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Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas, Manassas, VA

Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

4.6
4.6
992 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Manassas, which specializes in Contemporary Cuisine with Italian and Portuguese Fusion. The restaurant features a seasonal menu with locally sourced items from local farms. We are proud to be featured as one of the 50 best restaurants in Northern Virginia By Northern Virginia Magazine.

To accompany your dinner, select from our 2010-2022 Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List. Come try our extensive Portuguese wine list and taste for yourself what everyone will be talking about. We currently carry over 75 Portuguese wines from such regions as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura, and Vinho Verde. Our list of Portuguese wines is one of the finest in the DC Metropolitan area and is comparable to many of the top Portuguese wine lists in the America.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 368-5522
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Alice Pires
  • Private party facilities
    Located in historic Old Town Manassas we have been serving the local community for 36 years. Our private dining area seats 60 comfortably and we have many package options to fill any need.
  • Private party contact
    Gaby Buckley: (703) 368-5522
  • Area
    Manassas
  • Cross Street
    Battle Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking garage by the train station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Carmello's A la Carte Mother's Day

    12 May 2024 only
    Carmello's Special A la Carte Menu

What 992 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

Noise • Moderate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

992 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing birthday dinner with excellent food service and ambience! 💯 always recommend Carmello’s

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  2. Lynnstar88

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought a friend here for her first time. She has a new favorite in Manassas

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  3. KellyA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, impeccable service, and great atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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  4. MichaelB

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone took excellent care of us. Drinks and food were delicious. Great spot for date night!

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  5. TomL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter went above and beyond to celebrate our anniversary.

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  6. DougH

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, very good food, great service.

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  7. Virginiatravelers

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been to Carmello’s for years, and were glad we made this return trip! The menu was well curated, and our choices were outstanding. We had the octopus and house salad for starters, followed by the paella and veal medallions. The baked octopus was superb, and the shrimp in the paella was excellently done. We both enjoyed glasses of the Tempranillo. We will be back.

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  8. thefoodxpert

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious wine and dessert. Salmon stuffed with crabmeat had a fishy odor and the veal was tough. Leek potato cake, risotto and spinach were very good.

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  9. PaulW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good service was great. A little over priced in my opinion.

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  10. RobertC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and food very good. I would go back there with friends to enjoy another meal.

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  11. Kristen

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's was a busy Valentines Day but the service and food was fantastic and the atmosphere wasn't too loud despite the number of patrons. Our server Faith was particularly good and was a great balance of attentiveness and leaving us to enjoy our experience

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  12. LauraS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible staff and food. Perfect for a date night!

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  13. IDavis

    New York City

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Carmello's is always a very pleasant experience...great food, service, etc.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was all flavorless and bland. The quality wasn’t good. The presentation of the food was nice but deceiving after you tasted it .The appetizers, puff pastry and baked Brie to Carmellos salads, Caesar salad , the main courses ravioli and salmon all disappointing. The free bread was dry and the complimentary chocolate covered strawberries at the end were too mushy to eat. The only thing we enjoyed were the drinks. The restaurant ambience and service was good but the food is not worth the price. After spending $200 it was not worth it. I would never go back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time being here and we absolutely loved it. It’s definitely a hidden gem in Old Town; the ambiance was wonderful, the staff was attentive and so courteous.

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  16. every2weeks

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the veal & Risotto dish. The texture of the veal resembles sausage and risotto was too broken. It was also noisy there, and can’t believe we had to pay a convenience fee for using our credit card.

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  17. DouglasZ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional! We will be retuning

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  18. deslike

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We only had drinks and appetizers which were all very good, and the service was excellent from start to finish, but halfway through our meal a couple was seated near us that was drenched in heavy perfume and I literally could not breathe without coughing, it was so very offensive and I know not the fault of the restaurant, but I would suggest considering seating when this scenario arises again. I will likely return here because the food and service were good.

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  19. MelissaL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and ambience was wonderful! Only downside is that I would have liked more Cabernet options on the wine list that weren't over $100/bottle. We will definitely be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Only suggestion is the dining room is very, very brightly lit for a romantic Saturday night dinner date. Softer lighting would make it a 10/10.

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  21. MyTH

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner in a formal but comfortable setting. Outstanding lamb! So many dessert choices... I appreciated the generously-sized water glasses.

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  22. HowardS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and attentive staff. Food excellent. They never disappoint.

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  23. JamesR

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meals are over the top good, everything from our appetizers, salads and entrees. I would highly recommend.

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  24. MattL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our New Year's Eve dinner at Carmello's of Olde Towne Manassas VA last night was superb ! The ambiance/decor was well done and the team was excellent (Melissa was our waitress - and she was great !). The entire team from start (i.e., the hostess) to finish was on the money -- i.e., a great team ! The food was excellent and the nice variety of selections available (oysters rockefeller -- escargo/snails -- lamb -- veal and the sides e.g., the yummy brussel sprouts) -- were delicious. I was curious if any of the chefs were graduates of the Johnson & Wales University culinary school. Whether any of them were graduates from there or not, the taste was scrumptuous ! Thank you for a great time (a big "abrigado" to the owners !! ). Look forward to coming back to Carmello's and also trying Monza sometime ! - Matt

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  25. Will

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific service as usual -- we come here every New Year's Eve to celebrate and hang out in downtown Manassas The food is excellent -- good portions and everythong perfectly prepared and presented and full of flavor One of the best wine lists anywhere in the area The wait staff are friendly and efficient and know there product -- do not hesitate to ask for recommendations on food, wine, or cocktails My wife asked about a vodka martini that was a little sweeter and creamer than usual and our waitress hit the mark perfectly right down to the sugar rimmed glass Truly a wonderful experience We will be back

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  26. RobertB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service. We will definitely dine there again.

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  27. BillK

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted immediately and seated quickly by friendly and attentive staff. The rest of the evening went smoothly, even with it being NYE dinner rush. The food and wine was delicious. A true Old Town Manassas treasure.

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  28. Curmudgeon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, though a large private party meant things were a little slow - not enough to discourage a return visit. Excellent kitchen and cellar - always surprising to find such a good wine list in the wilds of Manassas.

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  29. Kathleen

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We took our grown adult children to dinner prior to celebrate New Years early. It took 30 minutes for a server to take our drink order, 15 minutes for the drinks to arrive, 20 minutes for the apps to arrive, and 75 minutes for entrees. The food was half cooked, cold or well done and too dry. Absolutely excruciating. The drinks were good, we enjoyed talking to our kids and played 20 questions to pass the time. All the tables waited way too long for food. Horrible service, but 8 water refills. Will never go again. Paid nearly $300 and almost left for McDonalds but finally the less than optimal entrees arrived. Shrimp app was dry, overcooked. Short ribs had no flavor but were tender, pumpkin risotto was not pumpkin, sea bass was dry tilapia with one shrimp cut in 4 pieces on top with spinach, squash was cold and almost raw, broccolini was still frozen on top, chicken sausage dish was super dry. It was actually comical.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Was really disappointed with the food choices. It was a limited menu on Christmas Eve and did not know this prior to making the reservation. Did not even order an entree due to the poor menu choices. Had to get a salad instead. Really disappointed!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little too loud for our liking; improved over the course of the evening. Enjoyed interacting with the staff. Food is superb!

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  32. DonnaS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent!! Such a difference to eat fresh made pasta. The staff was friendly and helpful making our first Christmas Eve dining out a pleasure. I think we have a new tradition.

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  33. Atypical

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu selections provided an outstanding array of choices, both for entrees and thereafter with the superb desserts. Plus, our server made the whole dining experience to be a wonderful occasion.

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  34. BZie

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service at end of meal was a bit off. Coffee served well before desert. Had to wait for sugar and coffee cooled off.

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  35. DavidE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambiance were great. The house pinot was very nice. While the lobster bisque was very nice, the fried onions on the salad were too chewy to eat. The lobster ravioli was very nice, but the lobster tail and the shrimp were way overcooked. The asparagus was cold when it should have been hot. The pistachio ice cream was excellent, and while the crème brûlée has a good flavor and texture, it would have been that much better served warm rather than cold. This was our first visit to Carmello’s, and we feel like we may have set our expectations a little too high. Overall, it was a nice experience, but not nice enough for us to make plans for our next visit. For the price, I would expect near perfection.

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  36. RichardH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time. They seated 10 of us during the busy season!

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  37. samiam

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic. I wish I would have gotten her name. She handled 10 people at our table with ease. This is the best 5-star restaurant in Old Town Manassas. The food and cocktails were excellent. We will continue to bring business to this restaurant.

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  38. AliJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time.

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  39. MLaRocca

    Raleigh

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is absolutely incredible! There are four of us on this night, all of us consider ourselves foodies, and we were all thrilled with our dining experience. The ravioli was exceptional, so were the other entrées. The lamb was cooked perfectly, and the seafood pasta with gnocchi was delicious. I hate to have a chef change recipe, but he did accommodate me, because I do not like gnocchi. I had a fantastic side of pasta with the Gorgonzola sauce in its stead. WOW. Just WOW. I was so happy. We took our adult children here while they were visiting town, and we were not disappointed. The bartender Steven is a genius! That was the best aperol spritz I’ve had in the area and he made sure my husband enjoyed his Manhattan. I truly wish I could remember the names of the wait staff because they were fantastic as well. And of course, it is beautifully decorated for the holidays. We were full to the ‘gills’ but made sure to sample two of their desserts which did not disappoint! I cannot wait to return. 

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  40. BandA

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service were very good. Scallops appetizer was fantastic. We were two coupes and each split an entree…the portions were clearly large enough to do that! Ravioli with tenderloin tips was very tasty. The complimentary sparkling Rose at the beginning was a nice touch. The Old Fashion didn’t use Maraschino cherries—a must in a better Old Fashion.

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Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas is rated 4.6 stars by 992 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Carmello's Of Old Town Manassas

9108 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Battle Street
  • Area
    Manassas
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking garage by the train station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Alice Pires
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 368-5522
  • Private party facilities
    Located in historic Old Town Manassas we have been serving the local community for 36 years. Our private dining area seats 60 comfortably and we have many package options to fill any need.
  • Private party contact
    Gaby Buckley: (703) 368-5522
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