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Carmelinas Italian Bistro

27504 Big Rock Road, Shell Knob, MO 65747
+1 417-858-0223
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“lasagna” (6 reviews)
“cannoli cake” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
27504 Big Rock Road, Shell Knob, MO 65747
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I just moved to the area and thought I would give this a try. The food was eatable but just. I had the Chicken Marsala and it wasn't even close to being Chicken Marsala. First they grilled a chicken breast then poured a brown gravy...More

Thank ssmieshek
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My sister and I ate here and while the food didn't blow us away it was an awesome place to sit outside on a nice night. We got the caprese salad which was good with lots of balsamic glaze and the side salad was actually...More

Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

After spending the morning on the lake, we drove up to the restaurant's guest dock and easily tied up. We ate on the porch overlooking the lake and had a great meal. Tasty Italian fare (we didn't experience any Italian spice overload, everything was well...More

Thank JHugener
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had an outstanding dinner last night (Saturday) at Carmelina's. Awesome homemade lasagna noodles! Fast and friendly service from Emma. Can't wait to try the Sunday Brunch!

Thank kmfenster2
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Our Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and regular menu starts at 1 p.m. please come see us!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Our family had a amazing experience! We called in for a reservation we had a party of 12 there no wait table was ready when we got there our server was very quick on her feet and never left us empty handed. The food was...More

Thank taylorfisher97
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you had such a wonderful experience! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I came to meet a friend that I haven't seen in a while, and my experience at Carmelinas was dazzling. Our server, her name was Kelby, was very sweet and personable, and our food was quick and very flavorful. I had the seafood ravioli, which...More

1  Thank annie_nicole89
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

We are so glad you had such a great experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we appreciate your business! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was our second visit since our first visit was just after they opened for business many months back. We had heard there were some improvements made to the menu, etc. That seemed to be half true. The fettuccini alfredo was still wonderful, but small...More

Thank KansasSwede53
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you , for taking the time and give us a review, We hope you can give us an other try soon as we hope to meet your expectations . We are glad you enjoyed our fresh house made pasta alfredo and your salad ....More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

First trip to Camelina's tonight. This place is nice. Much nicer than I ever expected, and probably the nicest restaurant in the Shell Knob area. Tried two different salads, and both were great, as is the house bread. I had chicken parmigiana which was very...More

Thank BrianFey
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for coming in and giving us a try, we appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed everything so much!! If you're still in the area for the holiday we are having an All American buffet!...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were fortunate to have Carmelinas open on our recent trip to Shell Knob, MO. last month. They were not too busy, the food was amazing. I ordered trout for the first time and it was wonderful. My husband had a burger. I was so...More

Thank Vicki W
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for coming in and giving us a try! We love hearing that you are spreading the word to all your friends! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. If you are in the area around July 4th, we are...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Carmelina's was quite the pleasant surprise. Instead of your typical bar food on the lake, this place serves excellent Italian food. The "rolled" salad was pretty cool. We really enjoyed the warm bread with the olive tapenade, lobster and shrimp ravioli, and chicken Marsala. They...More

1  Thank jennyrebekah
carmelinasmanager, Manager at Carmelinas Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you so much for coming in and trying us out! We can't wait to see you again! We appreciate your business. Be sure to tell all your friends to give us a try or better yet bring them with you next time! See you...More

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Chris24242014
2 March 2017|
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Response from 1952car | Reviewed this property |
When we went to the Sunday Brunch we saw a good salad bar with the usual items your might expect. Also, there was a wonderful selection of cut up fresh fruit. It all tasted good. In addition, there were scrambled eggs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27504 Big Rock Road, Shell Knob, MO 65747
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Shell Knob
  • Phone Number: +1 417-858-0223
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