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Carmela Cucina Italiana - CLOSED

823 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1210
+1 760-471-2131
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Jun 24, 2016
“Love this place!”
Jun 22, 2016
“Very good food ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
823 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1210
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

We absolutely love this family owned and operated restaurant! We''ve never had a bad meal and have a hard time making ourselves try different meals because each time we go we enjoy what we've ordered. The Eggplant Parmesan is to die for and the Veal...More

Thank 1cheryl
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I have gone here with family for a special occasion. They have a good wine menu. Their food is typical Italian and would consider this as fine dining. The staff is friendly and helpful. You do not feel rushed here. The food us served in...More

Thank Azdeb85251
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Soooo sad....Carmela's closed overnight the last week of April. They said they couldn't come to an agreement with the new "owners" of the property. They removed their huge sign and took it with them in hopes of reopening in a new San Marcos location sometime...More

Thank waterwoman1
Reviewed April 19, 2016

I loved their dinners. I love Chicken and they have the best. Quite Dining. Great serve. Nice small Bar. Plenty food.

Thank Kasey987
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I honestly was disappointed in Carmela's. I didn't think the food was that good and neither did my friend. I had lasagna and it was quite heavy and yet had no flavor. Bummer!

Thank Mary J
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I am from the east coast, the Boston area and we know Italian food. This is the best Chicken Marsala I have had. They owners are really friendly and the food is great!

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Went here for a family dinner. The food was excellent. Service was stellar. Everyone loved the food. I half Lasange, my daughter in law got Alfredo and my son spaghetti. Big portions and we all shared the food. We would definitely go again for a...More

Thank Azdeb85251
Reviewed March 5, 2016

This Italian resturant never dissappoints! Both the Food and Service are excellent. This restaurant has been a local favorite for many years. My favorite is the Chilian Sea Bass on a bed of Pasta, it's the best!

1  Thank rrosol
Reviewed February 3, 2016

This place is owned by Carmela and Zorro but make no mistake...Carmela is in charge. The food is amazing (try the Chilean Sea bass when they have it on special) and the atmosphere is old Italia. Carmela is the consummate host and makes you feel...More

1  Thank Thom P
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Ok this is absolutely the best Italian food i ever eat. Ridiculously delicious,everything made from scratch. Service is outstanding.Cant wait to come back

Thank roza r
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1210
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-471-2131
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