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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Pizza
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a wonderful find - great Italian food, excellent service (we felt so welcome) and great value. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Y6907NRsuem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As fine as the pleasure of a restaurant that "does" it right is - very occasionally - you find one that "has" it right as well and it is a treasure. The food never disappoints at Carmelo's and often it inspires. The kitchen is supported...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 604powell
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Old fashioned Italian, but excellent. Great service. Modest pricing, but frequented by some very wealthy residents

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank warnerinc
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Had a great lunch last week at Carmelos, one of our North Shore favourites. Consistently good with great, welcoming staff and nice atmosphere. Look forward to dinner with family over the Holidays. Keep doing a great job Peter!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EconomistGuy
Reviewed December 11, 2018

good italian food at good prices, friendly service and prompt attention. great place for a luncheon meeting for two.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VancouverGuest
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Carmelo's has a long record of dining excellence in West Vancouver. Our dining experience on Sunday evening was simply exceptional . The food and service were both memorable highlights!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We decided to celebrate at Carmelo’s (never having been disappointed on previous occasions). Service was swift and efficient and the food was delicious - nothing was left on our plates - a sure sign of truly good food. We chose veal piccata and pork medallions...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ven2ux
Reviewed October 27, 2018

A small restaurant with lots of atmosphere close to the ocean in Ambleside. Attentive service and white tablecloths add to the overall great experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pgwv
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It had been many years since we have gone to Carmelo’s. It was my husband’s turn to pick the restaurant for our evening out and when he suggested it I reminded him that we had gone there many years ago with friends and I did...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

A fine restaurant indeed- to be visited and remembered. Restaurants are often assessed by their clientele and this one certainly has discerning customers. It shows in the rustic Trattoria kind of ambience backed up by authentic Italian food with visual appeal and great flavour. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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