Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

4.6
803 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Manassas, which specializes in Mediterranean Cuisine with Portuguese Fusion. The restaurant features a seasonal menu with locally sourced items from local farms and from our very own garden.

To accompany your dinner select from our Wine List, which included 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Wine Spectator award winning bottles. Come try our extensive Portuguese wine list and taste for yourself what everyone will be talking about. We currently carry over 75 Portuguese wines from such regions as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura, and Vinho Verde. Our list of Portuguese wines is one of the finest in the DC Metropolitan area and compares with many of the top Portuguese wine lists in the America.
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MonicaP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors, piping hot food, and a friendly and attentive wait staff. We had a memorable evening.

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vipJamesM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just what we needed!

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k9rugger
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time for dinner. Second time very satisfied. We go with close friends and have a great meal and are able to have great conversation.

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vipwjparker
St. Louis
36 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time over the past few years to eat here, each meal has been wonderful. Our family of 7 was celebrating my 73rd birthday and this was the perfect place. Had a mixture of seafood, steak, and veal dishes. All of our plates were wiped clean, the food was so good. Excellent wine choices also, with a perfect price point for me.

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vipMichael
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. Always great food options and service.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Three of the four entree’s were great.
The veal, unfortunately, was not. I did not want to make a scene with this couple but I ordered the Veal Saltimboca. It was two pieces of the toughest dryest veal I have ever eaten. Saying it was well done doesn’t begin to describe the bricks I was served. I needed a hack saw to cut them and my wife repeatedly asked me if I was all right as I continually bumped her trying to cut the meat. The rice and gravy made it digestible. Also I have never had Saltimboca that was not stuffed but these were nothing more than 1 1/2” blocks of veal (maybe I am wrong and was given the wrong dinner).

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MarkR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a lovely dinner with your spouse, date, or close friends.

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MikeH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmello's is a small intimate restaurant in Old Town Manassas, VA with a European style menu selection. The paelha is the best I have had anywhere. Try the 32 ounce prime rib if you are extra hungry.

Service is excellent and the food is outstanding.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My salmon was slightly over cooked. All the rest of the food was superb.

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vipmidiweaver
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and they can switch things out. I preferred a pasta bed instead of the rice bed on one of their dishes, and it was good (they had no problem accommodating my request)!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was off on the Saturday night my date and I attended. To me, the most annoying thing that can happen at a nice restaurant is inattentive wait staff. I had to get up to find the waiter during my visit. The food was delicious and I will likely give them another try.

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ElaineP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was greeted and immediately seated. Our delightful and charming waiter came and offered us a complimentary glass of wine. The food was fabulous, and the wait staff attentive. We will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was wonderful.

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DJCQ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for a quiet anniversary dinner. We’d never been before and it was a nice surprise

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmello's has quickly become our favorite restaurant. The food is fantastic. The calamari we had as an appetizer is the best I have ever eaten. The veal wrapped in prosciutto practically melted in my mouth and the mushroom risotto was fantastic. The service is always excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant,

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GloriaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the wine list is fabulous.

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OctaviaS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with family

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal- strawberry bruschetta and oysters Rockefeller to start. Main course - vieiras, a delicious tomato rice with scallops, shrimp, lobster, artichokes. Exquisite! Dessert- vanilla bean creme brûlée with strawberries and cream, Coffee with Bailey’s Irish cream. Service was excellent. Nice quiet meal to celebrate a special occasion. Pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, hands down great. I might be biased but I was really looking forward to the bold flavors of the Portuguese food I enjoyed in New England. The food was expertly prepared, but I feel like the flavor profiles appeal to "garlic is too spicy" crowd than those of us hunting a property Shrimp Mozambique, or Chourico Assado. I would return, but the hunt continues.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Staff and management went above and beyond to make our Anniversary dinner wonderful. Food was delicious.

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JulieD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Disappointing experience for special 80th Birthday Celebration. Service was slow and food quality was average for the prices charged. Wine recommendation was poor. Will not return.

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barryh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Four of us went to dinner to celebrate one couple's anniversary. The waiter and others were 100% accomodating, professional, and helped us relax and enjoy the evening. All of the food was well prepared and well presented. Everyone enjoyed their meal which included dessert. I will comment only on the dishes I ordered since I am writing this review:
My appetizer of sea scallops was excellent. Three medium sized scallops prepared and presented well. I had the special entree of the evening: seafood in a tomato broth over spaghetti. The broth was delicious; the clams and mussels - nothing special but good. However: the spaghetti was way overcooked - unexpected from an upscale kitchen. Also, the calamari was mostly unedible. I am aware that tender calamari is difficult to find for any restaurant, but that night's chef should know better than to serve rubber bands. But, since the broth was delicious, I did enjoy the dish. Oh, I had for desert, the crème brûlée: it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice old time NYC vibe. Food was average. Mood was quiet and calm.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and presentation was great, waiter was excellent.

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CarlosJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding, the fresh strawberry bruschetta was amazing. The only issues with the food was with my wife's entree, Paelha Valenciana. It kinda tasted like soapy water, not good. The Vieiras was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! My family thoroughly enjoyed this place. We will definitely be back again!

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ToddH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very attentive and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and I second visit. Everything was great. The dessert selection was better this time. Only two desserts were not available. The creme brulee was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmelo’s is a hidden gem in Manassas! Such great value for the quality of food and dining experience! I can’t wait to go back!

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vipolena
26 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipHowardS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and cozy. Yet if you want to be near the street action you can. Good date night spot.

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MichaelD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was good, but overpriced. We were the only people in the restaurant which made us feel awkward. Doubtful that will would return.

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Foodsawesome
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mothers day brunch - I really wanted to like it, but the food was average at best.

The place is very cute and the people are very nice. The selection was very small, so I expected it to be good. I got their Eggs benedict special, nothing special about it. My wife got their Velvet pancakes, again, nothing special. Although the waiter was polite, it was mothers day, so we brought our kids and he was confused when we asked for some kid options, it ended up being fine as they ordered simple eggs, bacon and toast. Overall I would not do their brunch again. I may give their dinner a try with just my wife

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AlanW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I had a Great experience on Mother’s Day

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vipMichael
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at one of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our second time to Carmello's this year. The first time was excellent. We were disappointed this time with the service. Wait time to order was long, wait time for our order was exceptionally long. We had to ask to order drinks. We had to ask for the wine list. The waiter must have been very new, but someone should have been watching. He couldn't open our wine bottle. Food was excellent when it arrived. Perhaps just a bad night? Wasn't overly busy. We will give it another try - probably not on a Saturday night again though. We know they can do so much better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the calamari and our entrees. Unfortunately, the dessert selections although many on the menu were very limited for a Wednesday. Dessert was a disappointment. Will return but will probably skip dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome wine list with many choices from every budget. My Don had the filet mignon which you could cut with a fork. The cream of Asparagus soup was also a stand out. I had the Scallops appetizer as a meal and it was perfect.

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Alec
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb food. We ordered items that are new on the spring menu and were very good. The wine recommended to pair with the food was delightful. The service was top notch, just as we have enjoyed every other time we have gone to Carmello's. The ambience was very nice, a good way to end a long week. Overall, a fantastic way to end the week.

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Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is rated 4.6 stars by 803 OpenTable diners.

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