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Carmello's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmellos.com
  • Phone: (703) 368-5522
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Portuguese, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Wilmer Marquez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine & Beer Dinners, visit our website www.carmellos.com for more details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battle Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Carmello's
Carmello’s is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Manassas, which specializes in Contemporary American Cuisine with an Italian and Portuguese influence. The restaurant features a seasonal menu with locally sourced items from local farms and from our very own garden.

To accompany your dinner select from our Wine List, which included 2010, 2011,2012, & 2013 Wine Spectator award winning bottles. Come try our extensive Portuguese wine list and taste for yourself what everyone will be talking about. We currently carry over 75 Portuguese wines from such regions as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura, and Vinho Verde. Our list of Portuguese wines is one of the finest in the DC Metropolitan area and compares with many of the top Portuguese wine lists in the America.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is our second time here within the last 30 days. Food and service was very nice. We had the same server again and he remembered us. He was very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. I would definatly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "If you ask for a dish on the menu to be changed in any way (in my case I asked for the elimination of roasted red peppers because of an allergy) you are charged $2.50. Apparently, it says this on the menu somewhere. I find that ridiculous."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a special anniversary. Carmello's was great. The food was spectacular and the service non-intrusive and efficient. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Having worked in and dined in a few ultra luxury locations, I can easily say that it's only a matter of time before the owners realize they could serve less food without compromising service or perception - I got way more than I anticipated, and yes it was a nice surprise, so my encouragement is to get there soon before it changes because the establishment has the fine dining caliber that they will be able to make this shift and get away with it. The service was friendly and warm, and the food was absolutely wonderful. I was liked that the Chef changes the menu seasonally, another indicator that this is an art form and passion as opposed to just another eating establishment. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Homemade pasta was delicious. Service was okay. Great appetizers and plenty of choices on the menu."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I took a friend for her birthday, but I definately reccommended she go back with her husband for a date night."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife and I found this gem years ago, and have gone semi-annually for special occasions. The food is incredible, however, the menu was recently changed and although the food is still good, I do tend to prefer the more traditional Italian menu. This is an excellent restaurant for those that want a quiet intimate setting."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to Carmellos since the mid-80s. It has always been consistently good. There's a reason they have been in business for so long in the competitive restaurant scene."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very nice time/experience at Carmello's. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a delight to find an upscale, fine dining establishment in Old Town Manassas. Plenty of free parking right near the Amtrak station, which takes you back to olden times. The wine list offers the largest selection of Portuguese wines anywhere. We started with a complimentary tasting of a sparkling wine then ordered the "unknown to us" wines by the glass. An educated experience. Our food was beautifully presented, fresh and delicious. The Halibut and Veal dishes were exactly as offered and portions were generous. No room for dessert, but the offerings sounded delightful. We have told our family and friends not to skip Manassas when considering a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Definite improvement from years past. Best meal I have had there, the food was excellent, and the service was great as well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service and atmosphere was great, really nice restaurant in Old Town Manassas. The food was ok and is more for folks with an acquired taste or more cultured taste buds. Presentation was always what they were striving for, but what it looked like vs what it tasted like were two different things. However the food was prepared and served in a timely manner but would only recommend this restaurant for those that want something different than what is in that local area."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed outstanding food & service at Carmello's. Great for special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "A real gem. Great service, great meal. A little pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here a number of years ago and I must say it is an entirely new restaurant and dining experience. Attentive staff and a whole new menu."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everyone at the table enjoyed what they had. Even the anchovies for dipping bread were delicious.. and I hate anchovies. A+"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great wine. Our guests loved it too, rave reviews."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took friends for special birthday. They had scollops-we shared Drunken Rib eye. Rave reviews for both. Definitely put on your must go list."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Restaurant is located in nice area of old town Manassas. Food was excellent however we were disappointed with service and length of time for food to arrive. The restaurant was not busy and our server was very polite but certainly not as attentive as one expects in a fine dining establishment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at Carmello's as we have for many years! The menu has changed so we were not able to order the entree's we've come to love, but the new menu items were just as delicious! The appetizers are on the exotic side and I think that next time we will order a salad, but that's the ONLY thing that we would change! It was a delightful evening of celebration with both artfully presented dishes arriving hot and at the same time...as they should be, but so often are not, at other restaurants. The server was very friendly and familiar with the new menu and the extensive wine list? The background music was loud enough to enjoy and not too loud to drown out conversation. We WILL go back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "New Chef is fantastic. Guadalupe was an outstanding waitress. Food was excellent, including the chopped salad."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The attention to detail on our anniversary was very appreciated. Our dessert was special! Thanks 😊"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Took my Dad to Carmello's for his 56th birthday. The food was spectacular! Every single dish was flavorful and perfectly portioned. They even surprised my Dad with a special creme brule."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We did not expect a gourmet Portuguese restaurant in Manassas, VA. What a lovely find! & what a lovely wine list (highly focused on Portuguese and Italian wines, but with enormous breadth within those two). The summer menu had fewer "Portuguese" specialties than I had hoped, but the seafood stews (I had one, my husband had the other) were terrific -- yummy, garlicky, & huge portions. Downtown Manassas is truly charming, & this restaurant contributes to the charm."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "While the food was great and the servers attentive, we were quite put off by the long wait for our food. The reason we were give was that it was the first night of the new seasonal menu. There was also a very large party (about 20) that was seated near us and it seemed to throw the kitchen off. Sad, because this restaurant is such a gem. Nevertheless, we will go back - the food and wine are that good"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My family and I went to Carmello's for Father's Day. We had a reservation, so our table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. The server was friendly and accommodating. Her menu/food knowledge was slightly lacking, but it didn't really affect our experience. The food was good, but pretentious and overpriced. I dined at Carmello's prior to the currently reflected menu changes. The food was better (and more reasonably priced) back then. This visit, I had the Sea Bass entree ($34), which was perfectly cooked, served with broccolini and a (forgettable and greasy) potato cake. Overall, the portions were small, and the food had execution errors that made the experience not worth the money."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I picked Carmello's for a second date. It was quiet, the food was good, and the service was prompt. It was on a weekday evening, and it was by no means crowded or loud. I'd certainly go back. Both of us had seafood, and both enjoyed our dishes. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food is good but not spectacular. Some dishes are over-priced. Service was very slow even though restaurant was not all that crowded and it was late. But it was fine as we were enjoying chatting with friends. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We are long-time fans of Carmello's ever since our daughter worked there during her college years. As always, we experienced great food and great service. This restaurant sets the standard for fine dining in Old Town Manassas. We always recommend it to friends looking for an excellent dining spot with good food and moderate prices."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was a lovely place -- nice set up, had a relaxing, Italian atmosphere. The food was delicious (small portions compared to usual places). I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion. The only complaint I have was when the dishes were brought out. I ordered soup and salad while my date had pasta. My soup came out immediately while the rest of the food came out later. I just felt bad eating while my date did not have his food yet. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We wer looking for a dinning experience that was different and a bit upscale from the norm. We were not disappointed . Food selections were different and tasty."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've been to Carmello's on several occasions and have NEVER been disappointed! The service is fantastic, the food is outstanding and the wine list is impressive. If you are looking for, “that special place” then look no more."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This was the perfect romantic, classy place to take my wife out for dinner. Excellent food and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my wife and mother-in-law there for the 1st time for Mothers Day brunch. The food on the buffet was cold and too many servers standing around talking and not keeping the buffet stocked with food. We complained to the manager and he took 50% of the total bill. I do plan to go back for dinner to give them a second chance, only because I have heard great things about the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The family and I had brunch and food at this place was amazing. There was a good mix of items outside of your typical brunch buffet, such as calamari, roasted chicken in a butter sauce, and rotini. Would definitely recommend this place and go back again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went to Carmello's for Mother's Day brunch. The food was delicious, with plenty of options to please everyone in the group. I can't comment on the quality of the food during a dinner experience, but based on how nice this brunch was, I'd like to go back. The ambiance of the place was great as well. I'd definitely recommend checking this restaurant out."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant does not offer a Sunday Brunch every Sunday, so this was a special occasion, and the food presented was equal to that. Carmello's/Monza presented many offerings similar to other restaurants, but with a few unique items, and everything was delicious. The challenge was how to sample everything."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was an excellent choice for six adults on Mothers Day. So easy to find and old town Manassass has tons of free parking nearby. Food was wonderful and service so prompt with refills etc. They gave each woman a rose. Great touch "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Came for Mother's Day brunch only because I originally thought we wouldn't be able to, and reservations were full at all of the (much more expensive) places I originally wanted to go to. Pulling up and seeing this was on a cute corner in Old Town Manassas instantly took away what I admit was a vision of a suburban strip mall in Manassas, which is frankly what I expected. The decor was great, the music perfect, the food very good, and the wine list full of Spanish and Portuguese wines was very interesting. I asked to see the dinner menu and can't wait to come back to try that food at those prices!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It seemed like they had never done brunch before. Food was okay. Not much variety. It wasn't ready on time and they were constantly moving around shouting out what was needed and in the way setting up while trying to get to the food with no apologies or conversation. It wasn't awful. Just not very relaxing and pleasant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014