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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 #244 of 2,223 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: On Queen Street between Kent and Lyon St.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came to ottawa for one of the first times and was blown away by the food at Carmellos! The waitress recommented the Odessa pasta and it was amazing. I would recommend it to all Italian good lovers (and even those who arent) so much that i am writing this review in the restaurant before I leave. Thanks Carmellos!

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Ottawa. The service is always good and the food is excellent. They have amazing pasta, but the soups and pizzas are also very good. The atmosphere is not pretentious, and I find that the food is reasonably priced. I usually visit Carmello's at least once every time I go to Ottawa,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The pasta is good perhaps a little on the gummy side the salads are great, excellent portions on everything. . This is probably one of the better bargains in downtown Ottawa. I have been here for both lunch and diner never been disappointed.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Service was very good, food was hot when served and portions were very generous. Salmon with Spinach Fettuccine with fine but a little bland. Our group enjoyed everything from pasta to pizza.

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Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

14 of us went for supper while on business. Most of us thought the food was bland. The service and atmosphere are nice, and the prices are reasonable, but they definitely need to improve the food quality.

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Durham, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Pasta anyone? My family was in Ottawa and I was craving for some frutti de mare. Walked by Carmello's several times and decided to try the place. I opted for the Capri when we got there. Serving was large for me and had to take home half of my meal. Great food and great service.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ate at this restaurant on September 19th and thought the food was delicious! The service was awesome as well. The bruschetta baguette was one the best we've ever had. I had the Capri and it was very tasty, hubby had the Polpetti and claimed is was equally delicious as mine. Finding this restaurant on Sparks Street was a very pleasant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Seafood pizza had almost no flavour or seasoning: shrimp tasted like boiled shrimp, ricotta tasted like ricotta. Others in our company also ordered pizzas and had similar feedback. Some pasta's ordered by others smelled really good and flavourful, so it might've been just pizzas. Creme brûlée was cold at the bottom and quite liquid. Espresso was served in rather large... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting town and found Carmello's on TA. The staff was friendly and very attentive. The food was brilliant! Fresh, hot and tasty. The portions were a fair size and the prices very low in comparison to Toronto. If you are near the Parliament Buildings, don't miss out.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went back to Carmello's. The service and food are still excellent. We should go back more often. We had been disappointed by a restaurant near our home so we decided to try Carmello's again. We used to have dinner there every Friday. We both worked downtown so it was very convenient and we always felt welcomed and that our... 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

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