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3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
01403 275375
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Ranked #22 of 134 Restaurants in Horsham
Price range: $6 - $50
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Food is good, not great but usually quite tasty and good. Service is courteous and friendly but I find the price of eating there to be more fitting for a special occasion than going for some wholesome Italian food. We paid over 80 pounds for a dinner for two, with only two courses and didn't even drink wine with dinner!... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here for a friends 50th, food was outstanding and the staff attentive. Lovely setting and a nice little touch at the end with a free speciality drink. Will definitely be returning

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Outstanding. The food and service were just excellent. This is so much more than an 'Italian Restaurant', would highly recommend that you make a visit and find out for yourselves. The seafood soup was delicious! We look forward to visiting again very soon.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went to Carmellos with no reservation on a Friday eve met with a fantastic warm welcome and served by the manageress. Very warm and inviting and the staff and manageress were attentive and friendly. Lovely fresh food, I had marinated olives and a lentil mix on toasted bread for starter and a creamy panchetta and mushroom pasta for main. My... More

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England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If your seated down stairs its a much better experience than up stairs. Would not go again if i knew i would be upstairs. Shame.

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We chose to eat at Carmela, after deciding to look for a restaurant in Horsham that wasn't a chain. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. I had the calves liver with pesto mash and chard and my husband had a goat's cheese and courgette pizza with mixed salad, all washed down with a glass of the... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

It was my daughters & sons birthday treat meal. The service was great. Food was fantastic. What a lovely family run restaurant. I would certainly go again & tell others about going. The chef came out to see his customers too. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours eating & drinking. Thank you to Carmellas for making it a... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A really lovely deli / café with all authentic Italian foods. Great atmosphere and great food at good value for money. Staff really helpful and friendly....

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London, UK
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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Called last minute on a Friday evening & were immediately told they could accommodate our party of 4 – and are we pleased they did! Service was absolutely fantastic and the food was phenomenal. Excellent choice of wines and a very varied menu. We had seafood both as starters and mains – very fresh and filling whilst the boys had... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An authentic Italian restaurant, with consistently great home cooked food, lovely atmosphere, good service and a nice family feel.

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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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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