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/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carmine's On Penn Ratings and Reviews
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!
We love Carmine's on Penn, and Saturday ...
We love Carmine's on Penn, and Saturday night was no exception! They were able to accommodate a Gluten Free meal with ease and a special birthday cake would have been prepared if we gave them enough notice. Everyone loved it and we will most certainly be back again!
Service was great and the restaurant was ...
Service was great and the restaurant was quite busy. We had 2 kids in our group and the staff was excellent with them. The wines & cocktails were average but the food was very good and the portion sizes are large. This is our 3rd time at Carmine's and we would definitely return.
Excellent experience. Wait staff was ex ...
Excellent experience. Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The meals are served family style, so this restaurant was a great option for dining with our teenage boys. The Chicken Montana was light yet flavorful, loaded with vegetables and chicken. And the garlic knots - to die for!
We've been coming to Carmine's for more ...
We've been coming to Carmine's for more than ten years. We had our first date here. We got engaged here. The gnocchi was always our go-to, but this past visit, both it and the ravioli were not vegetarian. While previous waitstaff has worked with us (hey, we can put the gnocchi with a different sauce for you, no problem), our waiter for this anniversary dinner was lethargic and seemed barely present. What we did order was delicious, no doubt, but the experience was lacking. Not even sure we'll go back.
My husband and I came here during a chil ...
My husband and I came here during a child-free trip to Denver. The food is served family-style or in servings for two. Hubby thought it wasn't going to work for us because he eats meat and I don't. Our compromise was to order pasta alla Carmine's, a vegetarian marinara, and hubby ordered a side of sausage and peppers.
It is difficult to make vegetarian sauce taste flavorful, but Carmine's did it. The sauce was amazing, and even received a thumbs up from the meat eater who also loved the sausage and peppers.
We knew we wanted dessert so we skipped the appetizers and salad. The cheesecake is probably one of the best I've ever had. It was made with ricotta and was rich and decadent. I rarely order cheesecake because I'm so disappointed by how "meh" it is, but thankfully, we followed the server's recommendation and tried it. Do it! You won't regret it (unless you're dieting).
The wine list was extensive, and we met some Carmine's regulars at the bar for a drink after dinner. Over all, it was a delicious, delightful experience.
Food was really good. Waiter was awesome too
It was a wonderful night. Loved every dish, veal picatta was delicious. We ordered side of pesto pasta and put it on top. We were with some traditional eaters so didn't get to try more extravagant dishes but will go back on our own.
Loved it and staff was awesome as well
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