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About Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas
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 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.
Manassas, VA 20110
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
plenty of parking around! Parking garage by the train station
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine & Beer Dinners, visit our website www.carmellos.com for more details
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.
Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas Ratings and Reviews
Ambiance was perfect for fine dining. Food was superb. Drinks were excellent and consistent. Service was good but not up to the rest of the experience; waiters not knowledgeable and had to ask about specials after ordering. Will definitely go back. There are a few restaurants in the area that advertise fine dining but none deliver like Carmello's.
Javier did a marvelous job. All 3 of our meals were perfect. It was like having our own private dining room. I know you have been around for 20 plus years but how can you sustain it with so few patrons on a Monday night? I may be letting the cat out of the bag to let others know that it is such a treat to have such a lovely dining experience on a Monday with so few other patrons. Everyone should try dining here on a off night like Monday. Thanks again for such a lovely birthday dinner for my friend.
Made 8pm reservation, still had to wait 10+ min for them to seat us. Waited at least 15 min before our server came over. By the time he did, we gave our app and entrée order all at once. As a young couple we def felt overlooked among older couples and families that seemed to be getting more attention. It was almost like they gave our table away and scrambled to put us at a table but no one was assigned to us, so maybe no one knew who had us initially. (I worked in food service before) Food was tasty but for the price, we expected higher service at least, compared to other similar price point restaurants. Don't go if you are hungry or starving, go when you have lots of time. We weren't served entrees/app until after 9pm. This was for NYE.
Carmelo's proved to be a disappointing experience. The food was less than adequate and very, very expensive. The restaurant was dirty, food under our table and on the floor throughout the restaurant. As I walked to the rest room I slipped on a shrimp tail and saw other pieces of food and debris on the floor. The service was slow. We got our appetizer before we got our cocktails. I had to ask three people to fill my water glass. What a huge disappointment. If you want to spend the same amount of money and get a good meal go to Ruth's Chris or Morton's.
We were pleased. Although the waiter was very pleasant and courteous and attentive, he needs instruction on how to serve the food, by not reaching across the table to place the plates. Where we were seated, he did not need to do that. Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves.
This restaurant is a special place with a long history. Ample portions, wonderful wine list although they were out of my first selection and the two suggested offerings of bottles made by the manager that resembled my first choice ended up being twenty dollars more for each bottle (I did not appreciate that). I think the prices of the appetizers and entrees are about 10 - 15% overpriced.
Loved everything about it. I don’t have fancy taste buds, but this place was absolutely amazing. I don’t drink alcohol so I can’t commit on the wine, but the ice tea and salad and Duck was incredible! Have the fall menu in December so I would Recommend this place if you wanna feel fancy with your lover!
The food was delicious and unique in many ways. Everything was perfect with on exception and mistakes can be made so we plan on going back again and again. One of our renewed favorites. I had sent a note on open table with my reservation that it was my wife's birthday and requested a candle on whatever dessert we ordered. There was no candle or mention of her birthday. I raise the issue with the manager and the waiter and they apologized. This place is good enough to overlook such a mistake and we will be back.
Since moving to the area 2 years ago and living in cities across the country, we finally found a close go-to spot! LOVE this restaurant. Food is divine and perfectly served. Wait staff charming, helpful and really knows the menu. Very much enjoyed celebrating daughter's recital.
We have been wanting to try Carmellos for quite some time and finally got a chance to over the weekend. The dining room is great. Its nice and quiet with no mind numbing noise that you seem to find in most restaurants these days. Overall it was decent experience but the food and service were a bit disappointing. The wine list is out of date, including selections they no longer carry. It took about 20 minutes took a bottle of wine. Our server was noticeably new and seemed to be absent for long stretches at inconvenient times. The chorizo crab cakes are wonderful.
Have been to the restaurant several times over decades, since it always has interesting food and a nice ambiance and is good for family affairs. My late mother loved it, as do we, but is usually reserved for occasions. This time, there were two large groups near us that made the atmosphere a bit loud. But they were having a great time, and it was not that big a deal to us. The food was fine and we have a good dinner.
This place was recommended by a friend. We went here for a nice dinner during a "weekend away" in Manassas from DC. Great seasonal (fall) menu. I had the pumpkin soup and the paella. The Paella came with nearly a full lobster on top. Lots of other fresh seafood in there as well. A good fill me up and warm me up dinner on a cool night. For dessert, we split the pistachio ice cream inside a small pumpkin. Excellent presentation and yummy way to end the meal.
We had not been to Carmello's in a few years and found it greatly improved from our last visit. I was served a delicious martini, which is not as easy as it may seem! The waiter was attentive yet not intrusive. The food was served in a timely manner and we both enjoyed our meal. My husband started his meal with the pumpkin soup (delicious) and I had the polpo (octopus) salad (very good). The ravioli was very unusual and quite tasty and I had the short rib bolognese. There was enough of the bolognese to feed my young adult daughter when I got home. I would recommend Carmello's for those seeking a quiet spot to talk, tablecloths and reasonably price NICE dinner.
We have been going to Carmello's for years and have never been disappointed. This is a classy operation and very clean. I had duck with fresh fruit and carrots, my daughter had the fettuccine with seafood, my husband had veal Oscar served with crab meat and all of the dishes were delicious and artfully arranged. We started with a delightful house wine and braised Caesar salad and finished with apple pie, creme brulee, and pecan pie. The service was attentive. The atmosphere was so quiet, relaxing, and peaceful we could actually hear each other's conversation. The cost was reasonable; just over $100 for the three of us which is competitive with other establishments. We always think of Carmello's for very special occasions.
Had a wonderful meal! They recognized that we had been in the week before and brought us a complimentary glass of wine. The meal was nicely paced and the server was right on top of things even though it was only her third day on the job. Chef Wilmer came to the table and was perfectly charming. We live in Burke ant have no problem making the 40-45 minute drive for this dinner. All excellent options.
The food was very good, the service was very inexperienced. The young man who was waiting on our table did not write down our order and tried to rely on his memory- always a dubious practice. I eat out for work a lot and even at very high end restaurants the waiters usually make notes. And his memory wasn't up to the task, which meant that we had to remind him, twice, that my husband had ordered a cocktail, which then arrived 10 minutes after the wine that my mother-in-law and I were drinking, and then the waiter forgot to put in an order for/ bring us the salads that we had ordered. When the mains arrived, after a very long wait following the appetizer, my husband observed, "I guess we're not getting our salads then"and the waiter responded "What salads?, oh, right,you wanted a Carmellos salad and the lady . . . " at which point, mains in front of us, we told him not to bother. We think he may have been somewhat new in his job, and we are not unsympathetic, because he was trying, but it was disappointing, as it was a special meal, and it was not reflective of my prior experience at Carmellos several months ago for a business dinner, which was very good. The atmosphere and food is of a "really nice dinner out" restaurant, but in this case at least the service was not on par and the servers needed a lot more coaching. I don't think we'll be back.
A very solid 4 stars, not 5 only because I am evaluating Carmello's as a fine dining restaurant. The service is excellent, very nice ambience. The food is very good, but fell short of outstanding. For example, I had short ribs on pappardelle. The meat was super tender and delicious, but the pasta was overdone. The roasted beet appetizer was very good, but could have used some seasoning. I am being picky here, the food tasted very good! The friends I was with all enjoyed their food as well.
The menu is varied and you can get some selections you wont find often. They also vary the menu with the seasons which is very nice.
We are definitely going back. Certainly one of the best restaurants in Manassas.
We loved Carmelo's so much we went two nights in a row!
Party of 6 and then party of 7!
Beautifully presented, delicious Portuguese/Italian delights.
Ambiance very pleasing and you could actually have a group conversation in a full dining room.
We were in Manassas for a family wedding.
If we travel here from SF again, we will visit Carmelo's with pleasure!
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