NYC's Legendary Family Style Restaurant- 7th St NW 2 Blocks away from the National Mall and Verizon Center
Carmine's spicy scarpariello wings are an amazing happy hour snack. If the full order is too much you can always ask for a half order. If you're at the bar, Andy and Dan are the best.
Even though it's a tourist trap, the food and service are great. Portions are designed to be enormous so it's the perfect spot for large families to feel at home.
The eggplant parmesan serves 5 and is both absolutely delicious and tender and light. All the dishes serve 4 - 6 so go with a group of at least 4 if you're all gonna share one main dish.
Found the food to be over-salted - sophomoric chef error - and marginal in quality. Portion sizes are borderline offensive in the midst of a dark recession, with people starving on the streets.
Having lived in Italy, I can say Carmine's is pretty damn good. It has an American twist but living in Italy, made me miss the twist. Plus the portions are ginormous.
One of the best lunch specials in DC- can feed 2 people for $11! Grab one of the heroes (chicken Parma is my fav!) it comes w a side salad! Yum!
Unbelievably good. Mussels delicious. Incredibly flavorful fra Diavlo sauce.service good. Don't eat for days before coming. The portions are HuGE!!!
Good food but don't go unless you have at least four people. Servings are about $30 per item but each will feed 4-5. There are no smaller portions.
Good food. Good kitchen. One pasta is enough for 3 or 4 people. Too much garlic!!! Ask for pasta without garlic!!! Real italian kitchen
Tourist tip: Enormous portions! A great deal for lunch... split hero/sub + it comes w/side salad, substantial enough for two.
Do not come here with just 2 if you are from out of town! Wish I new portions were this big! Have a group of at least 4!
Secret menu item: The tug boat (small version of the Titanic). This place is great for parties of four or more.
The food is delicious from the bread to the heros. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Go for lunch for the best deal.
Try the Fried Calamari - Excellent light batter, low on oil and very tasty! 2nd Fav place for best calamari.
Prosciutto & Mozzarella lunch sandwich is delicious, and the portion is huge - definitely enough to serve two.
Be prepared for family sized portions! Get the mixed seafood pasta! Also open in NYC!
Most entrees can be split between 3-4 people. Be sure to make reservations beforehand!
Sit at the bar for normal size portions (still huge!). Split a single sandwich with a friend.
Great Food!!! And Maisha is the BEST SERVER EVER. PS. Don't forget to try the Berry Bubbly Basil XoXo
Come with a big group and an appetite. The portions are huge and the food is fantastic!
Family style, very accommodating service. Delicious food. Carmine's salad is a recommendation.
Delicious food to share with the family. The shrimps are HUGE and the service is amazing!
They have a separate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu (you have to ask for it)
Try the Carmines Salad - Great basic salad to start the Italian meal. Loved the dressing.
Food was average. Didn't particularly care for how the manager treated us when we asked to be moved to another table.
Try the Tiramisu - OMG! A must for tiramisu lovers! My birthday dessert shared with friends.
Food is great. Portions are huge. Service is good and friendly. This place is a must try!!
Portions are huge don't go with less than 3 people us less you want a lot of leftovers!
If you are paying for dinner, don't chose Carmine's. Lack luster cuisine. Shoddy cocktails.
DELICIOUS! Move over, Buca di Beppo. Had the salad and chicken parm... the best I've had in DC in five years. Keep it up, Carmine's!
The chocolate torte is one of the best desserts I have ever had! A MUST!
The TITANIC dessert is HUGE. I bet your table can't eat the whole thing... Yes that's a challenge.
They allow children to sit at the bar and they shouldn't. The last thing I want to deal w/ at the end of a hard day is a rambunctious child.
In a family of 4, I reccomend getting only 2 dishes, as they are FAMILY sized!
Went to lunch and the food was excellent, though poor service left a sour taste in my mouth.
Sit at the bar and ask for Jen...she's AMAZE! Get a frozen Cosmojito...yummo!
This place is the bomb!! The executive chef came and chatted with us for 10 min, very cool.
Family style food for a good value with the prices. Come. Eat. Enjoy!
I recommend Carmine's, good food, excellent atmosphere and exceptional service.
Good Drinks. Good place for after work wind down for all you hardworking professionals.
They may have a reputation, but if they keep serving food like what I had last night, they will not be there much longer
The manager (Ousmane Fall) was very helpful when there was screwup with my takeout order.
Best ever. Huge restaurant serving family style everything!
This is not an italian restaurant, if you really want an authentic one go to La Perla.
Very large portions. Excellent food! A must see if you're visiting d.c.
$4 Peronis, $5 Frozen Cosmos, $4 Meatball Sliders, Zucchini Straws
I was disappointed by the Chicken Parmagiano...not well seasoned...at all.
Try the fried zucchini. It's fried crack. Plus the plate is MONSTEROUS.
Delicious Delicious Delicious my new favorite place to dine Italian !
Lasagna was fantastic...and a LOT of it! Now that's Italian;)
At Gallery Place for Caps game? Stop by Carmine’s for a great Italian meal.
The food is the worst. The only thing good was the soda.
So many televisions here. Same Carmine's menu, more sports-bar feel.
Delicious family style Italian dining. My 3rd trip in 3 weeks...
world's slowest most disinterested bartenders.
Ask for stemware if you want a wine glass over a cup.
Great service!!! Drew Schneider was a phenomenal waiter
Bring your appetite or a lot of people.
What we learned today is: tiramisu is your friend!
The chicken parmesiana is a must!
Try the Chicken Scarpariello - The flavor is amazing!
Try the stuffed mushrooms. Delicious!
Order the Ventiani Margarita! It's ridiculously good...yum!
Meatball sliders are huge for 4 bucks
Berry Basil Bubbly is delicious.
Try the calamari. Its the best!!
One of the better happy hours in Chinatown
There's not a bad thing on the menu
The Cheesecake gotta have it, awesome!!!!
Great food service tonight. We'll be back
Try the Titanic for dessert if you dare..
Meatballs & Heartburn..but soooo WORTH IT!!!
Eggplant parmigianna is amazing!
Frozen cosmo's are to die for
Try the cucumber cooler! It's awesome.
Calamari was good.
More food than you can eat
Please get the frozen cosmos
Great Ceasar Salad!!
Alright Rockko! ! Alright Sly!
The food here is so awesome
Happy Bday ARO!! XOXO
No more Manggianos for me!
Las porciones son enormes! Los platillos sin duda son para compartir. El de New York se atasca por lo que se requiere reservación. El de Washington muy agradable y sin tanta gente.
Platos para compartir como mínimo ente 2 o más personas, deliciosos y baratos. Recomendable para familias
Un buen lugar tradicional. Los chicos de la barra son muy amables
Procure pelo Javier. Melhor garçon :)
Para matar a fome.