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Carmela's Bistro and Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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4141 Pioneer Woods Dr, Lincoln, NE 68506-7568
+1 402-489-0005
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and friends had been here and they've all been pushing me to go, but I wasn't that excited to go. I've been missing out! We went for lunch and I had the Cuban. Wow!! What a sandwich! Everything we ordered was top notch, atmosphere is pleasant inside, and the prices are normal. They have my wife's favorite wine... More 

Thank Porterpoint
Firth, NE
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped in here for a late Sunday brunch. We had the prime rib over crab cakes served with poached eggs, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. It was amazing!

Thank Jana B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had Sunday brunch at Carmela's recently and found the food, service and atmosphere excellent! My friend had the Crab Cake Bennie and I had the small Brussel and Kale salad with Carmela's Crab Cakes. We both had a Mimosa. The crab cakes were delicious and the Brussel and Kale salad was so good. We will definitely go back for... More 

1 Thank Mary C
Lincoln, Nebraska
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went on a Tuesday for their date night special. Lovely wine list with some really great choices. Included in a for 2 menu, bruschetta, soup or salad,(my husband had salad, I had soup) we each chose an entree, bread came with the meal and a dessert to share. Overall the food was great. For some reason they were a... More 

Thank vevh444
Peachtree City, Georgia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch. Super service, great menu, fair price. Had Ahai tuna salad cooked perfect, good wine selection and wonderful desserts.

Thank smilieba
Lincoln, Nebraska
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Ignored, rushed and just plain bad food... Ahi tuna should never be served....cooked thru...Chicken Juliette...over cooked and DRY...went elsewhere for food and drink....we WONT be back!

Thank Sarah4501
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

After being at this location for several years, we finally tried Carmela's. Limited menu choices; very pricey. Waitress was knowledgeable in wine.

Thank Barb G
Columbus, Nebraska
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have a new favorite Lincoln restaurant! We ordered salmon with a grilled peach butter, served with risotto and grilled veggies. It was fantastic! I have never had risotto that good! The ambiance was great; the service was great; the wine was perfect! Can't wait to go back!!

Thank Linda W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been to Carmela's many times and have always ha great food and service with excellent wine selection . we have used groupons at times but always enjoy the food and atmosphere

Thank Doug M
Lincoln, NE
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had a "Date Night" out on Saturday June 16th. The experience was wonderful. Service was great, food was excellent and the wine was delicious with generous servings. We recommend and will go again.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4141 Pioneer Woods Dr, Lincoln, NE 68506-7568
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-489-0005
Beautiful American Bistro and Wine Bar located in Lincoln, Ne. An Award Winning Wine List and Fresh, Seasonal Food. Looking for something unique and different? try out Carmela's Bistro and Wine Bar!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?