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Carmello's Italian Restaurant

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Byward Market Area
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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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4:00 pm - 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian Restaurant

Very good food and the staff welcomed us very well. The Brushetta was amazing and the pasta were yummy!!! We will come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Mike T
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Toronto, Canada
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came here for my father's surprise birthday party. I've dined here many times, and remarked that the food is very good, the service often good, and the atmosphere that of an authentic italian eatery. We were a large bilingual table of 26 people on a Saturday evening, and our waiter was outstanding. You often forgive things like slow service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very good food and the staff welcomed us very well. The Brushetta was amazing and the pasta were yummy!!! We will come back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been to this hidden gem 3 times now, and have never been disappointed. They have a good selection of beers on tap, the Italian-influenced menu has lots of variety and the food and portion sizes are decently priced. On my most recent visit, the waiter didn't flinch when we asked to split an appetizer and a pizza, and... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been twice...the portions were generous and had leftovers to bring home...the food was wonderful. The service friendly ..helpful...would definitely go back especially when we have out of town visitors.

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Montreal
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255 reviews 255 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been in this restaurant at least twenty times over several years, and it is always good place to be with excellent food and great friendly service. This time, due to very tight schedule, I just picked up pizza, and eat it in my hotel room. As always pizza was just fabulous, perfectly prepared and seasoned. All compliments

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Ontario
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We ate here for dinner over the past weekend and had very tasty meals for a very reasonable price. It was bitterly cold so unfortunately every time the door opened a cold blast came in but overall, we really liked this restaurant and would return.

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WEST YORKS
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512 reviews 512 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a pleasant Italian restaurant worth the 10 minute walk from the Parliament building. We were made welcome and the food we enjoyed was reasonable, We had Penne Arrabiatta($12.95) and Pepperoni and Onion Pizza($16.95) and both were good sized portions with pizza tasty. There is a good beer selection and we had Sleemans Honey Brown Ale and Okenagan 1516... More 

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San Francisco, California
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76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I eat here at least twice every visit. Great pasta and salads. Good wine list. Great staff. I find it super easy when staying at the Marriott and always feel like I am coming home! ;-)

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Quick friendly service, good food. Good location if you are near the parliament buildings. relaxed atmosphere, great for groups or couples.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We come to Ottawa every year and this is our favorite dinner spot! The food and service is always good. We have 2 kids that are picky eaters and this restaurant always accommodates. It's just good Italian food!

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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

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?