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“unlikely location for excellent Italian cuisine”
Review of Carmella's

Carmella's
Ranked #2 of 366 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Geneva
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“unlikely location for excellent Italian cuisine”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were taken to lunch here by our local colleague, did not look like much from the outside to be honest, however what a pleasant surprise inside !! The food was truly delicious, service was great, I had the linguine and clams, all the dishes brought out of the kitchen seemed as wonderful, can't wait to go back on the next trip, also they had a very good espresso, which is a must in my case after a nice lunch !

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Cincinnati
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Amazing Service”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had Salmon and a Filet and it was one of the best ever. We also had the Scallops and they were so Delicious!!! Stephanie was an incredible and took such good care of us.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank PD C
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tucked in the corner of a strip mall . . .”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

packed out the door on a bitter winter night, Carmella's serves some of the best Italian food I have eaten in a long time. The Arugula salad with figs and roasted walnuts was light and crunchy and sweet. The fusilli with shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts with a citrus sauce was hearty with wonderful flavors. My birthday cupcake was chocolate with Earl Gray tea and served with a lavendar gelatto. I will definitely return!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank DeniseARunge16
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely excellent; service and food excels every time!”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We've been to Carmella's a few times--we don't live in the same city, so it is a destination. Every time, the experience has been amazing! Our servers were excellent, as was the food. We usually are not big eaters, but at Carmella's we splurge on a shared appetizer, entrees, and dessert. The carpaccio and chili grilled shrimp are beautiful and delicious. If you like seafood, get the scallops or the sea bass. Trust me, you will not regret going here.

  • Visited December 2013
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Freedom, Wi
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

From the excellent food, to the nicest waitstaff, this place is so far beyond any restaurant in this area, there's nothing comparable. You can tell the food is from scratch and yet you aren't waiting forever. Don't know how they do it, but they do. My friend and I meet there AT LEAST once per month.

  • Visited November 2013
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