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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston Reviews List

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.
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265 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(265 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 265 reviews
5 stars
(160)
4 stars
(74)
3 stars
(21)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(138)
  • romantic(121)
  • neighborhood gem(108)
  • good for groups(89)
  • fit for foodies(80)
  • great for lunch(77)
Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston Reviews List
Review 1 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
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Review 2 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was excellent."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
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Review 4 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Carmelo's is a classic gem in West Houston that has been around for almost 35 years. This time we celebrated a co-workers 25th anniversary and Carmelo was there to make certain you are happy!"
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 5 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Disappointed with table - next to servers station and the server was somewhat put off because we didn't want a second bottle of wine and didn't order dessert -"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Staff was helpful and attentive, food was great

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 9 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

What A Find!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our first time at Carmelo's left me saying, "Why haven't we been here before?" It was such a nice surprise to find the food was right on the mark: from the complimentary appetizer (Meatballs and sauce) to the fresh Italian Bread to the Entrée to the Bananas Foster at the end...WOW! The great service added to the whole package of a spontaneous evening out. WOW!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

romantic, cozy and delicious

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Elegant, romantic, and delicious food. Awesome staff and the accordion player sounded great."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 11 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
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Review 12 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A crab salad from Heaven

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I actually made this latest reservation for my wife - her office was taking customers to lunch. I have eaten their several times over the years, and the food has always been good, with very good service. However, and this comes from my wife going on and on about it, if you decide you want a really GOOD crab salad, this is the place. Some places give you a huge plate of lettuce, with scatterings of tomato and crab if you can find it, but this salad, she says, was beautiful! They took a whole avocado and sliced it, laid it out on the plate next to a sliced tomato and piled on LUMP crab meat. It also had tiny chopped cucumber for the 'crunch" and had a delicious dressing, and it had a small portion of butter lettuce on the side."
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 13 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 16 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
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Review 17 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a great time at Carmelo's. Menu had plenty of choices, and the food was great."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
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Review 18 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2004
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Review 19 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/11/2016
 2012
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Review 20 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 23 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/29/2015
 2012
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Review 24 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Carmelo's Continues to Impress

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I believe Carmelo's has along history and yet remains innovative and high quality. Enjoyed veal with pasta, gentle Italian flavors. Good wine list, and accordion music was nice, not overbearing. Service was fine, with at-table flaming dessert presentation."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 25 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This restaurant is probably the best on the West Side of Houston. Been there multiple times and every time, the food is out of this world and the service is quick. I could not recommend a better restaurant then this one."
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We had a delightful evening

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The red snapper with mango and risotto was outstanding,
and my husband's penne with chicken and cream sauce was
very much to his liking. The restaurant was not crowded, so
noise level was low and ambiance was lovely. Service was
not overbearing, but attentive.
One disappointment is that the restaurant does not answer
their phone - I made three attempts to call them the afternoon
before our scheduled dinner, but never did anyone pick up the
phone.
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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect Evening with Friends

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had dinner with friends at Carmelo's recently, and it was a very nice evening. Carmelo welcomed us at the door and whisked us to our table. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and atmosphere was great. Mushrooms with Parmesan was very tasty, and rack of lamb was very good. Wine was very smooth and reasonably priced. I highly recommend an evening at this well established restaurant."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 30 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great we love Carmelos

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We have always enjoyed dining at Carmelos, and go for very special family times.... but it is easy to see that it is beloved by the local area residents. Our food was fantastic and the wine as always ..wonderful. There was a very nice selection on the special menu and we both enjoyed our meal and the dessert was incredible!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 31 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Just to be clear, the food was awesome but you do not go to dine and just experience great food, WHAT ABOUT SERVICE? The service was despicable to say the least. The decor was old, tables lopsided and chairs lacked cushion support. First, while arriving, it took about 10 minutes for us to get water, bread, olive oil and their meatballs (yes, they give you meatballs as a free appetizer;IKR). Secondly, after they took out order (which was a 25-30 min wait) and brought our food, no one came to check on us at all, no water refills, etc. Lastly, we waited another 20 minutes just to get the check, which was over $150 bucks. Also, no kids menu at all. Overall, experience was just a bummer, oh and I forgot that the waiters barely spoke English, super bummer. So if you want great takeout for Italian cuisine, here's your place!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 32 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Priced too high

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I used to go frequent Carmelo's but had stopped going because of pricing. Tried it again and costs are just too high. Food is fantastic but not worth price. They would have more business if they could get that back in line."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 34 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
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Review 35 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Christmas buffet was iffy

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"It was obvious that there was an effort made to make the buffet a good experience, but it wasn't as smooth as it should have been. There were long waits for platters to be refilled, and there were bottlenecks that caused long lines to form. I think the restaurant was overbooked and the kitchen was over whelmed.
This would probably be an excellent place for menu service, but it wasn't very good as a buffet."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
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Review 36 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great food,service always friendly and helpful

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 38 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
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Review 39 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent Christmas Buffet

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Excellent selection of food to choose from, the staff did an amazing job of keeping everything replenished"
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 40 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

No to Xmas brunch

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We went for brunch and was part of the late crowd. The food was down to one or two things per pan and the dessert table was a disaster. We had wine at the bar and when we sat down they used a bigger glass and pour. I felt a bit ripped off! The food was ok but maybe it was just that as a later grazer, they were down to nothing fresh being put out. I figure if I pay the $40 per person I should have one heck of a selection of fresh and hot food to pick from. Really disappointed. We like this restaurant for dinners/lunches but not for a brunch."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
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Review 41 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not what we expected

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Was crowded walking thru various food stations and had expected more Italian
entrees, but other than that was a nice Christmas lunch.
"
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 43 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
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Review 44 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
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Review 47 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was Xmas eve, so I guess they were understaffed. Service was slow. Food came out barely warm. No the usual level of excellence I am used to at Carmelo's."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
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Review 48 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

great food service under par due to holiday.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 49 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Houston
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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