Carmelo's Coat of Arms

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411 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A neighborhood restaurant at its core, Carmelo's Coat of Arms has many regular guests and openly accommodates visitors to the area with welcome arms. Carmelo's hosts 16 tables and seats 5 at the bar, the perfect size for exceptional service and fresh, quality food. The staff is an essential part of Carmelo's success. The front of the house team works hard to anticipate and exceed our guests' expectations, while the kitchen staff diligently executes our ever changing seasonal menu. Dining at Carmelo's is an adventure and a way to enjoy the taste sensations of this season, while looking forward to the next.
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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. It never disappoints

M
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carmelo's is a must visit Lewiston fixture. Great food and service.

KM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Can’t wait to come back.

MS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, charming, delicious. The atmosphere is on point, quaint, cozy and romantic. I wish I lived in town so I could eat here regularly. We did not have any food left on our plates. Simply Fantastic. I absolutely recommend coming here. Heather was our waitress and she was so friendly and attentive. When we told Heather we were from out of state she willingly gave us suggestions of local places to go, things to do, etc. I hope to be in NY again soon, because when I am I will always come here.

IF
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love Carmelo’s! Feel at home here and the service and food outstanding! Always want to come back here, looking forward to my next visit.

w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice wine list, small menu but food exceptional. Homemade Pasta is delicious!
1 st time I’ve been to an Italian restaurant and didn’t take home leftovers, the perfect portion.
Loved it! Will return

PE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal and experience at Carmelo’s! Especially when we can sit by the window and people watch. Staff is friendly and efficient. Cozy atmosphere. Our favorite!

B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there! Diane is great!!! The food is always amazing!

CF
Memphis
40 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went out for a diner at this fine restaurant and enjoyed every moment. Heather was a fantastic server and made everyone feel special. We changed the reservation from 6:45 to 5pm and they were willing and eager to serve us. The food from the bread and tapenade was great. Good extra virgin olive oil. Nice balsamic as well. The sauces was excellent on the pizza, the spaghetti and bucatini. The rigatoni was excellent as well without using a tomato sauce. Dessert was special as they served me the ricotta cheesecake and it was amazing. We also had the tiramisu which was amazing. I highly recommend the restaurant and our server Heather. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, as always, was delicious.

During dinner, it started to pour rain!

One of our servers, Diane, went to her car to get an umbrella for us to use to get to our car!

Fantastic service!!!

SP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is superb. Carmelo's never disappoints and is always a place I look forward to spending time at. Carmelo and his staff hit the ball out of the park every single time. Thank you so much for an amazing anniversary meal!

p
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My halibut was dry. Really have not had a great meal here in years. But I don’t give up...

CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pizza of the day and the Kale salad as an appetizer. Absolutely delicious. The grilled zucchini with poached egg on top for my main entree hit the spot. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon with risotto. Atmosphere is relaxed. Nice for our anniversary dinner. Server was always right on point. Enjoyed everything about our meal. Highly recommend.

ME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Good place to be with friends!!!

TE
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would absolutely recommend. Haven't had a dining experience like this in many, many years.

d
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife this weekend for her birthday and I must say it was an exquisite experience! Thank you for a great night filled with great food and better service! God bless!

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful and the service was top notch! The filet served with a lemon risotto was cooked perfectly and full of flavor.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the Village of Lewiston. And the owner's are just the top people. Carmelo loves his food and it shows. Can't miss.

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the meatball appetizer was very good the lamb appetizer was outstanding my wife had the Bolognese entree it was outstanding and I had to Krispy Chicken and it was outstanding I would recommend eating there anytime

DD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

NICE PLACE TO EAT IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A BIG WAD OF CASH AND GO HOME HUNGRY. WIFE HAD THE CHICKEN DISH, PAID $24.OO FOR 1 PIECE OF CHICKEN. PASTA DISHES WERE SMALL, ONE HAD SHRIMP THE OTHER ANCHOVIES. PAID ALMOST $24.00 EACH. BEER IS SERVED IN A SMALL GLASS, BEST PART OF THE MEAL WAS THE BREAD. I AM AN ACCOMPLISHED ITALIAN COOK, 2 SMALL DESSERT ONE ROUND OF 4 BEERS, THE BILL WAS OVER $200.00. i COULD DUPLICATE THE ENTIRE MEAL, LESS THE BEER, FOR UNDER TWENTY BUCKS. ALL SERVED ALA CARTE, A NICE WAY TO PAD THE BILL, EVERYTHING IS EXTRA. AT LEAST THE BATHROOMS ARE CLEAN. VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTING. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. MUCH TO DO ABOUT
NOTHING!

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok, pan seared halibut a bit over cooked. Had to remind waitress a few times for our order. I’ve had other meals and service here that was outstanding.

P
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always high quality, cooked to perfection. I love the changing menu every time I go. Beef, fish, pasta never a bad choice. Service very attentive.

PL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Would recommend for a simple dinner to special occasion celebration. 10++

J
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite, the cocktails were just right, and our server was excellent - very intuitive about pacing our meal as we wanted to linger and enjoy each course. A perfect evening!

OT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch venue in Center Street in Lewiston! Waitress was skilled and warm. Meal was delicious! Good wine selection.

DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful staff

RJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmelo's is a consistently excellent restaurant. Food is top notch and service always excellent. We eat here several times per month and are never disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always. Perfect serving size. Enough to enjoy but not enough to regret because it was so good.

HE
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I tried to get a seat by the window. they said they couldn't do that for us..... but no one sat there until we were leaving. if they would have said "we can accommodate you but we have another reservation at 8:15"... we would have made sure we were done eating by then.

Also - my husband ordered another glass of wine and the waitress almost took the other glass that he wasn't completely done with out of his hand. he set it down for a second. she picked it up and poured the left over few sips into the new glass of wine... i just dont feel that should happen especially at a nice place like this.

Overall i loved it... and will come back again . Next time i will reserve a table by the window way in advance!

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and great food. Would love to go back-it was worth the ride. My rigatoni with roasted eggplant and a few sardines was fantastic and was my husband's bolognese. Our budino for dessert was excellent!

JB
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service - Excellent food - Phenomenal Atmosphere

DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Resturant around

RM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Sound level in loud in side dining room.

DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I consider myself, a fairly good "home cook". As a result, I walk out of many restaurants very disappointed with an average meal and the price paid for such. This never happens at Carmelo's. Our recent meal was delicious. The halibut with lentils was fabulous. The three other diners at my table chose the bucatini, which they raved about. We finished with a wonderful ricotta cheesecake. The only thing that would make Carmelo's better would be some increased space between tables...noise and privacy of conversation can be a problem some evenings. Nevertheless, it definitely remains our favorite restaurant.

E
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having just returned from a couple of weeks in Italy, we chose Carmelo's as a way to help us adjust to being back in the states......And it did the trick. We had great wine, excellent food, a wonderful waitress (April), and a grand time with friends (who had just returned from a Croatian holiday). Not just one of the best restaurants in Niagara County, but I think in all of Western New York.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Carmelo’s is awesome! We had popped in on a busy night to try to get a table, and the hostess said it would be 30-45 minutes. With a concert starting in just over an hour and a half, we decided to try elsewhere. I checked on Open Table and saw that a reservation for Carmelo’s had appeared for 15 minutes later, and I snagged it. When we walked back into the restaurant, the hostess greeted us with a huge smile and waved us through the mass of people trying to get a table. She said someone had cancelled their reservation a minute after we walked out, and that she was so glad when she saw us grab it through Open Table. Timing could not have been better, and the food was fantastic, so we totally lucked out!!

JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb. I had the halibut and I licked my plate clean. We always have a great experience here. There was a very loud 4some which made it loud this evening. It was a little overwhelming some guy bragging about his life. The restaurant can’t do anything about obnoxious patrons.

TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple elegance, delectable dishes. This place never disappoints!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food skillfully prepared and expertly served. A restaurant you can return to frequently since the menu changes per local food availability. Always a pleasure to dine here!

LS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve wanted to have dinner at Carmelo’s for quite some time, but was a little worried that it might not live up to my expectations. My concern was needless, however. Both of our entries (hanger steak and halibut) were outstanding, as was our entire evening. There is not, in my opinion, a finer dining experience in Western New York.

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