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Carmelo's Italian Ristorante

209 W Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4819
+1 941-621-4091
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork shank” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 W Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4819
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was really good and the ambiance nice. We just wish the service was better. We waited over an hour for food, while other tables came in and finished eating, we still didn’t have our dinner yet. Such a disappointment as we had read...More

Thank Chrisandnicole1414
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner Sat night in the newly renovated restaurant. We did not have a reservation, but they were able to make a special accommodation for us. We had the lobster ravioli and the filet mignon Marsala (Boccinat blah blah). Both dishes were outstanding! The...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time for us in the new Carmelo's. What a great job . Ambiance is wonderful. We had requested a table on the patio and were led right to it on entrance. Reservations are a must. Our server was a lovely lady by the name...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place does not disappoint! Whether dining in or out the service is outstanding. Everything we’ve ordered was prepared & presented as though we were their most important diners. Splurge on the best appetizers anywhere, worth it! We plan on returning often so we can...More

Thank Leenlis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to visit the new location on Retta Esplanade. The setting is beautiful, and their remodel of an old existing house into a top notch restaurant property is amazing. Now their location matches the wonderful food they serve. Both service and food...More

Thank jimterry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to trust the NEW CARMELO's for our 44th anniversary and we were not disappointed. After giving a few weeks to let them get settled we thought why not try them for our 44th. We put our reservations in online but had to change...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant recently moved locations and the venue is very nice. They have outdoor seating and recently had a "Latin night" with really good music. I kind of found this odd because this is a very Italian restaurant, but nevertheless the music was nice. Again,...More

Thank Daisyrnor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten at this place before it converted to a mega restaurant. The food was quite mediocre and the recommendation of a 'new' spaghetti was exceptionally poor. The place was so radically noisy that you could not hear the person next to you. No...More

1  Thank erikhoffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well they have moved into a new location which is fabulous inside and out. Much more staff and able to accommodate more people. The grounds , the inside décor is fabulous. I was wondering if the food or service would suffer with such a large...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time dining at the new location, always loved the food, service and intimate ambience of the original when we visited from Ohio. With no reservations we took a high top in the bar hoping to enjoy a leisurely dinner. From the moment we arrived...More

2  Thank Christopher K
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13 September 2018|
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Response from riottheking | Reviewed this property |
They have not moved yet but are very very close. They hope by the end of the month
Deborah S
14 April 2018|
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Response from Santamonic | Reviewed this property |
No for women, golf shorts for men.
Melanie H
25 February 2018|
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Response from Joan C L | Reviewed this property |
Casual but not ripped shorts, muscle shirts, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Olympia Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-621-4091
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