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Carmelo's Restaurant

#68 of 3,009 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Red River)
+1 512-477-7497
11:00 - 14:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place! Food and service is excellent. Have been many times and have never been disappointed. Prices are reasonable too 😀

Thank jani672
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of friends ate an enjoyable early bird meal after a day sightseeing in Austin. Some enjoyed other items from the menu but the special three course menu items for $35 were just right for us, a few of them being a beautiful watermelon salad, rack of lamb, veal medallions,tiramisu, and others which we can't now remember but were... More 

Thank Hondo3700
New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed an "early bird" special here during a recent business trip. It was like stepping back in time to when families made dinner a special occasion. Menu was great, as was the service. Happy to recommend!

Thank traveldiva2014
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first interest in Carmelo is my dads name so of course we had to try it. We've been going to Carmelo's for years! We're there for most our anniversaries, the staff is great most years they've taken our picture and put it in a keepsake paper frame. Great bananas fosters and cherry jubilee!

Thank francessanpaolo
Worcester, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived and were promptly seated. The waiter was extremely pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. He was spot on with his recommendations. We all order parmingiana, Veal, eggplant and chicken. The red sauce/gravy was very good. All the food was cooked to order as all of our meals had a nice crunch....instead of being soggy from being premade. As well the price... More 

Thank kellygirl63
Southwick, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner. The food was great. The only negative comment we had pertained to the cloth seats in our booth. The material was very stained and gave us the impression/feeling they were dirty.

Thank Jeff S
Prescott, Arizona
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311 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking forward to a nice Italian dinner at Carmelo's. The place seemed to lack passion and a focus on customers. While our server Elias was very good, the food was disappointing. I ordered the filet of wagyu and found the pasta overcooked. My wife had the salmon alla griglia which was good. Although the place was not busy,... More 

Thank Prescott2007
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding reservations on a Saturday night for 3 at 7:30 but Trip Advisor found Carmelo;s for us. We were greeted and seated immediately and it was a pretty full house. I had lobster bisque, which was fabulous, and mussels, which were very good. My friends split the veal and a salad. The portions were very... More 

Thank travelgirl065
Austin, Texas
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to get into another place for dinner before the early show at esters follies but it was an hour and a half wait!. Went over to Carmelo's and dollar though they were busy they were able to find us a table. Without the waiter no we didn't have very much time before our show and he got us out... More 

Thank Gcelina
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both ordered gnocchi with the red sauce and it was light with a delicious sauce. The Cesar salad had large chunks of raw garlic and I love garlic but this was too much. The olive oil with herbs and raw garlic for dipping bread was good but the bread was ho hum. If you do not like garlic, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
    (Red River)
  • Public Transportation: Armadillo Trolley.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-477-7497
Since 1981 Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano has been one of the top Italian restaurants in Texas, with locations in Houston (near the Energy Corridor) and Austin (conveniently downtown). At both locations, we offer the extraordinary Italian food we are known for plus a wide selection of traditional meat, seafood, and pasta dishes, as well as creating modern versions with vegetarian and vegan, and gluten-free options. Carmelo's features a full bar that offers a selection of Italian beers and liquors, along with an extensive wine collection consistently recognized with the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence." Carmelo's is perfect for your lunch business meeting, family dinner, a casual group of friends, or for private events and celebrations in one of several private dining rooms accommodating up to 140 guests.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?