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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston

Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carmelosrestaurant.com
  • Email: carmelos@carmelosrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (281) 531-0696
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Carmelo Mauro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering to your home for 10-500 guests. We will set up, provide service if required and leave your house or facility as we found it. Carmelo and/or Daniel will be happy to help with the planning of your event, they may be reached by phone at 281-531-0696 or by email carmelos@carmelosrestaurant.com
  • Entertainment: Pino, our Sicilian accordionist on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We specialize in rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions. Our wine rooms and event rooms are perfect for all celebrations and meetings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nottingham Oaks
  • Public Transit: Metro bus stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking across Nottingham Oaks and on the restaurant lot. We offer complimentary valet parking and recommend tipping.
A word from Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano, Houston, is located in the Energy Corridor on Memorial Drive between Dairy Ashford and Eldridge. Open since 1981, Carmelo's, has been awarded the Seal of "Ospitalita Italiana" from the Italian Government for our use of authentic Italian products and the preparation of genuine Italian cuisine. We have created a menu that is not only carefully thought out and authentically Italian, but also one that uses the finest quality beef, veal and poultry and the freshest of seafood, and when available local produce. With an extensive wine list and options ranging from an award winning Risotto with Truffles, a tableside cooked Steak Diane and gluten free, vegetarian and vegan fare it is our aim that everyone will be satisfied. Our delectable desserts include homemade specialties such as Tiramisu and Millefoglie. Come on by it's like going to Italy without the jet lag! We are also in Austin.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect pre-ride meal before a 100 Mile bike ride for the BP MS150."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a group of seven for a business discussion. I pick Carmelo's for such discussions because the noise level is low."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The wine room was very nice, my team and I enjoyed it very much. The staff was friendly and very courteous to our needs. Will definitely go back there again."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I normally don't complain, but since this email popped up. I'm going to. The service was bad. It was a Saturday night, but our reservation for 7pm. It wasn't that busy. We were constantly feeling neglected by the entire wait staff. NOT GOOD. The food was OK, nothing special. I've had better meals at Macaroni Grill for half the price. Overall a bad experience. We will never go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my second time...first was a large group function. I enjoyed the food but the service was lacking. It wasn't very busy and we still sat and waited a long while for our check. Finally had to flag someone down."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We started with appetizers. The torre di Pisa salad would have been overpowered by the caper vinaigrette. Order dressing on the slide. We did, but the waiter didn't bring it with the salad, so we had to wait several minutes for the dressing. My wife ordered Gamberi Ripieni. Shrimp filled with crab meat over risotto. Delicious. I ordered Fettuccini Mare Louisa, crab, clams and shrimp. But I asked for it with a spicy marinara. Again, delicious. Just the right amount of heat without masking the flavor. Downside? Perhaps a little too much oil in the marinara. Still, a really an excellent dining experience. And Carmello personally visits every table. He cares. And it shows. It's an expensive dining experience, but well above average."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant was absolutely fabulous! The wine list was at least 4 pages (if memory serves) which was great to choose from. The menu itself had such a broad selection of food it was perfect for anyone. And I cannot even begin to rave about how amazing the service was. They kept the pace nice and slow, we never felt rushed. They took at least 10-15 minutes between courses to bring the other ones out. They also had an accordian player which made the Italian element very authentic. This place was amazing and I strongly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious, beautifully presented, and served with flair that was tempered by professionalism. If you want superb Italian, go!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "So romantic...My husband and I always enjoy this place when we eat out. a bit pricey but well worth it...Food is to die for! Been going there for 25 yrs...NEVER disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's day and the food was very good. Ambience is nice. Service was slow due to the fact that the place was full. Delivering Flowers to the table to the ladies thru the flower service a 'Open Table' was a hit and a nice touch for Valentine's day. Would recommend it highly!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant does it again. Old world Italian that never disappoints. We'll keep coming back. We love it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of the best highlights for Carmelo's is it's Gluten Free menu and the fact that they also offer a bread basket of Gluten free bread upon request. One of the main reasons I like to dine there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I love this restaurant. The food is absolutely wonderful, from Appetizer (in our case the Fromaggio Intracto (sp)) to the entrée to the desserts. Our fourth time in about 3 months. Although we no longer live in the vicinity we still make the drive. Never fails to pass our expectations."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was fine, except for mixed green salad which was quite poor. Service staff was overwhelmed. Waiter was completely missing once order was taken. Difficult to get anyone's attention for refills on drinks; took forever to get dessert orders."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When my wife and I arrived I gave my name for the reservation,we were courteously usherd to our table,the lighting,old Italian music was perfect for the occasion.The atmosphere was nice and tranquil,this was our first time there however not our last time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time to dine here. Was very pleasantly surprised!"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "My husband and I love Carmelo's we have spent 2 Valentines Days there..The Staff is awesome!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We brought a couple of Italian business colleagues here. They appreciated the regional and authentic nature of Carmelo's menu and complimented the food. Finished every bit of it. Meanwhile, the simple ambience and quiet venue made business and social discussion very comfortable."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was ice cold so I ate with my coat on. No one at hostess stand to direct us to table where our 3rd party was sitting. Just noticed them sitting inside the restaurant. Had new waitress so service was at best hit or miss. Very busy day and seemed to be lots of chaos with wait staff. Don't care for their menu now either."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Dined at Cermelos with a group of 10 and had great service and a delicious dinner. We were seated in a private room, which allowed us to talk as a group and is always a plus. The food was good, not the best I've had, but I certainly wasn't disappointed. Wine selection is huge and our server provided lots of entertainment. Would certainly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We had a nice diner at Carmelo's. The food was good and the room is not too noisy. The decor is very nice. Service is a little strange. It seems waiters are not assigned to a table. That's ok but for some reason we got the wine menu and not the food menus which we had to ask for. There was one error in our order but what came was good too so we did not complain about it. I recommend Carmelo's and I am picky about restaurants!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We've visited Carmelo's many times in the past, and they've catered private parties for us before too. The food was excellent - pasta, fish, chicken, and the mixed grill - and the wait staff was nice and polite. Carmelo came to our table to check on us in person, which was a nice treat."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "If you are looking for quality food cooked to perfection, this is the place. They have excellent service and a superb staff. The lamb and escargo were the best I have ever had. I can't wait to return soon! 5 Stars all around."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food was great and the environment conducive to meaningful dining and conversation."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had a great time, once again, dining at Carmelo's! The food was delicious and service was outstanding! Can't wait to go back soon!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Service was excellent and food was delicious. One member of our group asked for and received a vegetarian menu. We had a group of 7 people and we were not rushed nor were we ignored. Wonderful evening overall."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Excellent food and excellent service. Little pricey. Excellent for special ocassions."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We loved Carmelo's. You are treated so well, the service is amazing and the food out of this world!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This is a wonderful place for a anything from a dependable delicious meal to a special occasion. We have come here for years and it is always a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went to an early dinner, reservations for 6:30 ran 10 minutes late, Houston traffic (go figure). Restaurant is very busy seated upon arrival. Promptly attended to, wait staff took the time to go over the specials and drinks were on the table within minutes. Mussels in wine sauce were great. As far as I could tell during the almost two hours we were there not a table was open, we were never rushed and service was prompt. Everyone in the group enjoyed their entree. Seabass was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I first went to Carmelo's when I was a 8 or 9 years old. I'm 43 now and it's still good!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great atmosphere. Service was fair and the food was very disappointing."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "In Memorial - A+ on food and service, but with a Memorial-area price. We went for the Christmas buffet and basically paid $50 a head including taxes, tips. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Highly over-rated. Food was bland and prices were jacked (doubled in price) up for the holiday. Waitstaff didn't speak English and couldn't communicate with the customers. Ran out of food (buffet) and we had to wait for things to eat.Ran out of dessert the first hour. Cold outside and the heater obviously didn't work. Told them several times five tables were cold and they did nothing about it. Needless to say, I won't be returning there. There are too many great restaurants that bend over backward to please their customers and their food is wonderful and worth the price."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I very happy about my choices,to celebrate Christmas Eve at Carmelo's restaurant Everything it was good,Food,a Service and Ambien ,,,,,,,,, for sure I will recommend to My family and Friends,,,,,, Happy Holidays"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had a wonderful time, food was fantastic, as usual! Wine selection was great and all 9 of us had a great dinner!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food and service are always great. No loud and/or obnoxious music, and I really appreciate that."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I love going to this restaurant. It was rather crowded with a large room for a private party, so the service was a tad slow, but the wait was worth the delicious entrees."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Once again Carmelo offered a wonderful evening with various foods from different parts of Italy along with a slide show presentation. Food was different and excellent. Our group of six enjoyed it all very much"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We have been customers for many years, this last visit was long overdue, due to medical procedues and resulting large bills. Our visit was as it always was, GREAT in every aspect! The one place we can relax, enjoy great food and no be hurried or annoyed by T. V.. has remained the same for years, great food, great staff! Thank You."
    Dined on 12/1/2013