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“Great Italian - just what the Appleton needed!”
Review of Carmella's

Carmella's
Ranked #2 of 367 Restaurants in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
APPLETON
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Great Italian - just what the Appleton needed!”
Reviewed February 21, 2010

Just had lunch, what a great authentic menu and excellent variety. Nice atmosphere and wine selection! Will definiely go back.

A far cry above a restaurant downtown that claims to be Italian!

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  • English first
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English first
Appleton, WI
2 reviews
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“Great food and even greater family that runs it!”
Reviewed February 19, 2010

This is an unexpected jem found in the heart of the mall area. The buzz is right on - this is the best find in Appleton. The food is a wonderful mix of authentic family recipes from Grama Carmella combined with new and fantastic creations of her son and granddaughters. You totally forget your are in a strip mall once you enter the doors. You go here for the food, but stay for the friends you make with the owners and staff. The wine menu is phenominal with great prices. Thank you for bringing a fun, vibrant place to get REAL authentic Italian food to the Appleton area!

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shiocton
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“great restaurant”
Reviewed February 14, 2010

I tried this new restaurant when it opened. I was surprised to find out how good the food was. it was the best Italian food I have ever tasted. It was quite busy, but it was only there second day opened. I can't wait to go back again. if you want great Italian food, this is the place to be.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Maybe just a little too much hype?”
Reviewed January 30, 2010

A friend and I attempted to eat at Carmella a few Saturday nights ago. It was a 2 1/2 hour wait, so we decided to return the following day for lunch.

Lunch was nice, but I was expecting it to be slightly better because of all the hype. The menu is kind of hard to decipher, and what I got was not anything more than average.... especially for the price. That part of Grand Chute is NUTS.... so to me, its not worth the potential for a car accident or vehicle break in to go out to the mall area unless its SUPER fabulous.

Since it is so new, I would love to give it another try for dinner sometime in the future.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Super Yummy!”
Reviewed January 15, 2010

Enjoyed dinner with 7 friends. The place has a nice bistro feel to it. They even have some Italian meats and cheeses for sale. I ordered the Papardelle which I thought was Fantastic. Price was nice and the food came very quickly in a very busy restaurant. The waiter could have been more attentive to the bread and water but all in all a great experience.

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