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Carmine's on Penn

92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
303-777-6443
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Ranked #239 of 2,516 restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bayaud
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had the oppportunity to visit Carmine's when visiting my daughter in Denver. She took me here for father's day. First off, the service was very good. The young many who waited on us took time to explain all the dishes in detail. The food itself is served family style and is very good. The salad was enough to fill you... More

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Carmine’s has been a staple italian place to go for many years. Its quaint decor and chalk-board menu are perfect! Service is always great and very friendly. Food is served family-style, and each entree is enough for dinner for two or a serving for three or four if sharing multiples. Fantastic for dates or parties with outside covered seating. If... More

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Sebring, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We arrived without a reservation on a rainy night and were treated like family! The food is freshly prepared, served family-style and is plentiful! My family of 4 ordered only a tureen of the soup of the day (potato, leek, pancetta), a pasta dish (Carbonata), and Chicken Carmine (breasts of chicken topped with prosciutto then covered with melting cheese, Mmmmmm....... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went there for a birthday celebration. Larger party. This is perfect place for groups. Family style Italian recipes, served in large portions typically enough for 4-5 people per platter. We had a seafood pasta and a vodka cream sauce pasta as well as a chicken marsala, all traditional but all excellent. Service was laid back but attentive. Wine list has... More

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Group of seven of us, wonderful setting, excellent value. Fantastic service. Love the meals in large portions and then divided by the server at the table. Busy Saturday eve but everyone had a wonderful time. Whether a group, or couple, highly recommended.

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denver, colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Good family atmosphere if you like to share. As others stated, good attentive service. Family liked the tiramisu but thought the cannoli was lacking in taste.

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Westminster, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I decided to share the "Seasonal Ravioli" since we had not been here before, and we heard that the entrees were quite large. We almost chose the manicotti, but we decided against it when our waiter informed us that the sauce with it included shrimp(????). The raviolis were described as having a butternut squash filling, with garlic... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just moved into the neighborhood and we can highly recommend Carmine's. The food is served family style in large portions. Our Panzanella salad was outstanding and we followed it with Veal Pazzo (veal with eggplant, cheese, mushrooms and marsalla sauce) and a side order of pasta with just garlic and olive oil. All in a classic contemporary environment. The portions... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife, and another couple joined me in checking this place out as part of the annual 5280 Restaurant Week. We've never dined here before, and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, and the food matched the quality of the service. In fact, there was so much food that we had to carry it home. The waitress told... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I was in Denver for parents weekend at Denver University. Another parent recommended this restaurant. My daughter and I went to eat there. The Caesar salad was OK, average at best. We ordered Chicken Picatta. The flavor and texture were fine. We also ordered spaghetti which was served with parsley bits and olive oil. No desert and one diet coke.... More

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