Chef George

Chef George

Preserving The Original Recipes While Introducing New Ideas

Chef George has worked in the restaurant business since the age of 14. He started working in the kitchen under his mother's guidance, who was the chef at the time. After years of cooking, his father Bill, taught him the front of the house where he became a waiter and worked his way up to Maitre'd. He left the business for a short period after discovering that his true passion was in the kitchen and enrolled himself at Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, Florida. In 2014, having earned his Associate's Degree in Applied Science of Culinary Arts, he returned to take the reign as Executive Chef at Carmello's in order to preserve the family business.

Chef George holds true and respects his mother's recipes, presentation, and ingredients that made Carmello's a landmark in Charlottesville. He rotates a menu of dinner specials of new presentations, techniques and flavors in addition to the regular menu. The Chef's offerings are always evolving, so there is always a new experience waiting for you at Carmello's.

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Questions About the Menu or Specials?

"I will personally answer any questions you may have regarding our menu or specials, as well as work with you to develop a special menu for your in-house or catering event."

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