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About Carmelo's

A neighborhood restaurant at its core, Carmelo's has many regular guests and openly accommodates visitors to the area with welcome arms. Carmelo's hosts 16 tables and seats 5 at the bar, the perfect size for exceptional service and fresh, quality food. The staff is an essential part of Carmelo's success. The front of the house team works hard to anticipate and exceed our guests' expectations, while the kitchen staff diligently executes our ever changing seasonal menu. Dining at Carmelo's is an adventure and a way to enjoy the taste sensations of this season, while looking forward to the next.

425 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
4th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 754-2311

Website:
http://www.carmelos-restaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Carmelo Raimondi

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carmelo's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Cozy (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (10)
Seasonal (9)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. I can't wait to come back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I always love Carmelo's. There were a few minor issues this time. It took a long time for our dinner to arrive and it wasn't hot. Just like warm but still amazing.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Carmelos-my favorite place to celebrate special occasions-especially at holiday times-lovely decorations accented by flickering candle lights. Menu is outstanding-featuring locally grown food stuff. Great wine selections-many available by the glass. Innovative desserts-flourless chocolate cake is yummy! Impeccable service-Diane is a pro. And we love the ride to Lewiston from North Tonawanda.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful meal, i am vegetarian and they were very accommodating. Sword fish was one the tastiest fish i have eaten!!
The whole party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the food and restaurant.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Hard to beat the food and atmosphere at Carmelo's. This is hands down the best food in the Niagara region!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We introduced our new neighbors' to our favorite restaurant. The mussels, with a touch of Sambuca, were so yummy that we decided on a second order. Our server, Heather, was so pleasant , accommodating and patient with our questions. For our entrees, everyone ordered something different, from fish to pasta...all were excellent. Carmelo's pasta dishes never disappoint. Missed out on the apple crisp, it was all sold out! No complaints only kudos, as usual. Thank you Carmelo!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We just love this place. Every dish had flavor. Good selection. Fish meat and poultry. Service was attentive but not rushed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The atmosphere is so cozy and warm. Excellent food and service, Katie is the best!

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another great night at Carmelo’s. Went to celebrate Kathtober. Shelly was awesome as usual.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The experience never fails to impress me. The menu was seasonal and fresh.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food always has wonderful different flavors

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Went on a rainy Wednesday night, had 6:15 reservations. Carmelo's was mostly empty and quiet then. We were immediately seated and handed some drink/dining menus. (They have a really nice "Mexican Mule"). The menu varies daily (I think, or at least weekly) depending on what ingredients are available locally. Companion and I split a mussel app and a lobster Caesar-type salad. Both excellent. I had pasta and she had duck breast. One thing immediately noticed was the level of seasoning and the choice of accompanying items were very well done, to my taste. Absolutely great service from our server Diane, she knew when to serve dishes, when to remove plates . Food arrived at an excellent pace through all courses. Restaurant started filling up as we were finishing, clearly a later-night clientele. Overall, can't see how you can go wrong, wish we got there much more often. Although not inexpensive, I thought we got an excellent value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Carmelo's is consistently excellent in ambience, service and food quality. One of my favorites in all WNY.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I love this place, we have been going for years and never disappointed . Ever! They even have my wine that I like ready for me. We have taken friends on many occasions and they too are thrilled

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Same as always, love the food - but once again, a server started clearing before everyone was finished enjoying their meal. This is an easy fix. Train your servers. Especially the young woman who was acting as bus girl.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were surprised at how long it took for our dinner to be served. Our meals were good, not the wow factor we had at Carmelo's in the past. And it sure would have been nice to have a little more than 2 tablespoons of the olive mix, and 4 small half pieces of bread.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and drink and service were all outstanding - once again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Perfect evening. Friendly atmosphere, delicious food, tremendous service and one of our most favorite dining locations. Thanks for a good night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always, always excellent. Our absolute favorite in Lewiston. Never disappointed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had heard from friends that Carmelo's was a very romantic restaurant, so we decided to give it a try despite the hour and 20 minute drive. We were NOT disappointed. Although their menu, which changes daily, is somewhat limited, everything we had was VERY good, the atmosphere was great, and our server, Heather, was delightful - as was the hostess/other server, I believe "April". I had mentioned it was my wife's birthday when I made the reservation, and she was given their Tiramasu - with a candle in it - on the house! And - that just happens to be her favorite dessert! All in all, a VERY nice evening, and well worth the drive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

WE have been coming to this spot for 40 years. Chef Carmelo Jr.and hostess mom Phyllis are the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was incredible. The wait staff and bar tender were top notch. The food was very good. We had a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always excellent food and wonderfully prepared. The menu changes are wonderful from time to time. Never a bad meal.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing meal, amazing service! What a fantastic place to go for great and creative food. My husband and I can't wait to come to Lewiston for dinner at Carmelo's again!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We came here for my wife's 35th birthday. We very happy with everything!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was excellent. Presentation and preparation was perfect. Will return when I'm back in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Normally we enjoy Carmellos, so it was an easy pick for our anniversary. However, this time wasn't one of our better experiences. The two factors that really impacted our experience would be the noise volume---which isn't so much the restaurant's fault, just a large number of people in a small space who happened to talk in the key of LOUD. Acoustically, this made it tough for my husband who has hearing aids because it just amplified the volume so he was uncomfortable a good portion of the evening. The second issue, again based on the number of people this should have been expected, was the slower than usual service. It seemed like more than a few times our server forgot us---I was relieved when they finally left us with a bottle of water so we could refill ourselves.

We ordered the antipasto plate for the appetizer. I would STRONGLY recommend that the pepper relish be in a small container as the oils from it spread quickly to the other items on the platter, making it too spicy to really enjoy the subtle flavors of the mortadella and the goat cheese.

My husband was a bit disappointed with the menu options which leaned heavily on seafood. That said, he did enjoy his hangar steak when it arrived, cooked to a rare perfection. My Chicken Milanese was delicious as well--generous portion topped with a fresh herby salad and a lemon vinaigrette. I would suggest that the current menu be available online for viewing so that people can decide for themselves if this rather inventive cuisine appeals to them. I do know from past dealings that they are accommodating, we just opted not to stray from the menu.

We will return to Carmellos again, but perhaps select a night that's less popular and more conducive to the cozier dining experiences we've enjoyed there in the past.

Tags: Seasonal, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We love this place. The drive there is beautiful and most of the ingredients are locally sourced. The owner is the head chef so it is always consistently wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent food as usual but a great place to have dinner. Drinks are pricey but overall one of the best places to eat in WNY

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food comes from a creative chef. I told Carmelo to surprise me with whatever he thought I would like and wasn't disappointed! He started with a homemade pasta with olive oil and garlic which was fantastic. Next was slice tomato with crostini bread seasoned with garlic and olive oil and warmed goat cheese. The entree was sword fish on a swish card pancake which melted in my mouth. I was totally satisfied!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was good. We had the mussels appetizer. Good amount of mussels. Just wished there was more bread. The sauce was amazing. The Lamache was very good and the shrimp cooked to perfection. The vegetarian pasta was super fresh and zesty. Food was Great. The only down side, I wanted a quiet place and that is not happen.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Kind of pricey, very small menu selection. Small, cozy, very friendly staff.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

we absolutely loved your restaurant. All of us loved our drinks and food, and the staff was very friendly and quite attentive. We had lots of time to have our first drink before our appetizers and main meal and we sat in the window and it was the best....
I had phoned ahead of time and asked to be in a great spot and we got the best spot in the place.
Would recommend it to anyone wanting a great meal with superb ambiance.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I eat a Carmelo's every few months, it is always excellent! There are creative menu options, the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It is the best place in Lewiston for a special night out!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed Carmello's for over twenty years now and never had an unpleasant experience. The service is exceptional and the food is superb! In my opinion, it's an adult restaurant. It's not the best place for children, but a great place for a date or intimate dinner. Wonderful!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Late-night Find, Organic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Recommended but asking us if we can give up a menu for another customer is a big no no. Better restaurants do not do that. Entrees were excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent. Limited menu due to event at nearby amphitheater but still had great options for my vegetarian date. Server was fantastic and went extra mile to make our evening special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

This was, without a doubt, one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. I think we have found a new favorite place for dinner. The sauces were amazing! As they say on some of the cooking shows, I would eat and old flip flop if it had this sauce on i!. It was that good! The homemade pasta was perfect and the portions were just right. Not too much, no too little. Yeah! I think we'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good food and service. Extremely limited menu. Not sure why

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

All over it was a great evening food and service were terrific.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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