Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

4.7
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Carmelos Italian Ristorante is located in downtown Punta gorda,Florida. Owned and operated by Chef Carmelo Mangiafico. Serving regional Italian cuisine. You can find Italian classics such as Lasagna, Veal marsala and Zuppa di pesce. Chef Carmelo also offers Signature entrées such as Sacchetini, loster ravioli, bocconcini marsala and shrimp and scallops Limoncello. Carmelos Ristorante was voted best Italian for 3 consecutive years by Harbor style magazine and sun herald.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(941) 621-4091
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carmelo Mangiafico
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Taylot/Olympia avenue
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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4.7
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K
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and service as always at Carmelo’s. Tracy our server was so sweet and our food was amazing. We brought family from New York with us and they agreed NY Italian has nothing on Carmelo’s!

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SV
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Overall our experience was amazing. From the moment we walked in to when we left. Everyone was so welcoming and accommodating. And the food....was excellent. Still wish they made the bada bing dish at your table but looking forward to the new location being able to. Looking forward to eating there again.

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D
Naples
3.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Noisy, dirty floor, felt crowded at table, which was not the table we reserved. Our table was given to another customer. Brought friends for the first time and they were completely underwhelmed.

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NL
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

My wife and I have been going too the Carmelo's to celebrate are Birthdays and Wedding anniversary for about five years Great service and Food.

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DJ
Naples
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Always a favorite--Carmelos did not disappoint(they never have). Best Italian cuisine anywhere

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J
4.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing food!! Can’t say it enough . I was So pleasantly surprised. Only thing that i didnt Like too much was when we got seated we could hear the entire dish area. It was Alittle loud but we got used to it. The food made up for the noise 100 times

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JO
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Carmelo's is a great place. I have been there twice: once for a regular dinner and once for a birthday celebration. The staff is well trained, customer oriented, and very knowledgeable. The food is well balanced and well proportioned. The service was perfectly timed, not too much and not too little. I would like to see a little better wine by the glass but, after trying a few I did find one that I enjoyed. We are looking forward to the opening of the new location. Wishing the owner and the team nothing but great success.

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CH
Naples
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, but just too noisy. Hope the place they are moving to will be more quiet.

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PS
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Always Awesome . Great food great service . will be back again and again . Love the see the smiles on peoples faces when they taste there food for the first time

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LA
Naples
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

We had dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food and service were excellent as always.

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LE
Tampa
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

The food is amazing. My favorite is the Chicken Christine and my husband's favorite is the Shrimp & Scallop Limoncello.
They helped us celebrate my husband's birthday with a beautiful plate and cannoli.
The service is wonderful, and the staff is friendly and engaging.
The Happy Hour is much appreciated as well as the summer specials. Otherwise, it's a little bit pricey.
Can't wait for the new location to open with a more pleasing atmosphere.

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L
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

Another great experience at Carmellos!! Great food, great service!!

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

The food is outstanding! Service is great too

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DZ
Naples
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We had heard so many wonderful things about Carmello's and it exceeded our expectations! Looking forward to enjoying another fabulous meal at Carmello's in their new location soon.

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w
Naples
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Energetic for a noise level is a understatement. Background noise was so loud we could
not really talk to our friends.

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CA
New England
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent as always! One of our favorites.

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L
Tampa
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was great, Our server Linds was the best, and great to have Mark(Paulie) back, our favorite Maître d’. Always feel welcome

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SG
Naples
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

An exceptional experience that began from entering the restaurant through receiving the check. Wonderfully prepared food, professional service. The fireplace room is the least noisy and most intimate area at Carmelo's.

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SS
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

This was our first visit to Carmelo’s Italian Restorante and it will be the first of many!! The service, food and atmosphere were amazing and we are looking forward to our next visit!! The food was authentic Italian cuisine and the portions are large enough to share if one should prefer to do so. The desserts were incredible also, so make sure you leave room for dessert! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone! I would recommend calling for reservations well in advance as it is a popular restaurant and rightfully so.

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TC
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Absolutely love this place. Worth it for any occasion. I can't wait for the new location to open.

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BT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Very glad we made reservations. Our table was ready within 5 minutes of walking in. The service was great and the food was even better. We had a party of 5 and the food service flowed well all evening. Can't wait until their new spot is opened. Better parking and a beautiful venue.

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Naples
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Excellent food and consistent quality. Great service. Looking forward to their move into new location.

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OT
Naples
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Our favorite place to dine in our area.Consistently excellent food

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JD
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Carmelo's has always had great service staff. They constantly check on you and make suggestions. They work well together also. The food is insanely delicious and everyone has a smile on their face. I hear they are moving, don't know why, but hope they don't lose their quaint style.

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JB
Naples
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was great. All of the staff were friendly and very efficient.

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BB
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent...can't wait to go back..first time and won’t be the last !

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OT
Naples
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Service was friendly and the food was outstanding. I have yet to be disappointed while eating at Carmelo’s Restaurant.

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BW
Naples
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food and service but noise so loud could hardly talk

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LB
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

First time to Carmelo's. We had wonderful food and fantastic service. We will be back. We will recommend

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

A true gem! Carmelo is the real deal. He is in the back making some of the finest Sicilian and Italian wonders that you will ever taste anywhere outside of Italy! We stumbled into this because of a missed flight at Ponta Gordo airport. We would travel the 45 miles any time to go back to this fine restaurant. The staff is amazing, the food is impeccable, and the bill was very reasonable! Wow!

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LR
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Delightful place- never a disappointment! I can't recommend it enough!

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JT
Denver
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Excellent food with great service. Hard to choose what to eat, everything looks so tasty. Everyone that works here is very friendly.

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KA
Denver
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Our favorite date night restaurant. The excellent food is exceeded by the even better service. Can't wait for the new location to open later this year.

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Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Think it is petty to participate in open table but not give you points for dining there.

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F
Naples
3.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Food and service was good. Very loud. Prices are a bit too high as well

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K
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

We had a great dinner, the food was fabulous as was the service. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant!

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Atlantic City
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda. I worked in NJ for 25 years and the Italian food here would be a favorite up north. Please do not miss a chance to dine here anytime.

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BS
Naples
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

The service, quality, food choices, presentation, and ambiance were all excellent. The only downside is that we were seated in the front window area, which was a bit warm on a sunny Florida evening.
Can't wait to try the new place.

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KB
Naples
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda. Never disappoints. Osso buco and sacchatini (sic?) are to die for.

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D
Tampa
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Great service and great food....always an enjoyable evening. Always greeted at the front door and very courteous...one of our favorite restaurants even though we live in Venice Fl.

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