Carmelo's Italian Ristorante
the seating was tight, the tables were too close together, the appetizer we had came to the table was luke warm at best, the entrees were very good, desert was a disappointment the cheesecakes were over cooked and the cake was dry and what was called gelato was not good. the server we had was excellent in short while the entrées were very good the other factors mentioned above were not doubt we would recommend to friends nor will we return, there are better options in punta gorda
First time @ new location, lovely, will try outside next time. Very noisy inside and was only with another person, not a large group.. it was also early on a Thursday evening. That was the only drawback to me was the high noise level... very little acoustics to absorb sound. I will come back
did not do any thing for our 51 anversary that is why i went to them for my wife she like it there
Great meal and service as always. Toya was a great server!
Great place. Sat at the bar. Only complaint is meatballs were cold.
Will definitely go back.
Love the food and love the service, waiting for the food to come to the table was a tiny bit slow but the overall experience is absolutely wonderful!
Went for happy hour and an early dinner. The bar was hopping and the bar service was absolutely terrific. Good prices excellent service and good food. My first trip there. Looks like an excellent location near the water and great outside seating when the weather cooperates. A little too far to be a regular spot for me but I highly recommend this site.
Food was fantastic as usual. Thoroughly enjoyed the Bada Bing! Can’t wait to return for the next visit.
Celeste was the best! She provided excellent service. We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. This was our first visit to Carmelo's, We will be back!!
Amazing food. Excellent service. Just great! We will be back for sure.
This is a wonderful Italian restaurant. The standard menu is great and you should always pay attention to the specials. No matter how full you are, look and the dessert tray and try something, even if you end up taking most of it home. I think that Carmelo's would be competitive if it were in Boston's North Side.
Food was great the service was very good. When I go to Punta Gorda I will always try to go to Carmelo’s!!
As always excellent food, great service, and as always noise was deafening inside. Suggest they continue efforts to soften surfaces and to decrease the noise.
We enjoyed our Dinner night and we will come back, however service needs some improvements and a good choice for Vegetarians
This was my 70th Birthday made so special by a fantastic dinner in a beautiful outside Italian courtyard. Just being there makes you feel at peace. Carmelo's is pleasing to all your senses. The weather was perfect for an evening dinner outside. The food was just outstanding. The surprise "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on a large white plate with a cannoli and a birthday candle was given to me as a gift from the restaurant. What a beautiful touch to end a wonderful night. Carmelo's is a special dinning experience.
Was very pleasant and will be back soon with friends
As always..outstanding Cavatelli Bada Bing & steak
Unfortunately the menu on Open Table doesn’t match the restaurants. So my husband had selected Clams Vongole or a seafood stew ahead of time and when we arrived at the restaurant they weren’t on the menu. Additionally we checked off anniversary when we made the reservation but there was no mention of it by our server. The restaurant was crazy busy but they seemed to handle it pretty well We had to ask that our waters be refilled but that’s the only thing I had the lobster ravioli with shrimp which was flooded with red sauce ( the menu said vodka sauce). Nothing special. My husband had the filet mignon with asparagus and truffle mashed potatoes. He was very happy!
You CANNOT beat Carmello's for an incredible night out. Their Scotch Nite at Carmello's followed by our 7pm reservation made it a great evening.
DELICIOUS food!!!!!!! GREAT service!!!!!
Great as always...reservations are a must! Shrimp and Scallops are my favorite...save room for desert.
Three dishes were great, one was over-salted and returned. They took it off the bill. The live music singer was too loud and not very good. Otherwise, it is still one of the better places in Punta Gorda.
We go often but most fun to celebrate a birthday or other celebration there
Had problem, when making reservation with Open Table, selecting patio seating. Not clear. But restaurant personnel were very accommodating and sat our party of 4 on the patio. Food and service were excellent.
We're always happy to dine at Carmelo's. The food is fabulous, freshly prepared, always delicious and beautifully presented. The service is outstanding, very attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable. An excellent dining experience.
I thought the music was to loud. But I was under the speaker. Everything else was perfect
great food.had veal saltimbocca.could cut it with my fork with great sauce on it.good pasta fagiole soup and profiteroles for desert
We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Carmelo's. Everything was delicious and the service was great. It was lovely to have an unhurried meal. We will definitely be back.
Our first time here, it will not be our last. Our server was amazing, the food amazingly delicious, hands down the best Italian food in Punta Gorda!
Food is always excellent. STaff always great. Best Italian food in area.
Hadn’t been to Carmelo’s in a while. They had changed the menu from when they originally opened years ago and I didn’t care for the new menu, so we didn’t go that often. I took a look at their menu online and liked the variety, so we booked. Got to the restaurant and discovered that the online menu is not what’s being offered. Disappointed, but I did find a dish that looked intriguing and asked if they could make it with veal instead of chicken. They did and it was fabulous. Service was good, entree prices reasonable, quality of food was very good, wine prices were a bit high. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The service was great and the food was excellent! We will definitely plan to go back to Carmelo's again! Thanks so much!
Great food andgreat service. Perfect for our anniversary
Everything was great! The food was delicious. The dessert was amazing. And our server was phenomenal!!
As always, food and service were excellent!
Always a great dining experience with amazing food and service!
First time at Carmelo's. Food was delicious. Our waiter Mike was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant inside and out. Will definitely be back.
Side note. You get what you pay for. Well priced. Fantastic food
Linda was the perfect server. She was helpful, friendly and coaxed the fact it was my husband’s birthday from us ... and added a celebratory dessert for him (quietly ... she talked with us just enough so she could read us!). Perfect food, ambiance, service and night out!
This was our second time in the past month at Carmelos. The food is fresh, authentic and well portioned. Our server on both occasions were helpful, informative and on point. The next visit will hopefully be outside on the terrace, or at the bar for the appertivo experience!
We’ve been here a number of times and have never been disappointed. First time ordering the BadaBing. Was very rich but tasty. Papa Carmelo was entertaining and personable adding to the table side cooking of the BadaBing.