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We went there for birthday celebration. When booked online, I marked down "birthday celebration" wishing sth special could be offered to the birthday person. I actually saw a cake with lighted candle was brought to the table beside us. However nothing was seemed to happen...to us. I asked the waiter if anything special for birthday person. He answered yes. Then the birthday person's desert turned free from the bill. No candles or anything else.. I felt they treated guests differently.
Food there was okay. Service was okay. The important part I need to mention here is the desert. We ordered 2 Crème Brullee and sth else. I am a Creme Brullee lover and I order Crème Brullee wherever I go. When our Crème Brullees were brought up, I was shocked to see they were exactly the same as those sold in Costco. The only difference is it was only $10 each pack (12 cups) and I paid $10 each cup in the restaurant. A bit disappointed.More
Date of visit: August 2021
eusebio2015, Manager at Carmelina Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2021
Cynthia: We, at Carmelina's, want to apologize to you and your guests for the experience you recently encountered with us. We would like to assure you that we strive to provide our customers our best service. If there's anyway we can correct the situation and...More
Just had dinner at this awesome restaurant with my wife , the gentleman server was amazing , the food was also great , such a nice and friendly atmosphere, my wife and I enjoyed our night out, would definitely go back, thank you for the...lovely evening…….More
Ordered take out tonight since COVID is still not allowing us to eat in. Best take out EVER. Usually take out doesn’t compare to eating in but their take out is just as wonderful as their eat in! Carmelina’s is always our go to when...we are in town monthly.More
Couldn't decide where to take my girlfriend for her Birthday but I remember having been to Carmelina Restaurant and totally enjoyed my night. I booked our special evening on Monday Dec 7th and it was a surprise to her as she has not been there...before. I did notice that the patio extension was done up very nicely and welcoming. Our server was very professional and attentive. His knowledge of the menu was spot on and recommended the best wine to go with which mains. We thought that it would be a great idea to share a few appetizers. Crispy calamari is my girlfriend's favourite. It was cooked to perfection ... crispy, hot and tender. Buratta is a fresh buffalo mozzarella served with ripe tomatoes, arugula, smoked salmon in a pesto olive oil .... YUMMY !!! We shared a portobello mushroom salad with goat cheese. These starters were fantastic and couldn't wait for our choice of mains to come. I had a mixed grill (I am a meat lover) of rack of lamb and veal chop. Medium rare is what I asked for and low and behold, it was done perfectly. My girlfriend ordered the seafood Newberg (a selection of shellfish). It had lobster tail, shrimps, scallops in a saffron white wine fish broth cream sauce. The seafood was done just right. Not dry, not overdone BUT fresh, juicy and tender .... PERFECT DISH ! Oh and by the way, the wines recommended with our meals were exemplary. This may sound like a lot of food but we made sure we had room for dessert. We shared a good portion of Carmelina's home-made tiramisu with Spanish Coffee. This was a VERY SPECIAL night (my girlfriend turned 28 .... I hope she doesn't kill me for revealing her age ... LOL). We will not hesitate to come back over and over as our night turned out to be absolutely and totally wonderful than we could have expected. I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this place. The patio looked magical with twinkling mini lights. We are seriously thinking of reserving Carmelina's for our Engagement Party in the Patio.More
I had my 25th Wedding Anniversary party on September 5. Reserved a table for 11.
Ordered from their Prix Fix Menu.
We all had the Cream of Broccoli and Spinach Soup for appetizer. No disappointment. For our Entries, we had Linguine di Mare, Mushroom Risotto,...Veal Scalopinni, and Beef Tenderloin. All came in great portions and all tasted very good.
The meals include two choices for dessert, Tiramisu or tartufu . Our party ordered both and both were good.
Our server, Louie was very attentive and friendly. He had a picture taken with my wife and I.
The only thing that stopped me from giving them a 5 is they had their front door opened and we had to deal with a fly.More
The food is much better than I remember.
The outside terrace is really nice and cozy with real plants.
The waiter walks around with his cloth mask barely above his upper lip even when he's right on top of your table....The menus are not single use and are a bit dirty.
There are runners on the table (Nice ambiance) but the exposed table is sticky. I didn't see anything being disinfected but they do have hand sanitizers when you leave.
The food is good but they can do better to make patrons feel more comfortable during Covid!More
We enjoyed an early dinner here last week. The food was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The portions were generous. The risottos were delicious. It was also greatly appreciated that allergies to certain foods was accommodated by the chef. The only drawback was the...limitation in the dessert menu. Gelato was offered but when asked all the restaurant had was gelato served as a chocolate raspberry tartufo. The tiramisu was a disappointment. It was soggy and definitely not worth the $9.00 price. The only other thing I wanted to point out is that on the website they offered a $40.00 prix fixe menu. This was not presented in the menu at the restaurant.
Overall, it was a nice dining experience. The staff were very friendly. The atmosphere was nice. It was not perfect (i.e. dessert) but I would consider going back again in the future.More
It was a seafood day. Our platters were full of what appeared to be a big assortment of seafood. But, after dissecting the selection, it turned out to have a lot of mussels and a few other selections. In the end all was okay
We had reason to have two meals in the last 1.5 weeks at the restaurant. Both were really excellent. The service was outstanding and so friendly. The food is really good. I especially like the risottos. The grilled calamari appetizer is so good. Decent selections...of wines at modest prices. We definitely keep coming back.More