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“Really wonderful food, prepared by a chef who cares.”
Review of Carmells - CLOSED

Carmells
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Really wonderful food, prepared by a chef who cares.”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Been in a bunch of times and had to write to give some reasons for all the return visits.
This place is simple and yet you will be hard pressed to find this quality of food in the area. Simple atmosphere yet a real chef that is passionate about the quality of food, you can taste it!
This food is of wonderful quality and set to a price I am happy to pay (because the food is so good). I’m always excited for a meal every time I walk in the door.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Brent D
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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330 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“prices are going up”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have eaten here several times, mostly for dinner, and loved the food, service and prices.
We have tried breakfast here, but the prices are steadly rising. $9.99 for breakfast plus coffee is a little steep. There is a breakfast special, but if you don't want that...then prepare to pay.
Yes the food and service have always been good, that is what keeps us coming back, but I think we shall skip breakfast.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Misty58
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Kincardine, Canada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We went to Carmells with friends and had the $39.99 special three course meal for two. Everything was great, from the homemade tomato bisque to the main course (heaping platter of meats, vegetables, pasta and potatoes) to the dessert of pecan caramel cheesecake. The food was plentiful and very tasty, the staff were friendly and welcoming. Reservations are recommended!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Jetter66
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Ontario
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great lunch! Will be returning”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I had lunch at Carmel's and although the atmosphere doesn't scream first class the food is higher quality, better portions and unbeatable prices to anything within 30 mins of this restaurant on HWY 21.
Don't miss a chance to stop by.

I had the calimari appetizer with a nice marinara sauce. Garlic bread and cesaer salad as well. My partner had the lemon chicken pasta, which was really great and made the whole restaurant smell fantastic.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank travellershep
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Hamilton, Canada
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food -reasonably priced”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Stopped here for supper on our way south from Tobermory. We had been here once for lunch in the spring when heading north (when we saw it for the first time).

The restaurant is clean and the service was friendly and prompt both times, admittedly there were only a few customers at the time.

The food was very good on both occasions. We tried various items on the menu on both occasions- seafood pastas are very good. On both occasions the servings were generous.

For the dinner we ordered on of the specials for two. The pasta with rose sauce was properly done with the sauce being nice and viscous. The salads are fresh and an appropriate size with the proper amount of dressing(s)/The chicken parmisan was lightly breaded, not greasy, and the meat was moist and tender. The italian sausage, the vegetables and the roast potatoes were very good. (we took a portion with us for breakfast the next day) The meat balls were unfortunately a bit on the crumbly and dry side with little flavour but that was offset by the quality of the remainder of the dinner discribed in the foregoing. Coffee was good and refilled in a timely way without having to ask for more.
Then there are their killer desserts....we had the ten layer banana chocolate cake that is made in house. This is a "decandent" pleasure !! Unlike many Italian restaurants the prices are reasonable. If you are travelling in the area definitely recommend going there.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank huronhawk
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