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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
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 239
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Simply the best!

Carmine is a place for special eaters, its for people who really like to be threated by a cheff who knows what's he doing. Carmine's ambiance is like Heaven, you won't regret it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Dennis Y
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Quito, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Quito, Ecuador
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Carmine is a place for special eaters, its for people who really like to be threated by a cheff who knows what's he doing. Carmine's ambiance is like Heaven, you won't regret it!

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Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had lunch at this restaurant last Monday and can only say that the fish I had was great. We also has a delicious pineapple and mint juice! Haven't tried anything like that before. Attentive service and nice atmosphere. For business meetings a very good place to go.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?