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Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

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3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
+1 715-845-5570
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon 17:00 - 20:30
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed 16:30 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Hatley, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out with a couple of friends on a Saturday night. The atmosphere is cozy. Not a lot to look at as far as decor, but the view of the golf course and the ski hill runs was quite lovely. The hot garlic bread served when we were seated was delicious. I had an Amaretto and my husband had... More 

Thank Michelle C
Hewiitt, WI
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had heard about Carmelo's from an ad on TV and decided to give it a try. We made reservations ahead of time which was a good call because the place was packed. The restaurant itself is in the clubhouse of a golf course at the base of Rib Mountain. While that may seem a bit odd, it does offer... More 

Thank ZeusSNC
Wausau, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

For the Wausau area, you'll he hard pressed to find a better choice of Italian cuisine. It's, in my opinion, in the top ten of this area. Every dish I have had here was been amazing. The service is very good. Because this place is so good, there is alway a wait. But that is ok! Spend time in the... More 

Thank DaleVC54401
Hayward, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed a dinner with friends after a day of meetings. The staff was pleasant and very attentive. The food was tasty. My friends loved their steaks. I ordered the walleye, only after asking if there were bones which I was told there were not. It was good but unfortunately there were many small bones which I didn't care for. I... More 

Thank Kathy M
Marathon, WI
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236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Girls night out on opening weekend of hunting and we had a blast! Very relaxed atmosphere, great service and always great food! Never disappointed when I stop in here! Keep up the great work!

Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A very good, classic Italian restaurant located in an attractive setting at the base of Rib Mountain. We arrived early and were able to get a seat by the window to experience the view. The menu was predictable Italian fare; flavorful and plentiful. Service was excellent and attentive. Prices were appropriately modest. We will definitely return.

Thank CLandJL
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255 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant and bar at golf course. Not where you would expect to find great food. A short 45 minute wait passed in the bar with friends. Pan fried fish is the nights special. Those in our group that ordered it we very pleased. The beef filet with gorgonzola butter was very tasty. The Italian bread served with the meal is... More 

Thank MDNied
Wausau, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We always enjoy our visit to Carmelo's. Both the food and service are always excellent. We always go on Fridays for their fish fry (which they also serve Wednesdays) - We get there at 4:30 to get a table (they don't start serving until 5) - It is always packed full - We don't mind the wait because it's pleasant... More 

Thank Ken K
Wausau, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We've been to Carmelo's many times for their Friday Fish Fry--and have never ever been disappointed. We don't even mind the wait to be seated because we just order a drink and start visiting. Everyone is so friendly! It's just a great night out!

Thank Betts5
Phillips, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I ordered the seafood Alfredo and my husband had the spaghetti. We did not finish our meals because they were so bad. You would think an Italian restaurant would have good spaghetti but it was like a TV dinner. Garlic bread when you are seated is a nice gesture, but it was burnt and tasteless. Staff was friendly at least.... More 

Thank Honey W
Lucas O, Guest Relations Manager at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We work hard to provide the best dining experience possible. I'm glad you found our staff friendly. We would have loved the opportunity to fix anything while you were here. We are always willing to fix our mistakes! I hope you'll give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3607 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: +1 715-845-5570
The Oliva family and dedicated staff welcome you to Carmelo's. Established in October of 1986; three generations strive to provide a family atmosphere and fine dining experience. Enjoy!

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