Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

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RR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu, excellent service. Best for fine dining in Manassas.

W
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Although service was adequate, it took an unusually long time to be served our food.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food wa inconsistent. A spectacular sweet potato soup, lovely salad and seafood dish but undercooked pasta and lobster that was chewy and tough. We love this restaurant and would love to recommend it but at this price point consistently well cooked food is expected, and it wasn’t.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and food!!!! In my opinion this is Manassas’s best option for a special occasion.

RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous meal and experience. This was our third visit and we expect to return. Thank you and many thanks to Jennifer, our server. She was a joy!

BB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met up with some friends that we had not seen in awhile. Great food. Quiet enough to be able to talk and catch up. Had a great time.

JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious—chef is very creative! Nice ambience, quiet and intimate. Wonderful experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had to wait a long time for one of the appetizers. Pasta was like overcooked ramen noodles and LOADED with garlic. Not real Italian.

PS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good. Staff forgot to bring out our salads. Management made it up with a discount on the check and a gift card. Restaurant was extremely loud; half of restaurant was booked for private event.

MH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Carmello's but hosted a small party of 4 celebrating my mother's birthday. The restaurant itself is very nice and the food was simply wonderful. The offered commentary glass of Portuguese white whine that the other 3 guests said was nice. Appetizers included 2 orders of Oysters Rockefeller, one made gluten free since my mother cannot have gluten. Also tried the Filet tips which were to die for. The shrimp bisque was very good and is also gluten free which likely explains why I have has it "thicker" at other restaurants but the flavor itself was fine.

Two guests had the Paella which they both loved. I had the veal with gnocchi and it was so good and the 4th had a chicken dish

I gave it 4 stars on value because it is fairly expensive for Manassas but everything else was 5 star and the meal and exprience was enjoyed by all and they have enough gluten free choices for anyone who like my mother, has ciliac disease or simply cannot tolerate gluten well

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Too way too long for food after placing the order.
Food was good; could have been warmer but overall good.

JL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went primarily to check the venue for a potential rehearsal dinner location, but we were very pleased with the dinner and service. Javier took excellent care of us, and the meals were exceptional. Great overall experience!

SG
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

It was Homecoming-mistake #1. Filled with noisy young (mostly) girls. No place to move us. Fois Gras was poorly cooked, paella for two over cooked. Service was excellent, however. Won’t go back.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We are frequent visitors to this restaurant and were disappointed by the service we received on October 12th. It was my birthday celebration and also the homecoming for a local high school. We were seated in a room with all of them and even though we arrived before them our order was not served until all 40 or so of them. This entailed waiting one hour between our appetizers and entree with no check back from the waiter for drinks or any update. The manager tried to make it right with comped desserts but it did not wipe out the ruination of our birthday celebration that brought my children together from three states. I was very upset.

FL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was fine dining but felt relaxed. The service was prompt and friendly - even on an evening when several of the guests were celebrating HS Homecoming. My Salmone Fiorentina was absolutely delicious. We look forward to returning to Carmello's again in the future!

V
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful - only surpassed by the level of service we received - can’t wait to return!

t
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has great potentisl but lacks the finesse of a five star dining experience. Sine parts of paella were overcooked, escargot had too little garlic and too much butter. There is s real effort to provide fresh authentic food but its not quite there. We eat at higher end restaurants and cruise with an adult only line -- do we are used to high standards. In other words we are dont give out five stars unless its perfect.

TT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The hostess was so sweet and welcoming! She definitely created a positive entrance to the dining experience at Carmello's. I cam with my boyfriend for his birthday, and asked ahead of time for a special dessert or something. The waitstaff completely surprised him at the end of our meal by bringing over a very cutely decorated plate. The wait time for our food was a little long, but the staff was very attentive to make sure we were doing okay. The food was cooked very well; my boyfriend had the paella and LOVED it! I ordered the chicken with spinach pasta, and was a bit disappointed with the dish. It was cooked well, however, the combination of flavors seemed a bit awkward according to my palate. Overall, lovely place to go for a date and dine :)

EM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday with seven friends. As with our previous experience at Carmello's our most recent experience was fantastic! Everything from the table linens, to the lighting, to our server (Chris) and our food was exceptional!

GF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiter was never available when needed even though they were not busy.

ID
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner, great atmosphere, excellent service.

JH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, otherwise perfect

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, great service, great food, A true keeper!

W
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was our first visit to Carmello's in a long time. It seemed as if their menu has become limited, especially if you are not a shellfish eater. That said the calamari was excellent. It was light and tasty. The Caesar salad was different, served slightly warm. It was very good. As for the entrees, the duck breast was well prepared and presented. The orzo that accompanied it was very tasty. The shrimp with angel hair pasta came with a large portion of pasta. The person who ordered it said she wished the portion of shrimp was larger. The pan-seared salmon, ordered with our the crab stuffing, was very tasty.

The service, while polite, was not at the level it should have been. The was, as far as we could see, only three people in the part of the dining room in which we were seated, a lead server, an assistant server, and a person pouring water and clearing dishes. Three of us were sharing the calamari and one ordered a Caesar salad. The calamari was served, the Caesar person asked for her salad to be served then. Several minutes later, she again asked. The assistant server said that he though she want the appetizer first. We were not asked if we wanted wine. We had to ask for the wine list and then flag down someone to take the wine order. Finally, three of us ordered coffees and one tea. The coffees were served but we had to call someone over to remind them that a tea was also ordered. This may be related to the fact that they were understaffed, but it took away from the experience.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. We had a good time.

KA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options, tasty food, and excellent service.

L
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service. Best upscale restaurant in Manassas.

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and service was great. We received a complimentary wine to try, and that was good too. They also have some of the best crab cakes I’ve eaten. This is a great place to bring a date or a get together with friends.

MT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always. My wife and I were surprised and grateful for the complementary dessert since it was our wedding anniversary.

SR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good as usual. The fish was a little dry but still very tasty. We all enjoyed our meals and will return.

CQ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From being greeted with glasses of sparkling Pinot Grigio to the delicious seafood heavy Italian food to the attentive service, my husband and I had a wonderful evening at Carmello’s. I highly recommend for a special night out.

ID
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food.

DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was I and my wife's 3rd visit to Carmello's. This time it was for my birthday. The service, food and atmosphere are wonderful. Our waiter, Javier, was very attentive without being too much. He recommended an excellent wine. We will definitely be back.

b
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and perfect for every course. Will be back

a
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Acoustics are loud in the restaurant, but the food is excellent!

BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A little expensive compared to others but worth it for sure.

MR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Carmello's. Delicious food for a fair value. The customer service was also wonderful.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Carmello’s. Great service great food!

DQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had heard a lot about Carmello's of Old Town Manassas but this was our first visit but definitely will not be our last. The food was outstanding. I had the beet salad, wow, really different and delicious. My husband had the veal and thought it was the best he had ever had!

The small storefront restaurant was quiet even though there were two bands playing right around the corner from the restaurant. It has wood floors and white tablecloths. Just lovely!

We look forward to our next visit.

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and dinner at Carmello’s was excellent. Great flavors and presentation. I loved the experience and will be back!

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