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Carmela's Italian Restaurant

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138 Main St, Kingston, MA 02364
+1 781-585-2148
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Kingston, MA
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure why this place gets such rave reviews. Food barely represents real Italian. In Italy "huge portions" do not exist.

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Thank Grammykingston
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmella's, which has recently reopened after last year's fire is the best Italian option that we have in the area. which isn't to say that it's the best Italian. It's not like eating in the North End and nothing like eating in Italy; it's "American Italian". However, the food is still good, it's always busy with a large loyal following,... More 

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Thank SYTrustMe
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small place so have a reservation. The food is the most authentic Italian south if Boston. Huge servings sizes. Excellent wait staff. Excellent experience. You will leave full and with leftovers.

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Thank nicole s
Carver, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group birthday party there last night (14 of us). The Wednesday night special for 2 at $39.99 is incredible. They offer a huge list of "reduced fare" meals for TWO with a bottle of (long list) wine. The meals were cooked to perfection, delivered by our super pleasant server, and in most cases, as much, to too... More 

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Thank John C
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch at the bar. Great lighter fare options. Friendly fast service. Bread with homemade garlic dip is excellent.

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Thank tripchick1960
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Carmela's a million times and what I find is that it is consistently inconsistent. It is almost always busy because there just are not enough restaurants in the area. If you are looking for something a step above a chain/ kid style restaurant but also not a fancy expensive dinner, Carmela's is one of your only options... More 

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Candia, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Carmella's and without any hesitation I would recommend this lovely Italian bistro to anyone wishing for a great meal and super friendly staff. On this trip we enjoyed the smaller fare broccoli and fettuccini alfredo (home made pasta) and the veal Parmesan. Both were excellent and we love the option for a lighter fare.... More 

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Thank Carol C
Hanover, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

First visit -no booths- was a busy night - the host was not the best and you got the feeling that since there were only 2 of us -he was "bumping"us -waitress was nice -Veal parm was very good - would go back but would not go out of my way to do so

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Thank m35yellowbrickrd
weymouth estate
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Met friends there after a few years away for the restaurant. Made reservations and were seated promptly. Rosie was our server and she was prompt and efficient ( with a smile) . Drinks were ordered and served as requested. There was no rushing us, and food came out as ordered. The veal parm was outstanding with plenty of meat as... More 

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Thank chefpierre62
Aimee H, Marketing Assistant at Carmela's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Carmela's! So happy to have you back and hope to see you again soon! More 

Bourne, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Absolutely delicious Italian fare at a great price. The Wednesday evening special, dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine for $40, was delicious and a great value.

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Aimee H, Marketing Assistant at Carmela's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed Dinner for Two with us at Carmela's. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Main St, Kingston, MA 02364
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 781-585-2148

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