Authentic Italian Cuisine
We take pride in serving the finest quality beef, poultry and the freshest of seafood. Our Signature Dishes include Ossobuco, Tegoline con Pollo, Red Snapper Mango, Oysters with a champagne reduction, Steak Diane and Fettuccine Carbonara.
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options are included in the menu; with a little notice we will are happy to accommodate all dietary requirements and prepare special requests.
“Our luncheon at your Carmelo’s in Austin was delightful! Of course the food was superb and the service was very personable. Thank you so very much.” ~ C.S. Austin
“When friends ask me about Carmelo’s I tell them three things: the food is outstanding and always prepared the same, the staff and service is excellent and attentive and lastly, Carmelo’s is very comfortable and feels like home.” ~ E. & K. Houston
“We have been customers … for over 20 years and last night was by far the best meal we have ever had here. The owner is apparently going to try to move along from the standard Houston Italian suburban fare by supplementing the menu with what we feel is more authentic Italian approach. That means high quality ingredients but simply prepared and flavored…….My entre last night was a fresh sardine and fennel penne (al dente) done in a light olive oil cream sauce with a slight lemon component – unbelievably fresh, plentiful and tender sardines, the flavorful fresh fennel nicely sliced and the extra addition of some freshly grated parmesan made the dish feel like I was in Italy. The choice was part of the restaurant week promotion which included my choice of a wonderful shrimp appetizer as well as a delicious dessert. In addition they were introducing some rather basic Sicilian wines using an inexpensive but generous pour in a three glass flight of both reds or whites. (Wine summary: out of the six wines one each of the white and the red were above average and the other four certainly acceptable for the pricing. The wine list is being expanded and there are some excellent choices in Italian and Sicilian wines now coming in). Two three course meals and both wine flights plus a 20% gratuity came in at around $100 for both of us – that is a deal. The highlight was the food and the authentic preparation as well as the high quality of the ingredients…..My wife had the short rib selection and it was as good preparation as there is in Houston right now.” 08/11/12 ~ olderguy j.
“The food was fantastic and my dinner, the Ossobucco, was outrageously good. The best part, however was the service. Our Server (Froy) was one of the best waiters I have ever had. Our bus boy (his son) was constantly making sure we were taken care of and our water glasses and bread baskets were never empty. Your manager Luis also made sure our dinner was just the way we wanted. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great dinner!!” ~ Tony N.
“We celebrated my wife’s birthday at Carmelo’s Wednesday evening and had a wonderful time! The food and service were great! Thanks very, very much for making her birthday a special and very memorable occasion! Please convey my thanks to the entire staff! Hope to see you again soon!” 06/22/12 ~ M. L.
“We were a group of 5 ladies that ate there last night. Thank you for the lovely relaxing dining experience. The food was great, there was enough space between the tables so that you could actually hold a conversation. The service was good. We had a lovely time”. 12/4/11 ~ M.W. Houston
“Dinner was excellent and it was a great mother’s day gift to my mom! Your restaurant has done something I have rarely seen in my life. My father loves your restaurant so much we ranked it number one on our all-time favorites between the places he and I have lived, Houston, Waco, Dallas and Austin.” ~ Scott L.
“I just wanted to thank you for offering a vegan pasta dish. I was at your restaurant on Saturday evening. I had no idea you were vegan friendly. I have recently turned vegan so I was worried about finding something to eat. What a great surprise! The dish tasted amazing too! Thank you so much! I will definitely be back and will think of Carmelo’s for my business dinners as well now. Thank you!” ~ Kara J.
“Just after our appetizers we were saying it was worth the 20 miles driving from our hotel to the restaurant! We had great, great food, with some special suggestions from Carmelo who told me he has a nephew in Pisa with my name, and finally we enjoyed the Tiramisu made from the recipe of Aunt Sara – we all commented it really was a very nice experience at Carmelo’s” ~ Salvo
“I have been from coast to coast, eaten and worked in many speciality restaurants that are similar to the spirit of Carmelo’s. But in my 15 years in Houston, TX, only Carmelo’s deserves such a word: Authentic! Thank you for a wonderful evening.” ~ Diana Warner
Please note: Due to TABC regulations, alcohol cannot be brought into the restaurants. Alcohol brought in will be confiscated.