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Carmine

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$$$
Italian, International, Mediterranean
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Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2829
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 232
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Loved this Restaurant...

A wonderful surprise finding this Resurant in Quito. Ambience was amazing. Excellent service and great food. Owner/Chef very personable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Heather I
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Pickering
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Food is average and expensive. Beautiful house but l'ambiance js cheesy. Ingredients are disapointing for a traditional italian restaurant. Use of non-fresh herbs, bread is unimpressive, etc.

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Pickering
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A wonderful surprise finding this Resurant in Quito. Ambience was amazing. Excellent service and great food. Owner/Chef very personable.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Will keep this review short & sweet. A sensational find in Quito. Better ambiance & atmosphere than any NYC Italian Restaurant, excellent wait staff, awesome napkins (if you've been to Ecuador, you'll understand), FOOD-Awesome, Chef Carmine the best! Don't leave Quito without "dining" here.

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Yorkshire,England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having tried a few disappointing restaurants in Quito we were advised to try Carmine. This is a wonderful restaurant with great food, good wine list and good service. If you are in Quito then this is a restaurant you must not miss.

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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and really very nice food. The owner is such a nice Italian guy

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I went there with my girlfriend to let her try some special food from my country, Italy. As everybody highly recommended this place, I was convinced I would have an unforgettable experience. Just asked for a burrata and a cannolo siciliano. Incredibly overpriced, I had the expectation to eat something very good, coming directly from Italy. Well, it was way... More 

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Delray Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Far exceeded expections.From the moment we walked in to the moment we left. It was romantic, food excellent,service excellent,music the final touch.Carmine the conductor of this experience.

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Irvine, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Don't miss this highly ranked Quito restaurant --- outstanding Italian food in Ecuador.....or anywhere else.....you need to try it. The service was exemplary, the food out of this world.....ranks with La Pergola in Rome or Scarpetta (Scott Conant) in the US......normally I find two or three things that sound "interesting", but at Carmine I had a hard time deciding....both my... More 

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Oslo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were well taken care of, also got a visit at the table from (I suspect) Carmine himself. Very nice athmosphere and great to be able to sit outside in the Quito evening. Our Spanish is practically non-existent and the waiter spoke little english, so we didn't manage to get the wines we wanted by the glass. Food was good,... More 

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Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

It can be hard to find good Italian in Ecuador, but Carmine has done it. The restaurant is beautiful. We had outdoor seating by twinkling lights, great atmosphere. The menus are written on giant white boards that the waitstaff wheels over to you - it's kind of hard to read, but if you ask they do have menus in English... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-333-2829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?