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Carmine's on Penn

) #360 of 2,537 Restaurants in Denver $$ - $$$ Italian
92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
+1 303-777-6443
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
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92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

It's not the worse and it's definitely not the best food it try's to be authentic by not having any descriptions on the food the service was EXCELLENT and deserves a minimum 20% gratuity like my title says " FOGETTABOUTITT"

Thank drgregsong8681
Reviewed May 22, 2017

There is just something extra comforting to this restaurant. I believe it is the combination of the location, in a neighborhood (so unusual for this part of the world) and the delicious dishes served family style (a.k.a huge portions). Service was fantastic - our main...More

Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Carmine's on Penn many times. The food is generally good to very good. The service is generally average to above average. Sadly, last evenings visit for dinner was horrible. The food was poor and the service terrible. We started with appetizers, the...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Yummmm! Or as they say in Italy "delizioso" authentic Italian food! I had the Veal Parmigiana and my husband had the Bolognese with a huge meatball. We had enough food for the next 2 days!!! We both highly recommend Carmine's because of the MOST EXCELLENT...More

Thank deni c
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Meals are family style. If you order a meat entree you may want to order a pasta entree as well. The chicken parmigiana was amazing!!

Reviewed March 6, 2017

8 of us, 4 couples, went there for dinner for Denver's Restaurant week last weekend. It was superb! The food, service and atmosphere were great!! We all loved everything about it. I highly recommend it. The important thing to plan on for Carmine's is the...More

Thank LittletonCoBillb
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Even if you aren't a big fan of family style service and menu options don't miss this one. All entrees, salads, appetizers, and deserts are for 2 or family style for the table. We had the Montana chicken for our main, served over ziti and...More

Thank AskMariaTodd
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

First review after many visits. The results are always the same...Delicious food, friendly informative wait staff. They always know just how much to order and help guide you to the appropriate choices. I regularly bring friends and family here and have always been happy I...More

Thank mgblan10
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Great place for Italian food. We got 2 family size dishes for the three of us. Vodka sauce tremendous.

Thank CharltonDon
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Been coming here and bringing my family and friends for at least 20+ years! So many special, memorable evenings spent here... The food is delicious, portions are very generous, the staff is knowledgeable and so very friendly! Gotta try their Shrimp Parmagiana, it's the BEST!...More

Thank Leon V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-777-6443
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Carmine's was opened in 1994. Brad Ritter has been involved in operations since 2005, became a managing partner in 2009, and became the sole proprietor in 2014. He worked with his partners to give Carmine's a facelift in 2006 featuring artwork by local artist Kerry Kice who adorned our old building's interior with murals and artistic paint touches. He has been fans of Carmine's since the beginning so the changes made were modest to keep the real flavor and feel of the restaurant that has been so popular. Thank you for your support today and through our history.
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