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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JL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

ID
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dinner, great atmosphere, excellent service.

JH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, otherwise perfect

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

W
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu options, tasty food, and excellent service.

L
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food.

DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and perfect for every course. Will be back

a
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Portuguese Italian restaurant. Nicer than most in the area with reasonable prices.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner here. It was a special occasion, and we were extremely pleased with the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Would highly recommend it!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Carmello’s four times now. Although it is a 45 minute drive for us, we always enjoy the excellent food and the friendliness of the restaurant. It was a wonderful discovery for us. Highly recommend.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

PC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 4 of us each ordered something different and each dish was very good.

f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time - my husband & brother each enjoyed thoroughly a special drink(a mule I believe) from the Father's Day menu - lovely experience all the way around - we each had the cream of asparagus soup - my brother & I had had it before - really great - the size of the shrimp was colossal
Look forward to our next experience

Ellen Fleming

s
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Went for Father’s Day lunch . The service was buffet/brunch style and didn’t offer any of the options from its regular menu. There was no Portuguese food options , and minimal Italian options that we’re poorly executed. Regardless of the day, Carmello’s should stay with it’s portuguese, Italian theme. It’s upsetting that they didn’t stay with their theme as I traveled over 1hr for the experience and didn’t get it. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Only positive.

LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service. The menu is excellent. Decor is very welcoming.

TD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food simply could not be any better. Fresh and perfectly prepared. It's a smaller place, so the rooms can be a bit noisy with several ongoing robust table conversations. Service is attentive without being obtrusive. This is our "special event" restaurant for 10-12 years now - never disappointed and it seems to be getting ever better.

JB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grsat food, great service and great atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and return!

TR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time at Carmello's, just as enjoyable as the first. The food is exceptionally well prepared and an eclectic fusion of Italian/Portuguese. Our waiter, Christopher, was quite pleasant with a fun personality - he struck a perfect balance of attentiveness and engaging us in conversation while also allowing us time to enjoy our meal and conversation.

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