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Carmine's on Penn

92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
+1 303-777-6443
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Ranked #265 of 2,530 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bayaud
Description: Carmine's was opened in 1994. Shannon purchased Carmine's in August of 2005 and was joined by operating partner Brad in 2006. Together, they have given Carmine's a facelift featuring artwork by local artist Kerry Kice who adorned our old building's interior with murals and artistic paint touches. We have both been fans of Carmine's since the beginning so our changes are modest as we seek to keep the real flavor that has been so popular. Thank you for your support today and through our history.
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English first
Brantford, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This place has to be the best Italian. Food I have eaten in my 42 years on the planet. My husband asked our waiter (Anthony) what he would order if he were taking his lady friend out to dinner there. He said we should start with the mussels, then the spinach salad and finally the chicken piccata. Well he did... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a good family style Italian restaurant, it's by far the best in Denver. I highly recommend giving it a try.

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203 reviews 203 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My younger brother's birthday...wanted to order the same dinner we ordered the last two years...did not happen...the Waiter would not let us order the food we wanted to eat...Appetizer: Sausage & Peppers...Salad: House Salad...Entrees: Meatballs & Vodka Sauce and Sausage & Peppers with Vodka Sauce (not on menu)...what we received...NO APPETIZER...House Salad...Meatballs & Vodka Sauce...SAUSAGE & PEPPERS WITH MARINARA SAUCE...BASICALLY... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food great service. Perfect to bring your family huge food portions. Price is very good for the amount of food you get

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We just returned home for a wonderful evening at Carmine's on Penn and felt that I should share my excitement for this restaurant. I had arranged for a birthday dinner for 16 people and made a reservation a week in advance the one of the partners/manager (Brad) immediately called me to make arrangements. He could not have been more accommodating... More

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Belleville, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had dinner here and it was good, but for the price it should have been fantastic. Yes it's family style, but $20.00 for salad is a bit much. $40.00 for a few pieces of veal parmesan is crazy. Plus, a man at the next table talked loudly and non stop. He used the F word more than once. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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