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“Italian fine dining hidden inside Wisconsin”
Review of Carmella's

Carmella's
Ranked #2 of 369 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Walking up to a stip mall gave me some doubt, but this restaurant rivaled Chicago Italian restaurants, for half the price.

There is both inside and outside seating, but this place is very busy, especially on the weekends. We ordered wine, WI cheeses, some specials, and had delicious warm bread with their own oil/vinegar dipping sauce.

The service was impeccable. Our server knew everything about the menu, made great recommendations, was very prompt with service, and we were laughing together the whole night.

This is a must when visiting Appleton, WI.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Make reservations, it is worth it. It is difficult enough to find italian out here. Carmella's is outstanding.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Carmella's is extraordinary in every way. I have had the pleasure of dining at Carmella's many times, and have never been disappointed. Yes, there may be a wait, because it's no secret that it's a great restaurant, but each person is warmly welcomed and treated as a valued guest. If it's busy, I suggest you get a spot in the bar area & put your name in for a table. If you're starving, get one of the fabulous appetizers and a glass of wine while you're waiting and the time will seem to pass much more quickly. I do not suggest having dinner in the bar area, though, if the restaurant is busy - the bar tables are not intended to be dinner tables & you may feel crowded and the jovial atmosphere at the bar may be too noisy to enjoy a meal. At my last visit, I tried one of the "special" desserts. The description sounded like it was from the mystery basket on "Chopped", and the server said the dessert chef is hoping to get on the show! The dessert was amazing - a tarragon sorbet, strawberries, pound cake, caramel crumble and cheesecake... all the flavors & textures were delightful! Don't be afraid of the strip mall location - the restaurant is classy and the outdoor dining garden makes you feel you're no where near Appleton! If you appreciate finely prepared & served food, Carmella's is your restaurant. Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.

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Thank toes49
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed delicious salads on the lovely outdoor seating area for lunch, with a perfect dessert top our meal off.

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Thank Timothy R
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is always spectacular, the service staff is always great, the ambience is exciting and more akin to a big city restaurant than one in Appleton. You simply can't go wrong at Carmella's.

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Thank TomDATW
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