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Carmello's Italian Restaurant

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Byward Market Area
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
On Queen Street between Kent and Lyon St.
(613) 563-4349
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Piazza Place

I arrived late at night to Ottawa for a graduation ceremony I was looking for late opening places around my hotel in Downtown Ottawa This place was about to close at 10 pm when I made an order on line (Pizza Margarita and Calamary Salad). I decided to walk in and pick up the order myself in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Basim F
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I arrived late at night to Ottawa for a graduation ceremony I was looking for late opening places around my hotel in Downtown Ottawa This place was about to close at 10 pm when I made an order on line (Pizza Margarita and Calamary Salad). I decided to walk in and pick up the order myself in order to save... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went here the night before the Ottawa Marathon. Note for next time, make reservations as Carbo Loading was on the minds of many! We were lucky to get a tiny area to eat by the bar. The pasta was pretty good (my meal was ok, but missing some flavour) everyone else was happy with theirs. The prices were very reasonable... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I ended up dining here tonight purely because of TripAdvisor. In the city for a couple days meetings, I arrived after 7pm and decided a walk was in order. When a few blocks away I looked at TripAdvisor to check options, and there it was! With taste buds anticipating a beer and pasta I was there on minutes. Being a... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I did not intend to have dinner here but it was convenient as I was staying at the Marriott and a lot of places I wanted to eat at were closed. When I looked at the menu I was disappointed there did not seem to be a great selection. I was looking for lasagna but they did not have it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Carmello's is situated on Sparks Street in Ottawa...Great service and the food is excellent. We had the odessa and the umbriana...hummm

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

They were very busy and had a couple of large groups. We were on a tight time schedule and our waiter did everything he could to get us out the door on time. He was successful and it was appreciated. My husband and I both had individual pizzas. They were very large and we could have shared one but I... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the mermaid salad is amazing. slated as an appetizer this meal was amazing. i also had pizza which is part of their specialties, delicious. They are best know for the pasta. huge variety and customizable to your wants.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came here for my father's surprise birthday party. I've dined here many times, and remarked that the food is very good, the service often good, and the atmosphere that of an authentic italian eatery. We were a large bilingual table of 26 people on a Saturday evening, and our waiter was outstanding. You often forgive things like slow service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very good food and the staff welcomed us very well. The Brushetta was amazing and the pasta were yummy!!! We will come back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been to this hidden gem 3 times now, and have never been disappointed. They have a good selection of beers on tap, the Italian-influenced menu has lots of variety and the food and portion sizes are decently priced. On my most recent visit, the waiter didn't flinch when we asked to split an appetizer and a pizza, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Public Transportation: On Queen Street between Kent and Lyon St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 563-4349

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?