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Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2829
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Ranked #5 of 614 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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Ecuador
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We found it hard to find a descent restaurant in Quito - but this Truly is a diamond among the rough... Service , food, setting - all 10/10 I could not fault a single thing. The owner is a character himself and swans around chatting to guests and guiding them through his made up menus. We had a long leisurely... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I loved the outdoor atmosphere and decor of this place. The menu selection is very good and the food and presentation are just as good as any of the Italian restaurants I've tried in NY'S Little Italy. I had fresh salmon with a seafood sauce served with cheese ravioli and salad. The chef was very friendly and stopped by to... More 

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I fell in love with Carmine, himself, and then his food. My husband and I had spent 3 weeks traveling through Ecuador, beginning in the Galapagos. I loved everything we had done, but I was missing gourmet food. Upon stepping into Carmine's I knew I hit the JACKPOT. Funny thing is, when I wanted to order more food than I... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was set up by Celebrity Cruises on our Galapagos cruise, and was a pleasant ending to a long day of touring. The service was calm and efficient, the meal was flavorful and served quickly. One of the house wines was good enough to look for after returning to the states. Ambiance was good, perhaps in part because our group... More 

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have heard about Carmine's for a while. The food, especially the tuna and dessert were great. Service was perfect and ambience was nice. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I know that everything is relative but... This restaurant will not make headlines should it be located in any other major city in the world. The food was correct, the service just above average, the wine list outrageously overpriced. The setting is nice though. It would be a good choice if the prices were reduced by 50%...

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went on a Sunday afternoon and had a great time. It was a bit strange that they had a white board with the menu that had to be dragged across the floor, but the pisco sours made up for it. When they got busy, the service suffered a bit, but it was around Mother's Day, so it was understandable.... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great ambiance and service, plus delicious food! The owner is quite the character, he checks on the tables and even helps you order! He asked each one what they felt like eating and he practically picked each dish and it was all great!!! Would definitely go back

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Extensive menu of standard, well - prepared, Italian fare . Very pricey for Quito. Overpriced? Absolutely.

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Additional Information about Carmine

Address: Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-333-2829
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, International

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