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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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  • 55
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 11
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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
Good food, lackluster service

My boyfriend and I visited Carmello's on a recommendation from my mom. It was raining that evening, so we ended up arrival an hour earlier than our reservation to get out of the rain. They were accommodating, as they weren't busy at the time. (Note: by the time we left at 7:30 they were quite busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
barretjl
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Carmello's on a recommendation from my mom. It was raining that evening, so we ended up arrival an hour earlier than our reservation to get out of the rain. They were accommodating, as they weren't busy at the time. (Note: by the time we left at 7:30 they were quite busy, so reservations are recommended!).... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

So glad to have chosen Carmello's for our first dinner in Ottawa. Food was fabulous. My husband had the supreme pizza. Delicious. Small size perfect for one person. I enjoyed a pasta dish with seafood, mussels, squid and shrimp. So much seafood with a tasty garlic and olive oil sauce. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As tourists, we stumbled upon this lovely restaurant which was down the street from our hotel. We sat outside on the patio as the weather was perfect. We were immediately greeted and seated by our waiter , Derrick. The menu was varied and everything looked and sounded very appealing. We ordered the rustic antipasto plate to start It was excellent-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were about 12 people, everyone was impressed of the big plate, brushetta is a must try.... Fettucini alfredo with shrimp was awesome , and the dessert... Milky way cake ( 5 layers of chocolat cake) let just say we are still talking about how good it was!!! Awesome restsurant on sparks street

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went here for dinner on our trip to Ottawa on a Tuesday night. The waiter was excellent filled our water when we needed it and checked on us frequently! We had a pasta with tomato sauce and Alfredo! Alfredo could have been a bit better but was still adequate! My wife had the tomato pasta and it seemed better! I... More 

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Burnaby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was excellent value. I had the vegetarian Mediterranean pasta. It was very tasty, and I am not a big eater - and I had enough left-overs for lunch. Drinks were also reasonably priced.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped for lunch, shared a pizza and couple of beers. Food quality was above average, portion size very good, Beers were cold!

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London, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I asked for a variation of the seafood pasta offering, preferring cream sauce. It exceeded my expectations. Good service. Flavourful good food. I would recommend it. We were hungry and it filled the need.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

For your average quick Italian restaurant it is nice. Lots of pasta variety. For the person looking for something authentic, stay away. The quality of the food is not the greatest. I could see right through this restaurant right away by the fact that they use Angel Hair pasta. Which is the cheapest if the cheaps when it comes to... More 

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Oakville, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a good restaurant for children as they have a children's menu. The prices were reasonable and the food was good. Our waiter was very good and was very good to the boys who are aged 11 and 6. He helped them with their choices and brought a second basket of bread. Would go back again.

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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?