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Available Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Antipasti

CARCIOFI FRITTI $7
Two baby artichokes, cored and loaded with mozzarella cheese. Lightly breaded and fried, served on a bed of our house tomato sauce.
WILD MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA $8
Shitake, crimini, and button mushrooms sauteed and finished with warm mascarpone cheese, then piled high on toasted bread.
COZZE (WHITE/RED) $7.5
Fresh Prince Edward Island mussels sauteed in butter and cream with fennel, garlic, diced tomatoes and Pernod liquor. Or steam and served with our house marinara saurce.
CALAMARI FRITTI O SALTATI $8
Tender rings of baby squid served your way: floured and fried crisp and served with marinara and lemon aioli, or sauteed in white wine and lemon butter sauce.
BRIE CHEESE $8
Baked with toasted almonds, honey, and Amaretto. Serve with our house bread.

Zuppe

STRACCIATELLA ALLA ROMANA $5
Chopped spinach, fresh egg, parmesan cheese blended into steaming chicken broth.
ZUPPA DEL GIORNO $MP
Enjoy a cup of bowl of Chef George's special soup of the day. Ask your waiter for details and price.
TORTELLINI EN BRODO $4.5
Veal-stuffed tortellini simmered in steaming chicken broth.

Insalate

INSALATA CAPRESE $7.5
Creamy house-made mozzarella interlaced with slices of fresh tomato. Dressed with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze.
INSALATA DELLA CASA $4
Mixed greens, red onion, black olives, marinated tomatoes and chickpeas. Dressed with our famous creamy dill vinaigrette dressing and fresh cracked pepper.
ITALIAN COBB SALAD $11
Crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy pancetta, diced Roma tomatoes, hard-boiled egg and grilled chicken breast. Dressed with lemon vinaigrette.
CAESAR SALAD GIORGIO $6.5
Chef George's take on a classic favorite. Romaine lettuce dressed with olive oil, garlic, anchovy, egg yolk, and lemon juice. Garnished with toasty crostini. With grilled chicken - $12 With grilled salmon - $13 With grilled shrimp - $13

Farinacei

LASAGNA BOLOGNESE $9
A perfect storm of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses piled between sheets of fresh pasta. Baked, with Chef George's favorite meat sauce, into a gooey delight.
RAVIOLI CON FUNGHI $12
Ravioli filled with wild mushrooms. Garnished with seared tenderloin tips and finished with roasted garlic, cream, and truffle sauce.
FETTUCINI CARBONARA $13
Semolina and egg yolk pasta tossed with pancetta, parmesan cheese cream sauce, and additional egg yolk.
TORTELLINI NONA $9.5
Seasoned veal wrapped in spoon-size pasta shapes, simmered in a mascarpone cheese and tomato cream sauce.

Carne

SCALOPPINE PICATTA $13
Medallions of fresh veal sauteed in butter, then finished with white wine, lemon juice, more butter, capers, and parsley.
POLLO LIMONCELLO 11
Fresh breast of chicken seared and finished in a pan sauce of Limoncello liqueur, butter, and basic. Paired with parmesan risotto and sauteed artichoke hearts.
POLLO O VITELLO CARMELLO $9.5
Medallions of fresh veal sauteed in Marsala wine with spring onions, peas, mushrooms, and fresh tomato.
DIET PLATE $9 / $13 / $13.5
Your choice of grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon, paired with the vegetable of the day.

Parmigiane

PETTO DI POLLO ALLA PARMIGIANA $9
Fresh breast of chicken lightly breaded and light fried, topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. Baked and served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.
MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA $8.5
Slices of tender eggplant, lightly breaded and lightly fried, topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. Baked and served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.
PILA DI MELANZANE $11
A stack of tender eggplants, lightly breaded and fried, interlaced with slices of vine-ripe tomatoes and our house-made mozzarella. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Garnished with baby arugula and served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.

Available Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 - 9:30 pm, Sunday 5:00-9:00 pm

Zuppe

STRACCIATELLA ALLA ROMANA $6
Chopped spinach, fresh egg and parmesan cheese, blended with chicken broth.
TORTELLINI EN BRODO $6
Veal stuffed tortellini simmered in steaming chicken broth.
ZUPPA DEL GIORNO $MP
Enjoy a cup or bowl of Chef Giorgio's special soup of the day. Ask your waiter for details and price.

Insalate

INSALATA DELLA CASA 4.5
Mixed greens, red onion, black olives, marinated tomatoes, and chickpeas. Dressed with our famous creamy dill vinaigrette dressing and fresh cracked pepper.
CAESAR SALAD 6.5
Chef Giorgio's take on this classic favorite: Romaine lettuce dressed in olive oil, garlic, anchovy, egg yolk, and lemon juice. Garnished with toasty crostini.

Primo

CLAMS CASINO $12
Cherrystone clams loaded with bacon, butter, bell pepper, and Chef Giorgio's secret seasoning; then baked until sizzling.
COZZE $9
PEI mussels, white wine or red sauce.
PEPPERONI AROSTITI E MOZZARELLA $9
Sliced roasted red pepper, house-made mozzarella, basil oil, balsamic glaze.
BAKED BRIE CHEESE $9
Wedge of Brie, honey, almonds, amaretto.
CARCIOFFI FRITTI $9.5
Artichoke hearts fried, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
CALAMARI FRITTI O SALTATI $9
Tender rings of baby squid served your way: floured and fried crisp and served with marinara and lemon aioli, or sauteed in white wine and lemon butter sauce.
STUFFED MUSHROOM CAPS $10
White button mushrooms stuffed with backfin crab and bread crumbs, then baked in a splash of olive oil and herbs.

Secondo

RAVIOLI CARDINALE $27
Homemade lobster ravioli. Crema rosa sauce, caviar, lump crab
Best Pairing: Satrico, Casale di Gigglio, Italy (chard,
sauv blanc)
CANNELLONI ALLA TOSCANA $18
Veal in Cannelloni, cream sauce, mozzarella
Best Pairing: Chardonnay, Siema, Italy, (fruity, vanilla)
TORTELLINI CON PANNA $18
Veal tortellini, proscuito, peas, mushrooms, cream sauce
Best Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Siema, Italy, (citrus, crisp)
LASAGNA BOLOGNESE $18
Pasta, ricotta, mozzarella, ossobaw Bolognese
Best Pairing: Sangiovese, Corta alla Flora (fruity, smooth)
SCAMPI GAMBERI $25
Jumbo shrimp, butter, garlic, parsley, lemon, white wine, homemade pasta
Best Pairing: Viogner, Casale di Gigglio (smooth, apricot)
LINGUINI PESCATORE $25
Shrimp. Bay scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, basil marinara
Best Pairing : Pinot Noir, Oakanogan, (elegant, full)
CARNE CARMELLO - Local Chicken: $20 / Veal: $25
Local chicken breast, or veal, marsala wine, peas,
mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onions, homemade pasta
Best Pairing: Barbera, Bricco del Conte, Italy (med bodied, dry)
PARMIGIANE - Eggplant: $18 / Veal: $21 / Local Chicken: $20
Choice of Eggplant, veal or local chicken, breaded,
tomato sauce, mozzarella, home made pasta
Best Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Siema, Italy (fruit forward)
RAVIOLI FIORENTINI $18
Homemade cheese ravioli, spinach, cream sauce
Best pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, La Cappuncina, Italy (full)
LINGUINI VONGOLE WHITE OR RED $21
Homemade pasta, little neck clams, white or red sauce
Best Pairing: Satrico, Casale di Giglio (Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay blend)
POLLO TIROLESE $23
Local chicken breast, backfin crab stuffing, artichoke
hearts, mozzarella, lemon butter
Best Pairing: Chardonnay, Barboursville, Virginia (fruit, vanilla)
SALTAMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA $26
Veal medallions, prosciutto, sage, house mozzarella,demi glace
Best Pairing: Valpolicella, Begali Lorenzo, (med bodied, bold)
POLLO TIROLESE $23
Local chicken breast, backfin crab stuffing, artichokehearts, mozarella, lemon butter, homemade pasta
Best Pairing: Viognier, Casale del Giglio, Italy

Available during all hours of operation!

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COFFEE, TEA, ESPRESSO $2.5 - $3.5
CAPPUCINO $4.5

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Antipasti

Carciofi Fritti $7
Two baby artichokes. We take the fuzzy stuff out & load them with mozzarella cheese. Then we lightly bread and fry them, served on a bed of our house tomato sauce.
Insalata Caprese $7.5
Creamy house-made mozzarella interlaced with slices of fresh tomato. Dressing with extra virgin olive oil & balsamic glaze.
Wild Mushroom Bruschetta $8.00
Cozza (White) $7.5
Fresh Price Edward Island mussels sauteed in butter & cream with fennel, garlic, diced tomatos & Pernod liquor.
Cozze (Red) $7.5
Fresh Prince Edward Island mussels steamed & served with our house marinara sauce.
Calamari Fritti o Saltati $8
Tender rings of baby squid served your way, floured & fried crisp, served with marinara & lemon aioli or sauteed in white wine & lemon butter sauce.
Brie Cheese $8
Baked with toasted almonds, honey & Amaretto. Served with our house bread.

Zuppe

STRACCIATELLA ALLA ROMANA $5
Chopped spinach, fresh egg and parmesan cheese, blended with chicken broth.
TORTELLINI EN BRODO $4.5
Veal stuffed tortellini simmered in steaming chicken broth.

Insalate

INSALATA DELLA CASA 4.5
Mixed greens, red onion, black olives, marinated tomatoes, and chickpeas. Dressed with our famous creamy dill vinaigrette dressing and fresh cracked pepper.
CAESAR SALAD 6.5
Chef Giorgio's take on this classic favorite: Romaine lettuce dressed in olive oil, garlic, anchovy, egg yolk, and lemon juice. Garnished with toasty crostini.

Farinacei

LASAGNA BOLOGNESE 16
A perfect storm of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses layered between sheets of fresh pasta. Baked into a gooey delight with Chef Giorgio's favorite meat sauce.
CANNELLONI ALLA TOSCANA 18
Seasoned veal and secret herbs rolled into a pasta shell, topped with white cream sauce and mozzarella cheese. Baked into melted magnificence.
MANICOTTI FIORENTINI 15
Creamy ricotta cheese rolled into a pasta shell. Topped with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce, then baked until fragrant.
FETTUCCINE ALFREDO 15.5
Semolina and egg yolk pasta tossed in Chef Giorgio's signature cheese sauce. Garnished with fresh parmesan cheese. With sauteed jumbo shrimp - 26 With grilled chicken - 20.5
FETTUCCINE CARBONARA 18
Semolina and egg yolk pasta tossed with pancetta, parmesan cheese cream sauce, and additional egg yolk.
LINGUINE PRIMAVERA 17
Flat pasta with fresh seasonal vegetables sauteed in olive oil, white wine, garlic, and parsley.
RAVIOLI FIORENTINI 15
Ravioli filled with ricotta cheese, simmered with fresh spinach in a white cream sauce and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
TORTELLINI MAMA STELLA 17
Seasoned veal wrapped in spoon-size pasta shapes, simmered in a white sweet cream sauce with a medley of wild mushrooms.
GNOCCHI 17
Semolina & egg yolk kneaded with mashed potato. Baked with your choice of tomato sauce, marinara, meat sauce or crema rosa.

Vitello

SCALOPPINE DELLA NONNA $24
Medallions of fresh veal sauteed in marsala wine with black olives, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Served on a bed of our house vemicelli pasta.
SCALOPPINE SALTIMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA $25
Medallions of fresh veal sauteed in a veal stock demi-glace, topped with prosciutto, our house-made mozzarella cheese and fresh sage, then baked.
SCALOPPINE ANGELICA $22
Medallions of fresh veal sauteed in white cream sauce with shitake, crimini, and white button mushrooms, cognac, and thyme. Served on a bed of our house vermicelli pasta.
SCALOPPINE CARMELLO $21
Medallions of fresh veal sauteed in Marsala wine with spring onions, peas, mushrooms, and fresh tomato. Served on a bed of our house vermicelli pasta.
COTOLETTA ALLA MILANESE $20
Fresh veal cutlet, lightly breaded and fried. Topped with field greens, baby arugula, shaved red onion, and marinated grape tomatoes. Finished with lemon champagne vinaigrette. Served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.

Pesce

LINGUINI VONGOLE 23
Fresh littleneck clams sauteed in olive oil, white wine, garlic, and parsley. tossed with fresh linguine pasta.
SCAMPI GAMBERI 25
Jumbo shrimp sauteed in butter, white wine, garlic, and parsley. Piled on a bed of fresh linguine pasta.
LINGUINI PESCATORE 29 linguini-pescatore-photo
A seafood extravaganza. Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops, chunks of fish and baby shrimp sauteed with white wine in Chef Giorgio's special marinara. Served on a bed of fresh linguine pasta.
RAVIOLI CON ARAGOSTA 27
Jumbo ravioli filled with lobster mousse. Finished with crema rosa sauce, garnished with caviar and lump crab meat.
ZUPPA DI COZZI 17.5
Fresh mussels in your choice of red sauce (marinara) or white sauce (white wine, olive oil, and garlic), served over homemade linguini.
SCAMPI MARINARA 24
Large shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic, fresh tomato, parsley, white wine. Served over homemade linguini.
CALAMARI FRITTI 17.5
Baby squid cut into ringlets, floured, and fried.

Pollame

LINGUINI VONGOLE 23
Fresh littleneck clams sauteed in olive oil, white wine, garlic, and parsley. tossed with fresh linguine pasta.
SCAMPI GAMBERI 25
Jumbo shrimp sauteed in butter, white wine, garlic, and parsley. Piled on a bed of fresh linguine pasta.
LINGUINI PESCATORE 29 linguini-pescatore-photo
A seafood extravaganza. Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops, chunks of fish and baby shrimp sauteed with white wine in Chef Giorgio's special marinara. Served on a bed of fresh linguine pasta.
RAVIOLI CON ARAGOSTA 27
Jumbo ravioli filled with lobster mousse. Finished with crema rosa sauce, garnished with caviar and lump crab meat.
ZUPPA DI COZZI 17.5
Fresh mussels in your choice of red sauce (marinara) or white sauce (white wine, olive oil, and garlic), served over homemade linguini.
SCAMPI MARINARA 24
Large shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic, fresh tomato, parsley, white wine. Served over homemade linguini.
CALAMARI FRITTI 17.5
Baby squid cut into ringlets, floured, and fried.

Parmigiane

VITELLO ALLA PARMIGIANA $20
Fresh veal cutlet, lightly breaded and fried, topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. Baked and served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.
PETTO DI POLLO ALLA PARMIGIANA $17
Fresh breast of chicken, lightly breaded and lightly fried, topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. Baked and served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.
MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA $15
Slices of tender eggplant, lightly breaded and fried, topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. Baked and served with our house vermicelli pasta on the side.

What Others Have Said About Carmello's

Garrett Smith"We have become part of the family since we've dined at Carmello's since '92. Stella has stayed past closing hours to accommodate us on a good number of occasions. You don't find such service easily!"

Garrett Smith

Annita DiSabatto"If you are in the Charlottesville area and you want excellent food and want to be treated like family Carmello's is the place for you! A place where that will truly never let you down. Buon appetito!"

Annita DiSabatto

Charlie Rose"Dear Bill, I don't remember when I had a more enjoyable dinning experience. Carmello's is an American story, the triumph of love, service and dedication. Remember, you promised me lunch!"

Charlie Rose

Raymond Austin"We confidently recommend this Italian food heaven to one-and-all. This place is perfect for dining with the whole family or a romantic evening as we found on celebrating our wedding anniversary this year."

Raymond Austin

Carmello's Restaurant & Wine BarCarmello's has been a Charlottesville favorite for 25 years. We specialize in Northern Italian Cuisine, in a rustic and fine dining atmosphere. Our extensive wine list features some of the best wines worldwide.

Hours Of Operation

Monday
Closed
Tuesday - Friday
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday
Lunch: Closed Dinner: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Sunday
Dinner: 5:00 - 9:00pm

Connect With Us

Carmello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
400 29th Place Ct, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 977-5200
Fax: (434) 823-1407
E-mail: info@carmellosrestaurant.com