Authentic Italian Cusine!
We just got back from two weeks in Italy and were craving for real Italian food. We found it at Carmelo's! Not only is the menu authentic but the food as well. I had the mango snapper and it was delicious with a very generous portion. Of course, the tiramisu dessert in the end was just as authentic and without doubt, the best I have had here in Houston. We went on a Saturday night and there was an accordian player playing old tunes that added to the Italian ambiance of the restaurant. Of course, the owner was very gracious and came over to the table to see how our food turned out. A little out of the way, but you will be rewarded with great Italian food and ambiance. A must visit for great Italian cuisine!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a wonderful restaurant that I have been going to since the 80's. The staff is always friendly and the food has never faltered. A great restaurant for any occasion.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
my husband had to finally get up and flag down someone to get some more water. that was the only problem.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently well executed meals
We are 20 year plus customers and appreciate having a local place for a great meal and conversation. They never disappoint us.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked dinner reservations on the advice of a coworker and it was great. Romantic and intimate the entire night which provided the perfect environment for an anniversary dinner. Service was great and the food was even better. Observed a table side food preparation that was quite impressive. Will definitely be eating there again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Carmelo
Really good Italian food. Fine dining and great ambience!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Carmelo's
Our dining experience was fantastico ! Food was fresh, authentic ,delicious and served w/ lovely presentation. The separate dining area was perfect for our graduation party. Service was outstanding and we will definitely return to this restaurant. The owner greeted us personally and made sure his staff was attentive to our every need.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We revisited this restaurant after remembering their wonderful food and service from many years ago. They did not disappoint. We arrived with friends who were visiting Houston from overseas and we could not have chosen a better place to enjoy the conversation and food. The waitstaff were so polite and efficient and always on top of any need. We never felt rushed. We will definitely be back again and will spread the word to friends! I also want to reiterate the top quality of each of our dishes. Well done!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD AND AWESOME PRESENTATION
The osso buco was just as it should be - yummy and falling off the bone tender. The Tuna Tartare was fantastic!!!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asked for a room off the the
Asked for a room off the the side and a quite area and they delivered as asked
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carmelo's has a great atmosphere and very tasty food. Carmelo or his wife are present checking on the dining experience. Apparently I simply caught an "off" night for my member of the wait-staff as the service was quite poor. Other tables received very attentive and prompt service. Would definitely go back and enjoy again despite the hiccup with the server.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
We visit Carmelo's at least once a month and the cuisine never disappoints. The osso buco is simply to die for, and we have never been disappointed. Highly, highly recommended!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was good and the food outstanding. So glad we have discovered this restaurant.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been dining here for
I have been dining here for 20+ years and the consistency of outstanding service and food has never waivered.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't beat the food
The whole experience was good from start to finish, great drinks at the bar before dinner, waiter knew the menu including details of specials and how they are prepared, and are very receptive to changes to accomodate personal taste. The food is on par with any of the fine restaurants I've been to in several cities. Service was prompt but not smothering.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carmelo's Shines Again!
I had out of town guests, and one couple, in particular, makes Carmelo's a must on every trip from England. As a matter of fact, to attest to the great food, wine list, and ambiance, they visited Carmelo's three out of the five nights they were in town. The veal dishes are superb as is the dover sole, which both had repeatedly. I am so proud that I introduced them to Carmelo's; it gives me another chance to visit Carmelo's as well.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmelo's is a Memorial area tradition, and rightfully so. Early in the evening, it provides a quiet, cozy dining experience in a rosy, romantic ambience. Later on, as the various dining rooms fill up, the atmosphere becomes more bustling and festive. The food is presented and served beautifully by the long-time staff, and it will not disappoint. Their meatball appetizers are just a hint of the delights to come, and the heavenly bread pudding will reconfirm this happy notion with a flourish. This is continental/Italian cuisine which sacrifices nothing but the stuffiness.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find for a Vegan in Suburbia
Carmelo's offers fantastic food suitable for just about every person craving Italian food. I was pleasantly surprised by their vegetarian/vegan menu and by the gluten-free options. I enjoyed my plant-based gnocchi, my gluten-intolerant boyfriend enjoyed his penne and vegetables, and my omnivorous family enjoyed their dishes. The interior is nicely lit and feels very comfortable. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful. There was a bit of a wait for the check after being asked if we wanted dessert twice (and declining twice). Nonetheless, Carmelo's makes for a nice evening out for special occasions.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weekday lunch special was special!
Enjoyed unhurried farewell lunch with friend and we both ordered the wild Alaskan salmon lunch special. We both loved it.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmelo's is a gem! I was late making reservations for a birthday lunch for seven; but Carmelo's rose to the occasion, as always. Beautiful round table, excellent, while friendly, service & outstanding food make this our go to place for celebrations. Thank you, Carmelo's!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place
Carmelos has been a favorite of ours for 30 years.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmelo's always delivers and manages to keep a fresh and vibrant menu that isn't a typically non-adventurous one. A great range of options, with high quality vegetarian and vegan options too. Desserts are fantastic!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our lunch meeting proved to
Our lunch meeting proved to be a success due to the outstanding dishes and the impeccable attentiveness of staff.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a quiet discussion
I keep booking Carmelo's for business meals because of the ambience and the attentive waitstaff. I can conduct a business conversation there without having to contend with high noise levels, and the waitstaff manages to be attentive without being intrusive.
My experiences that have been consistently good.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were outstanding.
Food and service were outstanding. We felt the the price for the food and service were a great value.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Customer
This restaurant was excellent! The wait staff was great and always on point. The food was excellent and I realized immediately that this was a legitimate Italian restaurant when they served the grated cheese with olive oil and bread at the start of the meal. So many Italian restaurants forego this amenity that so very Italian. Absolutely loved it!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice surprise from am old gem!
I hadn't been to Carmelo's in probably 10 years and decided to go for a work lunch. To my surprise, it was still as good as I remembered! Plus, my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed the food selection. The desserts were an added bonus...I highly recommend the pastry with vanilla filling. It was devine! I can't wait to go back for dinner and bring family!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Getting the check
Waiter had difficulty in computing our $10 discount coupon. Then when he did bring it one of the entrees was charged too much. He went back and adjusted that $5. I had a really hard time seeing the check as the lighting was low.. When I got home they had charged us for a Large salad when I had made a specific request for the smaller size .We have dined at Carmelo's 4-5 times and usually everything went smoothly.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmelo's is still my "special occasion" favorite after 20+ years
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't been to Carmelo's for a while. However, my son selected this restaurant for his birthday dinner. It was a great evening. The interior of the restaurant is interesting. Food was very good. Difficult to make a selection as the menu is quite extensive, with many interesting options. Service is outstanding. Our waiter was there when you needed him but was not intrusive. We never felt rushed like you do in many restaurants on a Saturday night. The noise level is fine. You don't need to scream your order at the waiter, which has happened to us at many restaurants recently, so even though the food is good we avoid those places. Conversation at Carmelo's is easily heard. Accordian player is a nice touch. Very enjoyable.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am never disappointed at Carmelo's, regardless of the event. Always dependable and enjoyable.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and attentive
Very good food and attentive personal service from the entire staff to the owner. Carmelo greeted my party and personally saw that everything went well during the meal. Food portions were appropriate and tasty. Great business lunch!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time diner
I had a nice lunch here with other colleagues for our monthly office outing. I have a gluten allergy, so I was happy to see they had a menu with G.F. choices. I had gnocci in tomato sauce, which was a nice consistency and yummy. Other people ordered chilled soup and said it was very good. I would like to try a meat dish here next time. Desserts looked good on the tray, but none of us had any.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exccellent food and ambiance and always very well received by management
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmelo's never disappoints us. Once again we had great food and great service! Everyone was really nice and we had a great time!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food aromas!!
Some of the best Italian I've had in a long time. Liberal use of garlic!!! Awesome!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a busienss dinner for
We had a busienss dinner for 8 people. Restaurant arranged the meal in a separate room- without being asked, which was a nice touch. Excellent service for before dinner drinks all the way though dessert. I really appreciated their ability to allow us ot order off of the whole menu. We would definitely recommend to others and will go there again when chance arises.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Pleasure
We have had many fine meals at Carmelo's and tonight was no different.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food w/ Superb Service
I had a wonderful lunch here...everything was exceptional!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely excellent! The food and service were impeccable. One of our favorite dining establishments for years!!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy Carmelo's for the great food, quiet, romantic environment, warm pleasant owner who is almost always there and good service.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took an out of town co-worker and had excellent service, the food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful, all for a very reasonable price! Plan on taking my wife in the near future for a more romantic evening.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great - as always
Every time I go to Carmelo's, I think it's better than last time. Year after year it never disappoints. The menu is constantly changing but they will always make your old favorites. The food is great and the wine list is so reasonable. This is where my husband takes me when he thinks I need a little pampering.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chris Hatfield's Book Signing Event
Our meal was delivered quickly and while we ate, Chris told about his life and experiences as an astronaut. It was remarkable. Chris allowed plenty of questions. One from a very young man asked about the Columbia disaster. Chris was very moving in his recounting training with the captain, Rick Husband, and the effort over the next 3 years by himself and NASA to make the shuttle safer.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Time
We had a great time at Carmelo's on Memorial this past Sunday evening. The food was very good, the service was fantastic and as always Carmelo is such a gracious host. Carmelo's will again stay high on my list of special places to dine.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Carmelo's to celebrate
We went to Carmelo's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were promptly seated though we arrived about ten minutes earlier than our reservation. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent! We are very pleased that we chose Carmelo's to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu offers quite a few favorites, the ambiance, and wait staff are excellent.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been customers for many years, this last visit was long overdue, due to medical procedues and resulting
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!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
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
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like always the food was delicious
Like always the food was delicious and the waitress and all the staff friendly and wonderful.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM