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716 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
+1 920-882-4044
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only reservations of 6 or more accepted - they have a call ahead program which I encourage you to do. I did not heed the advice of the owner and sat in the crowded bar area. The Chicken Parm was tasty and the just the right amount. There was room for dessert!!! DQ M&M Blizzard on the walk home. Definitely... More 

Thank Bob G
Appleton, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmella's has always done a great job both on the food side - which is amazing and on the service side. Plan in waiting to sit down especially in the evenings but know the wait is well worth it. Have tried many many things in the menu and have always been pleased with the food! You must eat here if... More 

Thank DebbyJoe
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Carmella's is excellent; I've never had a bad meal there since they opened. I love the fusilli (pasta, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and shrimp in a lemon-white wine sauce topped with Parmesan). My other favorite item is the strawberry orange iced tea (custom blended by neighboring business Fava Tea). The service is usually quite good (I... More 

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Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide variety of options and things not typical to most Italian restaurants. Atmosphere is nice and service was very friendly. Everything tasted fresh and local. Certain items seemed pricey but you can choose reasonably. The cannoli was fantastic.

Thank Wanda H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I moved from New Jersey where we had an Italian deli across the street making fresh "mutz" everyday and a whole-in-the-wall Italian lunch counter that makes the best eggplant parmigiana you've ever had. We were worried we wouldn't find good Italian when we came to Appleton but we found it at Carmella's! Everything they make is excellent,... More 

Thank Stephen K
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place and superb service. Food is mostly local and all home made. Absolutely worth a detour and try the scallops and risotto!

Thank greenfields00
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carmella's often gets strong reviews - I can only believe are driven by a case of groupthink. I have eaten at Carmella's three times and have been underwhelmed each time. The food is acceptable. The service is marginal. The atmosphere is unremarkable. This is a small strip mall restaurant with over priced Italian food. The experience is not bad; just... More 

Thank Lorelei S
Verona, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in town for work and saw this on Trip Adviser. Great food, great drinks, great people, and great atmosphere.

Thank ItalianMaverick
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is always great! If we ever want to treat ourselves out to a wonderful meal and a nice evening out, we will choose Carmella's! Highly recommend!

Thank Paul B
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This looks to be where the locals go which is always a good sign. We had the perch and it was very good. IT was lightly breaded and served hot the way fish has to be served. I recommend the potato salad. Prices are average for pub type food. Service is friendly but not very fast. A little hard to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-882-4044

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