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Carmela's Bistro and Wine Bar

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4141 Pioneer Woods Dr, Lincoln, NE 68506-7568
402-489-0005
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

Went there with my mother for a late lunch. Specifically requested to order off of dinner menu and we're able to after a little "work". We shared Carmelas pasta, added chicken, and shrimp pasta. Both were really good but I'd say the shrimp was our favorite. Only downfall was that the waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
PlzC
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Fairmont, Nebraska
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Lincoln, NE, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I'm always amazed when I see that Carmela's isn't rated in the top 5 in Lincoln. The ambiance is amazing, the food is to die for, the wine list impeccable and the service? Well, you feel like a member of the family. One of my faves when we eat there is a char grilled Caesar salad, with homemade Caesar dressing... More 

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Fairmont, Nebraska
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went there with my mother for a late lunch. Specifically requested to order off of dinner menu and we're able to after a little "work". We shared Carmelas pasta, added chicken, and shrimp pasta. Both were really good but I'd say the shrimp was our favorite. Only downfall was that the waitress seemed like she wanted to get us out... More 

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Boston, MA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had a great experience here a few months ago, and couldn't find them on TA to write a review the moment I got home. Sadly, a few months have passed and I don't remember the dishes we had. I do remember saying to myself that this food can easily compete with the top Lincoln restaurants (Dish, JTK, Venue, etc) but... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food and wine was very good. Prices were a bit high for midwest...lunch for 5 (one elderly) with only two having wine was between $130 & 140. Service was lacking somewhat. Would not recommend for a crowd larger than 4.

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Middleton, Wi.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We're fairly new to Lincoln but have tried a number of restaurants. We were still searching for that one place that ranks anywhere close to our favorites in Madison or Fort Collins. We tried the other highly rated places on Tripadvisor and often they came up short. Upon a recommendation we tried Carmela's on a Friday night. We were overwhelmed... More 

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Fremont, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Loved this place. Trey, our waiter was the best. Food was outstanding. Atmosphere was incredible. Decor is very comfortable, classy yet not stuffy. We asked lots of questions about the menu, Trey had an educated answer for each one. A wonderful experience. I will be going here again soon. Hopefully next weekend.

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South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Went with a large group. Everyone had a different entree and enjoyed it. Good selection of specialty drinks and wine.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place is a gem! Late dinner menu of Ceasar Salad and Rangoon Pizza. What a twist! Romaine on the grill as a wedge, then dressing. Delicious! Rangoon Pizza - Thin crust pizza with crab, cream cheese, fried won ton, and clili sauce. Simply put - best pizza I've ever had! Great ambience, great service, pretty good prices. Worth the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I each ordered a fish entrée, my fish wasn't too bad but the side dish was so salty I couldn't eat it & my asparagus was burnt. My husbands fish obviously had been taken out of the plastic vacuum sealed container and was very dry. I held out hope for dessert and asked the server if any... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Help is good food quality and variety not so much. Wine list and pours are impressive. Wish the food had more variety of options like creative salads and soups - fish and vegetables more of a healthy slant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4141 Pioneer Woods Dr, Lincoln, NE 68506-7568
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-489-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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