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Carmine's on Penn

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92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209-1916 (Bayaud)
+1 303-777-6443
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Plum Island, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I struggle to find good dependable food in Denver at a reasonable price. Too many let-downs at expensive restaurants. After one meal at Carmine's my confidence has been restored! The pasta sauces were extremely tasty and everything was cooked well. The pear salad was dressed well and delicious too. This is one of those places where my glass of wine... More 

Thank JaredLaing
Aurora, CO
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times and it is always amazing. No clue how this place isn't ranked way higher. Should definitely appear in every list of top Italian restaurants!

Thank lanalynn22
Denver, Colorado
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138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

How Carmine's is not rated higher is absolutely baffling to me as in my opinion this is one of the absolute best restaurants in Denver! I honestly feel like I am in Italy whenever I eat here. They have a great wine selection and I have tried many, everything is really good and the staff is knowledgable about helping you... More 

Thank zoe6282
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

For dinner on our first night in Denver my daughter suggested Carmines on Penn. It is an Italian family style restaurant where everyone has his/her share served by a waiter after it is delivered to the table. Generous portions and very tasty. We ordered a few dishes as we were six people. They had sat us inside where the A/C... More 

Thank endoman
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Carmine's on Penn is a neighborhood Italian eatery that is worth the trip. Whenever I'm going downtown for an event, I always eat at Carmine's first. It is family style Italian with an outside patio. They take reservations. It's not too pricey either. They will accommodate large parties too. Nice wine list and good cocktails.

Thank jamminmom
Rapid City, South Dakota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

excellent food and service! Do make a reservation - even though we aren't local it seems like a popular place. We started with the bruschetta, delicious - then ordered two different entrées that I had never tasted before and they were amazing - the same with the bread they brought -- This place was a real find - but you... More 

Thank Janice C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We returned to Carmine's on Penn many years following our first visit. It was as delicious as we remembered. We had the chicken parm and spaghetti with bolognese sauce. The garlic knots were buttery and to die for! The service was outstanding - with many gentlemen making sure our water glasses were full and our needs met. We made reservations... More 

Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Arvada, Colorado
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Special chef's dinner with wine pairings, four courses, wonderful desert for an incredibly reasonable price of 75$ per person. The chef was wonderful, wine great, food excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank scott j
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Best Italian dinner ever!! Everything here is served "family style", large platters of amazing food brought out for your entire table to share. Menu's are largely posted on the walls for your viewing pleasure. Come hungry and leave happy!!!

Thank Christa N
Boulder, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Went for an anniversary and only mentioned it once to host on phone. Every employee in the place wished us Happy Anniversary. That's real communication. Wine list is small but robust in selections and ranges of price per bottle. Food was just as good as the first time we ate here, 18 years ago.

Thank Carole B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?