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“Have a drink, enjoy the view but skip the dining”

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 165 Restaurants in Wausau
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Oliva family and dedicated staff welcome you to Carmelo's. Established in October of 1986; three generations strive to provide a family atmosphere and fine dining experience. Enjoy!
Reviewed July 14, 2011

The view at this golf-course bar and restaurant is one of the best around, right at the base of Rib Mountain. But the food was awful. The salad was wilted yellow iceberg with a spoiled mushroom. The entree was a little better (as my partner said, we didn't get sick anyway) but flavorless and overpriced. I don't know how the drinks are but if you do stop here, stay at the bar. They are as friendly as in most places in Wausau but should just forget food except maybe the fish fry!

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1  Thank Vivienne27
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

Nice amount of food. Great service ask for cierra!!! Overall good place.

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1  Thank Millievenillie
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

We have been coming to Carmelo's for several years. The family treats us as their family, and remembers our names and that we like to sit by the window, 2nd table from the left. On Friday's they have two sittings, and we always get there early (4PM) to have a few drinks and enjoy the Rib Mountain views, including skiers in the winter. Be careful because they load you up on great toasted garlic bread ahead of time. There is no salad included in the dinner, although you can order one seperate.

The fish fry is the best around this area, and we have tried most of the others. The breading on the fish is not greasy, but is a light and flavorable experience, unlike anyone else's. The fish is very tender and just falls apart. I refuse to cover the flavor with tarter sauce!

They have two bar areas that can get a little noisy, but typical of the "up nort" Friday night fish fry experience.

The other days of the week offer a more formal Italian style menu, pricey for some, but worth it if you like good food and a nice atmosphere where you are appreciated.

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1  Thank uffdahhh
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

Loved this family-owned restaurant! Great food, great service! The best white sauce in the WORLD! Beautiful view of Rib Mountain!

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2  Thank happydays59
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