Carmelo's is directly across from the Austin Convention Center and convenient for conference-goers. Very nice warm atmosphere, with extra touches, like a strolling acordian-player, a nice outside patio area, delicious warm bread with olive-oil Parmesan to dip it in. It was a busy night when I went and it looked like my server had many tables. He was as attentive as he could be, and many things I needed, like more water, plates taken away or delivered, were done by other staff members in a very efficient way. I ordered a capellini pasta dish with truffle sauce (sorry, can't remember the exact name). When it came out, I have to admit that the seemingly small portion seemed to dwarf the plate, and for the price, I expected more. Price aside (and it is in the "splurge" category for me), the meal was excellent, and turned out to be more pasta than it initially appeared to be. I was by myself, and I liked the fact that I was seated at a table for two, toward the back of an upper level area. I didn't feel conspicuous as a single diner and had a nice view of the other diners. Overall, a great dining experience.
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