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716 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-8550
+1 920-882-4044
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmella's is one of the most popular restaurants in town for a reason. It's hard to get a table sometimes without a reservation. Great antipasti, pasta, main courses, wine list, and desserts. The service is fast and attentive. I would recommend Carmella's for any occasion, although it can feel a little loud for business meetings.

Thank mxt206
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hands down the BEST Italian restaurant in the Fox Valley. The food, service, atmosphere, everything is great! Don't miss this one if you're visiting the area. Everyone in Appleton already knows how great it is!

Thank kearn216
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times, it is always busy but if you are looking for good italian food in Appleton, this is it. Average service, decent wine list, high end for prices, but the food is consistently very good.

Thank Elina P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps it was just an off night for the chef. Our waitress was terrific and really sold my elderly aunt and I on the fish special, Great Lakes Roulade stuffed with spicy sausage with potatoes, spinach and a sauce I don't remember. The fish was rolled up and the skin still on, leaving us to pick off the skin. Once... More 

Thank GailGarber
Neenah, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this place. The atmosphere is very relaxing and encourages you to sit back and enjoy your meal and the time you get to spend with your companions. The food is phenomenal. Can’t say enough good things about this place.

Thank dellatipler
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the region it might be a fantastic place. Everyone in the area seems to love it. I think it was probably some of the worst "Italian" food I have ever had at a restaurant. It was lacking salt, and flavor. Extremely bland. I ordered a beet salad, and it had maybe 1/2 of a beet with a huge pile... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the coast I would not expect to get great seafood in Wisconsin but this restaurant has excellent shrimp and scallop dishes. Also don't miss the calamari. Excellent wine selection as well. Great experience and superb food.

Thank stricklandLA
Marshall, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told this was the best Italian restaurant in town and boy were they right. We were greeted at the front door and were seated almost immediately. The waiter offered to explain anything we were unfamiliar with. My guest had the clams with clam sauce and pasta. I had shrimp scampi. Both were excellent. Food was served fast and... More 

Thank Br0914
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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188 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lady friends went to celebrate someone life. We were in a solemn mood. We were very pleased with the service, food, cleanliness and dessert. We will be back again and again. Lovely time.

Thank t d
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always great here. Mostly very dense, saucy pasta so not the best place to go if you want a light meal. Service is very good, we sat and talked for 20 minutes after we finished dinner and weren't pushed out the door. We have ate here 4 or 5 times and have never had a bad meal.

Thank thestudlyviking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, 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 Dr, Appleton, WI 54913-8550
  • 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?