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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 $5.5
Chopped spinach, egg, parmesan, chicken broth.
TORTELLINI EN BRODO $5.5
Veal tortellini in broth.
ZUPPA DI SETTIMANA $MP
See specials menu

Insalata

DELLA CASA $4.5
Fresh greens, chickpeas, black olives, kalamata olives grape tomato, dill dressing.
CESARE $6.5
Romaine lettuce, anchovy, parmesan, Caesar dressing.
COBB $13
Romaine, pancetta, diced Roma tomatoes, boiled egg, grilled chicken breast, lemon champagne vinaigrette.

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.

Primo

CARCIOFFI FRITTI $8
Fried artichoke hearts, mozzarella, marinara.
INSALATA CAPRESE $7.5
House made mozzarella, fresh tomato, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze.
WILD MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA $8
Shitake, crimini, button mushrooms and mascarpone cheese piled high on toast.
COZZE (WHITE OR RED) $7.5
Prince Edward mussels in marinara or white wine sauce.
CALAMARI FRITTI O SALTATI $8
Baby calamari fried and served with marinara and lemon aioli, or sauteed in white wine and lemon butter sauce.
BAKED BRIE $8
Soft brie wedge with toasted almonds, honey, Amaretto.

Secondo

CARNE CARMELLO  $11
Choice of veal or chicken breast, marsala wine, spring onions, peas, mushroom,
tomato, angel hair pasta.
Best Pairing: Brico del Conte - Barbera Monferrato (medium bodied, dry)
PARMINGIANA  $11 (Eggplant) / $12 (Chicken)
Choice of eggplant or chicken fried & served with mozzarella.
Best pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Siema Vineyards (full bodied, smooth tannin)
RAVIOLI CON FUNGHI $14
Wild mushroom ravioli, sage, brown butter and prosciutto
Best pairing: Pinot Noir, Okanagan Estate (smooth oak and vanilla)
FETTUCCINE CARBONARA $15
Fettuccine pasta, Pancetta, Parmesan cream sauce.
Best pairing: Viognier, Casale del Giglio (crisp fruit, dry citrus, apricot)
TORTELLINI NONA $11.5
Beef tortellini, mascarpone, tomato cream sauce.
Best pairing: Viognier, Casale del Giglio (crisp fruit, dry citrus, apricot)
SCALOPPINE PICATTA $16
Veal medallions in butter, white wine, lemon juice, capers, parsley
Best pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tortoise Creek 2013 (full bodied, peppery)
POLO LIMONCELLO $13
Chicken breast, Limoncello liqueur, artichoke hearts with pasta
Best pairing: Chardonnay, Barboursville Vineyards 2014 (buttery, oak)
PILA DI MELINZANE $12
Stack of eggplant interlaced with tomato and house mozzarella..aged balsamic
Best pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, La Cappuccina 2014 (dry with citrus, fig, honey)
SCALLOPINE DELLA NONA $15
Veal medallions, artichoke heats, mushrooms, black olives, marsale wine, pasta
Best Pairing: Chianti, Morli Neri, Italy

Bevandi

Drinks include Pepsi Fountain Drinks, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Vienna Lager, and Coffee. We are also happy to provide you with a wine list.

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

Zuppe

TORTELLINI EN BRODO $6.5
Veal tortellini, chicken broth.
STRACCIATELLA ALLA ROMANA $6.5
Scrambled egg, chopped spinach, chicken broth.
ZUPPA DEL GIORNO $MP

Insalate

INSALATA DELLA CASA 4.5
Mixed field greens, marinated grape tomatoes, chickpeas, red onions, kalamata olives
INSALATA CAESAR 6.5
Crisp romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, crouton.

Primo

CLAMS CASINO $12
Top neck clams, bacon, bell pepper.
COZZE $10
PEI mussels, white wine or red sauce.
CAPRESE $10
Sliced roasted red pepper, house-made mozzarella, basil oil, balsamic glaze.
BAKED BRIE $10
Wedge of Brie, honey, almonds, amaretto.
CARCIOFFI FRITTI $9.5
Artichoke hearts fried, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
CALAMARI FRITTI O SALTATI $10
Calamari fried and served with Marinara or sautéed in lemon butter.
STUFFED MUSHROOM CAPS $12
Cremini Mushrooms, backfin crab, herbs, butter.

Secondo

RAVIOLI CARDINALE $29
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 $16
Veal in tortellini, cream sauce, peas, proscuito, mushroom
Best Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Siema, Italy, (citrus, crisp)
LASAGNA BOLOGNESE $16
Sheet pasta, Ricotta, Bolognese, Mozzarella
RecommendedPairing: Sangiovese, Corta alla Flora (fruity, smooth)
SCAMPI GAMBERI $25
Jumbo shrimp, garlic, lemon, butter, parsley, white wine, homemade pasta.
Recommended Pairing : Pinot Grigio, Siema, Italy
LINGUINI PESCATORE $32
Shrimp, bay scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, marinara.
Best Pairing : Pinot Noir, Oakanogan, (elegant, full)
CARNE CARMELLO - Chicken: $20 / Veal: $23
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: $17 / Veal: $21 / Chicken: $18
Choice of Eggplant, veal or local chicken, breaded,
tomato sauce, mozzarella, home made pasta
Recommended Pairing: Merlot, Siema, Italy
RAVIOLI FIORENTINI $17
Homemade Cheese ravioli, spinach, cream sauce.
Best pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, La Cappuncina, Italy (full)
LINGUINI VONGOLE $25
Homemade pasta, little neck clams, white or red sauce
Best Pairing: Satrico, Casala del Giggilio
POLLO TIROLESE $22
Local chicken breast, backfin crab stuffing, artichoke
hearts, mozzarella, lemon butter
Best Pairing: Chardonnay, Barboursville, Virginia (fruit, vanilla)
SALTAMBOCCA ALLA ROMANA $26
Veal medallions, sage, housemade mozzarella, proscuito, demi glace
Recommended Pairing : Valpolicella, Begali, Italy

BEVANDE

SOFT DRINKS $3.5
COFFEE, TEA, ESPRESSO $3.5
CAPPUCINO $5

Available during all hours of operation!

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Bevande

DRAFT & BOTTLED BEER $3.5 - $4.5
COFFEE, TEA, ESPRESSO $2.5 - $3.5
CAPPUCINO $4.5

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