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“Best Italian in Quito!”

Carmine Gastronomia & Arte
Ranked #23 of 1,616 Restaurants in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We went there for dinner tonight and had amazing food and service. Somehow the shrimp is so good it tastes like lobster. Best shrimp I have ever had!
Carmine is so nice and made us feel do welcomed.
The restaurant itself is beautiful!
You won't go wrong going here!!!!

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Thank Luis G
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This restaurant was amazing!! The owner Carmine made everyone feel welcome and at home. He was very good with suggestions especially since some people I was with had been having stomach issues from other food eaten in Ecuador. For the quality of the food the prices were good. The restaurant is set in a great big house (almost castle like). Desert was great to. I had the spinach ravioli and gelato for desert. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank MelanieWeaver
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

beautiful location and great italian food, crab and truffles pasta was the best. good selection of italian wines with reasonable prices.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Carmine is by far the best Italian food in Quito, but not just the food the atmosphere and reception are fantastic as well. The owner, an Italian, makes everyone feels at home, just be careful, if you let he will be choosing your dinner for you, which is nice if you want to be surprised. Strongly recommend the Osso Buco, althougth is done with the shank part of the leg and not with the bone with the marrow, other options are the stuffed artichoke for starter and the tune for main. The wine list is not the biggest, but this is usually the case in Quito. Few days a week there is live piano music.

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Thank vino_peritus
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Good place to enjoy with friend or in a romantic date.
The most impressive for the place (center north of Quito) is the house where is the restaurant. It looks like a castle and inside it's very pretty.
The food is good and the choice is wide. Obvio, there is no price under 15$ for a correct dishes.
I was there for the fiesta de Quito and a good dancer and musician of Sevillana Music were playing.

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Thank Nyco-Bway
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