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C$41 - C$41
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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carmelo's is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is delicious, with gluten free options, the service is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Definitely worth a visit!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Peter Oates, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the Five Star Review! It’s regulars like yourselves that make our jobs so worthwhile. We know there are many choices in Ambleside, and we value your continued patronage. Looking forward to serving you another delicious meal in the near future!...More

Reviewed October 15, 2023

The pasta was under cooked not al dente, undercooked, I had fettuccine carbonara it was dry and flavorless. My Dad had another fettuccine dish with ham, peas, and mushrooms, same thing pasta undercooked and dry. We had pizza bread which was cold and dry. This...used to be an excellent restaurant. Not anymore.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023

Excellent evening meal, first time visit and couldn't decide on what to have the menu was so interesting. Settled on Piccata Di Vitello and it was so delicious. Portions were a perfect size and all four of us will be going back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 24, 2023 via mobile

small nice place for good italian food I ordered the mushroom pizza, it was delicous, my friend had spaghetti bolognese, he really liked it friendly staff prices higher than usual but okei for the quality

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 22, 2023

Fine dining, home-made pasta makes this a great option on the north shore. Authentic Italian food, good service, high prices.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 23, 2023

First time visit: Arrived with my adult son for a casual dinner on a Wednesday night - without reservations. Fortunately, we got a charming table for two by the window. I was amazed to discover this charming restaurant because i have driven by many times...and never noticed it. (Albeit I don't live in West Vancouver.) We were immediately welcomed by attentive service. Casual. Warm but classy and professional. White tablecloth elegance. Delicious food - good prices. I am so happy to discover this gem of a restaurant and I can't believe it escaped my attention until now. I look forward to being a regular patron.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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G8569GPpetero, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2023

Your review made my day Georgia108! Thanks for telling everyone on Tripadvisor about your dining experience with us. We appreciate so much you taking the time to write such a positive review. We strive to please,and are very thankful you enjoyed. We look forward to...More

Reviewed October 21, 2022

Carmelo’s relies on their loyal older regulars and doesn’t pay attention to anyone new. It was my BFs bday so we were looking forward to a nice dinner out (4) of us. Food was under seasoned, bland and big time lacking in flavour. No amount...of Parmesan could help. Menu needs a total revamp. Too old school and not forward focused. Equally awful was the complete lack of attention from our server. We had to ask to order. No one checked in on us. To have to ask for the bill…pathetic. My BF and I ordered the same main and mine was completely average (had two bites), but hers was burnt. She brought it up with our lack there of server and she didn’t even make eye contact with my friend as she handed her the debit machine and said she would let the chef know. My pasta dish was $30 for a meal that probably cost them $5. Save your money and don’t go. I am a much better chef and host.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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G8569GPpetero, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2022

Dear Alexandra, We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent dining experience and are disappointed we did not meet your expectations. Your comments were shared with our management team for their review. Firstly, Carmelo’s is a neighbourhood restaurant with a strong following, yet we strive to...More

Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful service! Nice to find a great Italian restaurant while travelling!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2022

Thanks for the great review, and hope your travels bring you back to Carmelo’s soon!

Reviewed April 12, 2022

This family owned restaurant in the heart of West Vancouver, serves up so wonderful Italian dishes. Exceptional traditional Italian food, Their Seafood Linguine, with prawns, mussels, calamari was exceptional. Not a lot of room left for desert. Their Stracciatella soup is exceptional! One of the...best I've had! Intimate atmosphere, polite, and prompt service. I will definitely be back. Reservations are recommended as this is a VERY popular local restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 31, 2021 via mobile

Ordered takeout pasta for three adults. Seafood pasta, vongole, and veal Bolognese. Mixed green blue cheese salad, burrata salad and cheese bread. All delicious and still decently hot once delivered. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 22, 2021

We have been local fans of Carmelo’s for nearly 30 years now. Not just loyalty, but the food, best reason to visit a restaurant. There are may Italian cuisine Restaurants in town, we have tried them all. Carmelo’s keeps returning to our list, of tonight…....Both the amazing kitchen/recipes are favourites, but we don’t know of any other restaurant, bar none..well maybe a few, who has such well experienced staff from Servers to table staff, Everything is done. Exceptionally. If you are looking for an Italian meal in West Vancouver, try Carmelo’s first.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants on the North Shore. John is more than welcoming. The food is excellent. I always have the veal cannelloni and it is truly amazing. I had affogato for dessert and I love it. Service is above average. We will continue...to come back regularly.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food! Very attentive server and made our bad day into a relaxing wonderful evening. Prawns were perfectly cooked, salad was well seasoned. Chicken was perfectly done, not over cooked just the right tenderness. Most of all pasta was done just like...its done in Italy. I highly recommend Carmelos Restaurant, it will be a experience to remember for a long eternity. Thank you Carmelos staff for making my day perfect!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

Went for a small (3) family dinner. The food was just ok, except for my lasagne, which was lukewarm (at best). On top of the poor food, the service was indifferent - there were only 4 tables seated, but it took a long time to...get our food, and we sat with the bill for 5 minutes before someone finally arrived with the CC machine. The people walking-in for takeout orders seem to be served quickly ... maybe their food was also hot/warm. Not inclined to go back and get poorly served, substandard food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

We went for a very nice dinner tonight and split a Caesar salad and enjoyed the fettucine as well as veal piccata. Everything was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2020
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CARMELO'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO, West Vancouver - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4