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Carmela' s Restaurant

12169 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1818
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“greek salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
12169 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of other restaurants are closed Sunday Monday, almost missed this place so glad we stopped, excellent service, and food

Thank Blake G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Poorly managed and staffed. Prices change from menu on a whim. You can hear microwave going off to heat the food you ordered. Wait staff very unfriendly. Very disappointed.

Thank Ginapage
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Felt like Italian and saw the reviews thought we would try it. Salad bar very fresh. Ordered chicken ciacciatore chicken breast instead of dark meat tasteless and dry but the sauce was ok. Wouldn't order again. Hubby got angel hair with Italian sausages and sauce...More

1  Thank dredgeboater
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for Mother's Day. The meals were fresh and the flavor was fantastic. I highly recommend Carmela's.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This restaurant is amazing!! My fiance' and I ate here for the first time today and I was blown away! I cook authentic Italian recipes passed down from my dads grandmother who is full blooded Italian and have not found any restaurant that comes even...More

1  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Owned by an Italian Couple from NY - they do it right. Nice to find authentic Italian hidden in our little town. Very nice staff, great food & wine. we like to go as a treat to ourselves.

1  Thank Katrina V
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Fantastic food, with a quaint atmosphere! This is a hidden gem in Dunnellon, FL. With a strange exterior....the interior is very quaint, warm and inviting to say the least. The menu is extensive to say the least. Every bit of detail is given to each...More

Thank Sherri9360
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Ate here several times while staying in the Dunnellon area in February. Each time was a pleasant experience. You can choose any type of pasta with the Italian dishes so if you love angel hair you can have that with your "spaghetti" and meatball orders....More

Thank javo
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Breakfast was very good ~ inside restaraunt area is small not enough seating sometimes! They make a really good big salad with meats and side potato salad, dinner was good too!

Thank paulamorris156
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A recommendation by a local sent us to this lovely restaurant that turned out to be an enormous surprise. It is much bigger on the inside than it looks. We were hungry for breakfast food even though it was lunchtime and were so pleased to...More

Thank janniebabe1
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Jeannette L
26 April 2017|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
We are usually there for breakfast before we put boat in lake. I suggest you Google them as menu may be on line. You could also call them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12169 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1818
OPen for Breakfast Lunch & Dinner we have a different menu for each. Carmela's is owned by owners that are usually always there to greet you. We know that money is precious and take it as a great compliment when you choose us to cook your meal for you.We cook with fresh produce and each entree is made to order.Most Dinner entees include the salad bar if desired. WE have a wide variety on our menu and Daily specials that are not off of our menu. Steaks, Mahi, Salmon, Pastas, Fresh Clams, Frances, Fishermans Platter,Burgers, Sandwiches etc. We have added a lot of gluetin free choices to our menu. Breakfasts 4.99 To 7.99 Lunches 4.99 To 8.99 . Dinners 7.99 To 17.99 Breakfast Buffet on Sunday
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