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Carmelo's Restaurant

504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3726
+1 512-477-7497
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“steak diane” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3726
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great homemade chicken pea ravioli with spinach filling and cut eggplant over it with a great bottle of Malbec. Great wait staff Andrade I think was my waiter. Luis the manager checks on you. Too bad it's closing on June 19th. It's a shame...More

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Italian restaurant with good food, drinks and service! Went with a couple co-workers while in town for a conference. Classically prepared dishes. This is fine dining.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for the first time to celebrate a promotion. The food was excellent, the wine list extensive, and service was so-so. It seemed other tables received better service, possibly because we were there and visited with one another for much of the time, but...More

Thank bradleyas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in for one last meal. I really wish this place wasn't closing. I really hope they don't build condos on this historic site. Food was as good as always. I love the old time feel here. I love the live music. I love...More

Thank Me9247
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were very disappointed in "famed 6th" street. We were anticipating music in bars and restaurants similar to Broadway in Nashville. Not that case, but we did find a very nice Italian restaurant. The place is really nice inside. Service was great and the food...More

Thank IrishWineSnob
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had a memorable group dinner with diverse dishes that allowed the good folks at Carmelo's to strut their stuff. It was all very good and the wine mark ups were quite fair. The tower salad was a delicious and creative appetizer. Be it steak, seafood,...More

Thank CinVinman
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a great restaurant and was located across the street from our hotel (Hilton). It was highly recommended by the staff at the hotel. We started with the Caprese Salad and Carpaccio di Filetto. They were just as expected. Our Entrée's were Ossobucco and...More

Thank Sherpa2286
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is by far the best Italian restaurant of all the restaurants where I have eaten throughout the U.S. The style, the food and the service is on par with the standards that I experienced in Italia.

Thank fortysix2016
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really good restaurant. My wife and I had a Tri Appertizer excellent, Lobster Bisque great, nice salad and a veal dish. We split all of these and it was more than enough. Walking distance to conversation center, metro rail, and 6th street....More

Thank Ran120
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Austin. Wonderful food and great service. Very authentic surroundings..

Thank susanpK6434XH
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Do you have a private room for business meetings? Do you have a room that can accommodate 30-40 people?
23 March 2017|
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Response from skiqueen500 | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the restaurant directly as I am a reviewer. There was a room with a private party in view. It was across the courtyard from the restaurant and had at least three large tables but could probably hold more... More
James J
Is there complimentary parking with dinner reservations?
8 March 2017|
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Response from car4808 | Reviewed this property |
Nope. They have a lot adjacent to the restaurant and we paid $8 for parking. There's no free parking in downtown Austin.
James J
I would like to know if there is complimentary parking with dinner reservations?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Kenrintx | Reviewed this property |
We didn't get any with our group of 8.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 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 78701-3726
    (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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