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3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
01403 275375
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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, 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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  • 211
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 13
    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
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Ate here the night before a friends wedding, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Lovely food - only had a main course so cant judge the whole menu but we were happy with what we had albeit we certainly would not have wanted to pay anymore. Slightly annoyed at having a service charge added to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jessica Scarlet C
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I recently enjoyed an excellent lunch at Carmela's. However, I consider that the cost of a glass of wine was excessive. When paying the bill, I added a ten percent tip. The waitress did not point out that this amount was already included on the bill.

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Sussex, UK
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Plus points at this independent restaurant included friendly, attentive service and range of interesting main courses. The calves liver was good and partner's risotto excellent. There's a short wine list, most wines available by different glass sizes and the 500ml carafe as well as full bottles (a nice touch). Minor niggles were the less-than comfortable seating, dishes are a bit... More 

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Southwater, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went here for the first time with friends. Fantastic evening. Great food and atmosphere with attentive and friendly staff. Will definitely be going back.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Cannot fault carmella. They went out of their way to accommodate us and I highly recommend their food.

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Horsham
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good wine list, friendly staff and great home cooked food, much better than any of the chain restaurants. Recommend going on a sunny day and sitting outside with a bottle of wine and a selection of starters... Perfect.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

i have been here twice and both times I have hated it, Found it slow service, I had the t,bone steak which was £25, I received a small flat chewy quick fry steak, Was not impressed, The second time my husband went and had the chicken,bacon with a vegetables on the side, The veg was overcooked and the honey glaze... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of my fave restaurants! Thanks for lovely authentic food and excellent service every time we visit. We will be back again soon! Would recommend.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ate here the night before a friends wedding, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Lovely food - only had a main course so cant judge the whole menu but we were happy with what we had albeit we certainly would not have wanted to pay anymore. Slightly annoyed at having a service charge added to the bill, we were not in... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just moved into town and am always willing to give the local independents ago. The interior is a big let down. Uncomfortable seating . The high back conservatory type chairs feel they are about to collapse. Nothing about this place says Scillian restaurant. The pasta mains were good. But at nearly £50 including the 11.5% service they add, for a... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

had s lovely meal here, there were 6 of us and we ordered various different meals and everyone was delicious

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Additional Information about Carmela

Address: 3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
Phone Number: 01403 275375
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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 - 50
  • 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?