Carmelo's Italian Ristorante
Wonderful way to spend an evening dining with friends. Celeste, our waitress, guided us through the menu. First time dining in the new building. Easy parking and handicap access
Our waitress Misty did an amazing job & Carmelo our Chef went above & beyond on our meals it was unbelievable 👍🏻👏🏻 And Nick did my husband’s BadaBing tableside and what a show he preformed and my husband said it was perfect Everyone was friendly and welcoming We always return never had a bad experienced 😍
DA BADA BING CAVATAPPI IS DA BEST!! I ENJOYED EVERY ASPECT OF OUR DINING EXPERIENCE. VERY ROMANTIC PLACE TO TAKE ALOVED ONE OUT ON THE TOWN
Always wonderful service and amazing eats!
WE HAD MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY THERE AND IT WAS PERFECT.
We went to Carmelo's Italian Ristorante with our daughter and Son-in-law who owns an Italian restaurant in Pa. The service was amazing! We had Nick for our server. The food was amazing! We started with Bada Bing for 4. It was so tasty we just savored every bite. All of our entrees were cooked to perfection and were delicious. Normally we do not have dessert, but with everything being so delicious we each ordered one and then shared. What a great spot. It is now our favorite restaurant!
Good food, wine and service.
Overall I really like the new location, during season (November to March) it can get pretty loud and the lights are too bright for a romantic meal. The food is great so if you are looking for something intimate I would recommend eating here and sharing a bottle of wine when you get home.
Delicious and the new building is beautiful! Great dinner with my honey!
Wished a happy birthday
Carmelo's is outstanding! The outdoor seating is beautiful with great ambiance and an upscaled, but not stuffy, feeling. We had several different entrees and everyone enjoyed everything from pasta to veal to filet mignon! The service was wonderful and we were not rushed which was very nice and allowed us to sit and truly enjoy our evening together. We are booking a large party there very soon and look forward to returning. Excellent!
Fabulous food, great service, wonderful restaurant. They however, need to determine how to 'deaden' the sound in the inside restaurant... at our table of four we had to 'scream' to have a normal conversation... the next day my voice was hoarse!
Once again a great meal and enjoyable service.
Good food , beautiful setting, relaxing fun place to enjoy friends
Much too much dressing (blue cheese) glopped on top of the lettuce for my salad. Basically could not eat it. Would order on the side next time.
Excellent service and dinner. So much better at new place.
Went with a party of 8 for a friend's birthday. As always at Carmelo's, the food was outstanding. Had several appetizers, a variety of different main courses and desserts. Everything was great. Our server Jack was very attentive. The only complaint, a minor one, why don't they have salt and pepper shakers on the tables? We got our salads and me and another guest at our table asked for pepper. It was at least 5 minutes before we got pepper. But that was the only complaint all evening. Overall, another great dining experience at one of the better restaurants in our area.
Great food and service, but the seating outside under roof was noisy and uncomfortable. Will prefer indoor seating or outside on the patio when the weather is warm enough.
I've ate at Carmelo's several times and it's by far my favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda. I go there for business, family and date nights with my wife. It's an excellent restaurant for all occasions.
Loved the old Carmelos but fell in love with the new. Food is still outstanding but the new bar and outside setting is a wonderful addition!
Our server was very nice and attentive and our food was delicious.
The only negative was the night was very windy and we was sat at a table by front doors in a wind tunnel. Very cold to enjoy food
We have been several times and each time has been outstanding. We had the “bada bing” this time and it was excellent! Highly recommend!
We were seated outdoors, having made that reservation. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. It was a chilly night but comfortable. Having the roof over our heads was a nice touch.
The waitress was friendly and accomodating, giving us options as to food prep, because one of our party was on a no/low salt diet. She patiently answered all of our concerns/questions.
All of our entrees were delicious, as well as the desserts that we ordered.
Linda was AMAZING! She even surprised my sis with a Happy Birthday message! Thank you guys! See you soon!
Food was absolutely incredible! Everyone enjoyed it. Portions are huge.
This was our first trip to the new Carmelo's restaurant where we dined outside in the courtyard. I had heard the inside gets very loud. Our server, Javier, was delightful; full of knowledge of the Italian menu and humor as he served us. Be sure to ask for him. We were not rushed to eat , in fact, we spent nearly 2 hours enjoying conversation, wine, and food. I noticed many patrons had doggy bags to take home from the amble portions.
One recommendation is for the hostess. When we arrived, she did not make any attempt to welcome or greet us to the restaurant. A few words or a smile would of been nice. Overall, an enjoyable evening. We plan to return.
We loved the new venue and the scallops and shrimp limongello were superb as was the veal saltambocca .
Great service, fun atmosphere..
Our favorite place in the area..!!
Portion size is too big. Would appreciate less food on the plate Less is more!
Best Italian cuisine we have had in a long time. Chicken and veal dishes that my companions had were so tender you didn’t need a knife. Desserts, especially the tiramisu, were absolutely as authentic as if you were sitting in a restaurant in Sicily!
Best dinning experience I’ve had!
My husband told me after we left that his soup was served cold! He likes his soup on the warm side instead of hot so for him to say it was cold is really really bad. The wine service was very slow after we made the selection. We prefer wine to come before food service starts when we order a bottle. I will not add chicken to my pasta dish again. Too much chicken replaced instead of added to the pasta pockets. For the 2nd time I was seated on banquet where sofas meet which is uncomfortable seating. I will refuse that table that is second from end by wine rack. We shifted table so I could sit on one side of split. A larger table should replace those two tables so no one is expected to sit on split. Flourless chocolate cake and cappuccino are excellent.
Food is fantastic! Portions are large. Might want to consider sharing.
I love Carmelo's. This was our first time at the new restaurant. We were seated right next to the server's pantry and we had to ask that they quiet down. The waitresses would congregate about 2 feet from our table and talk in VERY loud voices amongst themselves. You do not expect this at such a nice restaurant. They should put up a divider. Otherwise it was a very pleasant dinner as always.
Food and service were excellent, as always. Ernesto was very entertaining when preparing the Bada Bing.
First visit to the "new" Carmelo's and the restaurant is GORGEOUS and the food and service are outstanding!!! We will be back soon---
Excellent food and great service. Cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend
The only concern was we requested the porch and it turned very cold right before the reservation, they could not seat us inside !! It was a 5:15 reservation!!
Lovely new restaurant, excellent food and service. It was a little noisy.