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“Plentiful food, great service”
Review of Carmelo's Restaurant - CLOSED

Carmelo's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Red River
Transit: Armadillo Trolley.
Description: Since 1981 Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano has been one of the top Italian restaurants in Texas, with locations in Houston (near the Energy Corridor) and Austin (conveniently downtown). At both locations, we offer the extraordinary Italian food we are known for plus a wide selection of traditional meat, seafood, and pasta dishes, as well as creating modern versions with vegetarian and vegan, and gluten-free options. Carmelo's features a full bar that offers a selection of Italian beers and liquors, along with an extensive wine collection consistently recognized with the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence." Carmelo's is perfect for your lunch business meeting, family dinner, a casual group of friends, or for private events and celebrations in one of several private dining rooms accommodating up to 140 guests.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We closed our SXSWi attendance with dinner at Carmelo's. It is a lovely reatsurant, with a family feeling and springlike decor to it. Appetizers were good and large in size, and so was the food. Service was really attentive, the menu was large and we had many options to choose from. Food was very tasty and the dessesrts we chose to split were great as well. All was complemented by a good wine selection.
We had a lovely evening!

Thank Jvilhena
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

just opposite the Hilton, enjoyed the food, staff were helpful, enjoyed the seafood, house red was a little disappointing, but plenty of options available

Thank Alex B
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I took my two children here for an early dinner and was treated fantastically by the staff. The food was very good as well. I would for sure have the calamari. It was really good. It looks like fun to have creme brulee at this restaurant, but I was afraid my young son might try something with the blowtorch.

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Thank kuwells
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We got engaged in Carmelos and returned on our eight wedding anniversary. We went for lunch. There were only a few patrons so we had wonderful attention. The food was good our first visit and even better for our second time around. The serving was comfortably paced and everything was so delicious. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. You will not be disappointed.

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1  Thank Jesse J
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Liked: the old limestone house it's in and the location so close to hotels, 6th street and convention center.
Loved: The food. Had the rigatoni con pollo which was to die for. Splurged on the creme brulee for dessert. The waiter carmelized the sugar at our table. Very nice place. Romantic for the couples out there.

Thank michmorales
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