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Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

4.5
510 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
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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What 510 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent experience . Definitely will come back soon

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have been here a few times and the food and service are excellent. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed a great Easter brunch here. This was one of the best values in the area for the quality of the food and elegant atmosphere and Old Town Manassas charm. Plenty of staff was available to handle the large Easter brunch crowd, food was excellent and there was a broad selection. There were also some kid friendly options (ie pizza - which was excellent) which was a plus for our family.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Awesome as always. Thank you Javier and Carmello's

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent service and very tasty dishes. We were a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We usually love Carmello’s, but last night was a little disappointing. We’ve learned to slow the waitstaff there down a bit by not ordering everything at once, but it was still a rush. We were interrupted multiple times to answer questions about how our food was , if we wanted more water (can’t they just refill water glasses without asking us every single time?), and plates were whooshed away the second we put our forks down. My husband had the surf and turf special, which he loved, and the presentation was gorgeous. I had the salmon with lobster. That dish was very dry overall, even though the menu promised some kind of rose cream sauce that the chef seemed to have forgotten. The accompanying fettuccine noodles were over cooked, and the whole dish was oversalted but otherwise flavorless, with two very small bites of lobster as topping. I ended up sending more than half of the dish back. We ordered coffee at the end, the check arrived immediately, and that was it. I expect better from them.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Had been meaning to go for some time and finally decided to do so. Wonderful restaurant with great food and service. We were struggling over what to pick from the menu and completely enjoyed everything we ordered so we will definitely be going back. Spent the next day telling our friends about it and encouraging them to go.
The seafood dishes were wonderful and I'm a sucker for duck which was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Javier did a lovely job serving us and had just the right pace. Lovely night and we will be back many times .

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was delish! The wine was smooth! It was relatively empty when we arrived but when we left, it was packed! Great ambiance! Service was a little slow at the end but nevertheless we had a great evening with friends! It did seem a tad bit too warm in the dining room? Perhaps it was because there was a special occasion going on in their banquet room? Not sure...but sure felt overly warm.....and a little uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Meal was great from start to finish. Waiter was excellent and were even given a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. If we are in the area again, we would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The wait staff was incredibly attentive even when half our party was 30 minutes late. We were never rushed and received superb service. The food was five stars. The steaks melted in one's mouth. The sea food was cooked to perfection. The chicken was tender and juicy. The appetizers were divine. Although I am not a fan of salads I could became one with the house salad. Overall I look forward to hosting my son's rehearsal dinner at Carmello's.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Birthday dinner with family. Service was excellent. We all had seafood, which was prepared perfectly and absolutely delicious. Quiet, pleasant ambiance. Definitely will be back again!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wonderful first experience! All of the members of my party said Carmelo's was the perfect choice! Our waiter was THE BOMB!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Carmelo's is always a pleasure. Do most of our dining there midweek because it is so quiet. It really gets hopping on the weekends. Wonderful, attentive service, a nice complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival and wonderful food in such generous positions that we almost always end up with another meal at home. I just hope that they can keep it up with the light traffic on midweek nights. Thanks.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food and nice staff but service was rushed. We were brought our entrees before we were done with our appetizers. Then they tried to take our remaining bread away before we received our entrees. Then they tried to take our entrees before we were done. The place wasn’t full, so it was peculiar. Overall, nice evening despite that and would return.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My date and I had a wounderful dining experience. The food was superb. The atmosphere was quiet relaxed and private. Perfect for an intimate dinner setting. I've already told 4 friends. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Carmello’s has been our favorite fine dining restaurant since opening more than 30 years ago. The menu is exceptional and is updated seasonally. The wine list is very diverse and the service is great. The restaurants decor is great and the overall ambiance is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Wonderful food and service!! We had a table of 7 and everyone was very pleased.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We made reservations for 6pm and were warmly greeted--our server noted the occasion and absolutely spoiled us for the evening. The staff was wonderfully attentive, the food was fantastic, and the desert/coffee made for a great finish. We had appetizers, wine, side dishes--each complimented the other. Good value for a great evening--we'll be back !!!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Carmello's was good, but I don't know if it was worth the price. I had the Scampi Carmello (I think it was called) and it didn't have much flavor, but my husband said his chicken was very good. The ambiance was very nice. It's a formal restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was great and service was fantastic and personal

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We loved the quiet romantic feel of the restaurant. From appetizers to dessert, everything was delicious...presentation was optimal. The attentive service from all the staff, especially Sarai, was excellent. We'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time going for Valentine’s Day and it was absolutely amazing! Hurt our wallet a little bit, but it was totally worth it!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

This is the second time I have been to Carmello’s. The first time was on Valentine’s Day two years ago (very busy and full due to a small, intimate dining room) with my girlfriend. This year we went for dinner the day before Valentine’s Day to experience their full menu instead of the specials they usually offer. We were not disappointed. Javier, the server, provided excellent service and was friendly and very helpful going through their menu. The food arrived fresh, warm and beautifully presented. The food was delicious; I highly recommend the Paella. The manager (I assume) was active in the dining room and conversing with guests. Overall, this was another great experience at Carmello’s and we will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is the second time visiting. The dining room is more modern in layout, but also more crowded and less romantic. While the food was very good, my wife's steak was well overdone. Our first visit was better.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

.My wife and I along with long-time friends dined to celebrate my Valentine's Day birthday. All of us thought our food was excellent and look forward to eating there again. I had the paella (which I acquired a taste for while stationed in Spain) because there are very few restaurants that offer it. My wife and I have dined there before several times but not for too long. We hope to be back soon.
Merle and MaryAnn Jacobsen

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I absolutely love this place! It never disappoints. The atmosphere is lively but conducive to quiet intimate conversation. The service is always impeccable and our server, Javier was both attentive and pleasant. He recommended a white wine that was perfect.

The lobster puff pastry appetizer was to die for! I had lobster ravioli as my entree and ate every bite!!! My husband tried something new and ordered slow cooked rib ragu. He loved it!

You absolutely cannot go wrong with Carmelo’s!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

As is usual for Carmello's, the food, wine and service were all outstanding.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great. Really, really excellent food and drinks. The paella was amazing.
My only issue was a pretty long wait for our dishes to be cleared after we finished.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent as usual!!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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