Carmelo's Italian Ristorante
Mon, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
I received a call from carmelos at noon on dec 11 asking if we wanted to move the reservation from the garden to inside as it was cold outside. This was a voice message
I called back an hour later and said yes that would be perfect. The woman took my last name. I also told her there would be 5 not 6
When we arrived at the restaurant at 7:00. They told us they knew nothing about our new edit to our reservation And that it would be several hours to sit inside
So we went to the garden. They could not turn on the heaters as only 3 of the 9 were working. Out of propane
We asked to see the manager who was very very helpful
She made room for us inside
Excellent dining experience. Tasty cuisine, friendly and professional service with a value priced menu. It doesn't get any better.
Having visited Carmelo's at its previous site on numerous occasions, we were pleasantly surprised at the ambiance of the new location. The service personnel have been well trained and go out of their way to be cordial. The food is of excellent quality and the waitress was happy to describe and recommend the specials as well as regular menu items. Our one suggestion is to arrange the tables in a more spacious manner to allow for a more intimate dining experience. The banquets do not offer privacy. It can be somewhat boisterous; however, this contributes to the festive atmosphere. Ultimately, we had a lovely exchange with the people seated next to us as they were from the same state up north.
Good luck to Carmelo's. We hope to dine their frequently,
Great restaurant. New surroundings are beautiful and the food is still as wonderful as it has always been'
Great Place to eat! Outstanding Service! Outstanding Food! Lovely Dining Experience!
Always a wonderful experience. Food is out of this world. Employees are top notch. Never disappoints.
Wonderful atmosphere, great food, excellent service, lovely ambiance, but very busy- getting so popular- dont forget to reserve, even on week nites!!!
I made reservations months ago. We walked in 5 and there were many tables open but they wanted to seat us in a cramped corner. I asked for another table and was told there was no other table available. I looked around like she was insane. There was about 30 tables open! We were seated outside. The waitress was not very experienced. She tell us about the specials until we asked. However, the food as usual was amazing!!! From sword fish to fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp to veal Parmesan. I do miss the more friendly and welcoming crew at the old Carmelo’s. This was very cold.
New building is superb; food and service is outstanding!
A great restaurant that came well recommended by friends. Superb service. Food was very good. We felt portions were too large. Go there very hungry. Good prices and value.
Come down several times a year. We always do Carmelo’s every time!!!
The service excellent. Nick is the best. Friendly surroundings and did not feel rushed. Overall a great experience.
Very very noisy inside. Very crowded outside with rain so reservation had to be moved. Very accommodating staff for that situation of moving us. Just loud with everyone from the outside coming inside out of the rain. Our worst experience at Carmellos this season. We have been eating there at least a couple times a month so far this season.
We always have a delicious meal at Carmellos. Love their new place. Cant wait to go back.
Wow!! Great happy hour menu and specials. Service is exceptional. The Badda Bing is out of this world. Worth a trip of a thousand miles. Love this place, great architecture, very eye appealing and the food is more than delicious!! A MUST DO,
Thus was our second time and it was as wonderful as the first. The staff is very friendly and they take terrific care of you. I would recommend Carmelo's to anyone who loves Italian, great service and lovely setting. Can't wait to go again ❤️❤️
Good authentic Italian food with large servings at a reasonable price.
We sat outside in the front -one of two tables out there so very private and wonderful. Inside is noisier than the old location. Somehow reducing the noise for the inside seating is the only suggestion for this fantastic restaurant.
The food as always was great I'm sure they are having growing pains so the wait for dinner was acceptable. Thanks for a great meal
From start to finished everything was wonderful. Our waitress, I can't remember her name, was wonderful. She was at tentative without being over bearing. She had great recommendations and knew the menu well and how to describe the dishes we inquired about. Thank you for making my birthday celebration so wonderful.
Great food, great service, what more needs to be said!
I recently brought 6 friends with me to Carmelo'o and they all loved it! Starting with Claudia, our server bringing our drinks and giving us time to decide on entrees while we were entertained by "Mom & Dad " preparing our BADA-BING, the evening was delightful. The new location is great!!
Outstanding food and service. Celebrated aunts 90th birthday. Good time had by all.
Second time gift card problems oked but irritating.
Great and very upscale. Parking terrible as downtown close and those cars use Carmela’s parking. They must solve the noise level as you have difficulty hearing person sitting next to you.
The grounds were very nice, good for eating outdoors in nice weather.
The veal dishes were excellent and the waitress ( Linda ) helped make our night special.
Will definitely go back again.
Carmelo's is fun and the food, wine and service were very good. However, the noise level prevents conversation with family and friends. We requested a table outside under the big tent after reading the reviews about the noise. I thought outside would be more conducive to conversation, but it was not. If you're a small party and want to be able to hear each other, I would suggest requesting the porch.
Friendly and efficient staff. Good food. Tents outside made it noisy and missed outside skyview.
Dinner was excellent. The new location is beautiful. Nice romantic lighting but very noisy inside and outside.
Very special double-birthday surprise dinner for four. Excellent service (Mike) ... he made sure that every detail was covered. Ambiance throughout!! Bada Bing was special... our family guests haven’t stopped raving about their experience. Will be back again!!! John
Overall a good meal with excellent service. Not as cosy as before but certainly understand the size reasoning. Surprisingly, this meal was unbelievably salty.
We will try them again as they were always great before.
The restaurant appearance was great. We made our online reservation on Thursday at 5:15 PM for a 7:15 PM seating. We arrived & were told that if we wanted inside seating then we would have to make our reservation one week in advance. We were unprepared to sit at their outside dining tables in the cold air so we left. They are obviously successful as the restaurant was packed. It just didn't work out for us this 1st time.
Our 15th Anniversary
Everything was wonderful.........Bar could use some organization among staff members. Took a while to get drinks, took a while to pay for the drinks. Unmanned for a bit.
Over all disappointing. We have eaten more than once at former location; it was outstanding. No longer true. New building is fine, but very noisy. Service was very good (after waiting 30 minutes passed our reservation time). Food definitely mediocre. Such a disappointment from the offerings at the former location. There is a lesson to be learned from this. . . Bigger is not necessarily better.
Preparation and the taste of food (except one meal was cold) was excellent. The service was not.
Carmelo's is my favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda. The staff is very nice but I must have Misty as my waitress because she is friendly and funny and even though she thinks all the food is amazing she guides you to what you want. Love it!!!!
My husband and I had the BEST date night/dinner at Carmelo's. We are so sad that we live in PA and cannot come back any time soon. We had such great service from our waitress, Chelsea, and everything from the wine, bread, soup, entree and dessert was out of this world. Everything is authentic and made from scratch. I wish I had two stomachs so that I could eat more!
Went with friends and had a great time. Everyone in our party loved the food. Carmelo’s Is our new favorite restaurant. I had seen reviews complaining about the noise but wasn’t an issue for us. We were seated inside and the place was full but didn’t seem any louder than any other restaurant. Highly recommend!!
Excellent, just excellent. My family enjoyed the food and the atmosphere in the pavilion was wonderful. The service was second to none.
The new location was very comfortable and beautifully up to date.
We visited four times and we’ll be back.