Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

4.7
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$30 and under
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Carmelo's 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 Lobster Fra Diavolo. Chef Carmelo also offers Signature entrées such as Sacchettini, Lobster Ravioli, Bocconcini Marsala, Steaks, Chops, and Shrimp and Scallops Limoncello. Carmelo's Ristorante was voted best Italian for 5 consecutive years by Harbor Style Magazine and Sun Herald.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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TMV12
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had 3 friends fly in to visit. I had already had my reservations so I decided to keep them since we were eating outside. We had Chelsea a wonderful warm professional waitress. Staff made sure we were following all the guidelines set by government of no more than 10 gathering. All patrins we’re away from others and it was a truly wonderful relaxing evening. And in regard to the meals, always superb!

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ConnieH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Ate outdoors in the courtyard to celebrate my husbands birthday! Marvelous!!

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MarcyG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was very good. I will definitely eat here again!

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NancyA
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bad ning appetizer was to die for. Veal marsala was fantastic. Husband's pork chop was cooked to perfection. Toya was our most pleasant and efficient server. Nothing but the best all around here.

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ToddT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Badaboom BadaBang is amazing. Will most certainly return. Wait staff was on the spot with great knowledge of the menu and great suggestions. All in our party were happy with the meal and the service. Well Done!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute of our time as always. Dinner was wonderful, as usual and the service was wonderful as usual. We love our time At Carmelo’s!!

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NilesW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The service by the wait staff was also very good

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Tracy
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food in an upscale setting. Nice menu with nightly specials. Live entertainment while we were there. Will be returning!

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carmelo’s and they’re Bada Bing is an ABSOLUTE MUST every time!! We’ve never had anything not 100% there.

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vipFoodForThought
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Our server was pleasant and answered any questions we had about the menu. The food was AMAZING! So flavorful and well portioned. Definitely recommend the burrata.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This an excellent restaurant. Our third time there in the past 3 months. First time sitting outside. I would recommend it. Food was fabulous. Our only issue was that we had a reservation for 7:15 but did not get seated until close to 7:45. Normally this is not the restaurants fault. However, on this occasion we noticed a couple, who did not have reservations, get seated before us since they knew many of the waiters and the hosts. When we were seated our waiter was good but not as attentive as he could have been as he was filling in for the person who should have had our table but we overheard her say she was not ready to have us seated. We had a delightful evening and really did not let this issue spoil our evening out. We will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Good service, friendly welcoming atmosphere, all the guests were happy which makes the experience more enjoyable! Gotta Getta Da Bada Bing!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lasagna was runny and not good. Other three meals good.

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ChristineP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmelos is always an enjoyable experience! Food and ambiance 5 stars!

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RandallK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An AWESOME restaurant! Great food and atmosphere. The service was superior. Will be back.

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jimmy
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service excellent and all in all a great dining experience!!!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always like the food and ambience of Carmelo’s. Donna did an excellent job of serving us and making sure we could make our performance At LaBoheme

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JOHNG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We sat outside in the courtyard, it was shady and lovely.

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GeraldineT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasant experience dining here. One of our favorite restaurants.

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PortCharlotteFoodie
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - as always!

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KenC
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed being on the veranda where there were no other people. Fresh air. Street noise was a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service ambiance was great. Will definitely return

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Band was 4 piece in courtyard and they were too loud for the space. Could not hold a conversation with our guests until they took a short break.

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elainem
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The courtyard is a lovely place to dine & food was excellent, our service was subpar. Our waitress was all but phony & was not accommodating whatsoever. She spent a lot of time hobnobbing with the larger table next to us. We had to ask for bread & she did not stop by to see if we needed anything else after our meals came out. She came to ask if we needed any boxes, I told her we needed one, she proceeded to walk over to the table adjacent to us & visit. The busser had to bring us our box. Very disappointing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and we’re entertained by a wonderful jazz group. It wasn’t too loud and our conversation was not disturbed. Wonderful food, wine,and service!

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DaveO
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and service were excellent. They also provide good value as well.

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FrancesG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening at the outside patio. Much quieter than indoors. Lovely! Dinner was amazing. Four different entrees and everyone was thrilled! Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the porch and it was quiet and lovely.

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John
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server Toya was excellent!

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KennethN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Chef was very accommodating, Service was extremely slow. Expensive for quality of the food. Would not recommend to my friends.

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PatriciaV
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden atmosphere, excellent service, drinks and food. There were 8 in our group and we were all very happy with our meals. We had the Bada Bing, Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Christine, Gnocchi dishes and more.

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PatB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint was the charge for blue cheese stuffed olives.

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good surroundings, good service. Portions a bit too big for most people, but overall a good place to eat

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Carmelo’s!!! Wait staff and food were exemplary. We ate outside and it was beautiful. The only downside was that our food got cold before we could finish it because of the wind...but that couldn’t be helped.

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Joethechef
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner here for my wife for the second year in a row. This year even topped last year's. We had a brief, 10-minute wait for our table on a busy Saturday night, but were lucky to get one in the smallish back room (where it's quieter). My wife had the salmon with asparagus and I went for one of the house specialties - Bada Bing (with sweet sausage). The bada bing chef came table side to prepare the cavatelli pasta tossed in a parmesan wheel, then sautéed with chopped tomato and basil in a flaming vodka sauce. It's a production designed for foodies like us, and the finished product was rich and delicious! A complimentary small cannoli provided the perfect ending to our meal. Very attentive, competent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat at Carmelo’s. We always eat outside on the back patio. You think you are in Italy. The food is always outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant. We take all our guest here.

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ThomasK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linda was fantastic and truly showed the reason why she won best in country !!!

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vipBobGNoVA
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious and the chef made veal piccata for me even though it is not on the menu. However, the service was poor and our server basically ignored us.

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DonnaS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, very large portions, excellent wine list.

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Carmelo's Italian Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 621-4091.

Carmelo's Italian Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2226 OpenTable diners.