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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Canada Day

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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English first
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed at the Marriott next door and we were looking for something close... Did not expect much from this place but we were pleasantly surprised. very good pizzas and seafood pasta. Friendly service. All in all very good value for money

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

What I really like about this place is the great food and precise service. The servers are knowledgeable. Food is served fast, fresh and it tastes good. We go there for supper or for group dinner gatherings. Would recommend

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The staff in our hotel suggested Carmello's when we asked for a good Italian restaurant with good pasta. Carmello's didn't disappoint. They were extremely busy, so I would always recommend making a reservation in advance. The food was excellent and the price was right!

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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?