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National Pasta Day is October 17

Celebrate National Pasta Day this October 17th with your favorite pasta dish at Carmine’s. With over 300 known shapes, pasta is one of the world’s favorite foods. Generally, the larger shapes work better with thick, robust sauces, while skinny shapes suit light, cream sauces. Here at Carmine’s, we offer our customers three different pasta types imported […]

The Delores Project Share Dinner on September 8

The following post was contributed by Carrie Packard, Development Director at The Delores Project – a transitional shelter program for homeless women in Denver. Carmine’s on Penn is proud to once again host a fundraising dinner for this wonderful community organization. The annual Share Dinner at Carmine’s is much more than a fundraiser for The Delores […]

Family Style Dining at Carmine’s

Since the beginning, we’ve always focused on family and community. We even started Carmine’s on Penn with family in mind — using traditional recipes to create all of our sauces, breads and dishes the way they’ve been prepared for decades. We wanted Carmine’s to be a place where people could come and gather with loved ones […]

Bringing Italy’s Finest Wines to Colorado

After a weeklong winery and vineyard tour throughout Italy, Carmine’s owner Brad Ritter is back on American soil with a head full of wine knowledge and a belly full of authentic Italian cuisine. We’re not jealous..           Thanks to Dalla Terra Winery Direct – a direct importer of Italy’s finest wines – […]

The Little Black Dress of Ingredients

Throughout the history of fashion, the little black dress has become known as the essential staple in every woman’s closet. And when it comes to the Carmine’s menu, we have a staple of our own. So what is this dress-me-up, dress-me-down, night or day ingredient we can’t live without? It’s basil.  The basil plant is […]

Why We Give Back: Community Support at Carmine’s

When we took over Carmine’s nearly ten years ago, I was surprised by the number of solicitations for donations we received. It was our standard practice at the time to give a gift certificate to just about anyone who asked. But I could see that this was not a sustainable practice and questioned the true […]

Wines at Carmine’s

Does anyone age wine anymore? Once it was standard practice for a restaurant to purchase wine with the intention of aging before presenting to the consumer. But today, market pressures make this quite rare as the cost of inventory, space, and knowledge limit the opportunity. Here at Carmine’s, we strive to offer a simple, uncomplicated wine […]

Buon Viaggo: A Tour of Italy

Last week, our well-traveled Assistant Manager Stephen hosted a Tour of Italy dinner and wine tasting based on his recent adventures in Italy. We had an amazing turnout, with a little over 20 guests filling up our back room to enjoy an evening of culinary indulgence! As the group enjoyed their first beverage – Borgo […]

Join us for Denver Restaurant Week

Mark your calendars for February 20 – March 1 as we celebrate Denver’s culinary scene during Denver Restaurant Week. Bring your friends and family together to enjoy a multi-course family style meal for just $30 per person. Choose one of each: Appetizers Tour of Italy Ravioli alla Vodka Sausage and Peppers Bruschetta Antipasta Misti Portobello […]