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“Good food -reasonably priced”
Review of Carmells - CLOSED

Carmells
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stopped here for supper on our way south from Tobermory. We had been here once for lunch in the spring when heading north (when we saw it for the first time).

The restaurant is clean and the service was friendly and prompt both times, admittedly there were only a few customers at the time.

The food was very good on both occasions. We tried various items on the menu on both occasions- seafood pastas are very good. On both occasions the servings were generous.

For the dinner we ordered on of the specials for two. The pasta with rose sauce was properly done with the sauce being nice and viscous. The salads are fresh and an appropriate size with the proper amount of dressing(s)/The chicken parmisan was lightly breaded, not greasy, and the meat was moist and tender. The italian sausage, the vegetables and the roast potatoes were very good. (we took a portion with us for breakfast the next day) The meat balls were unfortunately a bit on the crumbly and dry side with little flavour but that was offset by the quality of the remainder of the dinner discribed in the foregoing. Coffee was good and refilled in a timely way without having to ask for more.
Then there are their killer desserts....we had the ten layer banana chocolate cake that is made in house. This is a "decandent" pleasure !! Unlike many Italian restaurants the prices are reasonable. If you are travelling in the area definitely recommend going there.

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1  Thank huronhawk
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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

This is mine and my husbands favorite place and its close to home. The food is amazing and its very fast and friendly service. We recommend everyone

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Thank randt00
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

new management took over it's vibrant has great priced menu, food and drinks are a normal size. The service is awesome. You might need to reserve for dinner as they do get busy especially on the weekend or holidays and probably in the summer as well. They are now open for dinner as well as breakfast.
They serve breakfast till I think 2 and close for a few hrs and reopen for dinner with great Italian dishes with large portions and great service.

For ex. my hubby and I ordered two large Cesar salads ( different kinds ) 2 large pastas (different kinds ) large basket of breadsticks and drinks all for $26. My only thing was the Alfredo was more like milk than a sauce not sure what happened but will definitely go back it was great. can't wait to try all the other food the menu has to offer. Fish and Chips, Pizza and so much more.


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1  Thank Kittyc8
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Shrimp Alfredo was great. Lasgna was huge and delicous. Our friend's meal came with garlic bread, salad with hand ground pepper and the main course chicken parmesian, all for about $20. Server was funny and relaxed. Great atmosphere. Freat new menu to choose from. Not for people on diets, unless you want a doggy bag. Will definitely go to Carmells again.

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Thank David D
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Service was a bit slow due to lack of staff. Not sure what was going on. Food is really good. Salad was quite plentiful. The management did apologize to us for having us wait for so long to get menus, cutlery and coffee. I will return again to give them a chance to redeem themselves.

Thank lickety181748
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