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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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 27
    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
Lunch time meal...

Me and my mum have just come back from our trip up to Horsham, I decided to go there as I have a Gormet card which allows me to have 2 for 1 on main meals there. As it was in the week and at lunch time it was very quiet, the waiter was lovely and the food was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Elizabeth C
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We tryed lot of restaurants around horsham but this is something special, food it is amazing like Calamari ,zuppa di pesce ,oh my god it was sublime service also was efficient in a frindly manner. Definitely will comeback

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Me and my mum have just come back from our trip up to Horsham, I decided to go there as I have a Gormet card which allows me to have 2 for 1 on main meals there. As it was in the week and at lunch time it was very quiet, the waiter was lovely and the food was also... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Judging by the four and five star reviews posted here, I can only assume that my wife and I were extremely unlucky to visit Carmela when we did. For a starter we ordered the 'Mare', described as 'Fried golden seafood served with smoked swordfish and rocket salad.' While the swordfish was delicious, the battered seafood was anemic and yet overcooked... More 

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Brighton
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Carmelas today for my birthday lunch treat. We've been a couple of times before and have always been impressed. The staff were helpful and friendly. The food was very reasonably priced and very authentic yet imaginative. The restaurant has lovely cosy (not small) feel to it. Thoughtfully decorated and a great ambience. I quite like the Italian... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

clean and neat restaurant polite staff very good service all food being delivered to tables looked excellent no complaints at all

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There are lots of chain restaurants in Horsham so it makes a refreshing change to go to a good quality family owned restaurant. I didn't have a starter so I can only comment on my main but it was really delicious. I had one of the signature dishes - the carmelas Zappa do pesce which is a seafood dish with... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Interesting menu and very good food. Last time I looked at the menu there wasn't much choice for vegetarians, but recently it was better. I had a very nice Insalata Caponato which I recommend. Some other reviewers have commented on the addition of 11.5% service charge, think this is a bit steep. We were charged for drinks we didn't have... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

loved this restaurant would highly recommend a visit I had superb seafood dish which I couldn't fault , good service and a great setting also check out the family deli in Horsham this is also quality

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed. A good selection of meats, pastas, fish, pizza. The fish stew is a must as is the venison. An excellent wine list, friendly service. This is without doubt the best Italian restaurant in Horsham and possibly all of Sussex.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to this restaurant when it first opened some years ago and on that occasion there were a few teething troubles, so didn't fancy going back, but last week we tried it again and we are very pleased to say that it has now got its act together and serves good food with good service. So yes, we have put... More 

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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 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?