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Carmella's

716 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 882-4044
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Ranked #3 of 310 restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Carmella's is a terrific place for lunch or dinner. Adjacent to the Fox River Mall, a perfect place to unwind, enjoy friends, or have a romantic dinner.

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Appleton, WI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great Italian food, high quality and good variety. The only downside to the restaurant is it is small and often crowded which can make for a noisy environment. However, it is definitely worth it as the food and staff are excellent.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We have tried just about all the italian restraunts in the area. We always go to Carmella's when we want Italian food. It is the best in the valley in our opinion.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Come early or you will have to wait, but the wait is worth it. Made from scratch authentic Italian. The only good Italian food in Appleton.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Here is no Bravo's in the Fox Valley. So if you want Italian that is a couple steps up from Olive Garden, this is the place. But as far as better dining goes, it's typical & nothing stands out.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is our go-to restaurant when we are eating out. Eating pasta anywhere when there are gluten issues is a big deal and Carmella's has always been accommodating and knowledgeable when questions are asked about ingredients. That aside, the food is fabulous and I have never had a meal that I didn't enjoy. The flour-less chocolate cake is decadent! The... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I like this place. It's local, good atmosphere, and good food with an interesting menu. But we never go anymore because they don't take reservations and there is always a substantial wait. I like their food but not enough to spend an extra 40 minutes or more waiting for a table. There are other fine places to eat that take... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is Fantastic.The service is Great and the food is the best Italian in Appleton for sure. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. The price is higher but its worth it.

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Appleton, Wi
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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Food is wonderful. Homemade pasta, and sauce! The tomato soup is awesome as well. I like their eggplant parm, gnocchi, Have not tried the pizza. I would say it is all good.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in Central Wisconsin, and quite possibly the best fettuccine I've ever had. If you have the option of lobster fettuccine special, get it! It's the balls. The veal is also outstanding and the balsamic they serve drizzled across it is like concentrated beef flavor. It's all good here. Not one bad item, and... More

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