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Carmela

3 Denne Road, Horsham RH121JE, England
01403 275375
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Ranked #25 of 129 restaurants in Horsham
Price range: $7 - $55
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love the food at Carmela but on few occasions have had trouble eating downstairs even when we have specifically booked this. The upstairs is shabby and nothing like the downstairs decor or atmosphere. However on Fri 18 July we knew this wdnt be a problem as it was hot and we wd eat outside. How wrong we were! We... More

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carlobello, Owner at Carmela, responded to this review

We are really sorry if on that day the restaurant was fully booked and you and your partner did not dine with us. We investigated the matter on our cctv and is here for you to come and check. Our deputy manager explained to you where you and your friends could seat. Maybe you did not understund. In any way... More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We came across this little gem for late lunch on Saturday - and so pleased we did. The food was absolutely superb: delicious Calamari & Gamborini for me, followed by excellent filled ravioli. Reading the menu in itself was a foodie's delight - everything sounded so tempting and, based on our experience, the food lives up to the descriptions. Our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have eaten here several times and have always had great food with great atmosphere and brilliant service. The family run restaurant is perfect for a family celebration. Great menu choices, good prices and the staff are always cheerful, polite and very chatty too. They just make you feel very welcome. You want to go back again and again!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family & I have eaten here for years, but only recently they have started imposing a £5 per head deposit for a group booking in advance. This would be understandable if there were 20+ guests but not 6 adults plus children? The service seems to have gone down hill too & as we were there to celebrate a birthday... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Real Italian food-their signature fish dish is amazing, friendly staff and always a buzzing atmosphere! An Italian restaurant in Horsham not to be missed!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went here on Saturday evening, had not booked but had a lovely table on the terrace as such a warm June evening. Good service from the start with a very friendly waitress. Ordered drinks and olives and service was quick and efficient. Had signature pasta for main course which was nice but nothing special and ordered pizza with seafood. The... More

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West Horsham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A little corner of Horsham that's like being transported to Sicily! Ate outside on Carmelas' patio area as it was a beautiful summer day, and the food and service were perfect. So nice to have an authentic, independent restaurant like this in Horsham. I recommend the clam linguine.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Outstanding *Sicilian* restaurant. Loved it. Calves liver was divine. Very high quality of food overall, and great wine list.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A quintessential Italian with accommodating staff and nice food and decent prices. I chose the steak night deal and though the glass of wine was different to the bottle we had ordered, they were more than happy to oblige! Definitely would go again..

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice food and friendly staff in this restaurant. Best for some evening dinner in two. Prices are not too high for Sussex too.

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