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Carmelo's Restaurant

#55 of 3,066 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3726 (Red River)
+1 512-477-7497
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Round Rock, Texas
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for the first time to celebrate a promotion. The food was excellent, the wine list extensive, and service was so-so. It seemed other tables received better service, possibly because we were there and visited with one another for much of the time, but we finally did have to track down our waiter for the bill and waited quite... More 

Thank bradleyas
Austin, Texas
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536 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came in for one last meal. I really wish this place wasn't closing. I really hope they don't build condos on this historic site. Food was as good as always. I love the old time feel here. I love the live music. I love the table side service for some of the meat dishes and deserts. Prices are higher... More 

Thank Me9247
Schererville, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed in "famed 6th" street. We were anticipating music in bars and restaurants similar to Broadway in Nashville. Not that case, but we did find a very nice Italian restaurant. The place is really nice inside. Service was great and the food and wine were perfect. We will be sure to visit again next time we're in... More 

Thank IrishWineSnob
Cincinnati, Ohio
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166 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a memorable group dinner with diverse dishes that allowed the good folks at Carmelo's to strut their stuff. It was all very good and the wine mark ups were quite fair. The tower salad was a delicious and creative appetizer. Be it steak, seafood, pasta or gumbo (gumbo, really?), it was all great.

Thank CinVinman
Alpharetta, Georgia
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277 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant and was located across the street from our hotel (Hilton). It was highly recommended by the staff at the hotel. We started with the Caprese Salad and Carpaccio di Filetto. They were just as expected. Our Entrée's were Ossobucco and Veal Marsala. The veal was perfectly tender and Ossobucco was perfect. We can't comment on... More 

Thank Sherpa2286
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is by far the best Italian restaurant of all the restaurants where I have eaten throughout the U.S. The style, the food and the service is on par with the standards that I experienced in Italia.

Thank fortysix2016
Liberty Hill, Texas
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307 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really good restaurant. My wife and I had a Tri Appertizer excellent, Lobster Bisque great, nice salad and a veal dish. We split all of these and it was more than enough. Walking distance to conversation center, metro rail, and 6th street. Try it don't forget to tip the music.

Thank Ran120
Austin, TX
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Austin. Wonderful food and great service. Very authentic surroundings..

Thank susanpK6434XH
Rockwall, Texas
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

In town for a conference and felt like Italian. A friend recommended this place and we were so delighted! The food was wonderful!!

Thank Dwrlee
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dining experience at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant in Downtown Austin last night. Everything -- location, decor, music, service, food -- was exceptional. Located in an historic building on E. 5th Street with ample parking, the ambiance is fabulous. The wait staff is very attentive. Dinner begins with sliced homemade bread to dip into a delightful mix of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3726
    (Red River)
  • Public Transportation: Armadillo Trolley.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-477-7497
Since 1981 Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano has been one of the top Italian restaurants in Texas, with locations in Houston (near the Energy Corridor) and Austin (conveniently downtown). At both locations, we offer the extraordinary Italian food we are known for plus a wide selection of traditional meat, seafood, and pasta dishes, as well as creating modern versions with vegetarian and vegan, and gluten-free options. Carmelo's features a full bar that offers a selection of Italian beers and liquors, along with an extensive wine collection consistently recognized with the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence." Carmelo's is perfect for your lunch business meeting, family dinner, a casual group of friends, or for private events and celebrations in one of several private dining rooms accommodating up to 140 guests.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?