HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Permanently Closed - Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Austin

4.4
1036 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion (1243)
  • Romantic (1161)
  • Good for Groups (728)

Similar Restaurants

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano, Austin, is located in the historical "Old Depot Hotel" downtown across from the Hilton. Open since 1985, Carmelo's, was recently awarded the Seal of "Ospitalita Italiana" from the Italian Government for our use of authentic Italian products and the preparation of genuine Italian cuisine. We have created a menu that is not only carefully thought out and authentically Italian, but also one that uses the finest quality beef, veal and poultry and the freshest of seafood, and when available local produce. With an extensive wine list and options ranging from an award winning Risotto with Truffles, a tableside cooked Steak Diane and gluten free, vegetarian and vegan fare it is our aim that everyone will be satisfied. Our delectable desserts include homemade specialties such as Tiramisu and Millefoglie. Come on by and experience a little bit of Italy tucked away in downtown Austin! We are also in Houston.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(512) 477-7497
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Margarito Machado
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Catering to your home for 10-500 guests. We will set up, provide service if required and leave your house or facility as we found it. One of our managers, Luis or Eddie will be happy to assist in the planning your event.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Red River
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Valet parking through Hospitality Parking Services.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Armadillo Trolley.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Accordionist playing Italian and other tunes. Will take requests.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
We specialize in rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions. Our private dining rooms are perfect for all celebrations, luncheons and meetings
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1036 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
Farewell (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

We will miss this gem of a place! Sad to see such a wonderful place go away! The food was always delicious and authentic, to service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was delightful. We will be visiting Houston more often now. Thanks for the wonderful years you've given us in Austin!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Great as usual. Please find a new venue in Austin to reopen.

Report
Helpful
DateNight (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Always a great time at Carmella. Delicious food, great atmosphere. Very sad to hear they may be closing due to property taxes on their location.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

A great experience! Food was delicious! So sad that it's closing!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

We went because you're closing. Review is irrelevant.

Report
Helpful
NatD (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

Incredible and authentic food, wonderful service, beautiful ambiance

Report
Helpful
CherylB (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

Made a last minute reservation. No regrets. Beautiful setting! Food was amazing. Vegetables perfectly cooked, chicken tender and savory, shrimp were huge and delicious. No room for dessert, probably because we had the polenta appetizer. If you haven't tried polenta or are on the fence about it, try this one; the best I've ever had - even mama's. For real.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

I always love Carmelo's and I'm so disappointed they are closing.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

The beef stroganoff was amazing!!! I could eat it all the time!!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Sadly closing on June 18. Can no longer afford the taxes at that location.

Report
Helpful
NipyT (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Fabulous time from the food and drinks to the ambiance and service - all top notch!

Report
Helpful
JHarris (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Amazing food and great service. I will definitely go back & would recommend to friends.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

We always make Carmelo's a stop when in Austin. Great service Great food at a reasonable price!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Our reservation was at 8 pm, however we arrived earlier than planned. The manager was very nice and was able to sit us down with no problem. After we left he followed us out and wished my husband a happy birthday .The food was great as usual so were the staff. This is one of my favorite place in Austin and would definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
vipGarB (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

We really love this place. It breaks my heart that they are going to be closing because of good old Austin expansion/ not caring for old, historic places downtown. I hear that the main guys are trying to open a similar place south. If so ,we need to get behind them with all our support.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
70