Short Ribs dish, too much food for two and it was delicious. The Gorgonzola polenta is awesome.

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RH20
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My family and I dine at Carmine's on Pennsylvania location before every Christmas, we chose this location this year since it was new and love downtown. 15 min into our dinning experience I was second guessing our decision. Rachel, our server didnt acknowledge our existence for 15 min and when she finally came to greet our table she never explained the specials. We ordered a few bottles of wine and 3 starters. AN HOUR LATER our appetizers hit the table, not once did a manager or server come over to update us on the delay. After asking, we received garlic knots but no parmesan cheese. Since our starters we're delayed our entrees we're ultimately delayed. Once the entrees hit the table, Rachel and Arthur nevered offered to help plate our guests, we've been to Carmine's on Pennsylvania multiple times and even with 15ppl they plate our entrees, when mentioned to Aurtur the manager, he became combative and argued with me on our past experiences. We finished up quickly since we were clearly not welcomed. At one point our whole table watched Laura and Aurtur take shots behind the bar, apparently getting loaded is more important than your guests. This location is a far cry from the Carmine's on Pennsylvania. I guess expecting the same standard of service across these two locations is too much to ask. This was the one night our whole family was available to dine together with people traveling from out of town, this was supposed to be a good night and was far from that.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we had a great experience! The food and service were great! There was a cold air breeze to our table every time the door opened so dress warm. It was a cold December evening. We will be back to enjoy the patio in warmer weather.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and the food and cocktails even better. This will be on my list every time I come back to Denver.

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CynthiaK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Quite a story but suffice it to say we had 5 revolving servers that did not appear to communicate with each other. 35 mins to get our first cocktails and long waits between courses. The food was pretty good though did not look appetizing. House salad was good and the house rolls are great. No apology or acknowledgement for the chaotic service, not even a round of drinks on the house. Probably won’t go back.

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KrisR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was even better! Waitstaff was friendly, welcoming, and had great recommendations on food pairings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Birthday dinner

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StacyW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at the new location. We had a holiday dinner with friends. Service was outstanding!

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MattL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to take a friend or biz associate.

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JustinE
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I cant say that I was blown away. Same menu as Carmines on Penn but the food was not the same. Very mediocre Italian at best. Will continue to go the OG location on Penn though

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vipMaryB
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Carmines last night. All the waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The food was wonderful, plentiful and large 2 person portions. Loved the “Sicilian Mule” cocktail with vodka, lemoncello & ginger beer! The linguine & clams was excellent. Just a great night! We will be back!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is hard to see on the wall, portions are massive which is a plus. Good bang for your buck and upscale experience

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ThomasC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and the staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Brittany and she was amazing! Great service by the entire staff. The food was fantastic and priced incredibly well.

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AllisonW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!! The food here is incredible. Great for a date night. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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vipMary
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was different…he took away our wine glasses when we ordered a bottles of Chianti. Then when it came to serve he had to go back a couple times to get glasses. He said you guys can hang out and if you need drinks, I’ll get you drunk.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. Sadie was our server and she was fantastic! She was super helpful with ordering from the family style menu. Food was great and we felt very well served without being “bothered” by them. Such a fun place to go in McGregor Square.

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vipKJSWA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch choices. Can't wait to try it for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From hello, the service and food quality is consistently exceptional.

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Pilar
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great!

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WarrenP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not worth the money. Food okay but not worth it. Service was awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just not sure why not fish dinners without pasta but good!

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vipKatherineF
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My friends and I want to preface by saying we know everyone is short staffed and we also work in hospitality so we get it. But, I think the bartenders need a lesson is making Moscow mules, there is no olive oil or butter for the faint garlic bread you get. We asked for a Caesar salad with the dressing on the side and I’m so glad we did! Not only did we have to send it back and wait 15 minutes for a naked salad to return but someone was very heavy handed with the anchovies in the dressing. It was to the point where it was inedible. The rest of the food was fine. Nothing extraordinary or note worthy. We eventually complained to the manager about some smokers outside and am shocked no one at the bar complained first. I truly hate being a complainer but I think restaurants needs to step up their game and I also think everyone should look happy to be at work serving people instead of looking like Patriots fans after they lose a game.

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TammyH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent! It was a beautiful restaurant in a nice area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Zero description of menu items and many traditional dishes are made very none traditional. Pasta choices are very limited and just taste like what you buy at the store for 2.19. Reviews suggest this is one of the top places in Denver. I hope Denver food isn’t this bad everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wish they were wearing masks

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SuzanneP
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We love Carmine’s on Penn and were excited to try the newer location. The food was excellent just as we remembered, however the wait staff was way less than to be desired. She was defensive regarding everything we asked for including that we did not actually order another drink. It was also not removed from our tab, but instead we were told we did order it. We confronted her about this and she again disputed. Finally we were given new wait staff who was great, although I do believe it would be been reasonable for the management to come and speak with us about the change. Also, it would have been really appreciated to discount our tab for the horrible initial service. But alas…

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MariaD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved it. Highly recommend. A little cramped but we did ok. Would definitely go back.

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vipSlats
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too loud. Back room so loud we had to practically shout to each other.

JP
JeanneP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service in a great location. Will definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect birthday dinner for my Dad!

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Carmine's McGregor Square is rated 4.4 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

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.