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PRICE RANGE
£4 - £18
CUISINES
Italian, British, Pizza, European, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

This is a gem of a restaurant and we would highly recommend it. The food was excellent-it was the best Italian food we’ve had in a long time. Vincenzo the chef took excellent care of us-our son has a nut allergy and he was very...mindful of this and made sure everything was okay for our son to eat. Thank you so much Vincenzo and the rest of the staff! We had a lovely evening:)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Extremely rude waitress. Will not go again. She refused to give us a 4 seater table for myself, my son and my friend. It wasn't reserved, she just presumed we could squeeze on a 2 seater table because she presumed my son wouldn't be having...any lunch. We've been before and he always eats his own meal! Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023 via mobile

Excellent pasta and pizza. Really excellent. Just as good as in Italy. And the house Montepulciano went down a treat. This is my 6th visit and I look forward to next time.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Waiter took our order. Where the only couple in there. We waited a good while for our good to arrive and when our main course arrived my vegetarian pasta had parmesan cheese on top which is not vegetarian. Waiter apologise d and said they always...put parmesan on their pasta. I replied that's fine but Don't label the dish as vegetarian. Our starters that we ordered did not arrive. Waiter went back to order it but we said no as our main dishes were on the table already. While we ate the Waiter was talking to 2 ladies about how much he hates working in Carmellos. ( it showed ). He stated it was boring. The food was really nice especially the salad that was prepared to my request, hence the 2 stars. The Waiter did not apologise for not having brought our starters as he stated it was a printer error and he didn't know we did not get them. The Waiter took our order and was the only Waiter there. He blamed it on the kitchen staff saying that they should have brought it to us. I started he was the Waiter not them and it was him looking after the customer. He was too busy talking and complaining to the 2 ladies to bother checking on the customer. The Waiter took our payment without a thank you. On the wall there is a trip advisor sign stating the restaurant is good for vegetarians. Almost all the dishes labelled vegetarian has parmesan cheese listed as an ingredient. It's not a vegetarian alternative they use but one that contains animal rennet. I was told via an email that they only use real parmesan and no other option is available. So definitely not good for vegetarians. Food labeling in this restaurant is miss leading. We left and we were not happy at all.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Dear customer thank you for taking the time to write this review .We are very concerned to hear this and will address the issues you raised . Please do come back and allow us the opportunity to give you a 5 star experience.

Reviewed 2 May 2023

We had have a lovely pizza,absolutely delicious and chicken wings, what was good as well. Irina, the waitress who looked after us made an amazing cappuccino and smoothie, We had have great experience over there, looking forward to come back!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Thank you so much for your great review it means so much to us all.

Reviewed 2 May 2023

Impromptu visit for lunch - my first time . Had the most delicious chicken salad . This is a lovely cafe which is friendly and family focused. Great menu and reasonably priced . Hidden gem!’

Date of visit: May 2023
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Thank you so much for your super review .We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 14 April 2023

A little gem nestled in heart of London Colney. I have experienced both their lunch and weekend dining and both have been amazing. The food is delicious, always comes out hot and the portion sizes are good! Pizza is great! I truly hope you enjoy...this restaurant just as much as I do!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

How kind of you to take th3 trouble to write such a positive review .We look forward to your next visit . Thank you

Reviewed 2 April 2023

Lovely relaxing atmosphere with an Italian feel, tasty food, great service with gluten free options.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Thank you for your positive feedback .As a small family business we take pride in our food and service and it’s good to know when customers have enjoyed their time with us .

Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Top pizzas and lovely food. Also very kind stuff. We really enjoyed our times there! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Date of visit: September 2022
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Thank you so much for such a great review

Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Coffees are great but the food was definitely below your normal high. Sausages cut in half and looked anaemic. Bacon just cooked and what’s with the smallest slice of bread cut in 4. Nothing like you used to do or can do. Average at best,...you can do so much better!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Oh dear we are so sorry.As you say this is not what we would usually serve.Please come back and enjoy our usual 5 star food and service .

Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

I visit Carmellos on regular basis as the food is always amazing. However, I feel they are starting to price themselves a little high and I may not be able to afford to visit as often as I have

Date of visit: March 2022
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Carmelos Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Thank you for your review so pleased you enjoy the food.We do try our best to keep our prices affordable without cutting the quality of our food and drinks .

Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

5 star breakfast and service! I would highly recommend this cafe. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious. Really nice sausages! Always nice to be greeted with a smile and not a grunt.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Carmelo’s Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review !Looking forward to seeing you again soon .

Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Such a great restaurant for a family meal. The food is delicious and the service matches it. Nothing was too much trouble and the prices are extremely reasonable. We were staying in the area ahead of our trip to Harry Potter Studios. There is free...parking outside. The restaurant is not big and has a very cosy feel. Would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Carmelo’s Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2022

Thank you so much for your kind review .We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 11 February 2022

Hi Vinny the chef is from Naples we had such a great meal tonight. Pizza is amazing the dough takes 3 days to prove (I asked Vinny)

Date of visit: February 2022
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Carmelo’s Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2022

Thank you Karen for writing your review .Much appreciated .So pleased you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 22 January 2022

We visited today. We were warmly welcomed. Our granddaughter was made to feel special and was offered a treat if she ate her lunch. The chef enthusiastically described the menu. He made the most delicious cheesecake which I recommend

Date of visit: January 2022
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Carmelo’s Kitchen, Owner at Carmelo's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2022

Thank you for your review .So good to know that you enjoyed your lunch with us .

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Hi, We open from 9am on Sundays. Breakfast menu is until 1pm. Check our website for full menu.
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Hours: Sunday 9am–10pm Monday Closed Tuesday 8am–10pm Wednesday 8am–10pm Thursday 8am–10pm Friday 8am–10:30pm Saturday 9am–10:30pm
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Carmelo's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5