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!
Great as usual. Please find a new venue in Austin to reopen.
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.
A great experience! Food was delicious! So sad that it's closing!
We went because you're closing. Review is irrelevant.
Incredible and authentic food, wonderful service, beautiful ambiance
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.
I always love Carmelo's and I'm so disappointed they are closing.
The beef stroganoff was amazing!!! I could eat it all the time!!
Sadly closing on June 18. Can no longer afford the taxes at that location.
Fabulous time from the food and drinks to the ambiance and service - all top notch!
Amazing food and great service. I will definitely go back & would recommend to friends.
We always make Carmelo's a stop when in Austin. Great service Great food at a reasonable price!
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.
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.
I parked at the curb a couple blocks away since I saw a parking spot, since the restaurant is in a fairly crowded area. I found there was on-site valet parking, though, and didn't need to curbside park and end up feeding the meter, since it was enforced through midnight on Thursday.
The atmosphere, especially the wall hangings and touches of art pieces scattered about, is Ital-Mex. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it took me by a bit of surprise.
The service was attentive and paced appropriately, the several servers moved smoothly and efficiently.
Adding to the ambiance was a proficient and low-key accordion player who was not obvious, but was welcome.
The young ladies dining as a reward for graduation weekend were a nice touch.
Food was mediocre at best. Wait staff had bad attitude. Never came by to check on us. I gave him 5 bucks on a 70 dollar tab. He was horrible.
We were celebrating my son's birthday. It's a perfect special occasion restaurant.
Love Carmelo's. Great service tonight along with delicious food. Really going to miss this place.
Very unfortunate that they are closing. Enjoy while you still can.
Nice meal and service. Cost was more than expected.
Had a lovely meal and had the pleasure of taking 2 friends who had never been there. Heartbroken you are closing but have made reservations for this Friday night and will be there at 9pm on Sunday before you close the door.
We celebrated Mother's Day a week late, and my wife chose Carmelo's for the occasion. I'd only been there once before, and that was for a special occasion in their separate party facility. There is a lovely patio with many plants that leads to the main dining room. The lighting is low, but sufficient to read the menu. The selection of dishes is amazing. It was difficult to decide what to order. My wife had a seafood fettuccine dish, while my son and I both went for the Steak Dianne, which was prepared table-side. That's right, old school preparation at the table! The steaks were perfectly prepared and seasoned. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for excellent food and the best service we have experienced in a long time. You'd better hurry though. Their rent has increased to the point that they will be closing their Austin location after Father's Day in June 2017.
Awesome place sad that ya'll are leaving. Blessings
Went for son's graduation and everything was awesome!!
Everything was awesome as usual! So sad to know that they are closing:(
Love this place. Wish it weren't going the way of Austin......make way for more condos. Ugh.
We love Carmelo's. Our 3rd visit to this restaurant in 3 trips to Austin. The staff is always welcoming and attentive. One of my favorite items is the fabulous Signature Salad. We have also gotten several different enteees there and they have all been delicious. We will keep coming back.
Great food, excellent service & low-key ambiance! It was the perfect venue for our business dinner.
Great food and service. It is a shame they are closing this location.