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Carmela

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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 26
    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
Great Italian food, with decent service! It's great to see independent restaurants upping their game..

We've always had good food at Carmela but the service has been hit and miss, very slow and often the staff seem very disorganised. However on our last visit we had great food and service to match, so much so, our itlalian guest bought their cookery book! With so much competitiion in Horsham from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Crawley Down, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

As I'm in sales and have an interest in marketing I was pleased to see this restaurant which operates just outside the pedestrian area taking positive steps to fill lunch-time seats. A pleasant young waitress was walking amongst shoppers offering a generous slice of Pizza as a taster, whilst at the same time handing out take away menus. Good on... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were 12 women celebrating a hen do. It was an incredibly busy Saturday night with every table filled and we were seated upstairs. I have to say that the upstairs area is really not as nice as downstairs but they often seat large parties up there so understandable. I can't speak on behalf of the others but my food... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We've always had good food at Carmela but the service has been hit and miss, very slow and often the staff seem very disorganised. However on our last visit we had great food and service to match, so much so, our itlalian guest bought their cookery book! With so much competitiion in Horsham from average chain restaurants it's great to... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had lunch there today with my husband. We sat outside because the sun was shining, despite the wind, but it was a beautiful day. This is the only restaurant in Horsham which has its own patio with tables outside. Other restaurants have table outside but they are on the street and you feel a little self-concious when eating. Anyway, let... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Four of us booked for a catch up over dinner. When we arrived we shown to our table promptly. We ordered drinks while we chatted and decided what food to order. Gradually, the dining area on the top floor that we were seated in started to fill with parties larger than ours. The more time that passed the longer we... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We hadn't booked but arrived just before midday, the gentleman who showed us to our table was lovely. He told us about the specials of the day which were Swordfish and Black Ink squid and left us to peruse the menu, which had some different starters, which was nice. Nice atmosphere and waitresses were very attentive. Shame about two diners... More 

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Bournemouth
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We've been here loads of times and have always loved the food, ambience and the attitude of the staff, so yesterday was a bit of a disappointment. Not awful, but must try harder, though I know it is easy to say that we are all no better than our last screw up. Nice bottle of wine, we usually have the... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Carmela's is a lovely little find in Horsham. Both the host and waiter were warm and welcoming. The food was delicious and the portions were large. We would definitely return if we were ever in the area again.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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

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

Questions & Answers

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