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Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas, Manassas, VA

Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

4.6
4.6
839 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Manassas, which specializes in Contemporary Cuisine with Italian and Portuguese Fusion. The restaurant features a seasonal menu with locally sourced items from local farms. We are proud to be featured as one of the 50 best restaurants in Northern Virginia By Northern Virginia Magazine.

To accompany your dinner, select from our 2010-2021 Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List. 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 is comparable to many of the top Portuguese wine lists in the America.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 368-5522

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alice Pires

  • Private party facilities

    Located in historic Old Town Manassas we have been serving the local community for 34 years. Our private dining area seats 60 comfortably and we have many package options to fill any need.

  • Private party contact

    Gaby Buckley: (703) 368-5522

  • Neighborhood

    Manassas

  • Cross street

    Battle Street

  • Parking details

    Parking garage by the train station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 839 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

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  1. m

    midiweaver

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Father's Day bouquet was wonderful (a delightful surprise to us). Very, very tasty with a tremendous variety. Being just past noon, we had coffee too. Wow the coffee was great, and I had two more refills and each refill was as good as the first. The staff was attentive, polite, and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves celebrating Father's Day as an empty-nest couple.
  2. NG

    NickG

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    For the price I paid, I really wish the food was better. Service was fine I guess.
  3. BC

    BonnieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Our first waiter was fired in the middle of service. The new waiter and a manager apologize and offered to comp desserts. We were patient as we understand these things happen. However, the second waiter had to get our order 2 more times. The food took 1.5 hours to be served. My filet mignon was dried out. I think it might have been reheated from when they got my husbands meal wrong the first few times. We ordered dessert. However, 30 minutes later no desserts were delivered but we got the bill with both desserts charged on the bill. The waiter offered to bring them out saying they were probably sitting back there waiting, but we just asked for them to be removed from the bill. After the new bill was dropped off we waited 15 minutes with our card, but gave up and paid in cash so we could leave. We haven't had a date night in forever and were really excited to try a new restaurant with great reviews. We were so disappointed.
  4. JK

    JonK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmello's is one of the best dining options in the Manassas, VA area. Conveniently located in the Old Town district, parking is free on the street or in lots. From start to finish, our meals were expertly prepared and presented.
  5. JT

    JosieT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous meal we had for our 47th Wedding Anniversary dinner! I ordered the lamb dish which was done perfectly! My husband ordered the shrimp and scallop dish. His dish was loaded with shrimp, and that pasta, oh so good! Outstanding wine selection, outstanding meal, outstanding service by Javier. Go!!!
  6. KS

    KimS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Disappointing birthday dinner. Made 7:45pm reservation, seated promptly, not greeted by server. Finally a server showed up and dismissively took our order. After we ordered, we heard another server describing the specials to the adjacent table. The specials weren’t offered to us. Waited one hour for our food. When it arrived, it was not very hot. The food runner told us that 60 minutes was their normal ticket time. After we finished eating, it took 30 minutes for the server to bring our check. This restaurant used to be top notch- but things have clearly changed with their staff. Perhaps it’s best not to make a Saturday night reservation.
  7. M

    Mhern

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jen was great. Food was excellent.
  8. JE

    JoshuaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Only complaint was being seated at an uncomfortablely small table.
  9. E

    Emil

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The staff looks like they all started working that same day. Clueless, disorganized, slow. We waited 40+ minutes for our food. The bill at the end erroneously included a dessert that was ordered by one of the neighboring tables. There was a group of people who had gotten drunk and were obnoxiously loud for a restaurant at this price point. The booths definitely need renovation. The food was the only redeeming quality.
  10. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmellos is always a great treat. The food is always delicious, the service is always friendly, and the ambience is conducive for a great time
  11. L

    Lcmazzit

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate a job promotion. Everything was perfect from the complementary glass of sparkling wine, the always tender calamari, the too-good-to-put-into-words stuffed salmon and the deconstructed strawberry shortcake. Almost forgot to mention the incredible Expresso and pumpkin spice martini’s. Always our favorite place!!!
  12. NM

    NelsonM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed! Even with it clearly being a before Prom dinner spot, it was never too loud and the service is always amazing.
  13. JK

    JK00

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was awesome… terrific Easter brunch!
  14. EF

    ErinF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful place to celebrate any occasion or to go for that romantic dinner we know every couple needs once in awhile. In the past two months we have celebrated 3 birthdays. All guests were very happy.
  15. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was exquisitely prepared, and the portion was more than enough. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The ambience was perfect for a special occasion. We would visit again.
  16. B

    Belle

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious and the service was fabulous!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome food and service.
  18. B

    Benjy

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Reminded me of Bazins in Vienna, VA. Main courses (short ribs, pasta with lobster) were delish. Glad we discovered this place. BTW, it was packed on a chilly Saturday night in March.
  19. k

    krisb

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our server was borderline rude. We told her we would like to enjoy our drinks and needed a few minutes to order. She returned under a minute later, was not pleasant and indicated she wanted us to order. The fettuccine was subpar, overwhelmed with pesto. We felt rushed and did not enjoy our experience. Will not be returning.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and setting to have a good conversation. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.
  21. PF

    PynneF

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmelo’s is an exceptional, family owned and run business. It provides all the ambience of a fancy night out with good quality food but not an outstanding cost point. They also have an excellent wine list with a variety of wines from around the world.
  22. CG

    ChuckG

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I came for my birthday today and the experience was fantastic. Our server Stephen was top notch. He was kind, appropriately chatty, and quick with service. The owner and manager even came by to wish me happy birthday, I highly recommend carmello’s to anyone who wants a 5 star experience.
  23. D

    Dycat

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good and the service was outstanding.
  24. r

    ronaldr

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food /service /people been going at least 25 years
  25. ID

    IDavis

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always a wonderful experience.
  26. k

    kennethg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Second visit. Great ambiance. Service was great. Appetizers were attractive and tasty. Fish done well, saltimboca at little overdone. Desserts and coffee were splendid ending to an evening.
  27. DR

    DennisR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We've been to Carmello's many times over the years and have always enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. They are the go-to restaurant when you're looking for a special evening out or want to celebrate and special occasion. Never has Carmello's left us disappointed. Recommend them HIGHLY!! $$$$
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was just perfect. I highly recommend.
  29. LF

    LincolnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and well worth the price. Will visit again soon
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening enjoyed it very much. Only down side was server couldn’t explain what was on the menu and the specials but he was great
  31. GS

    GloriaS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmello's is a true neighborhood gem. Great food, great service, great wine list.
  32. BC

    BClarke

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Carmelo’s is a very quaint restaurant in downtown Manassas City. It has allot of charm with a very extensive wine collection. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely amazing and being it was Valentine’s Day (every table was sat) speaks volumes!! Some of our favorites were the Brie, homemade ravioli and the tiramisu(best I have ever had). Will definitely be back!!
  33. MH

    MarkH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmello's provided one the the BEST dining experiences I have had. The food presentation was amazing and the food was fantastic.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Appreciated the complimentary wine and choc covered strawberries for Valentines Day.
  35. CO

    ChrisO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was very delicious but service was a little slow probably due to insufficient employees and a full restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The excellent service made a difference! The food was delicious.
  37. KY

    KathyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We have become regulars at Carmello’s. Love the atmosphere, menu, and authenticity. Service is usually outstanding but was a bit slow tonight due to Valentine’s Day weekend. Fortunately, it didn’t matter because we hate feeling rushed. This place is super cozy but you never feel like your overcrowded like some area restaurants. The Portuguese influence on wine, flavors and presentation make it a tad different than your usual Italian restaurant. The portions are perfect and the menu never gets old. The complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival is such a nice touch. This owner clearly knows what she’s doing and understands how to create a wonderful dining experience and the chef never disappoints. Old town Manassas has become very quaint and Carmello’s is the perfect dining option when you want to relax after a long week, have an amazing meal, and not deal with traffic, chain restaurants or long waits.
  38. WM

    WallyM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Dinner was very tasty, and the ambiance in the restaurant is very nice. Service was friendly but a little slow.
  39. I

    Ingrid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionable chefs, menu, always creative and delicious! Best service & superb martinis in the area :)
  40. AM

    AMcC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There was a long wait for the main course (1.75 hrs.). However, the food was worth the wait. Our server was very pleasant and apologized for the wait time (he 4 min. estimation was more like 25 mins.). Kitchen delays are not his fault. The dining room was a bit noisy, but we were at the back of the room (not the best table) which amplified the issue. We were not put off by the minor issues and would frequent Carmello's with no doubts.

FAQs

Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is rated 4.6 stars by 839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

9108 Center St Manassas, VA 20110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Battle Street

  • Neighborhood

    Manassas

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking garage by the train station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alice Pires

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 368-5522

  • Private party facilities

    Located in historic Old Town Manassas we have been serving the local community for 34 years. Our private dining area seats 60 comfortably and we have many package options to fill any need.

  • Private party contact

    Gaby Buckley: (703) 368-5522

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