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Carmine Gastronomia & Arte

#21 of 1,202 Restaurants in Quito
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Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2829
12:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cheltenham, England
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151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with friends , our only night out in Quito on the first stop of our South American holiday, we hoped it would be good, it wasn't , it was fabulous! Very friendly greeting, impeccable service and, well the food was just brilliant. Thank you to all the staff for a marvellous evening. If there is one place to... More 

Thank smith025
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best pasta in Quito, they keep the Italian flavour with good seafood combination. A Must Go.

Thank Horacio P
Lima, Lima, Peru
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From it's owner and cheff Mr. Carmine to the hostess and all the waiters this is a place to breath prime service. Carmine 's way to suggest your entree, desserts and pous caffe will amaze you. Food is Top 5 quality in Quito as well as drinks, wines and the finest ingredients. Want to celebrate, amaze somebody, thank people or... More 

Thank jlcamere
Belvidere, New Jersey
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Carmine. We walked in to find our table decorated with heart made of rose petals, that was coupled with a complementary glass of champagne, to begin our celebration. The restaurant is elegant and beautifully decorated, with excellent and attentive wait staff. Carmine, the owner and a chef himself, who is... More 

Thank Alison C
Belvidere, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited here while in Quito and I must say this place ROCKS. Beautiful setting, great staff, awesome menu and Carmine is eager to please. If you crave Italian while traveling in this city I would suggest you hit this place.

Thank Dave D
Quito, Ecuador
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Visited this restaurant for a business meeting and I have to say it was great! First of all, the restaurant is beautiful and has a great atmosphere. A big plus is that it has its own private parking with valet service, so if you go there driving you will not have any trouble parking. Second, the food was really good... More 

Thank lguerrero54
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180 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Every single time I come to Ecuador i like to come here. It is a real original Italian food place. All the dishes, every time are amazing! Without a single comment. Bill Carmine is an amazing host and always explain the preferences of the day. Perfection.

Thank marcos b
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The menu is VERY extensive and everything our group ordered was wonderful. The seafood was outstanding as was the veal. Pasta was terrific. Wait staff was attentive and professional.

Thank Barbarahawes
Quito, Ecuador
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This place is not only beautiful and elegant, it is the best food in Quito. Prices are a little high but it is well worth it.

Thank Graciela-Saenz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Almost downtown but still in a very quiet area. This beautiful Italian restaurant stands out of most Ecuadorian restaurants. They have a wide variety of Italian receipts combined with local food. Try there grilled Octopus or Carpaccio. Whine choice is great but expensive.

Thank JAEPat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Italian, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito
  • Phone Number: +593 2-333-2829
One of the most famous Italian restaurant in Quito Ristorante Carmine It was with good luck that when Chef Carmine returned to Ecuador he found an old friend who was leaving the country and who had began the construction of a new Italian food restaurant in Quito. We all know to listen to the wise ones and let Divine Providence do the work, so that is what he did. After a short while, Ristorante Carmine Quito opened its doors in a restored republican house which overlooks a small but ancient plaza with hundred year old trees and a beautiful garden in El Batán. From the outside of the house it looks like a little piece of Europe has been transported to Ecuador and from the inside you will feel like you are eating in an excellent restaurant in Italy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?