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Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

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3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
+1 715-845-5570
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon 17:00 - 20:30
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed 16:30 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Marathon, WI
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222 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Girls night out on opening weekend of hunting and we had a blast! Very relaxed atmosphere, great service and always great food! Never disappointed when I stop in here! Keep up the great work!

Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A very good, classic Italian restaurant located in an attractive setting at the base of Rib Mountain. We arrived early and were able to get a seat by the window to experience the view. The menu was predictable Italian fare; flavorful and plentiful. Service was excellent and attentive. Prices were appropriately modest. We will definitely return.

Thank CLandJL
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230 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant and bar at golf course. Not where you would expect to find great food. A short 45 minute wait passed in the bar with friends. Pan fried fish is the nights special. Those in our group that ordered it we very pleased. The beef filet with gorgonzola butter was very tasty. The Italian bread served with the meal is... More 

Thank MDNied
Wausau, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We always enjoy our visit to Carmelo's. Both the food and service are always excellent. We always go on Fridays for their fish fry (which they also serve Wednesdays) - We get there at 4:30 to get a table (they don't start serving until 5) - It is always packed full - We don't mind the wait because it's pleasant... More 

Thank Ken K
Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We've been to Carmelo's many times for their Friday Fish Fry--and have never ever been disappointed. We don't even mind the wait to be seated because we just order a drink and start visiting. Everyone is so friendly! It's just a great night out!

Thank Betts5
Phillips, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I ordered the seafood Alfredo and my husband had the spaghetti. We did not finish our meals because they were so bad. You would think an Italian restaurant would have good spaghetti but it was like a TV dinner. Garlic bread when you are seated is a nice gesture, but it was burnt and tasteless. Staff was friendly at least.... More 

Thank Honey W
Lucas O, Guest Relations Manager at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We work hard to provide the best dining experience possible. I'm glad you found our staff friendly. We would have loved the opportunity to fix anything while you were here. We are always willing to fix our mistakes! I hope you'll give... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Came here on a crazy busy Friday night because I heard they had a delicious fish fry. I prefer haddock always, and when I heard that they had lightly battered and only pan fried haddock, I was IN! I had to stand in the bar for over 60 minutes, they were VERY busy (and I found out they ALWAYS are... More 

Thank wiscomommy
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Carmelo's is a great family owned/operated place to get very good Italian food and a cocktail. It's a casual atmosphere with very accommodating and attentive staff. Try one of Jane's Old Fashions for a taste of what a good Wisconsin Old Fashioned should be. You can get a nice view of the Granite Peak Ski Area (Rib Mountain State Park)... More 

Thank AJGear
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This restaurant offers good Italian food. The garlic bread was tasty. The staff was very nice. The best thing about it is probably the views, where you see the ski slopes just outside the window. Very reasonable prices as well!

Thank 542bernadettew
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have visited Carmelo's numerous times. Atmosphere is wonderful and food has always been consistently good. Friday fish fry is very good and their garlic bread is excellent. We have also visited there on other evenings and find the menu reasonable and food great. Carmelo's will always be one of our favorites.

Thank Gary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-845-5570
The Oliva family and dedicated staff welcome you to Carmelo's. Established in October of 1986; three generations strive to provide a family atmosphere and fine dining experience. Enjoy!

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