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“Wonderful restaurant”
Review of Carmela Restaurant

Carmela Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 164 Restaurants in Horsham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $42
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Carmela Italian Restaurant is run by the Raciti family and offers an authentic Italian dining experience for all the family. Based in Denne Road Horsham, West Sussex, the 16th century listed building has been completely renovated from top to toe in a contemporary yet charming style which is both warm and inviting.
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This was the first time we had been to Carmela. We had such a good time. The atmosphere was so charming, warm and welcoming. All the staff knew their food and were very helpful and friendly. The menu was truely Sicilian and varied. The food tasted out of this world. We would certainly visit again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

A modern twist to Sicilian cuisine. Ristorante Carmela adds a twist to Italian / Sicilian food that works a dream. Carmela Ristorante sits in a Tudor building on the corner of Denne Road in Horsham, which when your on the inside opens up into a smart, modern and charming Sicilian Ristorante.

Visited June 2012
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London
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“a good independent Italian”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

First time here, Lee, David and I arrived at 7.15 and the restaurant was nearly full. Good atmosphere and welcome. Took drinks order quickly. Well staffed both in kitchen and front of house. We started off with minestrone type soup and an aubergine dish all very good. For mains two of us had large thin Pizzas (one veg and the other pepperoni) and the other seafood (without the squid) spaghetti. The other two enjoyed a nice bottle of Montepulciano £20 (and so did half the restaurant). Desserts we had pannetone and a couple of tarts with ice cream. Good. Nice coffee and D had an Amaro digestif.Total cost incl service £120 All very filling and good value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A restaurant that goes out of it's way to make you feel welcome, and excellent food.”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We have eaten here several times now. As a couple, as a group of four friends, and as a family group and it's always the same. They DO go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and for us it is now the best italian restaurant in Horsham by a country mile. The food is Sicilian and there a few of the dishes that are a real suprise as they escape the run of the mill Italian available in other establishments. Quite a few of the old Italian favourites are here as well but done with the extra care and attention that you find rarely these days. Wine is good and reasonable as well.

I would say excellent value!

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Buonissimo!!!!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

My favourite REAL Sicilian Restaurant
in the South East .
I truly recommend this place to everyone who loves proper food, the wine list is excellent , value for money !!
Try before you die

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