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Carmela

3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
01403 275375
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Ranked #26 of 131 Restaurants in Horsham
Price range: $7 - $53
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Horsham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were given a nice area upstairs where we could mingle and catch up with friends. We all new what we were having as they would only take booking if we pre ordered. Why! Anyway general feeling was good service, some food warm such as the wild boar/ game stew. Some felt let down on quantity of food but agreed... More

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South Coast
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Impromptu work lunch, so was happy to try this restaurant out, however the food at best was average but very edible at the same time However decor very nice and staff were pleasant.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our family has been going regularly since Carmella's opened. It started off good and has steadily got better. Now there is a lovely outdoors area flanked with olive trees although, as keen gardeners, we are puzzled how they have managed to grow them in Horsham. It is a great place to just go for a drink on a summer's afternoon... More

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London, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went there for our daughter's 21st birthday. Despite bringing a massive birthday balloon with her, only time any of the staff wished her happy birthday was when they brought the bill (which was wrong, overcharged for drinks)! Miserable service yet an obligatory 10% service charge. Main courses OK but not cheap. Deserts very poor and expensive. Pannacotta with chocolate sauce... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A truly lovely restaurant which serves fish pizza and pasta with both a wide range of gluten free and vegetarian options. The fish was delicious and the other dishes looked equally so. Amaretto coffee was especially lovely!

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A great menu with an interesting range of dishes, especially good if you like fish and seafood. But take care if you order anything containing chilli - the chef seems to like it HOT, so hot in fact, that 3 of our party of 5 couldn't eat it (wimps!). However, I was extremely impressed with the helpful, obliging way in... More

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1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Recently revisited Carmela after hiatus one year for a birthday celebration, excellent food, filled with flavour and great ambience. They make great carbonara... :) Helpful staff

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Mama Mia the starter to go for! Wonderful food, fantastic setting and atmosphere :-) Forgot my PIN number, but Rossa spared me the task of doing the dishes!!! Very patient and attentive staff - very enjoyable indeed. Went for a fish main dish - to die for! Can't wait to go back. Expensive, but worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came down to celebrate moving to Horsham and read up on Trip Advisor before going, we found some negative reviews and decided we would prove them wrong! After getting to the restaurant we were quickly escorted to our seat that perfectly suited the size of our party. Within moments we were looking through an incredibly crafted menu, unfortunately my... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went recently and despite the obligatory 10% service charge, service was pretty poor at best. Took money without so much as a please, thank you or even a smile. Asked for water twice and never got it. If you don't want to work there don't make it so obvious to paying customers

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