Since 1994, Carmine’s on Penn has been bringing Italian family-style dining to Denver, using fresh ingredients in generous portions.
This location features an outdoor patio (weather permitting), a beautiful indoor dining area for large parties, all under our signature neon sign.
Our new and exciting location is at the corner of 20th and Wazee next to Coors Field.
Nestled in a brand new development and surrounded by shops and residences, it’s the perfect place to find homestyle Italian eats after catching a game or enjoying the plaza.
Italian Family-Style Dining
Creating great community while sharing food, sharing time, and enjoying great company.
Cento di questi giorni!
“May you have a hundred of these days!”
- Q&A with Carmine’s on Penn Chef David VillarealMay 17, 2023 - 3:17 pm
Chef David Villareal is head chef at Carmine’s on Penn, a family-style Italian staple of the Washington Park neighborhood in Denver, CO. Learn more about Chef David’s journey to cooking and favorite Carmine’s dishes. What inspired you to become a chef? I started cooking when I was young, helping my Grandpa make the meals for […]
About Carmine's Italian Restaurants
Carmine’s was opened in 1994 with the concept of family portions designed to share by a group rather than individual portions. Brad Ritter, owner, became involved with the restaurant in 2006 and has stayed true to this original principle. The restaurant was given a facelift not long after he came on board featuring artwork by local artist Kerry Kice who adorned our old building’s interior with murals and artistic paint touches. Long before Brad was the owner, he was a fan of Carmine’s and has kept changes modest in scope to maintain the essence of the restaurant true to its roots.