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“Very Good Portuguese & Italian Dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmello's

Carmello's
9108 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110
703 368 5522
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Ranked #24 of 239 Restaurants in Manassas
Price range: $31 - $35
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Battle Street
Transit: VRE
Description: Carmello's is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing in Italian and Portuguese cuisine in Old Town Manassas since 1987.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very Good Portuguese & Italian Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We selected Portuguese Dishes which were great. The wine list is quite extensive, however they did not have the wine we selected from the list. On a great note, the manager recommended a substitue at the same price which was outstanding.

Visited October 2012
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback from your experience.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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Nokesville, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not as good as i remembered”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Food was alright. Used to love going but I don't know what's happened in the kitchen. Staff was a little snobbish. Have renovated and looks very nice and feels comfortable.

Visited June 2012
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.

From reading your review, we are truly sorry that you were disappointed in your dining experience with us. Our goal as a family owned restaurant is to always get better! If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com. We would like to learn more about your dining experience.

We hope that you do give us another try at Carmello's and also visit us at our sister restaurant, Monza soon!
Thank you!
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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

On recommendation of B and B owner, we tried this restaurant and were very pleased. Food was great, service was thoughtful and punctual. it is walking distance from the Bennett House through a nice historic district.

Visited September 2012
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Was not impressed, bland flavors, over priced but nice ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

For date night we decided to visit this local restaurant. I heard it was the place to go and many of my high level executives take our employees there for special dinners. Let me start off with the good. The ambiance was quaint and lovely. It was a very romantic restaurant. Now on to the food. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. We ordered mini beef wellington for apps. The dough was a bit undercooked and tasted pasty and I haf more mushrooms than beef. For my main dish ($32) I ordered the special, lobster and crab ravioli in a cream sauce. The flavors were just okay. For $32 I didnt want to eat something "okay". I wanted to have a foodgasm in my mouth. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria. It was good but every Sangria i have ever drank always had fresh fruit and this didnt have it. Now on to the dessert-creme brulle. It was good but all my vanilla beans were in one spot and not spread through the custard. All in all, it was nice to try a new local place but i was not impressed with the flavors of the food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.

From reading your review, we are truly sorry that you were disappointed in your dining experience with us. Our goal as a family owned restaurant is to always get better! If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com. We would like to learn more about your dining experience.

We hope that you do give us another try at Carmello's and also visit us at our sister restaurant, Monza soon!
Thank you!
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Gainesville, VA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth a Return Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This was our second time here and even though we had a reservation, we were told there weren't any table available when we arrived. After speaking to the manager, we had to wait a few more minutes and were shown into a separate room that only had two other diners. After that, things were fine and the service was great. Food is wonderful, extensive wine list with all price ranges. We would come back again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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