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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
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Italian food that either my wife or I have had in years. Should have guessed it. The place was packed on a Monday night. The pasta was perfect. The sauces terrific and on a Monday, it all can be had for...More

Thank 29jrh
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks 29jrh, Wow! The best Italian food you have had in years? Now that's a compliment! Please join us again soon so we may have the privilege of serving you once again. Ciao, Peter

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went for lunch a couple weeks ago after going for a walk on the seawall. I asked them "where do you want to go? Chinese? Japanese? Thai? Seafood? French? Italian?" because all were available within a couple blocks. When the answer was...More

Thank Dave F
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dave F, Thank you for such a wonderful review! My wife and I travel to Italy often and pride ourselves on creating an ambience similar to those cozy village Trattorias we have frequented. The Margherita pizza is one of our top sellers and am...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

This restaurant is our 'go-to' for celebrations, or just dinner with friends. The food quality is top notch, modestly priced and service is friendly but professional. It's like one of my favourite restaurants in a small town in Italy. Family friendly, elegant, but understated and...More

Thank Maria L
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a fabulous review Maria L. You really said it all. We strive to please in both service and food and are so happy you choose Carmelos as your "go to" restaurant wether it be for...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I went here for lunch today The Caesar salad was one of the very best that I have ever had. I had the veal cannelloni and I can honestly say that it was the best that I ever had. The veal filling was perfect and...More

Thank Funnyfunfun
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow Funnyfunfun! Thanks for the great review. We continually receive comments that our Caesar salad is one of the best in the city. So glad that you also enjoyed the veal cannelloni. And yes, our house made tomato sauce does simmer for a long time....good...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

I had lunch here the other day and it was truly incredible! The service was great and everything my friends and I ordered was outstanding. I had the ravioli and it was some of the best I've ever had (including my time in Italy!). I...More

Thank Emma M
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

What a great review Emma M! Thanks so much for telling everyone on TripAdvisor about your dining experience with us. The ravioli is one of my favourite dishes too. Hope to see you and your friends back again soon! Cheers, Peter

Reviewed 2 June 2017

My friends and I come in for lunch and dinner often to Carmelo's and are never disappointed! The service is always quick and attentive, not to mention super friendly. The food is outstanding and extremely flavourful! Personal favourites include the Cantanese salad and the Linguine...More

Thank eoram
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

What a great review! You really said it all. I will ensure your kind words are shared with the Carmelos family. Looking forward to serving you and your friends again soon. Ciao, Peter

Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife and I had a very good dinner at Carmelo's on a very warm Saturday night in late May. It was a last minute decision to go there at 8:00 and while it was quite busy they were able to find us a table....More

Thank WAGER
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your server Sandy was thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Negroni, one of her personal favourites. Hope to welcome you back soon. Best, Peter

Reviewed 27 May 2017

As always from beginning to end the food served was outstanding. From the pizza bread to salad to main course to dessert all was a taste sensation

Thank Janie M
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Wonderful Janie M! We look forward to serving you another great meal soon! All our best from the Carmelos Team. Cheers, Peter

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I eat their often. The service is excellent and the staff friendly and funny. I've been going there for about 2 years now on a weekly basis, as my office is a stroll away. I've never been for dinner, only lunch. I love their pizza....More

Thank Tine785
Peter O, Owner at Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear Tine785 Thank you so much for this awesome review. There are many choices to dine in Ambleside and we are honoured that Carmelos is your go to restaurant on a weekly basis. Be assured your accolades have been passed on to our team. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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