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238 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1944
+1 651-699-2448
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I do not agree with the other reviewers. I have always had great food here. Sometimes the service isn't great but the quality of the food has been.

Thank Lora B
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have been to Carmelo's a couple of time before and found it excellent; however out last visit was disappointing. I had the Scallops and Crab it was salty, the fettuccini was dry and looked like it had sat under the heat lamp too long and lacked flavor. My wife had the Veal, it was thick and chewy and warm... More 

Thank Leo S
Eagan, Minnesota
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339 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Just came back about a year later and this time brought the husbands! We split the Shrimp Macalester and friends split the sausage special. Since we weren't going home we didn't want left overs sitting in the car so chose to split and the food was plenty for each couple. The Shrimp Macalester is still probably one of my favorite... More 

2 Thank 4Schus
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

The quality of food and service has dropped significantly recently. We had been coming here for more than 13 years - it was one of our favorite places for neighborhood Italian food. This last visit, though, was such a disappointment that I doubt we will return. The food was not as well made as it had been. The salad, in... More 

1 Thank Meg S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Overall the atmosphere and ambviance was what I would expect for this less than 20 tables restaurant. It's quaint and small. Service: Overall, it was good considering there was one waitress and a host, but the restaurant was busy and it seemed as if having one more waitress would have created less stress for our server and a better dining... More 

Thank mineesnowtah
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We always enjoy Carmelo's. Great food, lovely atmosphere. The menu is varied - and includes several vegetarian dishes.

3 Thank jcaseymn
Lakeville, Minnesota
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635 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We were here to celebrate my wife's retirement and had reservations for the 4 of us..we had to wait about 15 min before the hostess ( who also was bussing tables and setting them up) could seat us then after waiting some more I asked her if we could order a bottle of wine while we waited for the server..we... More 

1 Thank MinnScooter
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The restaurant can be a bit disarming as you enter, as you walk through the front door and turn right you must part a curtain and then walk down an aisle, we almost left - glad we didn't and don't let the entrance dissuade you. The service was very good and the food was excellent and the price was very,... More 

2 Thank Leo S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

I went to Carmelo's a few years ago and I had a wonderful time. I loved the food (especially the Carmelo's ravioli) and I found the place lovely. However, a few weeks ago I went back with some friends and we had an unpleasant experience. We had to wait for our food for way longer than we should have, and... More 

2 Thank SaraPL8
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Our first time there. We hadn't planned our visit, but sure glad we did. The music was ideal for an Italian restaurant. The atmosphere was quaint and romantic both. The food was delicious throughout the meal. The waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, and not overbearing. We enjoyed ourselves so much we closed the place. Thanks for the patience.

4 Thank Candace K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1944
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-699-2448

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