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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
+1 604-922-4719
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (25 reviews)
“pita bread” (2 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

There are lots of restaurants that have been around for ages and have cultivated a loyal following, but the trick is to maintain that loyalty yet keep things fresh with an evolving menu and interesting choices. That's where Carmelo's gets it right. It's a cozy...More

Thank lomimu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint and cozy place. The entrees were exceptional - we had two of the specials, crab/lobster ravioli and the halibut. Outstanding both of them. We opened with the beet/goat cheese salad. That was exceptional as well. The cappuccino was great, too. The closing spoiled it...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here without a reservation, host seated us after a short wait and it was worth it Great food thx

Thank KTM65Moto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... we had a cozy table by the window; atmosphere, staff, everything was perfect. Going to skip right to the lemon meringue pie. Not generally a fan the way my mom makes it (sorry mom), so that's why i need to make a big deal...More

Thank Kane S
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kane S We hope you enjoy many more date nights at Carmelos! It was a pleasure reading your review and are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. Best, Peter

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door the service was exceptional!! From the host storing our camping chairs we had from an outdoor concert to the wonderful young lady that took care of us for the evening. My husband was so impressed he left...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a pleasure to read your review. I have shared your kind comments with the front of house team who were pleased their efforts did not go unnoticed. Your note of thanks is still posted on our "accolades board" and was very much appreciated...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The food was the best I have had in recent years. Prices pretty good and awesome service. The staff (Jaki and Carmello?) are very friendly and eager to please. Very attentive without being 'in your face'. We had a relaxing meal. Had 2 appetizers and...More

Thank Judi G
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Judi G Glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Carmelos. Your kind words have been shared with both the front of house and culinary team. Hope you will visit us again soon! Best, Peter

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant dining experience in West Vancouver. Lovely Caesar Salad that was not overwhelmed by dressing, veal cannelloni and penne with Gorgonzola and walnut, beautifully washed down with the house red. Restaurant has a lovely family feel to it, and the prices are very...More

Thank Philip6262
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Carmelos, and even more thrilled that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back! Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor - much appreciated Philip6262. Regards, Peter

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is the best Italian food that either my wife or I have had in years. Should have guessed it. The place was packed on a Monday night. The pasta was perfect. The sauces terrific and on a Monday, it all can be had for...More

Thank 29jrh
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks 29jrh, Wow! The best Italian food you have had in years? Now that's a compliment! Please join us again soon so we may have the privilege of serving you once again. Ciao, Peter

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Four of us went for lunch a couple weeks ago after going for a walk on the seawall. I asked them "where do you want to go? Chinese? Japanese? Thai? Seafood? French? Italian?" because all were available within a couple blocks. When the answer was...More

Thank Dave F
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Dear Dave F, Thank you for such a wonderful review! My wife and I travel to Italy often and pride ourselves on creating an ambience similar to those cozy village Trattorias we have frequented. The Margherita pizza is one of our top sellers and am...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

This restaurant is our 'go-to' for celebrations, or just dinner with friends. The food quality is top notch, modestly priced and service is friendly but professional. It's like one of my favourite restaurants in a small town in Italy. Family friendly, elegant, but understated and...More

Thank Maria L
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a fabulous review Maria L. You really said it all. We strive to please in both service and food and are so happy you choose Carmelos as your "go to" restaurant wether it be for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 09:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 09:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:45
Thursday
11:30 - 09:45
Friday
11:30 - 09:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
    (14th & 15th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Bus Routes: Vancouver 250, 251, 252 Park Royal 253 Lynn Valley 255 UBC 258
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-922-4719
  • E-mail
Description
Carmelo's has been the mainstay of Italian dining in West Vancouver for over twenty years. As fresh today as it was at the beginning. Carmelo's offers a cozy dining experience for all ages and tastes. Featuring a wood fired pizza oven to give you arguably the best pizza in Vancouver, pastas to make your mouth water and entrees ranging from fresh local seafood, lamb rack and numerous veal dishes. The fresh sheet is just that, fresh. The menu is not overly "fussy". Carmelo's is the comfort food place that the locals drop in for a bite to eat without hurting the budget.
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