About Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Austin
Austin, TX 78701
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.
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
Accordionist playing Italian and other tunes. Will take requests.
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.
Valet parking through Hospitality Parking Services.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions. Our private dining rooms are perfect for all celebrations, luncheons and meetings
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Exquisite Private Dining Rooms showcasing original Austin limestone, original artwork; seating up to 80 guests, and accommodating up to 120 for mingling events.
Great semi-private patio, which seats up to 50 guests or up to 60 for mingling pre-party. Wonderful for weddings!
Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Austin Ratings and Reviews
The building is a 19th century landmark ...
The building is a 19th century landmark (old hotel), and the restaurant has been around since the early-mid 80's. I met my spouse there years ago, and recently returned to celebrate the anniversary of what turned out to be our first date. Of the times I've been there, the staff has always gone WAY above and beyond to make things special. Service so dedicated is very rare, and for that reason alone, we'll be back again.
Worst Italian food I've ever had in my l ...
Worst Italian food I've ever had in my life. It was valentine's day so they packed extra tables into the bar to where we felt like we were at a table with 10 other couples. If you told me they cooked all their food in microwaves i wouldn't be suprised. The food came out cold and extremely bland. The service was horrible especially since when i asked a question the server didn't know enough English to answer and just shrugged his shoulders and walked away. They had a limited menu which they don't tell you about when you make the reservation also everything is ridiculously expensive. Save your money and time and go literally anywhere except here!!!!
Good food, although I've had better. The ...
Good food, although I've had better. The prices may look a bit high but the portions are large--but probably standard Italian family amounts. My wife and I could have split one order. Much louder than anticipated, so not a great date place. Great for a group of friends.
I remember eating at Carmelo's several y ...
I remember eating at Carmelo's several years ago and being delighted with the food. I made reservations and took a new friend there based on that experience. I found the service lacking and the food unremarkable. I will not visit Carmelo's again as only the prices remained above average!
At 67 years old I reconnected with my 8t ...
At 67 years old I reconnected with my 8th grade girl friend after 53 years. We went to Carmelo's by chance the 1st time but now it's our place for romantic intimate dining. The service is second to none, the food outstanding and the ambience is perfect. We predict we will have many romantic and special dinners there in the future.
And...... we were the best looking couple in the place. Nobody saw me because she's still so beautiful and popped every guy's head in the place seriously. Can't wait to return!!!!!!!
Really happy we went to Carmelo's. it's ...
Really happy we went to Carmelo's. it's what a good Italian restaurant should be - and somehow we're lost in all these new places, when Carmelo's seems to focus and deliver on being a good restaurant with good service!
The food was excellent. The desserts are ...
The food was excellent. The desserts are beyond amazing. I was a little disappointed because I wanted steak but was told it would take about 45 minutes to get a steak from thier grill. A little noisy for conversations.
Every Christmas season I take our entire ...
Every Christmas season I take our entire family out for a special dinner. This must be the 19th or 20th consecutive dinner at Carmelo's. Once again it met all expectations.
We have watched our 5 granddaughters progress from taking a few bites from their mothers plates to ordering Spaghetti or Fettuccine to enjoying the Steak Diane or Filet with Bearnaise. And I must tell you that they have especially enjoyed the Desert Cart and the table side preps of Bananas Foster (they do miss the Cherries Jubilee, however).
The only issue we had was with our serv ...
The only issue we had was with our server who tried to charge double for our meals and drinks. His supervisor resolved the issue with the tab. Although, the double charge on the tab was a mistake we will be back. The cuisine is always on point, and so is the ambiance.
We were here to celebrate a special occa ...
We were here to celebrate a special occasion. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. The servie was exceptional. Three of us had the Beef Stroganoff prepared table side. The fillet was tender and the sauce delicious.
Make it to Carmelos every time we go to ...
Make it to Carmelos every time we go to Esthers Follies. Both were delightful. There were ten of us that met up for dinner and all enjoyed their choices. Beautiful old building and excellent Italian with excellent service. Parking is 8 dollars, no matter what.
My wife and I love this restaurant. The ...
My wife and I love this restaurant. The food and service have consistently been excellent. It's also so nice to go to an uncrowded, downtown Austin restaurant with easy parking. Carmelo's has the best Italian food in Austin that we have found.
New Years dinner with my family was good ...
New Years dinner with my family was good. Not a young crowd as my 20 something's noticed quickly but the staff was very accommodating. We were confused about the menu options as there seemed to be several non Italian choices. That fact made us a little disappointed in the whole experience.
My wife and I have been coming here for ...
My wife and I have been coming here for the last 15 years. We try to make it every year for our wedding anniversary and they never disappoint. The manager and the wait staff recognize us upon arrival, so for my wife and I, it feels like home. The service is always outstanding, everyone treats us like royalty (complementary glass of champagne) and as always, the food is very good. The wine selection is excellent and the desserts are always an great finishing touch to our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant and wish the Carmelo's team our best wishes for 2017.
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