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Carmello's Italian Restaurant

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Byward Market Area
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300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
On Queen Street between Kent and Lyon St.
(613) 563-4349
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food in a comfortable atmosphere

Ate here after passing it by so many times when staying at the nearby Delta hotel. We ate here on a Tuesday night so it wasn't very busy and there were a few other families eating here as well. The atmosphere and ambiance is typical of a family Italian restaurant, so don't expect chic and shiny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
mjuliennow
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Toronto
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fiance and I love Carmello's! We always have a great time when we go, and always enjoy the food. They have a lot of gluten free options as well!

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Nara, Japan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with a friend for dinner. The place was almost empty. The buildings fire alarm rang for almost 15 minutes. This was not the restaurants fault but no explanation or apology. The waiter must have been fed up too because he was very condescending for most of our meal. The food was not what I thought it would be.... More 

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Thank Oliverransom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so disappointed in this restaurant. The food wasn't very good and the service was terrible. I would not recommend it.

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Thank Sarah C
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't expecting fine dining but most reviews gave us fairly high expectations for quality of food. Unfortunately, we were not tremendously impressed. We shared a pasta and a veal dish - both old favourites of us both. The pasta with Gorgonzola and chicken was pretty boring and the veal lim one was quite good but had bits of cut... More 

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Thank Judy L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient to the Marriott on a chilly Ottawa evening. However, the Italian food was disappointing. The pasta was over cooked and the Scallopini was rather tough.

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Thank Tony E
Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Ate here after passing it by so many times when staying at the nearby Delta hotel. We ate here on a Tuesday night so it wasn't very busy and there were a few other families eating here as well. The atmosphere and ambiance is typical of a family Italian restaurant, so don't expect chic and shiny. Food overall was pretty... More 

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Thank mjuliennow
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Caring my father's name this place couldn't be better. Real family Italian food with a fair price. It as a nice surprise. The place doesn't look fancy. But I only care about the food.

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Thank Saulo M
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I visited with a friend on a Saturday night about 7:30 pm. The restaurant was not overly busy and we got a seat right away, After that service was slow. Menu had lots of options on it. Both of us ordered pasta but it wasn't that great. The chicken was sliced on top, and not very warm. Overall flavour profile... More 

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Thank S_W135
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

While in Ottawa for a Hockey tournament I booked our hockey team dinner here as it was within walking distance to our hotel. Arrangements were made in advance for a buffet to serve 52 persons. John, the manager gave us a great price for our group and set it up such that the team would sit at one table and... More 

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London, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

First the good: the server we had was very good, efficient service and attentive. Food was okay, not the best Italian fare I've ever had... just okay. The restaurant didn't appear to be the cleanest, the interior could use some perking up. Probably best to sit on the patio if the weather is nice. Good location if you're staying nearby,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Public Transportation: On Queen Street between Kent and Lyon St.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 563-4349

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?