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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

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1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada (14th & 15th St.)
Blue Bus Routes: Vancouver 250, 251, 252 Park Royal 253 Lynn Valley 255 UBC 258
604.922.4719
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Carmelo's has been the mainstay of Italian dining in West Vancouver for...
Carmelo's has been the mainstay of Italian dining in West Vancouver for over twenty years. As fresh today as it was at the beginning. Carmelo's offers a cozy dining experience for all ages and tastes. Featuring a wood fired pizza oven to give you arguably the best pizza in Vancouver, pastas to make your mouth water and entrees ranging from fresh local seafood, lamb rack and numerous veal dishes. The fresh sheet is just that, fresh. The menu is not overly "fussy". Carmelo's is the comfort food place that the locals drop in for a bite to eat without hurting the budget.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian Cuisine

Located in West Vancouver, this casual but authentic Italian restaurant is worth discovering. My wife and I enjoyed food reminiscent of Tuscany and first class service. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
J M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Located in West Vancouver, this casual but authentic Italian restaurant is worth discovering. My wife and I enjoyed food reminiscent of Tuscany and first class service. Highly recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Regular business lunch spot as is reliable - food, service, ambiance and best cappuccino in West Van.

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London
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Pasta places are a dime a dozen and not worth much more, esp here in pricey Vancouver. But there are somethings you can't make at home: pizza for one, ossobuco, for me, another. And Carmelo's does a bang up job on both. You WILL need reservations. But service was good, attentive and friendly, prices reasonable and a nice atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

what a wonderful place - it is like a fine escape to Europe! the food is fresh and very tasteful and it smells so good as they bake fresh pizza! thank you very much - ill be back!

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West Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We dine at this restaurant frequently, sometimes more than once per week. We love the food, the service and the atmosphere. My husbands favorite is the spaghetti and meatballs, but I have many favorites, I love the cheese pizza, the Italian sausage pizza, when they have the duck breast special or a striploin special, I have it. My favorite appetizer... More 

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California
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice Italian restaurant in the charming shopping area of West Vancouver. Good service, good food and good restaurant to meet with friends.

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West Vancouver
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had dinner at Carmelo's last night. For appetizers, I ordered an Insalata Alla Catanese (salad) and it was delicious. My husband ordered escargot served with home made crusty bread. We shared a glass of Henkell bubbly and it was lovely. For entrees, I ordered Tuscan Chicken and it was superbly cooked. My husband chose Vitello Di Marsala (veal) and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lunch for five in stylish West Vancouver resulted in a very pleasurable experience. Seating is not expansive but our reservation got us seated immediately and quickly attended to. Chef specials coupled with a diverse menu and a very good wine list was quickly followed by delicious hot food and perfect wine. A very good place to go to dine rather... More 

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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you Tom for your kind review. Chef Adam takes pride in his daily specials as well as our regular menu. The wine list is carefully selected by myself ensuring perfect pairings with our Northern Italian cuisine. Our goal at Carmelo's is to consistently ensure a pleasurable dining experience and am happy to hear we met your expectations. Until next... More 

vancouverr
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service are excellent, attention to customers makes for a nice atmoshpere AND they know how to make tea!!!!

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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks Lisa....we also know how to make a great Cappuccino! We appreciate your awesome feedback and hope to welcome you back to Carmelo's again soon. Cheers! More 

Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Carmelo's is a hidden gem in West Vancouver and worth the drive away from the downtown core for a simple, delicious, affordable Italian meal. The service is friendly and welcoming with a great attention to detail. It's like walking into a family home and being served a warm meal with the freshest ingredients. Highly recommend Carmelo's (and also recommend reservations!)

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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Carmelo's is indeed a hidden gem. We take pride in being a neighbourhood restaurant serving our very devoted local clientele,and love to hear when we also exceed expectations to those who live outside the Ambleside area. Our service is friendly, welcoming,our food delicious - and are thrilled you made the journey to dine with us.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
    (14th & 15th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Bus Routes: Vancouver 250, 251, 252 Park Royal 253 Lynn Valley 255 UBC 258
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604.922.4719

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Carmelo's has been the mainstay of Italian dining in West Vancouver for over twenty years. As fresh today as it was at the beginning. Carmelo's offers a cozy dining experience for all ages and tastes. Featuring a wood fired pizza oven to give you arguably the best pizza in Vancouver, pastas to make your mouth water and entrees ranging from fresh local seafood, lamb rack and numerous veal dishes. The fresh sheet is just that, fresh. The menu is not overly "fussy". Carmelo's is the comfort food place that the locals drop in for a bite to eat without hurting the budget.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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