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Everyone is talking about it. I walked past the new Carmine’s located at 425 7 Street NW, between D&E Streets and snapped a couple of quick photos of the exterior. The windows were covered but they will be open tomorrow for dinner. Once they are open, Washingtonians will be flocking there to take a look at the new Carmine’s DC, from the legendary New York family style Italian restaurants. When officially opening for business tomorrow Tuesday, August 3rd for dinner service Carmine’s will become the largest restaurant in Washington, DC with over 20,030 square-feet and large enough to seat 700 guests.
Independently owned by the Alicart Restaurant Group, Carmine’s DC has a 40 seat wrap-around bar and a 50 seat lounge along with nine rooms for private dining.
The menu as in all Carmine’s, is broadcast on large boards placed in various locations throughout the restaurant and filled with favorites that diners have come to know and love. Big, bold platters of food, made from the highest quality ingredients, arrive at the table and elicit the same wide-eyed reaction from first timers as well as seasoned diners of all ages recalling the simple pleasures of family style dining. A nine-inch high Eggplant Parmigiana makes the table ooh and ahh. Linguini, rigatoni, angel hair, spaghetti, with everything from red or white clam sauce to marinara, topped with homemade meatballs, sausage or mixed seafood. Chicken dishes from scarpariella to saltimbocca, veal parmigiana to veal marsala, and seafood from scampi to fra diavolo are just a few examples from the all-day menu. As far as dessert goes, how about Italian cheesecake, chocolate covered cannoli, and of course, the smoothest Tiramisu in town.
Just this morning the Dictrict of Columbia Mayor, Adrian Fenty credits that the new restaurant will bring 200 new jobs to Washington DC in the Washington Post. Sounds like the new Carmine’s is a win-win for everyone. Stay tuned for more photos from Tuesday’s opening and dining review.
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