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425 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2229 (between E and D street on 7th street)
+1 202-737-7770
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed dinner here and quickly realized we ordered too much food. We knew it was "family style" but still ordered too much. Four of us ordered the Cold Antipasto Appetizer and two entrees. There was way too much food! The Antipasto was Awesome and HUGE. There was a variety of selections and it could easily have served as an... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is not gourmet, but quite good and ample. The same goes for the drinks. They have a great happy hour with a good frozen cosmo. We entertained 10-12 adults to cocktails, dinner with wine and after dinner drinks for under $600. Everything is family style. This is great place to take a group of children. Just the right... More 

Thank Laurie289
Ashdod, Israel
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Carmine's with a group of 20 people, we reserved in advance so we couldn't sit together, we had to make 2 reservations of 10 each even though the place wasn't full, but I can understand why they don't take such a large reservation. Our waiter was Sean and he was great, he always paid attention to what was... More 

Thank mratovch
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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180 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a treat this was! We had a recommendation to eat at Carmines and decided it would be our stop for a late lunch. From the second we arrived we felt like family. David, the maitre d', was friendly and charming, showing us to a wonderful table by the window and telling Josh, our server, to take good care of... More 

Thank Libby_travels_alot
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is totally unsuitable for party of 2. As they serve family style, you are forced to order the same dish, which is enough for 4 people anyway, or pay extortionate amounts for 2 dishes which would serve 8. Nice selection of bread is complimentary, but totally unnecessary with main portion sizes. We chose Lasagne, which had a layer... More 

Thank eandj99
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so glad to see that both the service and food were just as yummy in dc as it has been in NYC. We love going there when we are absolutley famished and after a day of walking to all the tourist spots ending it at Carmine's was the perfect way to go!!

Thank Jennifer H
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service. Huge portions we ordered two dinners for myself, husband and two older boys it was plenty! Nice family atmosphere very fun and great family style Italian.

Thank swagner223
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are at a big round table. Meals are to be shared with 3-4 family style. Great Italian food. We enjoyed the staff and atmosphere. Great place.

Thank Suzeele
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Carmine's in Washington D.C. earlier this week. We notified our waiter that our son has a severe nut allergy and cannot breath if his food even comes into contact with nuts. The waiter brought out cannolis for dessert that he told me were safe for my son to consume. I specifically reiterated how dangerous it was... More 

Thank Inka335
Albuquerque, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of four and tried to get in at 5:00 PM. Little did we know this place was already packed. David got us seated in the bar area, but made sure we were good. Then came the dinner, and we were all going WOW! Great food, great service, and the bartender who waited on us was fabulous.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2229
    (between E and D street on 7th street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Trains information. .14 miles from Carmine"s on Metro Stop Archives- Navy Memorial Penn Quarter 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. 20004- Come off the train and head north on 7th street NW toward D street NW. Carmine's is on the right. .21 miles from Carmine's on metro stop Gallery PI- Chinatown 630 H Street NW Washington D.C 20001. Co
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-7770
Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. The Carmine's concept is to bring its guests a "wow-factor" sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's, meant for sharing amongst 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.

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Bainbridge Island
Lancaster, PA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?