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Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
+1 715-845-5570
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish fry” (8 reviews)
“ski hill” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

For the Wausau area, you'll he hard pressed to find a better choice of Italian cuisine. It's, in my opinion, in the top ten of this area. Every dish I have had here was been amazing. The service is very good. Because this place is...More

Thank DaleVC54401
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Enjoyed a dinner with friends after a day of meetings. The staff was pleasant and very attentive. The food was tasty. My friends loved their steaks. I ordered the walleye, only after asking if there were bones which I was told there were not. It...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Girls night out on opening weekend of hunting and we had a blast! Very relaxed atmosphere, great service and always great food! Never disappointed when I stop in here! Keep up the great work!

Reviewed October 11, 2016

A very good, classic Italian restaurant located in an attractive setting at the base of Rib Mountain. We arrived early and were able to get a seat by the window to experience the view. The menu was predictable Italian fare; flavorful and plentiful. Service was...More

Thank CLandJL
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant and bar at golf course. Not where you would expect to find great food. A short 45 minute wait passed in the bar with friends. Pan fried fish is the nights special. Those in our group that ordered it we very pleased. The beef...More

Thank MDNied
Reviewed July 22, 2016

We always enjoy our visit to Carmelo's. Both the food and service are always excellent. We always go on Fridays for their fish fry (which they also serve Wednesdays) - We get there at 4:30 to get a table (they don't start serving until 5)...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We've been to Carmelo's many times for their Friday Fish Fry--and have never ever been disappointed. We don't even mind the wait to be seated because we just order a drink and start visiting. Everyone is so friendly! It's just a great night out!

Thank Betts5
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the seafood Alfredo and my husband had the spaghetti. We did not finish our meals because they were so bad. You would think an Italian restaurant would have good spaghetti but it was like a TV dinner. Garlic bread when you are seated...More

Thank Honey W
Lucas O, Guest Relations Manager at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We work hard to provide the best dining experience possible. I'm glad you found our staff friendly. We would have loved the opportunity to fix anything while...More

Reviewed February 19, 2016

Came here on a crazy busy Friday night because I heard they had a delicious fish fry. I prefer haddock always, and when I heard that they had lightly battered and only pan fried haddock, I was IN! I had to stand in the bar...More

1  Thank wiscomommy
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Carmelo's is a great family owned/operated place to get very good Italian food and a cocktail. It's a casual atmosphere with very accommodating and attentive staff. Try one of Jane's Old Fashions for a taste of what a good Wisconsin Old Fashioned should be. You...More

1  Thank AJGear
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $28
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-845-5570
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The Oliva family and dedicated staff welcome you to Carmelo's. Established in October of 1986; three generations strive to provide a family atmosphere and fine dining experience. Enjoy!
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