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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food. Nice service with a good price.

Went here for supper on our recent visit to Ottawa. Great selection of pastas and the service was very good despite some large parties inside the restaurant. Also a better price then many similar Italian restaurants in town. I would definitely go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
AliceWalker3337
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Bathurst, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Staff was friendly. Very family oriented restaurant. The food was just okay. However, we did not order the pizza and it seemed that the majority of the people there ordered Pizza> Families seemed to enjoy the place especially if they had small kids.

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Bathurst, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here for supper on our recent visit to Ottawa. Great selection of pastas and the service was very good despite some large parties inside the restaurant. Also a better price then many similar Italian restaurants in town. I would definitely go again!

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Toronto,Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The pasta here is so good and the servings perfect for the price. The location on Sparks is great with a nice big patio. The staff are so fun to talk to.

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had not been to Carmello's for some time, as I no longer work in the area but a luncheon with friends was arranged there and am pleased that the food quality is still very good. We were well served by our waiter "Daniel" who arrived at all the right times and was very respectful of our sometimes intense "catching up"... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a traditional Italian it makes you should be there. the pasta and pizza great. You get good meal at a good price.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Loved that Carmello had gluten free options. They were careful to check ingredients with me. But was willing to adapt any pasta or pizza. Went nack teice to sample to pizza and pasta. Great crispy gf pizza. Good pasta. Wish I could have tried more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visiting with family on Canada Day ... Very nicely done penne in tomato sauce while my wife had the cheese tortellini in a rose sauce and my daughter had the pollo pasta ... Very good job

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We rarely eat out. We VERY rarely venture into the city. But this was so worth it! Driving along the parkway, with beautiful views of the pre-sunset river was lovely. Lots of reasonable parking nearby, and Sparks Street is always fun. Great weather for the large outdoor patio; ample & interesting menu; friendly & efficient service; terrific food -- we... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Big room, can get noisy. Focus on fresh made pasta, several choices of sauces. Salads are huge, my wife and i shared a very ample and tasty caesar. I had gone in the day before to check the menu. My wife loves gnocchi, but it was not on the menu. I asked a server, who said, if I made a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We used to go to Camello's fairly often. Last summer we had an Italian friends visiting so that's an obvious choice. Half way into my Capri seafood pasta, I found a FLY in my dish. We notified the manager right away and was replace with another dish that I hadn't really touched, as I had lost my appetite. This experience... More 

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Additional Information about Carmello's Italian Restaurant

Address: 300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 563-4349
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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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?