About Us

The Best Italian Restaurant in Charlottesville

Since 1992

Carmello's Restaurant & Wine Bar has been the best Charlottesville Italian Restaurant for 25 years. We made our mark with with the traditional, rustic northern Italian recipes of the restaurant's founders; Bill and Stella Hedges. We specialize in Northern Italian Cuisine in a rustic and fine dining atmosphere. Our extensive wine list features some of the best wines worldwide. Carmello's is famous for maintain is family style business character over the years. If you have dined with us already more than a couple of times, chances are you are addressed on a first name business at Carmello's. We take pride in the relationships we have formed and continue to form with our guests over the years. Come find out for yourself why we are considered by many to be the best Charlottesville Italian Restaurant

We look forward to delighting you!

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Our History

history400x200Read about our History since we first opened our doors in Manassas in 1987 and moving to Charlottesville in 1992 as well as how we have progressed until now.

Our Story

Chef George

Chef GeorgeChef George is a graduate of Le Cordon Blue and has taken over the kitchen as executive chef, maintaining the original recipes and introducing new ideas via rotating dinner specials.

Chef George

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

crose-150x150"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

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