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Carmine

Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 3332829 96
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Ranked #5 of 529 restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Medellin, Colombia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a late night dinner here on our first night in Quito and the restaurant is spectacular. You'd never know it from the discreet access way from the street, but behind the walls is a stunning old villa and a wonderful restaurant. Excellent service, too many mouthwatering options to choose from, a highly opinionated owner who does not shy... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I wish I could use my hands here to describe "The Exquisite Experience That Is Carmine." The name includes the restaurant as well as the passionate artist of hospitality and cuisine who owns and operates it. He and his lively, lovely restaurant will save you thousands of dollars on trips to Italy. Italia has come to Quito. Buon divertimento!

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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I'll start by saying that the place is really amazing and beautiful. The house is stylish, calm and really is a worthy experience. However the italian food I have tried (twice) was far from being excellent. The lasagna was bland and the pomodoro sauce clearly is from a can. This was truly a disappointment considering the prices. I wouldn't recommend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

There is nothing to fault here - from the greeting, the welcome by the chef/patron to the service and the food A RedSnapper in salt perfectly cooked and sesame crusted tuna were highlights A special thanks to the patron for providing us transport back to our hotel when there were no taxis available Any visit to Quito should include a... More

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st louis mo
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Being of Italian descent, I rarely choose an Italian restaurant because I am frequently disappointed. Friends chose Carmine, however, so I went along - thank heavens!! This was a dining experience not to be missed! The delightful owner, Carmine, basically ordered personalized, custom dishes for us after asking about our likes and dislikes. The ambiance and service are superb and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Is a nice place, we sit outside in the garden. The service and food are good. The menu is in a white board with hand write and is presented to the customers on their table...I think they change the menu very offen. The owner came to our table and made suggestions.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've probably had the pleasure of eating in Carmine's Restaurant 10 times and it always blows me away. Their "Atun de Tartar" is melt in your mouth amazing, and their steaks are excellent. This combo with a bottle of Argentinean wine was the best meal I've ever had in my life. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, part outside and part... More

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Salinas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great owner, took our orders himself and made good suggestions. Beautiful setting and gardens. We sat outside, where the over head heaters kept us warm.

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Our first night in Quito, we randomly chose Carmine, what a find! The food was exceptional and the staff was lovely. Plenty of time to dine, no rush, but we didn't feel ignored, either. The surroundings are relaxing and well appointed. My husband was very impressed with the art. We were fortunate enough to meet the owner, Chef, Carmine! He... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The restaurant is very warm and inviting I highly reccomended location is perfect with wonderful atmosphere , my wife speaks italian made a great acquainted with the owner He made us a great seafood pasta delicious entrees and wine was delightful

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