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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 #296 of 2,090 restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $30 - $30
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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107 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
erin, ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

WOW!!!! The food was fantastic but most of all the service that my family received at Carmello;s was excellent. We arrived at our hotel later in the evening and wanted something close by. Carmello's was recommended by our front desk manager so we decided to give it a try. We were extremely happy with everything!! The pizza and pasta dishes... More

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Cranford, NJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were in town for Winterlude and found this place only a few blocks from our hotel. We were sorry we didn't find it earlier because we might have gone twice. They honored our reservation on time and we felt welcomed from the moment we walked in. They were busy and you could see the staff working hard at making... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Bland food, decent beer selection, awful bread (can't anyone in this town bake a loaf of bread? If I wanted Pillsbury, I'd hire the Dough Boy!), friendly service, the atmosphere of a diner (that's not a compliment), the kind of background music that usually goes with red-checked tablecloths and hanging chianti bottles. There wasn't anything terribly wrong with my meal,... More

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Halifax Nova Scotia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I had the Insalada Camerllo's which was excellent, the Portabella pizza which was good and a Crème Brule for dessert, also good. The only complaint was our table was right by the cashier and door so that killed the atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I dropped in on a Friday night and ordered the Salmon Lemon Marcella with a pot of tea. It came with quite a big fillet of salmon with roast potatoes, broccoli, red peppers and 3 nice pieces of sliced bread. The total came to $27.01 with tax. I had a table looking out on the mall.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The food was great, highly recommend the warmed goat cheese it was divine. The service was fast and friendly and I will definitely return when I am in Ottawa again.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The food was good though not particularly excellent. The service was average, a bit slow and confused. Atmosphere is ok. I recommend it nevertheless.

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144 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Caesar salad and smoked salmon appetizers were very fresh and delicious, and well presented. The veal scamoza and lemon salmon, our main courses, were good and filling. Sauces were tasty, oven baked potato wedges excellent, tiny broccoli spears nicely done. Both the meat and fish were served atop the potatoes. Not sure it worked for me. Creme brulee was a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have been a few times. The food is delicious and large servings. We take home half of meal each time. Surroundings are ok, would be better if they stored outside umbrellas and other parifinalia out of view. Service was fast and personable.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went to Carmello's with our couple friends on Sunday night. We had a pretty good service and the place was quiet. The pasta dish called Odesse, which was ver delicious served with chicken breast and in a Rosey sauce. We also had a Firenze pizza with chicken, pesto and goat cheese. This was a very salty and inedible pizza.... More

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