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“Lunch was great & well paced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carmello's

Carmello's
9108 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110
703 368 5522
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Ranked #31 of 251 Restaurants in Manassas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Lubbock
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lunch was great & well paced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I had the veal parmesan sandwich that cAMe with a choice of fries or salad. The salad was beautiful crisp greens, tiny garbanzo beans & baby tomatoes. Others at table loved the brick oven margarita pizza and the Caesar salads. Desserts were another rave from the crème brulee to the gelato concoctions.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not as good this time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We have eaten at Carmello's several times before and enjoyed it. This time, not good. The wife and I had the veal parmesan -- it was over cooked, tough, edible but rather flat tasting -- was missing something. Full disclosure: This was at a free "presentation" dinner. Nonetheless, you'd think the restaurant would want to impress.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food

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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
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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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Old Town Manassas Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Carmello's has always been one of the top restaurants in Manassas. Food and service is always good. Good for a special occasion or visit their attached restaurant Monza for a quick meal. Make a reservation or go early though.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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, June 2, 2013
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.

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!
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woodbridge, va
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Carmello's offers fine food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Carmello's has nightly specials that can't be missed. If there is a special, go for it. I have my normal favorites but I pull myself away and try what the chef has to offer and I am never disappointed. This is a local, family restaurant and it never disappoints.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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, June 2, 2013
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.

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!
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Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I don't understand all the praise and hype for this spot. the prices are high and the food is average. i admire their attempt to bring fine dining to old town manassas, but they fall short of that goal in my opinion. the last time i was in for dinner the wine list was a stapled mass of torn and food stained paper, not what one would expect at a "fine dining" establishment.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, June 2, 2013
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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