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Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

209 W Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4819
+1 941-621-4091
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (56 reviews)
“bocconcini” (6 reviews)
“pork shank” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 W Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4819
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Truth be told,we were not heading for Carmelo’s that night but were originally going elsewhere. Bad luck/good luck - the other restaurant was closed but Carmelo’s was just down the street and we (4 of us) decided to chance it. Wow, were we surprised. Not...More

Thank Edward O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was great, decent wine list, very fair prices! We had the veal parm and lobster ravioli that also had 4 shrimp! Those included salad so that’s always nice. They are moving to a bigger location in the next few months, close by. We...More

Thank Nicole Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got in without s reservation and what a delicious meal. I had the appetizer special ( huge enough for 2 meals) buda bang. OMG I am still dreaming about it. Surprise yourself and order it. My husband had Osso Bucca and...More

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is probably one of the top places to go for classic, Italian dishes like veal piccata or lasagna. Service is always friendly, and the building and outdoor seating area is very charming.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went to celebrate a birthday August 4 & had a wonderful experience. Everyone enjoyed their food & the Osso Bucco I got was a large portion & absolutely delicious! Our server was very polite and attentive & after noticing a birthday card...More

Thank Katalli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start... we were visiting for the weekend and as usual went to trip advisor for the best places to eat. We started with the burrata Magnificent and it was amazing. Then my husband got the last order of the Veal chop. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, very good food and service, will return. Looking forward to the new larger place with full bar.

Thank Hodag60s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular calamari appetizer salad was amazing, chicken parmesan was a 10 and the spaghetti bolognese was absolutely delicious. Service was an A+++. Linda was our server. Look forward to our next meal here.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for lunch with friends. Manicotti was very good. Came with a salad. Server was very nice. Will be back

Thank bsmirh1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lived in Punta Gorda now for four years. We have been saying,,,,we should try that place out but never really found the time and were a bit sceptical as every other restaurant in the downtown area has been a very huge disappointment. We...More

Thank riottheking
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Deborah S
14 April 2018|
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Response from Santamonic | Reviewed this property |
No for women, golf shorts for men.
Melanie H
24 February 2018|
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Response from Joan C L | Reviewed this property |
Casual but not ripped shorts, muscle shirts, etc.
2 February 2017|
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Response from Rocky J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But then, if your friend is flying Allegiant, it may be days before he/she arrives.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-621-4091
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