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Carmelo's

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Byward Market Area
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300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S3, Canada
(613) 563-4349
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit and we've never been disappointed. The food is prepared well, the staff accommodating, and the facilities well maintained. Although it is not really a 'kids' place, my family was specifically looking forward to our visit. My husband's steak was grilled to perfect specification. Through to dessert we were pleased.

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Thank Teresa R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere especially if you are sitting on the patio. We went there as it was right next to our hotel (Delta and Mariott). The food was nothing great. Just ok. I would head downs Sparks street for another 2 minutes where there is a whole bunch of restaurants that in my opinion tasted better.

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Thank Jeff D
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organized my Birthday at this location with the staff and Manager. Very friendly and exceptional service throughout the entire night. Their pasta dishes are extraordinary and very tasteful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were fast, courteous and professional. My wife and I enjoyed our meal out on the patio as the day slowly changed into night. Quite enjoyable, and would highly recommend this establishment.

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Thank Fifth Avenue C
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank BlackBear1959
Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

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Thank Lizzy M
Tweed, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

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Thank Harry Q
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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 

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Fredericton, Canada
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?