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Carmello's Italian Restaurant

300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
(613) 563-4349
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Ranked #241 of 2,161 restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Transit: On Queen Street between Kent and Lyon St.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good service. Food has been great both the times we have been there. Always with groupons but it is A LOT of food. You can easily share 1 appetizer and 1 dessert for 2 people and still have a good meal. I know people that didn't have a good time around the same time we went, I guess either we... More

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Daniel, our handsome waiter was very friendly and suggested some dishes. The Tuscan salad was supposed to contain oyster mushrooms, but there were none in sight, although there were many portabello mushrooms. I do know the difference. Don't advertise the dish with ingredients that are not there. The dressing was very heavy and overpowering. I did not eat any of... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Starting with garlic bread and cheese and grilled calimari salad the meal was excellent. Our children had pizza, and we had the panna and mediterranea pasta dishes. Service was excellent, the wine was very good and the restaurant was contemporary wit a Mediterranean flair. Highly recommend this restaurant, situated right beside the Ottawa Marriot.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Popped in due to it's very close proximity but seriously disappointed in the food. The friendly, attentive waitress could not possibly make up for the bad food. First time I have come across just bad TASTING food. No lasagna (my son's favorite and the primary reason I agreed to go) or cannelloni. I thought any pizza would go over well... More

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited Carmello's with some work colleagues. We were told it is really good Italian food at a fair price. To be honest, our food was good but not great. I think our server was really busy so when the food came out, it was not hot. The server was really friendly and treated us great so I do not want... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

While on a business trip to Canada, we stayed in downtown Ottawa for a few nights. The hotel desk clerk recommended Carmello's for good Italian food and pizza. They offered both thin-crust and thick-crust pizza, which were both very good. The pastas ordered were reported as home-made, fresh, and very tasty as well. The waiter (Daniel?) suggested some local beers,... More

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Ontario
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150 reviews 150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had not visited this location in 3 years because of the location of our hotel. This time we decided we should return as we had always enjoyed the meal. All of the regular items were still on the menu and we just as great as we had remembered. The waiter was excellent, very friendly and very attentive. We stayed... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The first time we went here the food and service was great. This time, not so much. Our waiter was pretty good but not particularly attentive, and we were ignored for the first five minutes, perhaps because we were soaking wet from the lake outside their front door. There was a general air of having to serve us rather than... More

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Northern Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was in Ottawa for 3 nights and went to this restaurant on evening. The menu looked very good, and the prices reasonable. To start we ordered muscles which were very tasty. For main I had one of the classic pizzas and it was one of the best I have had in a long time. For dessert I opted for... More

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Oakville, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Carmellos is a very nice Italian Restaurant quite close to the Parliament in the heart of Ottawa. In fact, we walked all the way there and it was worth it. Good food and well priced. The waitress was super nice

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