Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

4.7
378 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything about Carmelo's is first-rate. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Our waitress was truly outstanding. The pasta appetizer was excellent as were the specials offered. We are looking forward to another visit.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

By far Carmelo ‘s is our favorite Italian restaurant, you will not find any better in the area. Everything is made fresh when ordered & so delicious, can never finish my meal , so it reheats for my favorite lunch. Looking forward to their move with a full service bar in a few weeks!🤗

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great Italian food plus creative specials. 'For real' soups & salads. Love the roasted veggie pesto flatbread for lunch and for dinner, the burrata with prosciutto & fig sauce and a perfectly done, massive veal chop with creamy spinach and mushroom sauce when available. YUM! Limited election of good wines. Wonderful people, lots of special attention, makes us feel like family. Too spoiled to dine out anywhere else!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We arrived earlier than our reservation but was seated immediately. Our server was was nice and very knowledgeable about both the wines and the menu. We did not feel rushed and our food was exceptional. We enjoyed every aspect of our visit. We will return and can not wait for the new location to pen.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

As always ~ exceptional !!
Excellent food And service.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great Food - retired we watch our $$ - we only dine out on special occasions at special places.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

I'd give it six stars if I could. Everything was outstanding. The chef is the owner and does the cooking. Obviously takes great pride in his work. Moving to a much larger nearby location in September. That's great because the current location is a bit small.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Had friends in town and everyone enjoyed their meal. Carmelo's niece Alexia served us and she was cute, bubbly, and she took care of everything with a smile. We can't wait for the new location to open!

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Entries were very good. Our server was attentive and informed. The bruschetta was very good and the presentation spot on. They really need to work on their salad. Limp greens with a few olives. We (4) were there for a birthday. They put us in a small back room facing a wall. No ambiance at all.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The best food and the best people. Our favorite place!

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Always a good experience at Carmelo's. Solid Italian food with plentiful portions.
Our waitress this visit Celeste was excellent. Very kind and accommodating. She did a great job in catering to our youngest who was being cranky.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We visited Carmelo's based on a recommendation. Looking forward to the new location opening soon and another visit to Carmelo's.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Have visited this restaurant and the food is the same quality every time. Can't wait to try the new location.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Just great food and great service!! Our server Misty was great. We will be back when they open new location.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The food was great. It was really pretty noisy and the tables are close together. Not a place where I could bring my elderly parents as it would be too noisy although they would love the food.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Carmelo’s has the best authentic Italian cuisine that we have ever tasted. The food is indescribably delicious and the service is impeccable!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We had a very nice dining experience. The food is fabulous and the friendly faces make Carmelo's a great restaurant. We highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great authentic Italian food. Fresh and tasty. Felt like I was back in Italy!
Wish I had room to try dessert. Quite a beautiful selection.
It was a great date night dinner with my husband. We definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Food was fabulous. My only critique if I had to have one would be that they asked how is everything a little too much.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding as always! One of our favorites.

Service is great. Menu has something for everyone.

We have NEVER been disappointed with the food or service at Carmelo’s.

Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Our server, Nick, was perfectly attentive. The food was soooo excellent! The desserts were wonderful. Would have preferred a quieter location.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Will return over and over. Perhaps the new location will not be as noisy. Hard to make conversation.
Food was best of the best. Service was outstanding, but not obtrusive.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food is outstanding! Service is great too

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent as always! One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined 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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