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Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano

1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
+1 604-922-4719
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to love? The food here is consistently EXCELLENT, so is the service. I used to frequent Carmelo's at least once a week when I lived in W Van. Since I moved some 5 years ago, I pop back every so often; same welcoming...More

1  Thank Bella B
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh Janet G, Your review says it all! We all work very hard to maintain a high standard of service and mouthwatering menu items. So glad that you continue to join us at Carmelo's and we hope to welcome you back again real soon! Best,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here. We were visiting from out of province but meeting family for dinner and this was the location decided upon. None of us had eaten there before but we all left happy. The food was great, we had an attentive...More

Thank Kay B
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kay B It is always a pleasure to serve patrons from out of Province. Our staff will be thrilled to hear that you were impressed with the quality of food and attentive service. Hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carmelo's has been around for years and the quality of food and the service has remained impeccable throughout! It is a regular spot for us to go, especially on a Monday when in addition to their regular menu they offer a selection of pasta specials...More

Thank Jim B
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much Jim B. It's patrons like yourself that make our 15 years in owning Carmelo's so worthwhile. I've often said that there are many choices in Ambleside.....we thank you for your continued patronage and loyalty. Look forward to welcoming you back on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of restaurants that have been around for ages and have cultivated a loyal following, but the trick is to maintain that loyalty yet keep things fresh with an evolving menu and interesting choices. That's where Carmelo's gets it right. It's a cozy...More

Thank lomimu
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lomimu, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for "getting" Carmelo's. Carmelo's opened in the mid eighties and I am the proud owner in the 15th year of operating this wonderful neighbourhood gem. We are fortunate to have many loyal,regular patrons who...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Quaint and cozy place. The entrees were exceptional - we had two of the specials, crab/lobster ravioli and the halibut. Outstanding both of them. We opened with the beet/goat cheese salad. That was exceptional as well. The cappuccino was great, too. The closing spoiled it...More

Thank Mike T
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mike T, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal during your recent visit to Carmelo's. The crab and lobster ravioli as well as the halibut are indeed outstanding. Be rest assured your kind words have been past along to our culinary team. We...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Came here without a reservation, host seated us after a short wait and it was worth it Great food thx

Thank KTM65Moto
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks KTM65Moto for giving us a try! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Until then... Ciao, Peter

Reviewed 29 August 2017

... we had a cozy table by the window; atmosphere, staff, everything was perfect. Going to skip right to the lemon meringue pie. Not generally a fan the way my mom makes it (sorry mom), so that's why i need to make a big deal...More

Thank Kane S
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you Kane S We hope you enjoy many more date nights at Carmelos! It was a pleasure reading your review and are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. Best, Peter

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door the service was exceptional!! From the host storing our camping chairs we had from an outdoor concert to the wonderful young lady that took care of us for the evening. My husband was so impressed he left...More

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Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Wow! What a pleasure to read your review. I have shared your kind comments with the front of house team who were pleased their efforts did not go unnoticed. Your note of thanks is still posted on our "accolades board" and was very much appreciated...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

The food was the best I have had in recent years. Prices pretty good and awesome service. The staff (Jaki and Carmello?) are very friendly and eager to please. Very attentive without being 'in your face'. We had a relaxing meal. Had 2 appetizers and...More

Thank Judi G
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thanks Judi G Glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Carmelos. Your kind words have been shared with both the front of house and culinary team. Hope you will visit us again soon! Best, Peter

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant dining experience in West Vancouver. Lovely Caesar Salad that was not overwhelmed by dressing, veal cannelloni and penne with Gorgonzola and walnut, beautifully washed down with the house red. Restaurant has a lovely family feel to it, and the prices are very...More

Thank Philip6262
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Carmelos, and even more thrilled that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back! Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor - much appreciated Philip6262. Regards, Peter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 09:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 09:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:45
Thursday
11:30 - 09:45
Friday
11:30 - 09:45
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
  • E-mail
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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