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Carmine's On Penn

4.6
4.6
2425 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Carmine's on Penn was established in 1994 as a neighborhood, family-style Italian restaurant. Our atmosphere is casual, festive, and friendly. Our servers bring the menu to life, describing dishes and offering advice on selecting just the right combination of food and beverage. We are currently accepting reservations for up to 14 people. Please include persons of any age in the reservation. Carmine's on Penn is currently offering takeout and dining Tues-Sun 5-8pm Fri/Sat 5-9 303-777-6443

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 777-6443

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nate Hohm

  • Catering

    Catering is an added feature of the restaurant with the goal of bringing our delicious food to you. We can cater business, personal, or off site events. For pricing, availability, or just to learn more about how Carmine's delivers exceptional catering; simply email: Catering@CarminesonPenn.net

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Room accommodates parties ranging in size from 18 to 32. We offer inclusive pricing with food and wine selected for your party. If you are interested in hosting a private event, please give us a call at 303-777-6443 and ask for John or Jess.

  • Private party contact

    Brad Ritter: (303) 777-6443

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Park

  • Cross street

    Bayaud and Pennsylvania

  • Parking details

    Street parking in our neighborhood. There is a school between Cedar to the south, Bayaud to the west, Washington to the east, and Pearl to the west. It is a short block from us and since no one lives there, it is a reliable place to find a parking spot. Currently streets in the area are closed off or restricted for Covid-19 street dining.

  • Public transit

    Closest is Alameda Station

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,425 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Good for groups

  • Denver

    Kid-friendly

  • Denver

    Good for groups

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  1. K

    Karen

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I had not been to Carmine's for about twenty years, and decided to bless my youngest child with a special birthday celebration at a place where his late father and I had many happy memories. Pasta is his favorite food, so Carmine's seemed the obvious choice. My elderly folks, my brother, and another one of my five children joined us for dinner. The ambience and service were excellent, and the salad was cold and crisp. However, the 5 different pasta dishes we ordered were lackluster at best and overpriced for the volume of food we received. The two GF dishes we ordered were obviously not 100% GF (and the noodles were some sort of cheap, chewy brand), as both my son and I were sick all last night and this morning. I'm so deeply disappointed and a bit embarrassed, as it was a big sacrifice for me as a single mother to bless my youngest son in this way. We also drove 40 min each way, too, and he had been looking forward to it for a month. Such a frustrating evening, and I'm just sick about the $275 I spent on such a bad experience.

    Carmine's On PennResponded 3 days agoKaren, Our sincere apologies for such a frustrating experience you had when recently dining with us. We too are embarrassed. We certainly do strive to avoid cross contamination when preparing GF pasta. The product we use is imported from Italy and is priced considerably higher than our regular pasta. Our servers are knowledgeable when it comes to the sauce preparation (GF or not) but it appears that communication was lacking that evening. Your message has been forwarded to our management team.

  2. J

    Jean

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. Need music!!!!!
  3. W

    Wagon

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food as always. Always a family favorite for Birthday celebrations. Thank you.
  4. v

    valster

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmine's has been a favorite for many years. the wait staff is always extremely knowledgeable and the food is consistently exceptional
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been our “go to” Italian place for years. Food
  6. F

    Foodie1955

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is consistently good. Go with at least four people to try different things. We had the Caesar Salad ,seafood fradiavlo, eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 26, 2022What a great recommendation to dine with at least four people, Foodie 1955! Family-style, food to share does make all the difference. We appreciate you joining us for dinner and look forward to your return.

  7. b

    bobindenver

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant and delightful evening. Quiet enough for conversation without distraction. Food was delicious and I recommend the Ceasar salad!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 26, 2022BobinDenver: Thank you for dining with us and enjoying our food. We look forward to your return. Always are grateful for a 5-star review!

  8. U

    Uptowngirl333

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always depend on having a great meal at Carmine’s On Penn. Food is so good. Ambiance is elegant, yet cozy. Service is excellent. This is the places I take friends and family who are here from out of town, to eat. I have yet to be disappointed!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 23, 2022Uptowngirl333: We are humbled by you taking the time to share your comments with us. Thank you for the 5-stars and kind words. Always a pleasure having you dine with us.

  9. B

    Bill

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great atmosphere great value

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 23, 2022Bill: Many thanks for sharing your comments! We do believe in family style dining and its value as well. Looking forward to your return.

  10. DV

    DiannaV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Maria was Our waitress and she was amazing. Highly recommend it

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 23, 2022Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us, DiannaV! We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our staff.

  11. E

    Enjoyable

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had two folks who had not been there before and they loved it! As usual everything was great! Tony our server was awesome!!!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 17, 2022We will pass along your kind comments, Enjoyable! Thank you for being with us and sharing the Carmine's experience with your friends.

  12. LB

    LarryB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been a while since there. Just as good as last time and as I remembered. Will not be as long to return as it was this time

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 15, 2022Glad to have you back, Larry! See you again soon. Thank you for your kind remarks and 5-stars.

  13. BW

    BillW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Wait staff were very friendly but unfortunately our dinner took over 1.5 hours to get served. Unfortunately can’t recommend this restaurant.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 8, 2022We extend our sincere apologies for the experience you had when dining with us this recently. It was a very embarrassing evening for us being shorthanded in the kitchen. We understand your frustration and had intended the evening to turn out better than it did for many diners. We trust you will consider dining with us in the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.

  14. U

    Unhappy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Food was great. Way too loud outside where we were seated! Screaming kid at the table next to us and a very loud table of ten nearby. Our server was very arrogant. A real jerk. Started out by telling us when we wanted to wait to order our entrees and just start with the family size salad that because they were so busy we had to order everything at one time! I"ve never been told that in all the years we have dined out at many of the finest restaurants! With the prices you charge, the customer should be able to order whenever they are damn well ready. The server was clearing plates and drinks before we were ready and kept reaching from behind my husband and myself instead of walking four more steps to the side of the table so we didn't have to pass the plates over our shoulders to him. Since we had dined there before but our friends had not, he told us we could explain the menu to them. We should never have left a 20% gratuity but it's too late to change that.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was above excellent. Waiter was NEVER there. Might have had too many tables. We asked for assistance from manager)?) to place our order. Wanted coffee and dessert but waiter disappeared again and we were going to the DCPA and could not wait any longer. Too bad. Again, we will be back as the food could not have been more delicious

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 4, 2022We apologize and are embarrassed that the service you experienced recently was sub par. Your comments have been forwarded to staff and management and will be discussed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts around the food as well. We trust you will join us again in the near future.

  16. AM

    AdrianaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great food! Must have caught the server on a bad night.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 4, 2022Thank you Adriana for sharing your comments with us. We will continue to improve our service and ask that you do give us another chance and return soon.

  17. GM

    GailM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The family portions didn't seem like family portions. The food was delicious. The service was awesome but I did expect more food from the family size plates.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 4, 2022Thank you for letting us know your thoughts re: our portion size. We typically serve a pound of pasta with all pasta entrees enough for four people to share. Four full chicken breasts as well with all chicken items on the menu. We do appreciate hearing of your perception and will discuss this with our kitchen staff and management.

  18. HS

    HankS

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the food at first they gave us 1/2 orders, but they corrected their mistake

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 4, 2022We appreciate your patience, Hank. Thank you for joining us for dinner recently.

  19. CC

    ChristieC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t believe I have never been here before! We will be back! Amazing food!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 4, 2022Yes Christie...do come back again! Thank you for your kind remarks.

  20. R

    Rp123

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service. Sat on the heated and covered patio and it was quiet and comfortable.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 27, 2022We are delighted you enjoyed yourself when dining with us recently, Rp123. Do come back again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday! It was perfect the staff gave us suggestion based off what we liked. I love the meatballs and vodka and Caesar salad! Also the bread is bomb. There desert was yummy too. It was a great time!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on November 9, 2022We are grateful for your kind comments. Thank you for joining us for dinner. We look forward to having you back soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Logan was our server and he was great. We came in for two birthday celebrations in a group of 8. We did the family style dining and it was the perfect choice. Great food, drinks and ambiance! We love Carmine’s on Penn.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for your kind comments and sharing your experience with us. We will pass this onto our staff.

  23. GR

    GregR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!! Food and staff are top notch!!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 23, 2022Greg-We are delighted that you joined us for dinner recently. Thank you for your kind comments.

  24. J

    Jack

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Rolls, pear salad and wine excellent. Bolognese was surprisingly not good. My wife and I had the same reaction.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 16, 2022Jack, Thank you sharing your recent dining experience with us. We trust you were able to bring to the attention of our manager how you felt about the house made Bolognese. We always strive to address concerns of customers to the best of our ability.

  25. AD

    AmberD

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time here and we it was just as good as the first time! I'm already looking forward to our next visit!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 17, 2022We appreciate your return visit with us, Amber. We look forward to you being a 'regular.' Thank you for joining us!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The pasta was amazing!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed our pasta!

  27. JB

    JenniferB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely fantastic. Some of the best Italian in town. I highly recommend the Seafood Fra Diavola. It was amazing! The cannoli's were delicious. The service was also excellent. We will be coming back again for sure.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 14, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself when dining with us recently, Jennifer. Very humbled by your kind comments. Thank you!

  28. RD

    RickD

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The good is great, but the parking situation is our of control!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 12, 2022We are appreciative of your comments, Rick. We agree that the parking situation leaves a lot to be desired. Once the condo building across the street was built and we lost our valet lot, we realize that our customers are challenged to find a spot, especially when nestled in a neighborhood. Thank you for your understanding. Do join us again soon.

  29. TC

    TammyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m from NY and Italian and this is by far the best Italian in Denver. Everything was exceptional; food, service, ambience. So many amazing Menu options. Very impressed by the professionalism of all of the staff.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 4, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed ourselves when dining with us recently, Tammy. Thank you for your glowing comments.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was a busy evening, our table wasn't ready when we got there for our reservation and we got put in the bar area and it was very loud. That was a little disappointing and hard to hear.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 4, 2022We sincerely apologize that your table wasn't ready at the time you made your reservation on a busy Friday night. We do our best to service seated customers with the intention of preparing tables for the next reservation time. When the restaurant is full, so is the volume. We trust you will return again so we can serve you under better circumstances. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  31. AN

    AmyN1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and atmosphere! Easy to make a reservation and seated right away!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 4, 2022Thank you so much, Amy!

  32. D

    Dkpix

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    waitstaff were very kind and attentive. location lively and clean. fair prices and large portions

    Carmine's On PennResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and 5-stars with us, Dkpix!

  33. e

    elliel

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good not great, portions were fine, service very good

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you for being with us and offering your comments, Ellie. We trust you will return and give us another opportunity to be of service to you.

  34. AM

    AndreaM

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Service was spot on. Love the way they serve everyone at the table and then leave what's left to be enjoyed.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 23, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed our family-style service when you had dinner with us, Andrea. Thank you for your kind words and do return soon to dine with us again.

  35. S

    Swilmo

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish! plenty food for family style and great service, my boss is a very picky eater and very particular on what he expects on service and food quality on a restaurant, so I told him he def. has to come here!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 19, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us, Swilmo. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to your return.

  36. ML

    MarjorieL

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Carmine's for a work celebration. There were 8 of us with diverse tastes and dietary restrictions. We ordered the Caesar and pear salads. We ordered chicken parm, the lemon shrimp pasta, chicken Montana pasta and the risotto. We shared a tiramisu for dessert which was more than enough for 8 people!! Portions were generous. The food was great, the atmosphere was fun and we especially enjoyed our waitperson, Shea. We'll definitely return.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 17, 2022It was pleasure having your party dine with us, Marjorie. Thank you for your positive comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to your next visit!

  37. GW

    GregW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food- family style, but with the waiter dishing out the portions. Food was great- the portion size for the ravioli was pretty small, but tasted great. Our server was solid- wish I could remember his name. It was our first visit, and he took his time explaining the dishes. Noise level was really loud inside- I like "energetic", but it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Fortunately, we had a late reservation, and enough people left to drop the noise considerably. I'd recommend getting a table outside if the weather permits. Overall, great food, and a great experience.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you for dining with us recently, Greg, We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you join us again in the near future.

  38. EG

    ElizabethG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Definitely will be back! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very energetic!

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 13, 2022We appreciate you dining with us and letting us know of your recent experience, Elizabeth. Do join us again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your considerate comments and sharing your experience with us.

  40. C

    Celebration

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding service and outstanding food. Very much enjoyed the level of service and care on our anniversary.

    Carmine's On PennResponded on September 8, 2022We are appreciative of your comments and delighted that you enjoyed a special celebratory evening in our care. We will look forward to having you dine with us again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Carmine's On Penn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 777-6443.

Carmine's On Penn is rated 4.6 stars by 2425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Carmine's On Penn

92 S. Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bayaud and Pennsylvania

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking in our neighborhood. There is a school between Cedar to the south, Bayaud to the west, Washington to the east, and Pearl to the west. It is a short block from us and since no one lives there, it is a reliable place to find a parking spot. Currently streets in the area are closed off or restricted for Covid-19 street dining.

  • Public transit

    Closest is Alameda Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nate Hohm

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 777-6443

  • Catering

    Catering is an added feature of the restaurant with the goal of bringing our delicious food to you. We can cater business, personal, or off site events. For pricing, availability, or just to learn more about how Carmine's delivers exceptional catering; simply email: Catering@CarminesonPenn.net

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Room accommodates parties ranging in size from 18 to 32. We offer inclusive pricing with food and wine selected for your party. If you are interested in hosting a private event, please give us a call at 303-777-6443 and ask for John or Jess.

  • Private party contact

    Brad Ritter: (303) 777-6443

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