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Carmine Gastronomia & Arte

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Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2829
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Uberaba, MG
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went there to have dinner and were surprised by a great service and delicious food. Definitely recomend for a family night or couple!

Thank Gabrielle C
Quito, Ecuador
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carmine is a nice place to have lunch and enjoy with family. The service they give you is outstanding, however the prices are really high and the quality of food is average. They served a piece of our food with hairs on it!

Thank Julio T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, awesome atmosphere, stellar service! They have loads of vegetarian options as well! Am only in the country for a couple of weeks but I'll definitely be back!

Thank Caroline M
Quito, Ecuador
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An elegant atmosphere makes this restaurant a very romantic alternative. The Chef says that if you are not sure want you want to eat, he will decide for you…. Believe me, I really recommend to follow his advice. Ask for the catch of the day. Pasta is wonderful. The size of the beef is huge! In a cold night, ask... More 

Thank NormanEspinel
The Whole World.
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just one of the Best Places to Eat In Any Country. I will Return On Every Visit To Carmine . Excellent Service from Start To Finish.The Lobster Was More Than Excellent and I had the Best Seafood Pasta with Huge Hunks Of lobster and clams and mussels. I think it was called Fruits of the Ocean, or in Spanish Fruta... More 

Thank Sammy R
Quito, Ecuador
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't bother looking at the menu......Carmine, the owner and chef, will recommend you the best dish available. Just enjoy the decor, the music in the background and let your tastebuds do the rest......

Thank Jorge D
Quito, Ecuador
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is the best food in Quito in a wonderful atmosphere. Italian dishes, very tasty. Service is excellent, sometimes live music with piano.

Thank MarkThurber
Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Best place to eat in Quito. There is not one dish on their menu that I would not recommend. And if they don't offer what you want, they will prepare it specially for you. It is a bit on the expensive side, but well worth every penny!!!

Thank Graciela-Saenz
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

What I most liked about the restaurant is the calm and beautiful environment they offer, especially at night. The fireplace is also really relaxing, great for reading a book or for waiting for your food. The menu is super well variated, with tons of dessert options and great wine. Even the bathroom is funny! The amounts of food also come... More 

Thank pereiratrips
Quito, Ecuador
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This restaurant lives up to it's legend. If you want something special like steak this is THE PLACE. If you love a traditional Italian fare you have to try the Buccotini. I have never had something from here that I didn't love. On a weekend you might find the owner wandering around giving recommendations or creating a dish just for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
Italian, Mediterranean, European, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
One of the most famous Italian restaurant in Quito Ristorante Carmine It was with good luck that when Chef Carmine returned to Ecuador he found an old friend who was leaving the country and who had began the construction of a new Italian food restaurant in Quito. We all know to listen to the wise ones and let Divine Providence do the work, so that is what he did. After a short while, Ristorante Carmine Quito opened its doors in a restored republican house which overlooks a small but ancient plaza with hundred year old trees and a beautiful garden in El Batán. From the outside of the house it looks like a little piece of Europe has been transported to Ecuador and from the inside you will feel like you are eating in an excellent restaurant in Italy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?