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300 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7S3
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  • Cash
  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Visa
  • Gift Certificate


  • $11 to $25,
The Soul of Italy...on the Sparks Street Mall exciting and creative contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared in this lovely Trattoria with service that is unmatched in the city. Fresh pasta's, thin crust pizza, grilled vegetables, and grilled fish and meats abound on the stylish menu. A selection of ten micro-brewed draft beers are featured along with a fabulous Italian wine list from their special wine cellar. The tiramisu is to die for. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and Sunday evening. Carmello's is a five minute walk from Parliament Hill and most major hotels. We also have a lovely summer patio, free parking, reservations and friendly service. Visit our web site for more information. While in Ottawa you don't want to miss eating at Carmello's. more...

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Restaurant type

  • Italian,

Cuisine type

  • Contemporary,
  • Italian,


  • Cappuccinos,
  • Fresh Mussels,
  • Fresh Salmon,
  • Grilled Calamari,
  • Tiramisu,
  • Veal Marsala,
    • Lasagna,
    • Antipasti,
    • Pizza,
    • Pasta,
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  • Dinner Menu,
  • Free Parking After 5pm,
  • Alcohol served,
  • Restaurant with wifi internet,
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant,
  • Restaurant with bar,
    • Restaurant with terrace,
    • Online reservation,
    • Group reservation,
    • Lunch menu,
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  • Business,
  • Casual,
  • Family,
  • Romantic,

Products and Services

  • Patio Available,
  • Caterers,
  • Grilled Meats & Fish,
  • Italian Restaurant,
  • Online Reservations Available On Website,
  • Pasta,
    • Restaurants,
    • Thin & Medium Crust Pizza,
    • Wide Selection Of Wine,
    • Restaurant,
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  • Italian,
  • Pasta Whole Wheat Penne,
  • Gluten Free Pasta,
  • Grilled Fish,
  • Grilled Meats,
  • Wine List,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
  • French,
  • Italian,

Getting There

  • Behind The Marriott Hotel,
  • Between Kent St & Lyon St,
  • 5 Minute Walk from Parliament Hill,


Meet the owner

There is comfort to be found in Italian cuisine, regardless of how much Italian blood is coursing through our veins. It’s not just about the carbs. It’s amore.

Carmello’s has been at 300 Sparks Street for 19 years, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed with the times. There is no spaghetti with meat sauce, lasagna, or fettucine alfredo to be found here, but we make these dishes at home so it’s no biggie.

Read the story of Carmello's Italian Restaurant

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  • Food: 4.5/5
  • Service: 4/5
  • Atmosphere: 4/5
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1st time - Food was great

We wanted an Italian restaurant and we didn't know where to go. We decided to choose this place because it was close of our Detla Hotel. The food was awesome. The price were not bad at all. I recommend that you try it out. We were impress of the portion that we received.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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I was very disappointed. We were there at 7:30 PM on a Wednesday night and the place was pretty empty and the service was very slow. Also, we chose to be seated inside as opposed to the patio and they seemed annoyed with us for choosing that. The steak had a lot of untrimmed fat and was average at best. For all the hype, this place is nothing special

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This was our second time at this restaurant...

This was our second time at this restaurant. It's usually not too busy and so getting a table isn't a problem. The service was very good and the food is quite tastey. My spicy pizza was very flavourful and well made. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the food is reasonably priced.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Food was great (third time there for lunch...

Food was great (third time there for lunch), service was fine. The only bad thing I have to say is that is was quite loud, I expected it to be more quiet/cozy.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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