We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carmine Gastronomia & Arte


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly

Location and contact

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
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, European, International
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (639)
Filter reviews
220 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pasta steak shrimp italian food balsamic reduction beautiful restaurant martine carmines ecuador appetizers waiters patrons
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 220 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is gorgeous, very nice comfortable vibe. The staff is all attentive and always on the loop to provide you the best service so you can have a great time. The owner walks around from table to table saying hi and making sure that...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Maximusk19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is written on a board that is brought up to the table and there surely are lots of delicious dishes to chose from. The restaurant is set in a house and comes to its best in the evening with the romantic ilumination. Carmine,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank JennyGay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband for our 5th anniversary, first time there. It was delicious, the wine, the food , the service they were all amazing. The menu is super fun and everything you can ask for. Really enjoyed our dinner also live music. 100%...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank romym206
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Exploring the available options of the best local cuisine we found an italian restaurant called Carmine, lovely decorated (terrace or living), great service, variety of dishes and delicious deserts.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Gisseleix
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Excellent place for dining out. Great service. Great wine. Delicious food. We were lucky to have the owner talk to us in our table and recommend special dishes. Beautiful atmosphere. Nice music.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Breverey
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Every time I come to Quito I eat at Carmine. I brought some friends that are new to Quito and they loved it. We had calamar, ceasar salad, soup and 3 different types of pasta. All wonderful and perfectly prepared.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank richardsV4257DX
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We had dinner here on our last night in town. We were a party of six and were seated very quickly in the semi outdoor area. I had the penne with meatballs and I could not finish the whole dish because there was so much....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mstanco
Reviewed March 11, 2019

I loved every bite and the service was impeccable. The ivy covered walls and the afternoon rain on the patio roof was very soothing. We got to watch Carmine, the owner and chef, prepare a special dinner for a couple near us. That was fun....More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank DreamsofCabo
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

I had high expectations for this place and it really let me down. The food was absolutely horrible, the fish was old and inedible and the pasta was tasteless and swimming in oil. Service wasn’t the best either and the bill considering the quality of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Valentina D
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant oozes calm with an elegant house and patios unlike the surrounding buildings. Great for a weekend lunch. The service is experience and profesional to the last. The food on the other hand goes from delicious to just about okay. We were a group...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pablor_robles_gue
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 135 nearby hotels
Hotel Akros By BlueBay
174 reviews
.22 miles away
Hotel Dann Carlton Quito
790 reviews
.27 miles away
Le Parc Hotel
733 reviews
.28 miles away
Hotel Finlandia
607 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,994 nearby restaurants
Restaurante Maitane
373 reviews
.10 miles away
Nubori by Noe
220 reviews
.03 miles away
San Telmo Bar Restaurante
185 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 606 nearby attractions
Terrandes Adventure
15 reviews
.11 miles away
Quicentro Shopping
98 reviews
.45 miles away
VIVA Cerveza! La Carolina
13 reviews
.28 miles away
Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol
10 reviews
.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Gail B
July 26, 2017|
Response from jlcamere | Reviewed this property |
acepta Todas
Google Translation
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing