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US$30 - US$30
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Italian, Pizza
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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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Reviewed September 29, 2020

My friends and I absolutely loved our experience at Carmelo's. From the moment we were greeted by friendly faces to the last bite of tiramisu, everything was exceptional. The mixed greens salad was perfectly balanced, with blue cheese, candied pecans, slices of apple, and house...made vinaigrette appealing to all taste buds. The Linguini al Pesto was rich in flavour, and the Filleto di Manzo was one of the best filets I have EVER had...so tender! Tiramisu, which reminded me of my Nonna's, was the perfect way to end the night. Shauna was a very knowledgeable server on the wines we had as well as the ingredients within the dishes. She was very friendly and accommodating! The restaurant itself is very cozy. Overall, such a wonderful experience. Would 10/10 recommend! Thank you, Carmelo's!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a great dinner and the servers were excellent. They have great wine list also.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Food is to die for, staff are friendly and attentive, can’t rave enough! Only downside is that I️ don’t live closer!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

I ordered the Filet di Mano (beef tenderloin) and it was amazing! Cooked perfectly. One of the best cuts of meat I have ever had!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Simply fabulous food. Excellent service. Its a hidden gem in West Vancouver near Ambleside beach. A family owned and operated restaurant, with superb attentive service. Don’t miss it.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Peteroates1, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2020

Dear Kathystivin Cannot thank you enough for your continued patronage and TripAdvisor reviews. It’s regulars like yourself that make coming to work a true joy. Be rest assured your lovely comments will be shared with our team..... Until next time - Ciao! Peter Ciao

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

We have frequented Carmelo for many years. Excellent food and friendly, efficient service. Very popular with locals and visitors. Extensive varied menu.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Peteroates1, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Wonderful Luca R! Looking forward to serving you another great meal! All our best, The Carmelo’s Family

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CARMELO'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO, West Vancouver - Updated 2022 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