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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

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1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada (14th & 15th St.)
+1 604-922-4719
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11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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West Vancouver
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner @ Carmelo's last night. The venue was very crowded. The tables were so close together that it made it challenging for the servers to move around. Servers: not enough of them! Our server was hurried and spent no time talking to us. She placed the bottle of wine on our table practically on top of the cork. So... More 

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Thank WestVancouverOscar
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and candid feedback. Upon reading your review it is obvious we did not uphold our usual standard of service. One of our servers called in sick last minute and we were unable to find a replacement. Saturdays tend to be one of our busier nights and we regret you found the restaurant to be noisy.... More 

Comox, British Columbia, Canada
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again this is a West Vancouver old timer restaurant I remember going to with my parents as a youth. It was not as big or as good as it is now under the same ownership - but hooray! This Italian food restaurant has beautiful carpaccio, a SUPERB antipasti plate (not cheap but excellent) and of course homemade pasta, pizza and... More 

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Thank Tom W
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Carmelos to celebrate your birthday. What a pleasure to read your review. Your kind words have been shared with the team who were pleased to hear that their efforts did not go unnoticed, and that you enjoyed your dining experience. Carmelos has been open and thriving for over thirty years. Many of our regulars, like you,... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is consistently good, friendly servers, cozy,good ambiance to dine with friends. Never been disappointed. Very good pizzas and pasta.

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Thank kenlimawright
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It was a pleasure reading your review and thank you for such positive feedback. We strive to provide excellent food, service and a cozy ambience. I will be sure to share your accolades with the team. Cheers! Peter More 

New Westminster, Canada
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139 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were looking for something open on a Monday night in the area and saw this restaurant was quite full. A restaurant that busy on a Monday night must be good, so we checked it out. We were so happy and surprised with how good it was. We loved the ambiance and energy here. The service was excellent and attentive...... More 

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Thank mslynnypooh
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valued feedback. Thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ambience,service and risotto. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Cheers, Peter More 

North Vancouver, BC
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424 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Dinner out with friends, ambiance very good, food tasty and good portions. Out waitress a bit harried, seems as if the holiday business was catching up with her, but overall friendly, courteous and attentive when needed. Need reservations.

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Thank paulowlcourt
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Cheers, Peter More 

West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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337 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great food always. It's a cozy neighbourhood Italian Ristorante filled with locals. Wood fired pizzas, great pasta & mains. Good wine list too. Lunch & Dinner are both great, recommend reservations! Enjoy!

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Thank Katherine M
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks Katherine, It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Carmelos in the near future! Cheers, Peter More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Each course didn't disappoint, with exceptional produce being used you could definitely taste the quality. The service was fantastic which completed the whole experience. Would go back in a heart beat.

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Thank DeeDee618
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you DeeDee, Great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Carmelos. I will be certain to pass along your accolades to the team. We take pride in our food product - Chef Adam ensures only the best of quality. The front of house team strive for professional,friendly service. Thrilled to hear we met your expectations on all accounts... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Carmelo's has been a fixture in West Vancouver's Ambleside neighbourhood for decades. It is a small, intimate restaurant serving spaghetti, linguine, rissotto, pizza and other familiar Italian dishes. All that I've tried have been excellent. The service is thoroughly professional, yet warm and friendly. Carmelo's is very popular and reservations are highly recommended for any day of the week.

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Thank Donald D
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you Donald, Thank you so much for your kind review. Hearing such wonderful accolades from a regular guest is indeed a compliment to our team. We thank you for your loyal patronage and look forward to welcoming you back! Cheers, Peter More 

Vancouver, Canada
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227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had lunch at Carmelo's with friends who live in West Vancouver and go to the restaurant on a regular basis. The food was good and the service was efficient if not overtly friendly (which could be considered both good and not so good depending on your point of view). We enjoyed the experience of eating at this restaurant although... More 

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Thank IAG2608
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your luncheon and hope to welcome you back again soon. Cheers, Peter More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Greeted instantly as we walked in the door. Place was busy around 1 pm but they were able to give us a table without reservation. Fir starters we shared buffalo mozzarella served with tomatoes. The sauce gave a flavour that complemented the cheese. For mains got the mushroom cannelloni - again simple plating with good tomato sauce that doesn't overpower... More 

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Thank edyalung
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your luncheon.....hope we see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
    (14th & 15th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Bus Routes: Vancouver 250, 251, 252 Park Royal 253 Lynn Valley 255 UBC 258
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-922-4719
Description
Carmelo's has been the mainstay of Italian dining in West Vancouver for over twenty years. As fresh today as it was at the beginning. Carmelo's offers a cozy dining experience for all ages and tastes. Featuring a wood fired pizza oven to give you arguably the best pizza in Vancouver, pastas to make your mouth water and entrees ranging from fresh local seafood, lamb rack and numerous veal dishes. The fresh sheet is just that, fresh. The menu is not overly "fussy". Carmelo's is the comfort food place that the locals drop in for a bite to eat without hurting the budget.

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