Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

504 East 5th Street

Currently Rated : 4 by 18 customer(s)

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About Carmelo's Austin

About Carmelo's in downtown Austin
Carmelo’s Ristorante is Austin’s answer to an authentic Sicilian kitchen spiced with continental chic. All the ingredients are here the pungent smells of garlic, the irresistible sounds of an accordion, a collection of limestone buildings that open out to a charming piazza recreating the village of Taormina where Carmelo was born and, of course, a sundry of the best Italian pastas, wines and desserts.

Established in 1985, Carmelo’s is located in the historic “Old Depot Hotel” at Fifth and Red River near the Austin Convention Center. Open for lunch weekdays from 11-2:30, Carmelo’s is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5-10:30 and Friday and Saturday until 11. Carmelo’s Houston, est. 1981, is located at 14795 Memorial Drive west of Dairy Ashford.

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Private Parties at Carmelo's Austin
Carmelo’s four private rooms accommodate from 10 to 300 people at a time for banquets, holiday parties, business meetings and receptions. Large groups of conventioneers or visitors can be seated at a moment’s notice if a room is available.

About the Menu at Carmelo's in Downtown Austin
Specialties include pasta, veal, seafood, beef and poultry dishes – and a pastry selection that is absolute primo. The staff will also happily prepare and serve vegetarian fare on request.  Below you'll find a sample of the Carmelo's menu.


Roasted breast of duck, served with figs, Chambord, crocchetta di zucchine, and roast potatoes

Sautéed and served with black truffles, Capellini pasta and asparagus 54

Grilled filet of beef, topped with garlic and cubed tomatoes or Béarnaise Sauce served with roast potatoes

Tender scaloppine, lightly sautéed with sweet Florio Marsala, topped with mushrooms and served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Lightly breaded chicken, sauteed and topped with mushrooms, black olives and garlic herbs, served with fresh vegetables and olive mashed potatoes

POLLO PARMIGIANA - $24 | Small $20
Breaded chicken breast, topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with spaghetti al pomodoro 

Grilled double Colorado lamb chops, with mint lamb reduction and potato gateau

Mixed grill of Colorado lamb chop, housemade Italian sausage, filet of beef, and two almond-coated shrimp, served with roast potatoes, sweet peas and fresh basil 


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