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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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled, this is a lot more than just a neighbourhood restaurant... this is a hidden gem..!! Carmelo’s offers a warm and cozy atmosphere and fabulous, flavourful food. The menu is extensive with a lot of attention paid to local ingredients, especially the seafood....More

Thank JRWC50
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JRWC50, Thanks for the wonderful accolades - I could not have said it any better! Carmelo’s is indeed a hidden gem. We are so proud of Carmelo’s and what we represent....excellent Italian food,attentive friendly service, and a restaurant that so many locals call their...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were fitted in for a last minute early dinner but didn't feel rushed and were so impressed with their willingness to accommodate special requests (i.e., no garlic). The food was absolutely delicious, as were the wine choices. The owner was hugely friendly and the...More

Thank bicycle9
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bicycle9, Thank you for sharing such a glowing review on TripAdvisor. Carmelo’s is indeed a neighbourhood gem. We take pride in our reputation as a mainstay in Ambleside. So happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and hope you return again soon. And...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The dining room was buzzing with patrons filing in as we arrived. We were promptly seated and the server was excellent at understanding our needs, explaining the daily specials and helping with wine selection. We shared an inexpensive appetizer, bruschetta, and it was delicious. My...More

Thank Libby654
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Libby654, Thank you for such a wonderful review! I have to agree.....both Chef’s Dave and Zac make awesome Brûlée. Happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Be rest assured I will share your accolades with the Carmelo’s team. We hope to...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for many years. Always great service and food, a terrific local restaurant.

Thank Sally-anne H
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sally-anne H, Thank you for your continued patronage. You have many choices in Ambleside, and are delighted we keep enticing you back with our great service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Peter

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We recently enjoyed a "fitted-in" meal before going off to a concert. The room was fully booked but the maitre d' very graciously found us a table when he realized we would be off to a concert in under an hour. The room filled rapidly,...More

Thank donald0shaw
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks donald0shaw, So glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and that we could accommodate you quickly prior to your theatre engagement. We look forward to welcoming you back to Carmelo’s on a night where you can relax and enjoy everything Carmelo’s has to...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have patronized this restaurant for many years. The staff are warm and friendly and the prices are reasonable. The braised beef short ribs/pappardelle, linguini di mare and the rack of lamb are just a few of our favourites. The pizza is done in a...More

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

Thank you Joan M, I could not agree more! Carmelo’s is a neighbourhood gem, and we are very fortunate to have such wonderful repeat patrons like yourself. Be rest assured your lovely comments will be shared with the Carmelo’s team. Cheers, Peter

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Always busy and with good reason. Carmelo's is one of the favourite West Van restaurants for many. We always feel welcome, and the service is good. The food is delicious. One favourite is the veal marsala. A favourite appetizer is the garlic shrimp. Be sure...More

Thank embracelife1
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Dear embracelife 1, Thank-you for sharing such a glowing review. Our goal is to ensure a memorable meal and hope for a return visit. Your kind comments will mean a lot to the Carmelo's team - be rest assured they will be passed along to...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

Food is fabulous! Pastas are delicious and their seafood ( scallops and prawn dish ) is fabulous! Great service and friendly staff.More

Thank gopaddle
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thanks gopaddle! The scallop and prawn entree is a favourite to many, glad to hear you enjoyed! We are known for our great service, and friendly staff. It's patrons like yourself that make our jobs so rewarding. Thanks for sharing on TripAdvisor, and look forward...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We love Carmelo's. It is a very regular haunt for us and has been the venue for many special evenings over many years. The food is consistently excellent but more importantly to us, the staff are like family. Everything tastes better when served with love...More

Thank Daryl H
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you Daryl H, It is patrons like you that make owning Carmelo's so worthwhile. Your continuous loyalty and kind words mean so much to the Carmelo's team - more than you will ever know. Serving your family is always a pleasure, and a laugh!...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. You walk in the door and are greeted by a friendly hostess/server The menu is outstanding for lunch and the wine list by the glass is extensive. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient as well as very friendly. The Caesar...More

Thank Funnyfunfun
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Dear Funnyfunfun, Thank you for sharing such a glowing review on TripAdvisor. Our team will be thrilled to hear ,once again, that you were impressed with the quality of food and dining experience. Your loyalty to Carmelo's does not go unnoticed and is very much...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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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