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.View Private Dining Details
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.
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!
Wonderful first experience! All of the members of my party said Carmelo's was the perfect choice! Our waiter was THE BOMB!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful food and service!! We had a table of 7 and everyone was very pleased.
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 !!!
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.
Food was great and service was fantastic and personal
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!
First time going for Valentine’s Day and it was absolutely amazing! Hurt our wallet a little bit, but it was totally worth it!
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.
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.
.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
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!
As is usual for Carmello's, the food, wine and service were all outstanding.
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.
Excellent as usual!!
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.
As always Carmello’s was absolutely wonderful. I have never been disappointed in this place! I always enjoy the entire experience. I highly recommend it
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.
Not a bad restaurant . . . but a bit overpriced. The entrees were not bad, but the appetizer was lacking. However, the staff was flexible when I had to made a change in the reservation time, a major plus. The house Pino Noir was very good.
Outstanding service and the food was great. A perfect evening dinner
Great service, ambiance and food. We will definitely return
Excellent food prepared by a highly qualified chef. Great atmosphere with highly knowledgeable.
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.
Dinner was excellent. My I husband didn’t enjoy his meal, since it was a whole fist with bones. But mine was great!
Carmello's was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The food was festive as well.
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.
The service was excellent as always, even with the new server who waited on us. I love Carmello’s and have celebrated many special events there.
Great food, good service, excellent wine menu. Will be back.
Great food and service. The wine list is fantastic
Outstanding food and the waiter (Javier) was even more impressive. Great place, great service!