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3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
01403 275375
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Carmela Italian Restaurant is run by the Raciti family and offers an...
The Carmela Italian Restaurant is run by the Raciti family and offers an authentic Italian dining experience for all the family. Based in Denne Road Horsham, West Sussex, the 16th century listed building has been completely renovated from top to toe in a contemporary yet charming style which is both warm and inviting.
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Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

We had a lovely meal, very tasty and the waitresses were all Sicilian and very friendly. Service was prompt. The only thing was that we were seated quite tightly packed on a table for two in the corner and my husband was facing the wall the whole time and couldn't quite get the ambiance of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
liz B
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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365 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Mum loves this restaurant and the choices are great for all tastes. Set menu was a nice touch and also some great choices. Mum chose not to have a starter but the team looked after arranging for some dipping bread and oils which was a nice touch. Lovely meal will be back again soon.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had a lovely meal, very tasty and the waitresses were all Sicilian and very friendly. Service was prompt. The only thing was that we were seated quite tightly packed on a table for two in the corner and my husband was facing the wall the whole time and couldn't quite get the ambiance of the place. I know that... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Decided to try 2 of their pastries this morning as take away, what a shock . Best way to describe the first mouthful was .... Dry, horrid fat coating on my mouth afterwards. Jam was very sticky on it which tried to mask the first taste but failed. That's £3 of my cash I threw away. Really unpleasant . Have... More 

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Sussex
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Have previously rated this very highly. Have been twice recently and on each of these the food was bland at best. I didn't review after the first in case it was a one off but having been again it does seem to have gone downhill. Food seems to be using lower quality ingredients; it's unheard of for me not to... More 

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Southwater, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I could not fault ANYTHING....The food was fantastic and time between courses was timed to perfection, the service was faultless with the staff being so friendly and helpful. Fantastic atmosphere in the restaurant too. The wine choice is great too. Our compliments to all at Carmela we will most definitely be regular visitors.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Carmela's is a top quality Italian, using local ingredients and years of family knowledge. After you've been here you'll never go to one of the soulless chain Italians Horsham is flooded with again. Particularly love the signature rigatoni - sausage meat, pistachio and gorgonzola; delicious. The pizzas aren't bad either, traditional and handmade. Service can sometimes be a little abrupt... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

How lucky could we get __ last Saturday we strolled from West Street to the furthest end of East Street without being enthused by a single restaurant (although many are very good) then we perused the menu at the doorway , when __ boom Boom.......yes, this suggested the ambience was right. From the moment we entered the restaurant the greeting... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I took my daughter to Carmela's last Friday for her 18th birthday. There were 9 of us in the group and we were seated upstairs. Whilst the atmosphere and decor was perfectly nice the service was err, awful. The waitress was friendly enough but It was 25 minutes before our drink orders were taken. 1 hour and 20 mins until... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carmella is the best Italian in town, feels very authentic, food is excellent, all the staff are very friendly. We have been several times as a couple, with children and as a group and every time service and food are top notch.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a very pleasant meal here a few months ago. Was a late sunny day in October. So were able to sit outside in the sun. Good food, although a limited menus and excellent service. Enjoyed the alfresco atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: 01403 275375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 47
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

The Carmela Italian Restaurant is run by the Raciti family and offers an authentic Italian dining experience for all the family. Based in Denne Road Horsham, West Sussex, the 16th century listed building has been completely renovated from top to toe in a contemporary yet charming style which is both warm and inviting.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?