Carmine’s Italian Restaurant Brings Old School Charm to McGregor Square
“As the city begins to blossom back to life, there may be no better symbol of the renewed energy than McGregor Square… the whole complex was recently joined by a cornerstone with more than enough clout and quality to tie the location together. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant — a genuine staple of the Wash Park neighborhood for nearly three decades running — opened its second iteration downtown on June 15, offering the same family-style dining that made the original so wildly popular.”
First Look: Carmine’s on McGregor Square Delivers Comfort in the Chaos
“What we saw: The decor is lighter than at the original Carmine’s on Penn, which has been serving Italian food and wine on South Pennsylvania Avenue since 1994. That was intentional, according to owner Brad Ritter, who purchased Carmine’s on Penn in 2006 and chose McGregor Square for its first expansion.
‘For years, so many people would say, You need to open a Carmine’s in my neighborhood,’ he explains. While he considered other possibilities, it wasn’t until he was approached about this Colorado Rockies development that he decided to add a second Carmine’s. ‘How could you say no to this opportunity?’ he asks.”
Our McGregor Square restaurant is now open for dinner! We are so excited to open this beautiful new restaurant in this great location. Whether you are coming downtown for a game, live downtown or are coming down for a sampling of all the culture Denver offers, come and dine with us!
Our second location will be opening soon in Downtown Denver! We’re beyond excited to share this gorgeous new space with you. Follow us on social media @carminesitalianrestaurants to stay up to date on all the latest news, see our progressing interiors, and most of all, be the first to know when we open our doors!
We are proud to announce an expansion opportunity to the Ballpark area of downtown Denver: “Carmine’s on McGregor Square!” We are honored to have been chosen to join this stunning property adjacent to Coors Field. Our neighbors in this project will be various retail establishments, office spaces, a hotel, condominiums, a food hall, sports bar and Denver’s local, American Italian immigrant family style restaurant, Carmine’s! We will be serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Lunch will focus on individual portions of pastas, a selection of Little Carmine’s menu of sandwiches, salads, soup and sides. For dinner, you can expect your favorite menu items enjoyed over the years with some new additions. Carmine’s on McGregor Square joins the original Carmine’s on Penn (now celebrating 27 years in business) offering made to order, food to share in portions for two people or family size. Projected opening date on McGregor Square is slated for early May 2021.
Carmine’s on Penn has entered the delivery arena. We have partnered with Confluence Courier Collective (CCC), a local bicycle delivery company, to deliver our fresh food to you! CCC will speed your order to your door from Carmine’s on Penn. Our minimum is $25 per order and you will be charged a $4 delivery fee. See delivery area here. You may add gratuity for your courier at your discretion. Orders can be ready for courier by 5:30PM.
To order, call us at Carmine’s on Penn 303-777-6443
South Pennsylvania Street has undergone a transformation. Gone are the homes and parking lots that used to be opposite Carmine’s on Penn. In their place we have new residences and new businesses. Wrigley on Penn is a condominium complex newly completed. Some of our new neighbors are already at their new home.
The development also includes some new businesses. Most notably, we have three new restaurant neighbors.Uncle and American Grind are located on the ground floor of Wrigley on Penn and join our recent neighbor Rise and Shine Biscuit Kitchen. Come see us and our new surroundings soon.
Scenario #1: You get home from work. Open the fridge. Last week’s leftovers staring you in the face. You just changed clothes and are not interested in going grocery shopping or even going out to grab a bite.
Scenario #2: You have friends visiting unexpectedly and you want to entertain, relax and chat in the comfort of your own home and there’s no time to go food shopping.
Introducing “Carmine’s at Home”. Think picking up a quart of house made marinara, box of dried pasta, Carmine’s proprietary grated Italian cheese blend, salad dressings or even a sandwich roll to toast in the oven, slathered with garlic and butter. A slice of Carmine’s cheesecake or cannolis for dessert. All that’s needed to complete the meal is a pot of water to cook the pasta and you’ve got yourself an easy, delicious and hassle free dinner.
You’ll find other signature items to enjoy at home: Bolognese sauce, Carmine’s house made salad dressings, quarts of smoked chicken salad from Little Carmine’s, olives, pepperoncini peppers, single servings of Carmine’s house, Caesar or Pear Salads, bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to name a few. Carmine’s at Home items available next door in the cooler at Little Carmine’s Italian Sandwich Shop 11am-7pm Tuesdays-Sundays.
We Open at 5:00 PM and seat until 9:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday we seat until 10:00 PM.. Take-out and dine in are available. Little Carmine's is temporarily closed.