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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Doylestown, PA
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 did. Don't miss this Denver gem!

Thank mgblan10
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank CharltonDon
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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! Just make sure you leave some for us...

Thank Leon V
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wanted to get away from downtown Denver and took a local's suggestion. A quick Uber ride and we landed at Carmine's. Don't bother with a menu- tell your server what you like and you'll get great suggestions. I'm a vegetarian so always ask lots of questions. Servings designed to share are fresh and full of flavor. Their home-made bread is... More 

Thank CURoadWarrior
Denver, CO
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I'm the guy who always asks "what do you have that I can't get anywhere else?". In this case it paid off big time! I love Carmine's on Penn, their spaghetti, their meatballs, their ambience. But they're only open for dinner. Not anymore! They opened Little Carmine's right next door. I had a wonderful spaghetti and meatballs SANDWICH! They have... More 

Thank cymichael
Ken Caryl, Colorado
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a big family dinner, and the large family-style portions at Carmines were great for that. The staff was friendly and service was very good. The pasta itself was OK, but just not the quality you expect today in a nice Italian restaurant. The meatballs were very good, but the vodka sauce was kind of gloppy and dull, missing... More 

Thank Eugene S
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 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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155 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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
West Palm Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?