Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

4.7
1696 reviews
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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 Zuppa di pesce. Chef Carmelo also offers Signature entrées such as Sacchettini, Lobster Ravioli, Bocconcini Marsala and Shrimp and Scallops Limoncello. Carmelo's Ristorante was voted best Italian for 3 consecutive years by Harbor Style Magazine and Sun Herald.

Specials

Aperitivo hour

Bar area only Monday -Saturday 4pm-10pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 8, 2019

Ends: June 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-10:00PM

What 1696 People Are Saying
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TK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthdays. They gave us two wonderful cannolis with beautiful decorated plate inscribed with Happy Birthday In chocolate.

It also my first choice in Punta Gorda when I come down from NY.

Keep up the great work! It is recognized trust me😉

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was fantastic. Service was great, the "bada bing" was outstanding!! We will be back!!!

S
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 50th Anniversary. The staff made it special. They even gave us a complementary dessert with the message “Our Anniversary” written in chocolate on the plate!

E
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food . There were four of us. Three loved their meal. Other had the limoncello dish which was way too sweet. Service was great as always .

LB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful food and our server, Linda, was the best!! LOVE this place!

JA
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmelo's is our favorite restaurant in the area. We moved to Port Charlotte on the North Port line in December 2017 and our insurance agent recommended we try Carmelo's after learning Italian food was our favorite. We were there twice this week. We have brought everyone we associate with in our new neighborhood there and also all the company we get from the north.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience.
We’ll be back soon

JC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great design for the new location. Food was excellent. Some of the best Italian food in the area. When asked about the specials, our waitress didn't mention that that during the summer the offer lower pricing on their pastas till 5:30. When questioned she said the order had to be in the kitchen by 5:20...which it was at the time. Not sure if this is house policy or just a server trying to get a higher bill. Also there were a few fruit flies in the restaurant that night , which is never a good sign. However I would still go back as the food we ordered was that good.

S
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Carmelo's Italian Ristorante. From the moment you walk in the door, to your table, to meeting your wait staff, to your food, to the end, it is THE best !!! The only problem was the noise level. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. I am hoping once the weather gets better we can eat outside.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our first time here and it was great. We even got $5 off their signature entrees.

NA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I took our new neighbors to Carmelo’s the other night and we were not let down. Every time we go the service is great and the food is amazing! This is our favorite restaurant and I believe now our neighbors as well!

RO
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as usual! Great food and service!

LM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner at Carmelo's was absolutely perfect. My meal consisted of the bruschetta appetizer and the Fettucine Alla Marissa, pinot noir, and a dessert cannoli. I can't say enough about the deliciousness of everything. There were so many layers of flavors in the appetizer and the pasta dish. This chef really knows how to make flavorful dishes. The cannoli was presented to me as a birthday dessert - nice touch! They even wrote Happy Birthday on the plate in chocolate. It was the best cannoli I ever had - crunch sweet shell with creamy delicious filling. Wish I had one right now. The server, whose name I regrettably do not recall, was attentive and efficient and just a nice guy. He was very knowledgeable about each dish. Seemed proud to be working there. The other 2 guests with me also enjoyed their meals immensely. Thanks for a great meal!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time...excellent food and service....reasonably priced.

KP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing.. Our server jack is a huge asset to your business

J
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect on all counts. A little difficult to talk, but otherwise, it won't keep us away!

WM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fabulous as usual. Felt rushed by waiter. Inside is noisy

B
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food. Delicious, beautifully presented and a wide selection.

C
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place so much, the food and service is excellent!

JE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister came into town to surprise my mom and the host and server helped us pull it off which was extremely sweet! Our server was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant itself is so cute. We had a party of 6 and everyone loved their food. I don’t normally write reviews but i hope people see this and try this restaurant out!

C
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best restaurant for superb food and service!

TS
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!!

PS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Our server was awesome as well. We will be back.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmelo's is absolutely amazing. The food is spectacular and the service is the best.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was terrific and the service was outstanding. The noise level was very low which was great. The price is a little on the high side but not ridiculously high. we booked through OpenTable and everything was just has stated which was also great. We enjoyed ourselves and it made for a great night will be back again

KB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant! Never a bad meal or experience at Carmelo’s!

ER
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time here and it was as excellent as before. The Badabing is awesome! Our server Celeste was wonderful and was busy as heck. But, we never waited long for anything. It ain't cheap, but then again, cheap ain't good!

BG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was way to spicy. Would never go back. Terrible

RR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, presentation and service. Great menu, everything was served with courtesy and attention .

C
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Not our first time. Front desk very accommodating in giving us a table we liked. The noise reduction program certainly has helped. Our waitress was quite good although pushed a bit in getting us to order while we enjoyed our wine. Food was excellent. We will keep going as this is our favorite restaurant in PG.

DM
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was just ok. Salmon was fishy tasting and the preparation was very oily. Bread was great but the dipping oil needs grated cheese. Chicken piccata was a very thin piece of chicken. We sat at the front porch. Not sure why they weren’t using the nice back patio. Our server never asked to refill my husbands iced tea or ask if I wanted another glass of wine.

DB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! The food and service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

GD
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been several time and each visit has always been great food and atmosphere

Unfortunately the table across from us had an over served drinker that ended up getting sick at the table. Was not good to experience and was hard to enjoy anything afterwards...

Will be a while before my wife and I return for date night dinner.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic delicious Italian food presented in an impeccable manner

S
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is great, but the noise level is too high. The wait staff is very pleasant and well trained, and the food is fresh and presented very nicely. The tomato sauce is light and delicate,the veal is thin and tender, and the rolls hot and freshly made. The only downside is the noise level which is very high when the restaurant fills up. If the weather cooperates, the outside seating area is better because the sound is dissipated.

M
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Carmelo’s! Can’t brag enough about the food, service and atmosphere! Go! You will love it!

CG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmelo’s is an authentic Italian restaurant that didn’t disappoint! Took a group of five . All of us were pleased and impressed with food and service.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful. We appreciated a server who noticed we had not been waited on. She took it upon herself to serve our table. She was excellent.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great - the service and the food. Really creative specials that we couldn’t resist!

w
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant you can count on, food is always excellent and specials are inventive. I love going
there.

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