Carmine's

17 ratings
$$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
75% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
425 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Nice meal but you kind of feel like you can’t sit around, in and out restaurants

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We have eaten here twice. Each time staff was knowledgeable about the gluten free menu and helpful in answering questions. Food is alway delicious. My husband doesn’t eat gluten free but was happy to share a gluten free meal and thought it was good too.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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What a horrific experience. As someone who is gluten free, I was so excited to maybe finally have some Italian food that I would like!

I was very wrong.

The first wait staff, a waitress named Celeste or something (she didn’t really introduce herself with enthusiasm or noticeable energy, so her name is forgettable) seemed to stumble trying to guide me through the allergen menu. Then when I finally thought I had settled on something, I find out all gluten free meals MUST come in dinner size. So I was going to have to pay $40 for a lunch just for myself. I was with people, so I couldn’t just leave. I ordered the food. It took around forty minutes for the food to arrive and all of it was disgusting. My food was watery and the chicken was almost grey and overcooked. I was shocked that I would have to pay $40 for this!

During this time, the waitstaff was replaced with a slight more awake guy. Slightly. When my food came out, I told him I couldn’t in good conscious pay $40 for this beyond subpar dish. He took it back, then told me I COULD HAVE A LUNCH PORTION. I had ordered a dish with a lemon butter sauce but they remade the meal almost entirely, then gave me THREE LEMONS TO SQUEEZE ON THE DISH. What LAZY chefs CANNOT add LEMON to the SAUCE in the KITCHEN.

Everyone else was disappointed with the experience as well. they couldn’t even get the bill right. HORRIFIC experience that I will be sharing EVERYWHERE.

DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES. It’s too traumatizing.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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No bread option but shared the country style pasta with gf pasta. Excellent overall and very satisfied with choice. Sausage gf option that was very good as the protein

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Less than one star. They told us When we arrived that it would be a 30 minute wait. After 50 mins we were finally taken to our table and told that all of the meals serve 3 to 4 people. We were obviously only 2 people and since my husband doesn't have to eat gf and we were staying in a hotel with no way to keep leftovers it would have been an expensive waste of food and money. We walked out.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Endless safe, delicious choices.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Oh, so good. Needs a bread option but otherwise really good. Bring your appetite. It is family style. Bring the only one Gluten free in the family you still get a full family sizes portion. This is a little overkill but ah, left overs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food, knowledgeable of celiac. Doc our server was great.....comparable to Boston North End best restaurants , family style dining with huge portions

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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OMG! So good! A salad and one dish could have easily fed my family of five. So much food! We had the Carmine Salad, the Ragu and the calamari with white sauce!! All delicious. More than enough to feed us probably two more meals left over.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered mixed green salad and GF pasta bolognese (pasta seemed to be GF Barilla) at lunch time, one of the dishes was contaminated and I got a migraine and neuropathy.

Food was good but not worth a 3 day migraine.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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There pesto is to die for!!!! I give it five stars there is only one size, family size, there is a great gluten free menu long with many other allergies all covered it's a great place to enjoy family and eat great food!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They were aware of cross contamination for celiac boy.

The food did not produce any issues!!

Ordered pasta with seafood and pasta with bolognese..

Overall a good experience however a bit expensive...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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While they don't have GF bread, they DO have fabulous GF pasta, marinara, and other great options. My three young men loved it. As a side note, my non-GF husband, said the veal saltimboca was the best ever!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Knowledgeable staff, long menu. They have one kind of corkscrew gf pasta and they can do steaks and a couple chicken dishes. Got flourless chocolate cake for dessert! Would come back. Portions are family style though, so they're huge!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Separate, extensive gf menu and knowledgeable servers. Meals are served family-style, therefore our entire family needed to eat gf to accommodate our celiacs, but everyone loved it, so that wasn't a problem. Our pasta, shrimp and salad meal was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Right across 44th St from the Shubert Theatre. Huge and noisy old fashioned restaurant. Food was family style and also huge! Our bill was high for two people, but not for the four it was meant to serve. Our salad was good and hearty. Our chicken, sausage, potato, peppers meal was also huge and hearty, in fact the platter was hard to lift! The flourless chocolate torte was rich and served with creme fresh.The server was knowledgeable, pleasant and competent. In general the place was great fun, but this was not fine dining. The menu was extensive. Next time I would try the gf pasta. I did not get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Good pasta, small portions

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had shrimp cocktail for appetizer and mixed seafood with gluten free pasta! Staff was knowledgeable and food was delicious, no issue!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I came here for a friends birthday and had a terrible experience from the start. Our waiter began by asking who the gluten free guest was (as we had a set member and the restaurant knew I had celiac). I have never been so disrespected and mocked by a waiter. Telling me he would put extra breadcrumbs on my meal. I asked him if he understood this was a serious allergy and not a joke and he said “no no they take it very seriously in the kitchen, I just don’t”. The food was fine and our gluten free shrimp scampi was just a plate of steamed shrimp without any sauce. Don’t waste your time coming here it is a waste of time and money.

Celiac friendly?

No

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