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3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
01403 275375
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11:30 am - 4:00 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, Late Night, 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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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Typically Italian!

My Husband took me to Carmela for our 4th Wedding anniversary dinner, and it was an amazing evening. Having been to Italy, it felt like we were back there, it was busy, big portions and very tasty food. Service was great and would highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
RoseHobbs
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My Husband took me to Carmela for our 4th Wedding anniversary dinner, and it was an amazing evening. Having been to Italy, it felt like we were back there, it was busy, big portions and very tasty food. Service was great and would highly recommend!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We are regular attendees of this lovely restaurant, and went back once again for lunch yesterday - despite the weather outside being miserable, the staff were warm and welcoming! We always enjoy beautiful Italian wine at Carmela and yesterday paired it with one of their current specials, a sea bream dish as well as the fish stew which we always... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Saturday night, service good but food delivery from the kitchen slow. Food - very small portions & overpriced. I had the liver - first time ever I've had diced liver - overcooked & very bland. No hint of any "sauce". Sides were again small (polenta chips - where did they get that idea from ?). Serving... More 

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Banstead Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Arrived in good time for our reservation, but then had to wait 20 minutes for drinks order, and a further 15 minutes for food order. Starter of Crostini and cod was basically some fried oily french bread and some sort of cod paste (mmmmm Mattessons??). After 1 hour and 10 minutes we got an apology that the main course was... More 

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Worthing
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I was the first of a party of three - I was ignored pretty much by the staff until I reminded the staff yet again I actually had a reservation. The table I was shown to wasn't in a great location so we sat outside. Despite being well staffed we had to wait a long long for everything. Only one... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My Partner and I booked and attended early evening. The first indication of what was to come was the area we sat in smelled strongly of disinfectant. Secondly although well advertised outside the choice of an early meal deal was not offered until asked for. My partner ordered scallop risotto and I selected swordfish steak with tomato and red onion... More 

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Brighton, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My partner and I chose this restaurant because it's not a chain and wanted to try some authentic Italian cuisine. The starters were ok but our mains were very disappointing indeed. As a lover of fish, I chose the seabass which was literally one small fillet of fish and my partner chose the mushroom risotto which was quite sickly and... More 

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West Sussex
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fabulous food and plenty of it. Service was attentive even though they were very busy. Great Atmosphere.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

4 of us went for an evening meal 8.8.2015. We've all been there before - a few times. I have to say that this wasn't as good as previous visits. The menu seemed more limited, the portion size are smaller (I had steak, probably 2 small new potatoes and a small helping of mixed lettuce. The steak was cooked how... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Super fresh food with an Italian touch in lovely surroundings, a notch above the Italian high street chains.

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