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About Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano, Houston, is located in the Energy Corridor on Memorial Drive between Dairy Ashford and Eldridge. Open since 1981, Carmelo's, has been 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 it's like going to Italy without the jet lag! We are also in Austin.
Houston, TX 77079
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pino, our Sicilian accordionist on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
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. Carmelo and/or Daniel will be happy to help with the planning of your event, they may be reached by phone at 281-531-0696 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ample parking across Nottingham Oaks and on the restaurant lot. We offer complimentary valet parking and recommend tipping.
Metro bus stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions. Our wine rooms and event rooms are perfect for all celebrations and meetings.
Three exquisite Wine Rooms seating from 8-20 and two beautifully decorated Event Rooms seating up to 140.
Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston Ratings and Reviews
My clients were impressed with how quiet it was to talk business yet be such a large restaurant with lots of people.
Waiter made some good suggestions like the seafood gumbo and a special salad. He highly recommended the salmon special to me with crabmeat, but it didn’t work.
Will be back.
Manuel took very good care of our family and the food was outstanding!!! We order at least 12 different items from the menu and everyone was very pleased; all the people assisting our table were very pleasant and welcoming. The wine recommended by Manuel and dessert selection were very-very good.
I was not excited about Carmello's for two reasons. First, the restaurant had a peculiar odor which I noticed as soon as I entered. Second, the entrees were all fried or breaded in some way and heavy in sauce. I aim for clean cooking, and Carmello's is the opposite of that. Very heavy food, large portions, pedestrian flavor. Noone at the table (I had 3 business guests) said a word about the meal - which means it wasn't good. I would not return.
We have visited Carmelo’s for almost 30 years now. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and gracious service. We took my daughter and son-in-law there last weekend for her birthday. We all ordered different dishes and desserts and LOVED them all. The meatball appetizers alone are worth the visit. Wonderful dining experience.
Excellent service and outstanding food.
I have been going to this restaurant for the past 6 years and always had a wonderful time and enjoyed the quality of the food
I am sorry that the restaurant has announced that will be closing at the end of the year
met friend there for lunch. both of us had the Caesar Salad's with chicken. they were great as always. we finished with a pair of Cappuccinos. I like this place for all of the main reasons. Great food, quiet place, great service, and the ambiance. Also, glad they have re-opened since Harvey. Great people.
Carmelo's was as good as usual-even though they had been reopened only a short time after the bad weather. Pleasantly greeted, checked-on by Carmelo himself, and presented us with a very elegant anniversary dessert. Still our very favorite anniversary/birthday restaurant after about 30 years or so.
Been to Carmelo's several times. Great, traditional, authentic Italian food and atmosphere. It is a little pricey but when entertaining on business, it is perfect. Not overly noisy, not pushy to turn over the table, great food and great wine. I will be back again.
Filet stroganoff was out of this world. Prepared tableside and one of the best meals I've EVER eaten. And we are foodies. Escargot was lovely and lasagna was spot on. Excellent service and a night we will remember for a very long time. We were celebrating our first date in this same restaurant 15 years ago. We need to remember to come more often. It was worth the drive for us.
Great meal and great experience. Only suggestion is to increase or add exhaust to the portable skillet that prepares food table-side. Aroma of the food being prepared for the next table (when we first arrived) was a bit overpowering.
This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in town. Mr. Mauro , the owner, and his staff always greet the guests and are very welcoming. I have been coming here quarterly with friends and for several years. I have also held a Board of Directors dinner here in one of the private dining rooms. I know the food is always fresh and will never be disappointed. The wine list is excellent with a wide variety from around the world.
My first visit to a Houston mainstay. Intimate, well designed ambiance lends one to relax and look forward to a great meal. Wait service is top notch and highly trained. Menu is comprehensive and while it will take several more visits to really understand the full capability of this establishment, I can say the Caesar salad is odd and not recommended. On the flipside, the escargot is a must have! Their seafood offerings are also extremely good, but I would like to see the bread be fresher, if not freshly baked, and more home-made pasta injected into the menu.
Carmelo's is one of favorite special ocassion restaurants . They did not let down this time either. My request when making our reservation was three things:
- a dozen red roses on the table ✔️
- intimate seating location ✔️
- the best waiter in the house (Sylvia was her name) ✔️
And of course the meal was its usual exemplary style and taste.
Great job once again.
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