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“Great Place for Outside Dining”

Carmelinas Italian Bistro
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Shell Knob
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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 balanced), attentively served. Yes, some of the servers are young, but their age had nothing to do with the excellent service we received. We will definitely return.

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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!

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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!

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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 so god and the view was amazing!

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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.

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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 was excellent, and then the Tiramisu, which was moist and to die for. All around, the ambiance and food presentation was beautiful, and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a delicious dining experience!

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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.

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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 portion. The salad was better, came rolled up like a long small as well, but very very good, with balsamic vinaigrette. However, be warned.... if you do not absolutely love gobs oregano I would suggest you avoid anything with red sauce such as lasagna or spaghetti with meatballs. During our first visit my wife had to return her lasagna due to the overwhelming oregano thinking the cook may have accidentally doubled up on the spice. Unfortunately, we had the same experience this visit with the spaghetti & meatballs. The bread was changed from sliced loaf to a soft in the middle bruschetta stick which was not as good. So... half or our meal was very good and half not. Unless we get word that the cook has cut way back on the oregano we will old off going back for a third try.

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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 .

please come back soon!!

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