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“Excellent Naples Restaurant”
Review of Osteria Da Carmela

Osteria Da Carmela
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Ranked #118 of 2,874 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Pendino
Description: The restaurant, in the heart of the ancient Naples offers a rich menu from the traditional Neapolitan cuisine; the atmosphere is really relaxing and the place, with its elegant lines and features, is really nice. After all, Neapolitan cuisine is famous and beloved, like Neapolitan songs all over the world. "We love what we do!"
Winter Park, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Naples Restaurant”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We spent two nights in Naples at the Hotel Piazza Bellini during our three week trip to Italy in October, 2013. Osteria da Carmela is just around the block from the hotel, and as was the case with many other reviewers it was recommended by the hotel. In reflecting on our trip, our dinner at Osteria da Carmela stands out as one of our most pleasant dining experiences in Italy. The restaurant is small and unpretentious but attractive. It is a "sit down" restaurant with white tablecloths and is not a pizza restaurant. When we first arrived, there was only one other couple eating there. After ordering our food, a large group of local diners arrived filling up the place. The young lady who served us was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and the food and wine were both excellent. Like other reviewers, our bill consisted only of the handwritten total amount due. I figured that this was a quaint local custom, and since the amount was about what I expected I didn't complain or ask for further backup. I would unhesitatingly recommend Osteria da Carmela to friends and other travelers.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank John S
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Lancashire UK
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Quiet and unassuming - but good.”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Just around the corner from the frenetic buzz of the Piazza Bellini this small restaurant provides good food and wine at very reasonable prices (£30 a head including wine). There was a party of locals eating there which is usually a good sign. The menu is limited to a few dishes but the ones we had were both attractively presented and quite delicious. As starters the octopus and tomatoes on bruschetta and the trio of pesce fumicato are to be recommended. The service was efficient and the waitress never without a smile! It's not the most exciting restaurant in town but sometimes you just want to sit and eat a good meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank scottieLancashireUK
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London
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't go there !”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel Bellini but were very disappointed. It was overpriced, we were just given a piece of paper at the end with an amount on it, no breakdown of costs at all. The food was uninteresting, one of our party got the wrong starter, having asked for something vegetarian there was meat in it. The bolognese sauce was tasteless and all the plates were cold. The place was full of bored looking tourists , no locals at all, always a bad sign ! The waitress did her best but the standard was poor. Give it a miss !

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank coram
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Lakeside, CA
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Also two delicious meals.”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We were in Naples for the first and last day of a 3 week vacation. Found Osteria Da Carmela the first night (it was recommended by our hotel, Piazza Bellini) and went back for our last night. Naples is a frenetic city and one has to dig deep to find something to love, but we found it with this restaurant. The food and service were excellent but what we enjoyed most was the intimate and quiet atmosphere. You step into Carmela's and all the noise and craziness of Naples slips away.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Barbara T
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't do it”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Great place to eat if you like an old salad bar and deep fried calamari that will give your jaws a workout. Most people in the restaurant seemed to be complaining about their food, including us. On the bright side, the waitress was very friendly.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Ad V
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