Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano - Austin

504 E 5th Street AustinTX78701
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Carmelo's Restaurant is located at 504 E. 5th St., Austin, TX. This location is in the Downtown neighborhood. This business specializes in Italian Restaurants and has 23 review(s) with a star rating of 3.6.
by merchantcircle on June 30, 2019 from merchantcircle

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A "little bit of the old world" can be found at these "classic" "upmarket" Italians in West Houston and Downtown Austin where "traditional" fare comes together with "gracious" service featuring "lots of flourishes" like tableside preparations and a lavish dessert cart; perhaps the "dated" looks could use a spruce-up, but most find they still "knock it out of the park" for special occasions.
by zagat on January 21, 2014 from zagat
In the upstairs dining room there's a mural of a magnificent view of an ocean amid ruins. The idea is to be swept away to the Mediterranean. The accordion player snaking around lovers' tables reinforces this. The building itself is a historical landmark. It materialized 1872 as a waystation for railroad passengers. Its limestone look is totally Texas, not Tuscany. But the menu obliges both...
by blackbookmag on September 15, 2011 from blackbookmag
A mature, cosmopolitan crowd enjoys simple, Old-World Italian fare at this train depot-turned-restaurant.:
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With large paintings, black-suited waiters and piped-in Italian music, the atmosphere only lacks an appearance by Marlon Brando's Don Corleone. Adding to the old-fashioned luster... Pros + Romantic
by by Contributor at Citysearch on March 26, 2007 from Citysearch

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Italian food is basically very simple with its roots drawn from peasant cooking. It was the farmers and shepherds who developed the natural taste of vegetables and meat, and the fishermen who cooked their seafood so skillfully. For centuries, Italy has had Popes, Courts and great families who have brought a more sophisticated and lavish style to the cuisine. The blending of these two styles of...
by cityvoter on May 12, 2016 from cityvoter