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Carmine Gastronomia & Arte

Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2829
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (17 reviews)
“profiteroles” (3 reviews)
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Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

A local resident of Quito recommended Carmine's to us - and while we weren't certain we wanted Italian on our last night in Quito, we left truly satisfied by the food, the atmosphere and the charm of the owner. Menus are written on rolling chalkboards....More

Thank gndchicago
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Love this place! The restaurant is in a beautiful old house, and the outside seating is really nice. Most of the time I order the gnocchi because it is the best gnocchi I've ever had. It melts in your mouth. The owner is Italian and...More

Thank chrisf29
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Liked Carmine, the owner-charming and gracious! Food was very average. We had the Ecuadorian bass and a very bland pasta. Service was above average.

Thank lovetravelling0820
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Was on my way to Galapagos on a cruise and we had dinner here. Never would I have expected a restaurant like this, wonderful atmosphere, waiters friendly, Carmine stopped by to check on us, excellent food. I had a portobello mushroom appetizer, it was like...More

Thank patlikestravel
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We went there for dinner tonight and had amazing food and service. Somehow the shrimp is so good it tastes like lobster. Best shrimp I have ever had! Carmine is so nice and made us feel do welcomed. The restaurant itself is beautiful! You won't...More

Thank Govantes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

This restaurant was amazing!! The owner Carmine made everyone feel welcome and at home. He was very good with suggestions especially since some people I was with had been having stomach issues from other food eaten in Ecuador. For the quality of the food the...More

Thank MelanieWeaver
Reviewed 25 February 2013

beautiful location and great italian food, crab and truffles pasta was the best. good selection of italian wines with reasonable prices.

Thank xantiabermeo
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Carmine is by far the best Italian food in Quito, but not just the food the atmosphere and reception are fantastic as well. The owner, an Italian, makes everyone feels at home, just be careful, if you let he will be choosing your dinner for...More

Thank vino_peritus
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Good place to enjoy with friend or in a romantic date. The most impressive for the place (center north of Quito) is the house where is the restaurant. It looks like a castle and inside it's very pretty. The food is good and the choice...More

Thank Nyco-Bway
Reviewed 12 February 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local Ecuadorian family sharing our cruise. We were a party of 18 and some of us were catching a flight home in a few hours. Carmine, the owner personally recommended a dish to each person in the...More

Thank DAL35805
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I would like to plan a celebration dinner or luncheon for 8 people but would like to know if you offer a set menu for a set price? Please advise so I can make arrangements to reserve table.
12 January 2016|
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Estefania A
Hola Fernando, Cuanto más o menos es el costo por persona como para tener una referencia. Saludos,
5 January 2017|
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Anayad E
Hola quisiera hacer una reservacion para 8 personas y si es factuble ir o lo puedo hacer x este mwdio y un plato fuerte desde que precio lo tienes gracias para mañana es la reserva
23 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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.