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238 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1944
+1 651-699-2448
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Roseville, Minnesota
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every March my first wife and I meet up with five old friends for dinner at Carmelo's. The food is good and the atmosphere is funky Italian. The waitress, Shelly, breaks her back to see that all is well. Everyone enjoyed their dinners with one exception. My wife sent her Fettuccine Alfredo back for lack of warmth. Needed some heat... More 

1 Thank Thaddeus W
Northfield, Minnesota
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Warm and cozy neighborhood restaurant with excellent food. Somewhat limited menu compared to many other places but plenty to choose. Excellently prepared and served with competent and attentive staff. A gem. This was first visit but plan to return again and again.

1 Thank George C
New Ulm, Minnesota
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I do not agree with the other reviewers. I have always had great food here. Sometimes the service isn't great but the quality of the food has been.

2 Thank Lora B
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have been to Carmelo's a couple of time before and found it excellent; however out last visit was disappointing. I had the Scallops and Crab it was salty, the fettuccini was dry and looked like it had sat under the heat lamp too long and lacked flavor. My wife had the Veal, it was thick and chewy and warm... More 

Thank Leo S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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375 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Just came back about a year later and this time brought the husbands! We split the Shrimp Macalester and friends split the sausage special. Since we weren't going home we didn't want left overs sitting in the car so chose to split and the food was plenty for each couple. The Shrimp Macalester is still probably one of my favorite... More 

2 Thank 4Schus
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

The quality of food and service has dropped significantly recently. We had been coming here for more than 13 years - it was one of our favorite places for neighborhood Italian food. This last visit, though, was such a disappointment that I doubt we will return. The food was not as well made as it had been. The salad, in... More 

1 Thank Meg S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Overall the atmosphere and ambviance was what I would expect for this less than 20 tables restaurant. It's quaint and small. Service: Overall, it was good considering there was one waitress and a host, but the restaurant was busy and it seemed as if having one more waitress would have created less stress for our server and a better dining... More 

Thank mineesnowtah
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We always enjoy Carmelo's. Great food, lovely atmosphere. The menu is varied - and includes several vegetarian dishes.

3 Thank jcaseymn
Lakeville, Minnesota
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638 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We were here to celebrate my wife's retirement and had reservations for the 4 of us..we had to wait about 15 min before the hostess ( who also was bussing tables and setting them up) could seat us then after waiting some more I asked her if we could order a bottle of wine while we waited for the server..we... More 

1 Thank MinnScooter
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

The restaurant can be a bit disarming as you enter, as you walk through the front door and turn right you must part a curtain and then walk down an aisle, we almost left - glad we didn't and don't let the entrance dissuade you. The service was very good and the food was excellent and the price was very,... More 

2 Thank Leo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1944
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-699-2448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?