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300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R-7S3, Canada
(613) 563-4349
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been regular diners at Carmelo's for over 18 years. Throughout this time Carmelo's has consistently provided flavourful food, generous portions - they never skimp on important ingredients - and attentive service at very reasonable prices. A wide range of pasta items is the centre piece of the menu which also includes a selection of wine options by the... More 

Thank BlackBear1959
Toronto, ON
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We liked it so much we went back a 2nd time. Directly next to our hotel, we enjoyed this Italian restaurant. Loved the calamari salad with fresh greens, a ' house specialty' and the thin crust pizza was a perfect meal. The service was friendly and the pricing was reasonable. I can understand why This restaurant has been at this... More 

Thank Lizzy M
Tweed, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Ottawa on Canada Day, 2016. Walking along Sparks street on this very hot afternoon, we stopped at Carmello's for a drink. The bar area was cluttered and messy, with bottles of spirits cluttered everywhere on the bar. Normally, one would expect to see these displayed in an orderly fashion on shelves for all to see... More 

Thank Harry Q
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225 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during the rib feast and really should have gone to another location. In the past we have been very, very pleased with everything that we ordered from this location, unfortunately we can't say that about this occasion. Although my husbands salad and steak were very good, my meal was very lacking. I ordered the Chicken Baci dish (This... More 

Thank Helper_One
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to Carmello's with my family to celebrate my graduation from university. Everything was wonderful! The food was amazing quality and quantity. The meal started with some of the best homemade, fresh bread I have ever had, continued with a great antipasto and bruschetta and finished with two wonderful thin crust pizzas. We told our waiter what we were... More 

Thank classicalstudies11
Fredericton, Canada
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404 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Yes, that title is a criticism sandwich. There are nice things and not-so-nice things about Carmello's, but overall I liked our choice of eating there. The patio is quite nice with a view of people walking by on Sparks street. It was a hot summer day when we ate there at about 1:30 PM. The patio was not full, but... More 

Thank RikThurnheer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The food at Carmello's was excellent!! The pasta was amazing! It has a nice big patio and plenty of tables. If you're craving great past, check this place out!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We had an excellent dinner at Carmello's and the price was even better. We had New York striploin and the grilled calamari. The food was very tasty and the waiters very friendly.

Thank Camelia2811
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I have eaten here many times for various business and social functions. For 20 to 25 dollars you can get a tasty meal. There are several Italian dishes. Unfortunately I have not felt well after a few of these meals. I sometimes cringe at going there even if the food tastes good. Now I wipe the forks and plates I... More 

Thank A L
Ottawa, Ontario
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were a group of six - we had a reservation and were seated promptly. Server was excellent. Food came out from the kitchen in small batches: One of us got their appetizer, then 3-4 minutes later two more came out, then a short while later the rest of the appetizers came out. I had a stuffed boneless breast of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R-7S3, 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

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