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Carmine Gastronomia & Arte

#21 of 1,201 Restaurants in Quito
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Catalina Aldaz N34-208 y Portugal, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-333-2829
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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. The food was outstanding. We saved room for the delicious desserts. Choose a table outside... More 

Thank gndchicago
Quito, Ecuador
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 he always visits all the tables, which is really nice. Last time we were there... More 

Thank chrisf29
new york city
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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
Arlington, Texas
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 steak! The whole meal was a wonderful experience and when we were leaving, Carmine gave... More 

Thank patlikestravel
Indialantic, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 go wrong going here!!!!

Thank Govantes
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 27 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 prices were good. The restaurant is set in a great big house (almost castle like).... More 

Thank MelanieWeaver
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
State of Sao Paulo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 you, which is nice if you want to be surprised. Strongly recommend the Osso Buco,... More 

Thank vino_peritus
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 is wide. Obvio, there is no price under 15$ for a correct dishes. I was... More 

Thank Nyco-Bway
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 party based on their preferences. This way he was able to ensure that the preparation... More 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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?