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“Very Tasty Food”
Review of Carmela Restaurant

Carmela Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 174 Restaurants in Horsham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 19 - US$ 41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: One of the oldest building home of Carmela Restaurant , with our roots in the fashionable area of Horsham, a once guest house of Henry 7th ; there is an air of ambient charm as both staff and clientele creates a warm and stylish vibe to the day’s dining experience. Carmela has been serving excellent mediterranean food as fresh as possible, in the most unpretentious and honest ways since 2007 and continues to do so today. The menu is resolutely modern, we insist on sourcing from authentic Italian produce from our suppliers based in various regions of Italy. Our philosophy is simplicity, passion, and recognition.
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

It was like being back in Sicily.. Really well cooked food, great ingredients, very authentic, and all served with a smile..
The Tagliatelle and Ragu was fabulous, as good as I had eaten anywhere in Italy/Sicily...
Parking very close by..

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We happened across Carmela's whilst looking for somewhere to eat. When we looked at the menu we were immediately tempted as there was plenty to choose from. But the smell of garlic wafting out was what won us over and we were really pleased we'd made that decision. The restaurant itself is lovely. Modern and bright but comfortable. The staff were really lovely and very helpful and finally the food. It was great full of flavor and nice size portions although the couple beside us had pizzas and they looked enormous! We will definitely return when we're next in Horsham and definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Fish stew was lovely and identical to what I've had in Italy. Servers were lovely and made room for us to bring our son in his pram so he could sleep while we ate.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had originally booked into another Italian in Horsham but upon arrival, their service was awful so we walked out.
Searching for a place to eat, on a Saturday night in Horsham without a booking isn’t easy, but we came across Carmela. It looks stunning and welcoming from the outside so we walked in. The lady we first met was so lovely and accommodating, they managed to get a table for us and from that moment we knew we were in the right place!
From the first greeting to the very last goodbye, the service was spot on!
Food: For starters we had the Arancini ball and beef carpaccio both equally amazing.
For mains...my husband had the calves liver and I had the most amazing T Bone steak. So amazing I had to take a picture and the taste was the best I’ve ever tasted.
Overall, We were glad the previous restaurant was poor, otherwise we wouldn’t have stumbled across this little gem!

2  Thank Em12_13
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Carmela restaurant is a family run Sicilian restaurant that not only has great and delicious food, also they can offer you private rooms to celebrate any special event.
We celebrated our wedding venue at Carmela’s restaurant, they took care of every detail and served us delicious food and amazing wedding cake :)
They decorated the room with our special decoration and allowed us to play our own music during the venue.
Food was great, staff very professional and friendly.
Carmela’s restaurant made our day special and unique.
I highly recommend Carmela’s restaurant, if you wish to enjoy a delicious Sicilian meal this is your restaurant.

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1  Thank Mnina22
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