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Carmello's of Old Town Manassas
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Ranked #10 of 303 Restaurants in Manassas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Battle Street
Transit: VRE
Description: Carmello's is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing in Italian and Portuguese cuisine in Old Town Manassas since 1987.
Gainesville, VA
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a Return Trip”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This was our second time here and even though we had a reservation, we were told there weren't any table available when we arrived. After speaking to the manager, we had to wait a few more minutes and were shown into a separate room that only had two other diners. After that, things were fine and the service was great. Food is wonderful, extensive wine list with all price ranges. We would come back again.

  • Visited September 2012
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Helpful?
Thank Connie359
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's of Old Town Manassas, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Elegant dining”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Extensive Italian and Portuguese cuisine. Very nice atmosphere with excellent wait staff. They have a good wine selection along with a well stocked bar. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

Helpful?
Thank novabrew
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's of Old Town Manassas, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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DC
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Serene Refuge from Urbanization”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

After visiting the site of the Civil War battles of Manasses (Bull Run), going to the city of Manasses VA south of Rte 66 requires slogging through one mall after the other. Eventually you reach the now burgeoning city. With a good map you'll find the historic district and step back into the 19th Century, thankfully a sanitized version of course. Near the still active historic train station, which doubles as a visitor center, you'll find the lovely Portuguese-Italian restaurant, Carmello's. This is where to go for meat, but we vegetarians also found excellent fish and cheese dishes prepared by knowledgable hands. Fabulous wait staff. It's worth a special trip.

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Thank MotherJoyce
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's of Old Town Manassas, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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Manassas Park, Virginia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Top shelf cuisine in Old Town Manassas”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Old Town has a lot of great restaurants, but Carmello's rises to the top. Great service and fantastic dishes will give you a meal to remember.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank James K
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's of Old Town Manassas, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Varied menu, great service and food”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Our group of 12 dined on a Saturday evening with a reservation. We were all pleased with the food and service. I was concerned after reading either glowing or scathing reviews, but was pleasantly surprised when everything went so well. I can't think of anything negative, which doesn't happen to me very often!! It is expensive to dine at Carmello's, but I knew that before visiting the restaurant.

The servers all did an excellent job, the menu was varied with something for everyone, and the food was great! I had an artichoke salad, salmon with spinach and white beans, and a frozen dessert (I believe it was called "Mount Vesuvius"). The house red wine was also very good.

Among the others in our party, several had Ravioli Bolognese which I sampled; everyone enjoyed it. Two had the Arroz De Marisco, which looked wonderful, with a lot of seafood in the dish. And the Osso Buco looked delicious as well.

I would definitely recommend it to friends and look forward to visiting again in the future. They have a sister restaurant Monza, which is less formal, with pizza and pasta. It's attached to Carmello's and shares the same kitchen. I would like to try that as well.

  • Visited August 2012
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Helpful?
Thank bgonner
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carmellos, General Manager at Carmello's of Old Town Manassas, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Greetings!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you dined with us and enjoyed your experience.

We would love to receive more details and feedback from your dining experience. We are always interested in learning more about what we did well and areas of improvement. Our goal is to make our family owned restaurant better and better and we need your help with that!

If you have time, please send email us at alexandra@carmellos.com with feedback.
Thank you!
Alexandra Pires
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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