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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

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1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada (14th & 15th St.)
+1 604-922-4719
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 09:45
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As always from beginning to end the food served was outstanding. From the pizza bread to salad to main course to dessert all was a taste sensation

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Thank Janie M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I eat their often. The service is excellent and the staff friendly and funny. I've been going there for about 2 years now on a weekly basis, as my office is a stroll away. I've never been for dinner, only lunch. I love their pizza. The pasta is always good. They have great specials that they change everyday. Today I... More 

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Thank Tine785
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear Tine785 Thank you so much for this awesome review. There are many choices to dine in Ambleside and we are honoured that Carmelos is your go to restaurant on a weekly basis. Be assured your accolades have been passed on to our team. We sincerely thank you for your patronage. Best regards, Peters More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I come to Carmelo's I am impressed by the excellent food, charming atmosphere, and attentive staff. Absolutely everything is perfect, every time!

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Thank StinaBar
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear StinaBar, Thank you for such a kind review. We strive to provide excellent food,service and an atmosphere where all feel welcomed. Your kind words have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best, Peter More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I go to Carmello's when we want a reasonably-priced, consistently excellent Italian-style dinner served by knowledgeable and attentive staff in a (relatively) quiet and pleasant atmosphere. We've been many times and are never disappointed. Our latest visit was on a Tuesday evening when most restaurants would be half-empty but Carmello's has over the years developed a large... More 

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Thank PaulC52
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear Paul What a pleasure to read your review. Your kind words have been shared with our team. We strive to provide excellent service and food in a warm comfortable atmosphere. Your feedback is truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Carmelos soon. Cheers, Peter More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited during late April. High quality pasta, perfectly cooked, flavorful, great service and convenient location. Definitely a return visit is in order.

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Thank TomHlavac
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you Tom, It was a pleasure reading your review and are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. We are priveliged to have many regular/repeat patrons and I am thrilled to read that you will return to Carmelos. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Peter More 

West Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Carmelos has a lovely ambience, great family service and excellent food. This is a rare gem where you can bring family of all ages, have a business meeting or bring a friend for a glass of wine, antipasto and have a good catch-up without feeling rushed.

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2 Thank BeezerFamily
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have often been told we are the gem of Ambleside. A restaurant for family gatherings, business meetings,a romantic meal..... We thank you for dining with us and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers, Peter More 

West Vancouver
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We've been eating here for years and it is always delicious and consistent. A very cozy and friendly place to dine.

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Thank Scampopi
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It was a pleasure reading your review and am delighted to hear such wonderful feedback from a regular patron! We know you have a choice and I thank you for allowing Carmelos to be one of your "go to" restaurants. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, Peter More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for years. The food is consistently good. The service is first rate.

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Thank alleyoops02
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We are privileged to have such loyal patrons as yourselves. I will be sure to share your comments with our culinary and front of house team who will be pleased their efforts do not go unnoticed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Peter More 

Sechelt, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Obviously a popular location as it was full by 6pm on a Thursday evening. The tables are very close together so it is quite noisy and the staff have to be very careful moving around. There is an extensive menu plus daily specials. I had one of their pizzas. It had a thin crust (good) but it was overcooked (not... More 

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Thank Heronsview
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Your feedback is valued and allows us to continually monitor and improve our standards. Your comments have been shared with our management team for their review. Regards, Peter More 

Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Recently a friend took me to lunch here and I was impressed that the standards I long remembered had been maintained. Although we only ordered soup and salad, I think the quality of both was indicative of the standards the restaurant kitchen has. The soup was the butternut squash, piping hot and seasoned just right and the salads were crisp... More 

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Thank picky154944
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Chef's Adam and Zack prepare our soups from scratch and take pride in their house made beef, chicken ,fish , and vegetable stocks. The butternut squash soup is always well received and a favourite of mine as well. Your patronage is appreciated and we hope to serve you again in the near future. Cheers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 09:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 09:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:45
Thursday
11:30 - 09:45
Friday
11:30 - 09:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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