Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

4.6
542 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Manassas, which specializes in Mediterranean Cuisine with Portuguese Fusion. 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, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017 & 2018 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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 368-5522
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wilmer Marquez
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Private party facilities
Located in historic Old Town Manassas we have been serving the local community for 30 years. Our private dining area seats 60 comfortably and we have many package options to fill any need.
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Private party contact
Gaby Buckley: (703) 368-5522
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Battle Street
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Parking details
plenty of parking around! Parking garage by the train station
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Special events & promotions
Wine & Beer Dinners, visit our website www.carmellos.com for more details
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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542 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
68%
Very Good
26%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great. They had asked if we were coming for a special occasion when the reservation was made and I told them it was our 25th anniversary. No one even mentioned Our anniversary.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A wonderful evening in old town Manassas. Great food, wine and service. Javier was exceptional at caring for us. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our second visit to Carmello’s and it was again fabulous. The food, the ambiance, the wine selection, the service in all I highly recommend this gem right in the heart of Old Town Manassas. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Keep up the great experience you are all providing for your patrons.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

It was my girlfriends birthday and from the time we walked up out front to the shuttle ride to the theater it was perfect. Welcoming comfortable and delisious. The service was amazing, meal was perfect and my girlfriend loved it. They even had a special birthday wish for her with her desert. Amazing. We will be back many times. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

It was fine but the date is incorrect. We were there the week before?? Then Open Table showed us as a NO SHOW??? Confusing.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Overall everything was fine. The only complaint was that we had to kind of protect our plates as we had at least four different servers try to take them away while we were still eating. We had a party of four and we’re enjoying our conversations, but unless we were actually eating someone would come by and start to take a plate away.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great service and food.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We celebrated Father’s Day at Carmelo’s. Loved it and will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Food was great, service was wonderful & ambiance is very nice. Perfect for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father's day brunch buffet. The food was decent, but the issue was the service. Our waitress was very nice and polite, but I had to physically seek her out. Also, the other service staff were hanging out around the brunch buffet, watching the World Cup, dropping f-bombs.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Awesome food, service, and ambiance. Our favorite place to eat in Virginia.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Been downtown for a long time. Great N Italian/Portuguese cuisine. Classy atmosphere, good food/services.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our go-to place for all special occasions.
Food is always great and they made our anniversary very special.
Highly recommend for a wonderful meal in a beautiful, cozy setting!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Been there twice, both special occasions. Outstanding service, food was very good, but not great. Good for a nice date night. Expect $50/per person if you’re getting drinks. It’s a really nice quiet place.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome meal and service

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My wife and I recently celebrated her birthday at Carmello's and had a great time! The food was fantastic, the service superb, and we both love the restaurant's ambience. Bravo, Carmello's, we can't wait to do it again!

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We were initially seated right beside another table in an otherwise empty restaurant. After moving to the booth on a partitioned wall we started our meal. Several times the wall was pushed enough by the private party on the other side that our table shook. The waiter took my husband's plate away while he was still eating. The food was just mediocre for the price paid. The noise was horrible from the party in the next room. Another couple that came to dine opted to leave rather than stay to listen to it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Loved the entire experience

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I could smell mold when I walked in the door I guess from the fire that happened a while ago. It smelled damp and dank.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious. Wanted to try this restaurant for the longest time and finally was in the area and made the reservation for two. The food, service and atomsphere were all wonderful. Will be returning soon.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Plates not cleared timely; new silverware not offered; food excellent; noise level in room high.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food very good. Waiter knowledgeable but all of us thought service really slow. He didn't check us after food came to see if we needed anything. We would go again however

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Dined here for our daughter's high school graduation dinner. We've been here before, and we were not disappointed. Lovely dinner, wonderful menu, terrific service. We will be back again. We live an hour away and it is well worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

All three corses were outstanding so much flavor!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Carmello’s is a special occasion restaurant. The restaurant is very small and hard to find but the food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Let me start by saying that there is almost no fine dining in Manassas, particularly if you consider ambiance a element of fine dining, which I do. The food and the service at Carmello’s was excellent but one party of five or six was so noisy that it nearly ruined our evening. They were so loud, our server Brendan offered to open another room for us. And speaking of Brendan, he is a real ambassador for Carmello’s. Knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list, sensitive to,our needs and went out of his way to help,us celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. My wife had Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer while I had the Salda Primavera. Her main course was the Manicotti Cuatro Formagi, freshly made manicotti stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and fontina cheeses with a light tomato sauce and grilled asparagus. I had the Vieras, with shrimp, scallops, lobster and artichokes in a light white wine garlic sauce, all served over tomato rice. Both dishes were superb. At the end of the meal Brendan brought us a delicious creme brute and cappuccino.

All on all a delightful meal and when the noisy group left the noise level dropped considerably-others at diner were also happy to see them leave..

Fine dining-yes from the standpoint of the food and service but not from the standpoint of ambiance. We will return but with different expectations.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, attentive, friendly service, reasonably priced but very hard to find a parking spot.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day dinner for my wife. Food and service was really good.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic Mother’s Day Brunch! Great service and great food!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Carmello's of Old Town Manassas is one of the better fine dining establishments in western Prince William county. The location in downtown Manassass is easy to find and accessible to people in Loudoun and western Fairfax counties.

The restaurant has a friendly, knowledgeable staff and enjoyably quiet ambiance which is rare in restaurants these days. The wine selection is quite extensive. I enjoyed a complimentary Portuguese green wine while chatting with my companion and waiting to place the dinner order.

The vegetarian appetizer and seafood dish I had was cooked to perfection. I was very pleased. I look forward to returning to Carmello's.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food, drinks, service were all outstanding, as usual. Lovely place to dine. Excellent chef.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We dined here on a quiet night. Our server Xavier, was wonderful- very attenitve without being intrusive. The food was phenomenal. The salad had little balls of goat cheese rolled in nuts that were delicious and the smoked truffle vinaigrette was a perfect balance for them. We shared an entre that was hand-made pasta folded over long-braised short rib and marscapone filling with a red wine-broth reduction over it. There just are no words to describe how good it was! If you are in Manassas and you miss this restaurant, you should regret it!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Carmello's was just as I remembered it from 10 years ago! Much too much time in between dining at this magnificent restaurant...we will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We are only in town about once every six months but always make it a point for dinner at Carmello’s the food the service always excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a great birthday celebration dinner. We had the same waiter we had previously (Alamid) who was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and made good suggestions. Our waiter also brought us complimentary champagne and a birthday dessert of creme brûlée! Nice to eat at a quieter location that is locally owned.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Carmello's, a favorite spot of ours. They did not disappoint! After cocktails, for starters I had the tenderloin tips in a port wine reduction on bibb lettuce; my wife enjoyed an old favorite, oysters Rockefeller. Both excellent choices. She followed that with the duck breast with fresh berries served with Israeli cous cous. I had the pork shank with double baked sweet potato and asparagus.

We were too filled to order dessert, but the waiter brought a beautiful plate with "Happy Anniversary" spelled in caramel sauce, and the best creme brulee I've ever had. An excellent experience.

Beware - there's only street or municipal lot parking, and it's not easy to find a parking space. We were lucky to find one a block away.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very good shrimp appetizer (although small for the cost) and excellent salads. I also enjoyed the complimentary glass of Vino Verde!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our fourth time there. Still absolutely nothing disappointing. Food, service, ambiance were excellent!!! Wine list was amazing. Will definitely go back for another date night or friend get together.

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