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Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

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3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
+1 715-845-5570
17:00 - 20:30
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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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
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
Wausau, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

One of their ads says 'exquisite Italian' food but the menu is quite average, boring and the specials haven't changed in years. The food is average tasting. Has a lovely view of the golf course and ski hill. The bar area is small & often crammed (not spacious at all as another reviewer posted). They do not accept reservations on... More 

Thank Chris G
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Loved it! Loved the food and the ambience. We went earlier than the usual dinner crowd. We came upon it by accident but were very pleasantly surprised. This was a few years ago, however.

1 Thank Marcia S
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

The food and service was great! We went for dinner on a Monday night. We were seated right away and the food came quickly. The view of the ski hill was beautiful at night.

1 Thank live2showski
Wausau, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Friday fish fry this past weekend with good friends, we chose Carmelo's. We had to wait about 45 minutes for a table, but the bar was pleasant and spacious. The garlic bread they brought out was warm and very tasty! I had the pan fried haddock which was very good! My potato choice was the Alfredo which I felt lacked... More 

1 Thank mesagrunt
Antigo, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Everything was good. Service from the minute you walk in. Had the tenderloin special that cooked perfect. Salad and garlic bread were excellent. A little pricey, but not bad.

1 Thank cusemets
Wausau, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

To be honest, my husband and I won't be going back. We went to Carmelo's for the first time last night, looking for a good place to have drinks and dinner with family visiting. Not impressed at all. The staff is very friendly, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. My husband ordered the 10 oz tenderloin with... More 

3 Thank MSchliepp

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?