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“40th Wedding Anniversary Celebration” 5 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 247 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.
Manassas, Va
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“40th Wedding Anniversary Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We recently held our 40th Anniversary Dinner and Vow Renewal at Carmello's. First, I would like to say that the three rooms they have available are all beautiful and we chose the Magalhaes Room. We decided to do a cocktail hour with appetizers, dinner, desserts, and open bar for the evening. We cannot say enough about the quality and superb taste of all the menu items. The miniature crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, calamari fritti, and bruschetta served at the cocktail hour were outstanding. We had four dinner menu items (including a vegetarian entree) for our guests to choose from and all were very pleased. I must say the Vieieras and the Filet Mignon were the favorites. The Manager Miquel and Banquet Coordinator Jackie were very pleasant and worked very hard to make this an outstanding celebration. No matter what occasion you are planning it is definitely worth a call to Miquel or Jackie and see what Carmello's has to offer you. I don't think you will be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your 40th Anniversary with us!

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your 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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English first
Manassas, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A lovely little spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lovely atmosphere, old school service. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful. I would go more often but save it for "special occasions.

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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, December 14, 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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Haymarket, VA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“The place for Portuguese in the DC Area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If you are looking for exceptional Portuguese cuisine and the largest selection of Portuguese wines in the country, then you are going to love Carmello's! Set in Old Town Manassas, Carmello's has been run by Elise, a Portuguese native, since 1992. This is not our first trip to Carmello's, but with a trip to Portugal on the horizon, my wife and I went to sample some Portuguese dishes and wine. We were very pleased with the entire evening. Elise was even kind enough to come over the the table and share some of her ideas on our Portugal vacation. Great ambience, great food, and a great wine list!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, December 14, 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 hope that you loved Portugal and had a safe trip!

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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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best in Manassas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

First time back to this restaurant in a long time, and it's still as good as its ever been. The specials are always interesting, and the service is first-rate.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, December 14, 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 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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