About Carmine's On Penn
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 chalkboard menu to life, describing dishes and offering advice on selecting just the right combination of food and beverage.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:0pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is an added feature of the restaurant with the goal of bringing our respected, and consistently delicious food to you. By providing off-site service for corporate, business and private events, Carmine's offers a personal approach for clients and customers to enjoy and appreciate simple, yet satisfying, menu options at their place of work or in the privacy of their own backyard.
Street parking in our neighborhood. The parking lot we used to lease has been sold for development so we are no longer able to offer valet parking. 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.
Closest is Alameda Station
Private Party Facilities:
Our Blue Room accommodates parties ranging in size from 15 to 32. We offer inclusive pricing with food and wine selected for your party.
Private Party Contact:
Stephen Kozicki: 3039576503x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carmine's On Penn Ratings and Reviews
We had a fabulous meal here. Everything ...
We had a fabulous meal here. Everything is served family-style, but fortunately for us (just two), they have two different sizes of family style. The pear salad was fresh and delicious. The veal and mushroom ragu was excellent. Our server was great and knew the menu very well. We loved everything about this restaurant except the dessert. We ordered Tiramisu, but got what tasted like stale cake drowning in icing. Would go again, but would skip dessert!
I use to frequent Carmine's often over t ...
I use to frequent Carmine's often over the years but a few years ago had a mediocre experience so hadnt been back. Decided to give it another try and it was just so so again. Portions are much smaller, service was decent but not great and the main dish had little flavor. However the house salad and garlic knots were really tasty. With all the other restaurant choices in Denver, don't think we will go back anytime soon.
The food was pretty good. It is family s ...
The food was pretty good. It is family style dining with very large portions, which was fun. The pasta itself was not of the quality most of us have come to expect at nice Italian restaurants. Of the two sauces we tried, one was quite good, the other just so-so. Meatballs were quite tasty! The service is friendly and efficient. Good place for a group gathering.
After reading reviews about how the port ...
After reading reviews about how the portions were huge I had to come try it out.. The menu is very vague and leaves it all up to the waiter for explanation. We order a ceased salad for two it was a very small portion for two but it was fresh and tasty.. We order the ravioli for two and got 6 peices for $17 then ordered the$30+ Montana for two and got a couple decent portions out of that. I mainly just kept eating the free bread to fill up on. I do realize that running a restaraunt can be taxing but with out any note of organic or free range meats. None of the pasta is made in house.. Except the radvoli which I think it's just stuffed in house and premade pasta sheets. This place is just another overpriced Denver eatery....
We chose Carmine's on Penn to celebrate ...
We chose Carmine's on Penn to celebrate our anniversary on a Tuesday night because it was well reviewed and close to home. We were NOT disappointed! Our server, Chaz, was warm and friendly without losing his professionalism. The food was delicious - especially the garlic rolls and spinach salad. We ordered two entrees because we wanted to try two different dishes and of course, ended up taking a full entree home in a box (great leftovers a few days later!) The only criticism we had was the chicken in the Strozzapreti was a bit overcooked and dry, and the bowl of chocolate gelato was large enough to serve 4 people, not two! (It's difficult to take gelato home in a box...)
I have been wanting the Shrimp Diavlo fo ...
I have been wanting the Shrimp Diavlo for a year because last time I went I couldn't order that because we were doing all family style and no one else wanted it. I had read reviews that it was really good, but it wasn't that great. The sauce and mussels, clams & shrimp were good, but the pasta tasted like it was from Safeway- nothing special. Oh- and the mussels were TINY in size. My date had some pasta dish with sausage and fresh red peppers and yellow peppers; his was really good. We got the tiramisu dessert and it was delicious. However, although Maggiano's is a chain, I think all their food is better. I should point out that Italian isn't my favorite food either.
The food and service are always consiste ...
The food and service are always consistently good. Love eating out on the patio. Happy that they now offer 1/2 order portions of most all of the menu items. Makes it easier for a small groups to still order several different entrees to try and share.
We had a group of 6 for a birthday dinne ...
We had a group of 6 for a birthday dinner. The food is served family style and we chose 3 entrees recommended by our waiter and they were all excellent. We ate outside and it was very enjoyable. We probably could have ordered 2 entrees with the salad and been fine. We all took food home.
Disappointing experience. Went for my bd ...
Disappointing experience. Went for my bday because it came highly recommended. Noted on reservation thru Open Table and others in our party let them know it was a birthday celebration. That was not recognized in any way. Waiter did not ask one person in our party for her drink order, forgot to bring mine and her second. Food was ok, not as great as anticipated and servings were small, also not what we expected. Checked the box, will go elsewhere next time.
Carmine's on Penn has had consistently g ...
Carmine's on Penn has had consistently great food for decades!! The pear salad and the montana chicken are unique and the cheesecake and the tiramasu are probably the best desserts I have had in a long time!! Service is friendly and awesome. Enjoy!!!
Always a family favorite because of the ...
Always a family favorite because of the great food & service for our group of five. Ordered Mussels, Pear Salad, Strozzapreti, Chicken Piccata, and Meatballs with Vodka Sauce. Missed the Seafood Fra Diavalo since we tried the Meatballs instead; not bad but will go back to the Seafood Fra Diavalo on our next visit. Food is outstanding & we love bringing home leftovers.
What an excellent Italian restaurant! M ...
What an excellent Italian restaurant! My wife and I visited and were treated to outstanding service by Bobby, who mitigated an otherwise inconvenient issue with their computer system in printing out our check by generously shaving a little off the bill. Totally unexpected and very much appreciated. The portions are VERY generous and you will leave very satisfied, even if you have to take home the excellent cannoli.
A nice quiet back room that filled up qu ...
A nice quiet back room that filled up quickly on a Saturday night. Cannon was a great server with many good suggestions and plenty of experience. A super-special occasion to celebrate quite a number of accomplishments in our group, birthday, anniversary and several other milestones. Perfect spot for celebration and fine Italian dining. Nice to see this neighborhood tradition still around and thriving.
We first heard about this place from Big ...
We first heard about this place from Big Al (Alfred Williams)who loves this place so my husband and I decided to go for our anniversary. The service great and food was so delicious! Our server, Nate, was very knowledgeable about all of the menu including drinks. We will definitely return. We love it now too!
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