About Carmine's On Penn
Denver, CO 80209
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: (303) 957-6503
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 felt like we were "bumped" on orderin ...
We felt like we were "bumped" on ordering more food than we needed and we left with three boxes of take home food. That was our fault for not staying with our original order when the server suggested we would probably need another entree.
There was also an added charge for a side dish of $11.95 which we did not order. The server's response when questioned made us a little suspicious that the extra charge was a matter of course for the restaurant. It could have been a "mistake" but I would caution diners to check your bill carefully especially when dining with a group. Just sayin'...
We had reservations for 6pm, we got ther ...
We had reservations for 6pm, we got there about 5:45 and sat immediately. Nathan our waiter was awesome, knew the menu, the right wine and was very attentive.....as was his helpers. As usual, the food was good, lots of it, leaving plenty for leftovers. Will definitely keep coming back!
Been to hundreds of restaurants in the D ...
Been to hundreds of restaurants in the Denver area. But I still have this as my favorite place in the Denver. The lcoation, the service, the food is top notch. And the rolls are insanely delicious. I will bec oming back here for years to come.
We call ourselves regulars at Carmines. ...
We call ourselves regulars at Carmines. We know what we will be ordering before we sit down. My husband and I split a pear salad and eggplant parmigiana for 2. The server was friendly and efficient. The food, as usual, was delicious. The restaurant was full on a Saturday night. Our total bill including my husband's beer was a modest $38 which I am sure was a total disappointment to the server. He did a great job until the very end when he threw the bill with our credit card onto the table, looking away and leaving immediately. What a mistake. We planned on leaving a 25% tip because we felt so badly our table didn't produce much of a tip. But his attitude at the most critical point was so rude, that we left him a bare minimum. All he needed to do was smile and say "have a good night" or "thank you." Instead we left irritated and disappointed. How to ruin a lovely dining experience.
Pretty decent restaurant, the waiter was ...
Pretty decent restaurant, the waiter was a bit pushy with us really trying to upset quit a bit - especially on the wine. Overall it was a pleasant experience and we'll return again when we are in the area and in need of a place to eat.
As always amazing food and great service ...
As always amazing food and great service! This time around it was a little different for us since we had a 3 month old baby. The staff and service was still amazing and they even had a changing table area for our lit one, just ask your server.
Carmines is so outstanding because Brad ...
Carmines is so outstanding because Brad and Stephen make a point of remembering their clients names, favorite drinks, and favorite meals. We have been coming for over 20 years, and it never fails to deliver deeply delicious Italian food and great atmosphere!
I hadn't been to Carmine's in many years ...
I hadn't been to Carmine's in many years, so I was really looking forward to taking my boyfriend there (it was his first time there). One of my favorite dishes wasn't on the menu but I mentioned it to our server and she said that they could still make it for me, so I was thrilled. But what came out was nothing like it used to be. It was too spicy and just thrown together, with no much flavor. Their food used to be DIVINE and I was really disappointed. It just didn't seem to have the same quality as 10 years ago. And it's expensive - I spent $96 on a meal that I didn't even really want to eat. In fact, I could have made a better version of it at home. :(
We have gone to Carmine's two years in a ...
We have gone to Carmine's two years in a row for our anniversary. We are turning it into a tradition! We love everything about that place. My boyfriend has been going there since he was a child. There have been a few changes but nonetheless still great food, great wine list. Good service. We were just a little disappointed when the server came over with our check after boxing our food instead of offering us dessert, or at least asking if we wanted anything. It was our anniversary! Of course we're getting dessert! He did end up taking one off as a "Happy anniversary" thing, which redeemed a bit for us. Overall, we will be back!
I had been wanting to visit Carmine's fo ...
I had been wanting to visit Carmine's for quite a while and they did not disappoint. Our waiter was fantastic. I asked him for a wine recommendation and he suggested a very reasonably priced Barbera that was delicious. We mentioned that we wished to take our time and chat and he obliged to leave us chatting for the perfect amount of time. The bread was ridiculously good as were the suggestions of the veal dish and the pasta with meatballs and vodka sauce. Finished the meal with limoncello, cappuccino, and sea salt caramel gelato. A wonderful experience for $60/person. Thanks Carmine's
Very good service, average food, but qui ...
Very good service, average food, but quite pricey - Lemon Shrimp Calabrese for $53 ? My opinion - should be about $40. Visited on a Wednesday evening, parking very difficult to find. Overall, average experience, what made it worthwhile was a great waiter - Chaz.
My husband and I used to go here a lot, ...
My husband and I used to go here a lot, and hadn't been in a while, so we decided to take my mother-in-law while she was in town. The food was of low quality. We got the Veal Parmesan which was the worst I think I've ever had; the Bolognese pasta had no flavor; and my mother-in-law said the chicken was bland as well. The only good food we had were the mussels. My husband and I ordered Old Fashioned's and the bar tender had put them in a shaker (Old Fashioned's don't need to be shaken). They were so watered down we decided to switch to something the bar tender didn't have to make....wine.
This place is way over priced for what it is. It used to be some place the locals could go to and enjoy, but now there's too many Colorado implants that come here. Probably won't be returning any time soon.
We have been coming to Carmines for over ...
We have been coming to Carmines for over 15 years but our visit on December 9 will be our last. We were treated so badly that it was insulting. Having us stand outside in the cold (we were five minutes early) while the staff stood around inside looking out at us was ridiculous. Being seated on the patio alone with a party for 20 when the inside dining rooms were practically empty is just plain bad management. The group of 20 had every right to celebrate and be loud but we also should have been able to hear our group have a conversation. When we politely talked to the manager about this he was aggressive and defensive. Such a shame that a once great restaurant has fallen so far. Thankfully Denver has many amazing restaurants that treat their customers with respect.
I thoroughly enjoyed Carmine's! The ser ...
I thoroughly enjoyed Carmine's! The server was very helpful when explaining the menu. The chicken parmigiana was the best I have ever had! The cheesecake was also wonderful. Loved the ambiance, and they treated my daughter very well for her 17th birthday!
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