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3 Denne Road | Carmela's Sicilian Restaurant, Horsham RH12 1JE, England
+44 1403 275375
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in Horsham top quality food always made welcome Staff are always to help you choose.

1 Thank Kevin M
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went second time with couple who don't eat out often; they were left slightly underwhelmed by T-Bone steak which was described as 'OK' and pasta (Fusilli) largely because of stringy chicken (not breast, which they don't claim it to be). We liked ours; fusilli though agree about the chicken and Scattiati (lovelier than fusilli IMO). One 'gripe' is it should... More 

Thank JoEd2005
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an incredible night, we were seated and served by Sarah - wow, she was completely amazing. We had a small celebratory party with 8 of us and at least 3 of us wanted to alter the menu choices slightly, including myself who has a number of food sensitivities and because the amazingly wonderful chef prepared everything fresh, he... More 

1 Thank Misti B
Horsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say? It was alright to be honest. I went on a Thursday evening and it wasn't too busy so service was prompt and friendly. Excellent so far, including the peanut butter filled pretzels. I had the Rigatoni Carmela (a signature dish apparently). It was alright to be honest, nothing brilliant but it was adequate. I'd recommend Carmela... More 

1 Thank Gullible D
Horsham, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a tiring hour long squash game having traversed the dangerous indoor courts of The Horsham Cricket Club, as well as drastically attempting to grapple a breath of normality from the hungover disgusting mess I had become from the blurry night before, I was launched back to life (in a quaint Italian manner of course) by the salvation of Carmella's... More 

3 Thank KIEFarginson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant restaurant. Very warm and welcoming establishment. Lovely staff and excellent food. Good value too. A favourite in Horsham!

1 Thank DubaiCharriot
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Made in Horsham"atmosphere and style... A class act with service and food to match.... Very enjoyable and will impress those you take... Could not fault...

3 Thank pete b
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been three times in the last two weeks and I am blowed away by the quality of the food. This is my new favourite restaurant. I have to say the tagliatelle ragu is simply amazing, you can tell the pasta is made fresh and the sauce is traditional, 10 out of 10. The of family members we have taken... More 

2 Thank dean m
Guildford, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Finally got around to eating here last night after a couple of aborted attempts. Well worth the wait as partook of some authentic southern Italian dishes served by some lovely Italian folk. Nothing faux about this place, good honest fare with a twist of originality beautifully cooked and serves. My wife had some lovely Nero spaghetti with a delightful sauce... More 

3 Thank Jonathan L
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Went here with our Spanish grandparents and new born baby! Couldn't have been more accommodating!!!!

1 Thank mattoshea82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $41
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Denne Road | Carmela's Sicilian Restaurant, Horsham RH12 1JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 275375
The Carmela Italian Restaurant is run by the Raciti family and offers an authentic Italian dining experience for all the family. Based in Denne Road Horsham, West Sussex, the 16th century listed building has been completely renovated from top to toe in a contemporary yet charming style which is both warm and inviting.

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