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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Full Bar
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Reviewed November 17, 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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank darylhatton
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 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 November 10, 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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Funnyfunfun
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 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

Reviewed November 9, 2017

My husband and I, including family and friends, have been frequenting Carmelo's for 20 years at least! Everything is top notch here - food, ambience, service! I highly recommend to anyone looking for a special night out, or a quick meal - either way Carmel's...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Born889499
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Dear Born889499, Your continuous loyalty is very much appreciated. Be rest assured your kind words will be shared with both the servers and culinary team. We strive to provide a lasting impression and am thrilled to hear we have lived up to your expectations. Looking...More

Reviewed October 4, 2017

What's not to love? The food here is consistently EXCELLENT, so is the service. I used to frequent Carmelo's at least once a week when I lived in W Van. Since I moved some 5 years ago, I pop back every so often; same welcoming...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Oh Janet G, Your review says it all! We all work very hard to maintain a high standard of service and mouthwatering menu items. So glad that you continue to join us at Carmelo's and we hope to welcome you back again real soon! Best,...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

We had a lovely meal here. We were visiting from out of province but meeting family for dinner and this was the location decided upon. None of us had eaten there before but we all left happy. The food was great, we had an attentive...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Kay B
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Dear Kay B It is always a pleasure to serve patrons from out of Province. Our staff will be thrilled to hear that you were impressed with the quality of food and attentive service. Hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

Carmelo's has been around for years and the quality of food and the service has remained impeccable throughout! It is a regular spot for us to go, especially on a Monday when in addition to their regular menu they offer a selection of pasta specials...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank James S B
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you very much Jim B. It's patrons like yourself that make our 15 years in owning Carmelo's so worthwhile. I've often said that there are many choices in Ambleside.....we thank you for your continued patronage and loyalty. Look forward to welcoming you back on...More

Reviewed September 18, 2017

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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank lomimu
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Dear lomimu, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for "getting" Carmelo's. Carmelo's opened in the mid eighties and I am the proud owner in the 15th year of operating this wonderful neighbourhood gem. We are fortunate to have many loyal,regular patrons who...More

Reviewed September 10, 2017 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

Date of visit: September 2017
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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you Mike T, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal during your recent visit to Carmelo's. The crab and lobster ravioli as well as the halibut are indeed outstanding. Be rest assured your kind words have been past along to our culinary team. We...More

Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2017
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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks KTM65Moto for giving us a try! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Until then... Ciao, Peter

Reviewed August 29, 2017

... 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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank KaneS59
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

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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