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Carmela' s Restaurant

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12169 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
+1 352-465-1818
08:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing!! My fiance' and I ate here for the first time today and I was blown away! I cook authentic Italian recipes passed down from my dads grandmother who is full blooded Italian and have not found any restaurant that comes even close to this little gem. The wait staff was incredibly cordial and knowledgeable of the... More 

Thank Christina C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Owned by an Italian Couple from NY - they do it right. Nice to find authentic Italian hidden in our little town. Very nice staff, great food & wine. we like to go as a treat to ourselves.

Thank Katrina V
Dunnellon, Florida
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214 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Fantastic food, with a quaint atmosphere! This is a hidden gem in Dunnellon, FL. With a strange exterior....the interior is very quaint, warm and inviting to say the least. The menu is extensive to say the least. Every bit of detail is given to each meal. I had spaghetti and meatballs and love them! I was pleasantly surprised that FINALLY... More 

Thank Sherri9360
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Ate here several times while staying in the Dunnellon area in February. Each time was a pleasant experience. You can choose any type of pasta with the Italian dishes so if you love angel hair you can have that with your "spaghetti" and meatball orders. Meatballs were about the best I've ever had. Good sausage as well with your choice... More 

Thank javo
Dunnellon, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Breakfast was very good ~ inside restaraunt area is small not enough seating sometimes! They make a really good big salad with meats and side potato salad, dinner was good too!

Thank paulamorris156
Wooster, Ohio
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185 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A recommendation by a local sent us to this lovely restaurant that turned out to be an enormous surprise. It is much bigger on the inside than it looks. We were hungry for breakfast food even though it was lunchtime and were so pleased to discover they served breakfast until one in the afternoon. Great omlets/homefries/grits made the day!

Thank janniebabe1
Muskoka District, Canada
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389 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were at a nearby hotel and called for a carry out order of eggplant parmagiani and grilled chicken with two salads. The meals were both very good and the portions were substantial. We would return for dinner.

Thank Joe_Ursano
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. The salad bar isn't huge but everything is so fresh and I usually make a meal out of that ... a great value! Delicious French onion soup and Italian dishes. Quiet and comfortable. My favorite restaurant in Dunnellon. I work nearby.

Thank Nancy M
Ocala, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I found this restaurant shortly after moving to Dunnellon about 8 months ago from Ocala. Definafely one of the best kept secrets in this small town. Wait staff is very good and the atmosphere is quaint and inviting. The food is prepared to order by the owner and his chefs to perfection. We have been there several... More 

Thank Larry H
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The only thing I can say is that this little unassuming place is one of the best I have visited. I felt comfortable and welcome and made to feel at home.

Thank Linda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12169 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-465-1818
OPen for Breakfast Lunch & Dinner we have a different menu for each. Carmela's is owned by owners that are usually always there to greet you. We know that money is precious and take it as a great compliment when you choose us to cook your meal for you.We cook with fresh produce and each entree is made to order.Most Dinner entees include the salad bar if desired. WE have a wide variety on our menu and Daily specials that are not off of our menu. Steaks, Mahi, Salmon, Pastas, Fresh Clams, Frances, Fishermans Platter,Burgers, Sandwiches etc. We have added a lot of gluetin free choices to our menu.
Breakfasts 4.99 To 7.99 Lunches 4.99 To 8.99 . Dinners 7.99 To 17.99 Breakfast Buffet on Sunday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?