Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

4.7
554 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
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 554 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Highly recommended! We had a group of 20 with a fair number of foodies in the mix. There were comments about the many inventive and delicious-sounding menu offerings, and everyone was very happy with their meal. They made off-menu French fries for our very picky son, and he actually finished his filet mignon. I ordered the salmon fiorentina (second time ordered), and my husband and other son ordered the ravioli con carne de caranguejo. The meat/fish were done perfectly, and ravioli had a very subtle sweetness that teased the palate. One foodie friend ordered the lamb chops and raved about them and rated them the best he'd had in NoVa. Having a room to ourselves, our voices didn't have to compete with that of other guests. It was a lovely time!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Wonderful food and good service! Pricey but worth it on a special night out!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious as usual and their wine list contains very good Italian, Spanish and Portuguese wines. Excellent value!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Another outstanding dining experience at Carmello's. Food, drinks, wines were all delicious. Our server was also outstanding. Best filet mignon I have ever eaten in a restaurant!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Nice time spent on a rainy Saturday night. Will go back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Great food, knowledgeable server, awesome dessert

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Carmello’s is always a hit. Tried a couple items off the new summer menu. Cod and the duck. We were pleasantly surprised with these new offerings. The best part is that they are running a special of 20% of your food order through 7/31/18.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

My wife got the filet and it was done perfectly. I got the chicken with lump crab. I got the pear martini and it was amazing.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We arrived and ordered an appetizer and entree to share as we wanted to eat light. It took 40 minutes to get the appetizer (meanwhile we had not been checked on by the waiter during this time) and then another 30 minutes after that to receive our 1 entree. Had to request from the hostess to see our waiter about why everything was taking too long. The explanation was that a large party was seated before us. There was no communication or check in from the waiter apologizing for the wait during this time. The manager came over and did not apologize but just told us the food was on it's way soon. We did get a complimentary dessert for the wait but the total lack of communication and service made this an experience I would not go back for. The food was good but not worth the wait.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was good, just not exceptional enough to justify the high price. I had the Insalata Carmello's which was unusual but very good. The shrimps in my Shrimp & Scallop special were overdone, but the scallops were done just fine. There appeared to be only one server in the room on a Saturday night so the service was slow and a bit inattentive. We had to wait quite a while to order, had to remind the server to bring a draft beer menu. So while my wife had her wine, I had to wait 20 minutes or so for my beer. After we finished our salads, we had to ask for a new knife and fork for my wife when they were taken away.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

They gave great service to our bachelorette party. Treated us like royalty and the host even went outside with us to take our pictures. This restaurant is really good , I will keep coming back.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Everything was great. They had asked if we were coming for a special occasion when the reservation was made and I told them it was our 25th anniversary. No one even mentioned Our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A wonderful evening in old town Manassas. Great food, wine and service. Javier was exceptional at caring for us. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our second visit to Carmello’s and it was again fabulous. The food, the ambiance, the wine selection, the service in all I highly recommend this gem right in the heart of Old Town Manassas. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Keep up the great experience you are all providing for your patrons.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

It was my girlfriends birthday and from the time we walked up out front to the shuttle ride to the theater it was perfect. Welcoming comfortable and delisious. The service was amazing, meal was perfect and my girlfriend loved it. They even had a special birthday wish for her with her desert. Amazing. We will be back many times. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

It was fine but the date is incorrect. We were there the week before?? Then Open Table showed us as a NO SHOW??? Confusing.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Overall everything was fine. The only complaint was that we had to kind of protect our plates as we had at least four different servers try to take them away while we were still eating. We had a party of four and we’re enjoying our conversations, but unless we were actually eating someone would come by and start to take a plate away.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great service and food.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We celebrated Father’s Day at Carmelo’s. Loved it and will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Food was great, service was wonderful & ambiance is very nice. Perfect for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father's day brunch buffet. The food was decent, but the issue was the service. Our waitress was very nice and polite, but I had to physically seek her out. Also, the other service staff were hanging out around the brunch buffet, watching the World Cup, dropping f-bombs.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Awesome food, service, and ambiance. Our favorite place to eat in Virginia.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Been downtown for a long time. Great N Italian/Portuguese cuisine. Classy atmosphere, good food/services.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our go-to place for all special occasions.
Food is always great and they made our anniversary very special.
Highly recommend for a wonderful meal in a beautiful, cozy setting!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Been there twice, both special occasions. Outstanding service, food was very good, but not great. Good for a nice date night. Expect $50/per person if you’re getting drinks. It’s a really nice quiet place.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome meal and service

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My wife and I recently celebrated her birthday at Carmello's and had a great time! The food was fantastic, the service superb, and we both love the restaurant's ambience. Bravo, Carmello's, we can't wait to do it again!

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We were initially seated right beside another table in an otherwise empty restaurant. After moving to the booth on a partitioned wall we started our meal. Several times the wall was pushed enough by the private party on the other side that our table shook. The waiter took my husband's plate away while he was still eating. The food was just mediocre for the price paid. The noise was horrible from the party in the next room. Another couple that came to dine opted to leave rather than stay to listen to it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Loved the entire experience

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I could smell mold when I walked in the door I guess from the fire that happened a while ago. It smelled damp and dank.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious. Wanted to try this restaurant for the longest time and finally was in the area and made the reservation for two. The food, service and atomsphere were all wonderful. Will be returning soon.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Plates not cleared timely; new silverware not offered; food excellent; noise level in room high.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food very good. Waiter knowledgeable but all of us thought service really slow. He didn't check us after food came to see if we needed anything. We would go again however

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Dined here for our daughter's high school graduation dinner. We've been here before, and we were not disappointed. Lovely dinner, wonderful menu, terrific service. We will be back again. We live an hour away and it is well worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

All three corses were outstanding so much flavor!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Carmello’s is a special occasion restaurant. The restaurant is very small and hard to find but the food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Let me start by saying that there is almost no fine dining in Manassas, particularly if you consider ambiance a element of fine dining, which I do. The food and the service at Carmello’s was excellent but one party of five or six was so noisy that it nearly ruined our evening. They were so loud, our server Brendan offered to open another room for us. And speaking of Brendan, he is a real ambassador for Carmello’s. Knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list, sensitive to,our needs and went out of his way to help,us celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. My wife had Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer while I had the Salda Primavera. Her main course was the Manicotti Cuatro Formagi, freshly made manicotti stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan and fontina cheeses with a light tomato sauce and grilled asparagus. I had the Vieras, with shrimp, scallops, lobster and artichokes in a light white wine garlic sauce, all served over tomato rice. Both dishes were superb. At the end of the meal Brendan brought us a delicious creme brute and cappuccino.

All on all a delightful meal and when the noisy group left the noise level dropped considerably-others at diner were also happy to see them leave..

Fine dining-yes from the standpoint of the food and service but not from the standpoint of ambiance. We will return but with different expectations.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, attentive, friendly service, reasonably priced but very hard to find a parking spot.

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