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Carmine's - Washington DC, Washington, DC

Carmine's - Washington DC

4.5
4.5
5555 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted Carmine's with a singular vision; bringing his guests abundant portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of made to order pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing among friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic - we want every day to feel like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma's!

We are open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Pick-up, Delivery, Catering and Private Parties. Your safety is our priority. DC no longer requires proof of vaccination to dine indoors. Indoor & Outdoor dining are available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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  • Order online
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 737-7770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Isidro Ruiz

  • Catering

    Enjoy Carmine"s classics catered to the venue of your choice. From a small drop-off and set up for 20 to a full-scale, off-premises event for 2000. Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection. Catering packages or customized menus are available.

  • Private party facilities

    9 private dining rooms with 700 seats including a fireside dining room and state of the art technology in our boardrooms, Carmine’s specializes in catering, banquet, and special events. With an elevator from the garage, and other VIP amenities, Carmine's is the place for your next event in NW DC.

  • Private party contact

    Hanane Nafidi: (202) 552-4000 ext. 480

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    between E and D street on 7th street

  • Parking details

    Entrance to parking garage is on E street. Address to parking garage is 616 E Street NW Washington 20004. The parking garage has an elevator entrance into Carmine's above. Valet parking is available nightly after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    Metro: Carmine’s is 2 blocks north of the Archives-Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow/Green line; Carmine’s is 3 blocks south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop on the Red line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Kid Friendly

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  1. M

    Myles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my experience food was delicious everything tasted fresh and the staff was welcoming and helpful
  2. JO

    JohnnyO

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group included an eighteenth-month-old. Carmine's staff accommodated us wonderfully. We had a great service team and delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere. We recommend the garlic bread/with cheese (huge order) which was quite delicious. We also loved the home-made lasagna, the chicken parmesan, and the stuffed mushrooms were all top shelf.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Huge portions and good non-alcoholic beverages. Will Definitely go again when in DC.
  6. MB

    MariaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance! My only wish is that the restaurant offered portion sizes appropriate to the number of people dining. I get that it’s a family-style restaurant. It’s just a ridiculous amount of leftovers for a party of 2, even when only ordering 1 salad and 1 entree. Otherwise, great food and friendly service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter mixed up out orders, not once but four times. Generally inattentive staff, overworked. Decent food, but not great value for money.
  8. AF

    AlisonF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I had a reservation and was late. Hostess told me it had been canceled and I would have to wait 20 minutes for a table. Went to the bar to wait -- took ages to get a drink. After sitting for about 40 minutes we ordered food at the bar. That also took ages and the bartender appeared very annoyed when we asked when our food would be ready. He never came back to ask if we wanted another drink -- had to flag him down. And he forgot to bring one .... We were there for about two hours and the hostess never came about our table.....
  9. MQ

    MrsQueen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Server was fabulous she deserve some form of recognition for the outstanding service, professionalism she provided to me and my family which was fashionable late as ever! I look forward in dining inn again! God Bless!
  10. NG

    NathanG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    No real descriptions on menu.
  11. DD

    DiegoD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment amazing food. Our dinner was delicious. I would highly recommend Carmines to everybody who loves Italian food!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday it was fabulous
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine at Carmine’s. You can’t go wrong with the chicken scallopini. Meatballs are amazing!!!
  14. L

    Lovethisplace

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great!
  15. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Juana deserves a big time promotion or raise! He went above and beyond for our daughters birthday. Surmised her with a birthday sing along during dessert.
  16. JT

    JohnT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here. With just the two of us, it was a great date night. I didn’t realize how the portions how big they were but no complaints about the food. Will certainly return soon in the near future!!
  17. TG

    TamekaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Betty, was amazing!! So knowledgeable, pleasant, and always present when we needed her. The food was delicious and the portions were king sized. Would recommend this place to anyone but especially families that want to feel relaxed and comfortable.
  18. JS

    JenS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Went for lunch based on prior positive reviews. Greatly disappointed, food was mediocre and steeply priced. Wine was indistinguishable based on what we ordered- a Chardonnay and Riesling that both tasted like Sauvignon Blanc for $15 a glass. Waiter was slow, inattentive - finally brought complimentary bread after the other server delivered our meals. We then had to ask another server to find our person to request an extra condiment only to wait over 10 minutes. He then asked “do you still want that?”. Are you kidding me? $90 for a sandwich, two glasses of wine and a plate of spaghetti I can make better at home from a jar. Don’t waste your time or money.
  19. MS

    MichelleS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 38 from out of state and Carmine’s really provided an amazing experience in one of the private rooms. Extremely busy restaurant, but you couldn’t tell by the exceptional service and mountains of food! We’ll be back!
  20. n

    nhm2

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Do not go here unless you have a minimum of 4 diners, each dish is meant to be shared by 3-5 people. Everyone walks out with a doggie bag.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. Don’t let the menu process scare you off. They serve family style, and a single order of pasta will feed 4-6 hungry adults, maybe even two teenage athletes. We ordered a salad and I could plate it for 10-12 people at a home dinner. Full bar. Decent wine list. They have pieces for private pastors and families and cozy little tables for ax date night. Enough noise to let you know you’re out on the town, but not distracting.
  22. NC

    NicardiC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmine's offered delicious food with huge portions and an awesome environment.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    We had a reservation but the restaurant was very busy. They seated many other tables before us and now I find out they marked us as a no show. Foods great, our waitress was great, but the hostesses were downright rude.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food but service was a little slow.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    What a disappointment. The strawberry margaritas are absolutely gross. The penne vodka, which should be hard to mess up, had such a bad flavor. Overall waste of time.
  26. VC

    VeronicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Wonderful Food. Claudia our server was great.
  27. J

    Jill

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a great atmosphere I highly recommend it for gatherings Servings are huge and meant to be shared
  28. TM

    TaylorM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly wonderful service! Really appreciate that our waiter noticed we’d only ordered vegetarian items including the broccoli side so he asked if anyone was a vegetarian because the broccoli side was made in chicken stock. Very considerate and attentive!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great food wish service was a bit better. Never been there and would have liked a wait staff that was a little more friendly and understanding
  30. K

    Kurt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great helpfull staff! Nice atmosphere. Nice option to have your dinner at the bar when you’re not eating in a large group or with family. Portions are still huge but food was fine!
  31. BR

    BobR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a business dinner. We entertained several clients. Food and service were excellent. Would highly recommend for group dinners!
  32. E

    Ebj123

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was outstanding. Just too much food but great sharing.
  33. k

    karinag

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Celebrating a birthday and I had to tell them 2 times. Our salad came last. Took 2 hours to get most basic pasta. What used to be the best family dining experience in dc has now become the worst
  34. SC

    SuzanneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Frequented this place several times in the past. Great place for large groups. Food was very good. Waiter was attentive as well. We ordered 5 entrees and several sides to accommodate the everyone. We ordered just the right amount of food. Everything was great until one of the table runners picking up plates dropped a plate on the back of one of our guests. He barely said anything, didn't offer a napkin or anything as the plate had food on it. Noticed he didn't come back in our area so this could have been addressed.
  35. J

    Jimmy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won’t leave hungry from Carmine’s. They serve family style servings. The veal parmigiana was tender and delicious, the porterhouse steak, potatoes, peppers ans onions was perfect. We had a party of four and we left with 3 take home shopping bags.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice meal, serving sizes are way too big for 2 people to share.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice with excellent service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Joe our waiter was wonderful. He answered our questions. Gave us time but not neglecting the table. Food was delicious. Yes the plates are huge and ideally meant to be split amongst groups or bigger parties. He or His colleague packed up our left overs. But later that hotel I realized no plastic wear …
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was fair; slow and not of the caliber for the cost. Food was presented well, tasted good, and was hot. Drinks did vary in taste and were not consistent. I do recommend the place, just the above does need work.
  40. JL

    JudyL

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are too large for 2 people to share

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Carmine's - Washington DC using the Order Online button. Carmine's - Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-7770.

Carmine's - Washington DC is rated 4.5 stars by 5555 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Carmine's - Washington DC

425 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between E and D street on 7th street

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Entrance to parking garage is on E street. Address to parking garage is 616 E Street NW Washington 20004. The parking garage has an elevator entrance into Carmine's above. Valet parking is available nightly after 5pm.

  • Public transit

    Metro: Carmine’s is 2 blocks north of the Archives-Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow/Green line; Carmine’s is 3 blocks south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop on the Red line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Isidro Ruiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 737-7770

  • Catering

    Enjoy Carmine"s classics catered to the venue of your choice. From a small drop-off and set up for 20 to a full-scale, off-premises event for 2000. Carmine's Catering offers one-stop shopping. Professional staff, complete set-up and service, rentals, linens, décor, and venue selection. Catering packages or customized menus are available.

  • Private party facilities

    9 private dining rooms with 700 seats including a fireside dining room and state of the art technology in our boardrooms, Carmine’s specializes in catering, banquet, and special events. With an elevator from the garage, and other VIP amenities, Carmine's is the place for your next event in NW DC.

  • Private party contact

    Hanane Nafidi: (202) 552-4000 ext. 480

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