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Carmine's on Penn

92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
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Ranked #320 of 2,458 restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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76% Recommend
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English first
denver, colorado
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39 reviews 39 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Boulder, Colorado
11 reviews 11 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A must try! Get the dessert sampler is was amazing!!! Great atmosphere, small but roomy. Good beer and wine selection.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Brought some friends to a restaurant we really enjoyed a couple other times, but the service was atrocious. We really put him out, apparently. Won't be back.

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Boulder, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Bring your own great company to Carmine's. Sharing a meal, passing plates, breaking bread, good conversation, those are reasons to eat at Carmine's. The food is the conveyance. The kitchen's main mission is to bring out mass quantities quickly, and in my opinion, very average. In the case of Carmine's this is a good thing. I was there with a... More

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Loveland, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I went to Carmine's for our anniversary dinner a couple of weeks ago after hearing many great things from several friends over the years. I made a reservation for 7:30 and requested a table on their patio as it was a beautiful night. The hostess waved her arms toward the patio and told us that she was... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I've traveled all over the world and have never had such horrible service at a restaurant. While highly rated by some, my Carmines experience with our larger group was among the worst I have ever had. I have never written a poor restaurant recommendation but feel obligated to warn my fellow customers that Carmine's is a risky venture and there... More

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