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238 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1944
+1 651-699-2448
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“ravioli” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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238 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1944
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here tonight. The decor and amviance is delightful. The musuc wonderful. The service excellent. My wife's spinach ravioli wss excellent. My entree, sausage arrabbiata was nice and spicy. We will return. 2 dinners, an appetizer and 4 glasses of wine was...More

Thank Padraic M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a great place! Visited here during my first trip to the Twin Cities. The staff is absolutely a joy, and the food was delicious. Ambiance was nice and cozy. Overall I had a wonderful time. Thanks!

2  Thank cmsgreek
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My daughter lives in St. Paul and takes dance lessons across the street from Carmelo's. She had never been here, though, and we all met up there after their dance classes. What a great surprise. The restaurant is small and cozy. There is a LOT...More

1  Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Every March my first wife and I meet up with five old friends for dinner at Carmelo's. The food is good and the atmosphere is funky Italian. The waitress, Shelly, breaks her back to see that all is well. Everyone enjoyed their dinners with one...More

2  Thank Thaddeus W
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Warm and cozy neighborhood restaurant with excellent food. Somewhat limited menu compared to many other places but plenty to choose. Excellently prepared and served with competent and attentive staff. A gem. This was first visit but plan to return again and again.

2  Thank George C
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.

2  Thank Lora B
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...More

Thank Leo S
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...More

2  Thank 4Schus
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...More

1  Thank Meg S
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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