Carmelo's Coat of Arms

4.7
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426 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A neighborhood restaurant at its core, Carmelo's Coat of Arms has many regular guests and openly accommodates visitors to the area with welcome arms. Carmelo's hosts 16 tables and seats 5 at the bar, the perfect size for exceptional service and fresh, quality food. The staff is an essential part of Carmelo's success. The front of the house team works hard to anticipate and exceed our guests' expectations, while the kitchen staff diligently executes our ever changing seasonal menu. Dining at Carmelo's is an adventure and a way to enjoy the taste sensations of this season, while looking forward to the next.
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice! Great food with local selections.

DT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting food enjoyed by all.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

The food was absolutely delicious, however there are a few things that need to be mentioned. We had a reservation yet it took the hostess 15 min to figure out where to sit us. We ended up with a tiny table by the kitchen door. The food took an hour to be made. Very inconvenient for a late reservation when you are already starving. Other than that, the meatballs and the lamb were out of this world. The chocolate mouse desert is a must.

O
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved Carmelo’s and the quaint atmosphere it had. The food is a little pricey but the quality of it is great so shelling out extra money didn’t seem so bad. We’ll definitely be going back.

AS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I have never had a bad meal at Carmelo’s. Always a delightful experience.

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best chef in the area. Never had a bad meal that was created there. Love the farm to table.

J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Disappointed. Made reservations only to be seated right near the door/ entry where you check in when people who walked in got better seating. Yes, we got forgotten about when it came to placing our drink and food order which was fine because at least our server was aware and apologized after the fact. The real problem was honestly the food. It just wasn't anything to write home about as they say. For 150 dollars I would at least want to take a picture of the food but it wasn't even that worthy. You get about 1.5 cups of pasta for $20 and you would think it better look and taste good. Nope! Long story short my husband got sick later that night not sure if it was the duck pasta or meatballs but it is safe to say he will never go back there. I used to love this place but there are too many other new places here where we live in lewiston that are way better when it comes to food and service. I have mixed feelings because I feel like we just came on an off night.

s
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I bought a second home in Lewiston to eat at Carmelo's

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

We thought we would give this restaurant a try, but what a disappointment. I typically don’t ever leave reviews, but our experience is worth leaving one in hopes to save future customers. The food was not necessarily bad but was not worth what we paid. One dish ( 1/2 roasted chicken) comes with no sides and is $38 !!! I would have visited again but the prices are very high end for a casual restaurant, with diner type service.

BM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a highlight of our annual trip to Niagara Falls. The service is friendly but professional. They always have blue cheese stuffed olives for martinis. The highlights this year were the succulent lamb rib confit, the Arrowhead Springs Red Blend, and the house made vanilla ice cream. Can’t wait to return!

WL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's what we go to a nice restaurant for - an exquisitely prepared meal that we could not duplicate at home served in a comfortable surrounding. We met a friend for a drink and conversation at the bar and enjoyed a selection of gourmet cheeses. The chef made an appearance, so we asked him for a recommendation for dinner and he suggested the duck breast. We both decided to order that and we were not disappointed. The meat was tender, juicy and perfectly cooked, medium rare center with crisp skin. It was served on farrow with brazed pear and grapes. Carmelo's is a great special occasion restaurant for us that has never failed to please.

LV
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Courteous staff and great food with nice size portions. A real treat to eat there

MK
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Truly enjoyed our meal. Have been here at other times and will definitely return.

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate my wifes birthday, Kathtober! Everything was great, meatballs, lobster salad, Bolognese, and the A'matriciana. We sat and ate at the bar. Mark took great care of us.

DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

In a wheelchair and it was very easy to get in and out, most of Lewiston is not this handicap friendly, despite having an older population. Food was delicious, service always smiling but for such a classy restaurant I was surprises when they brought the lemon I
requested

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. It never disappoints

M
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Carmelo's is a must visit Lewiston fixture. Great food and service.

KM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Can’t wait to come back.

MS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic, charming, delicious. The atmosphere is on point, quaint, cozy and romantic. I wish I lived in town so I could eat here regularly. We did not have any food left on our plates. Simply Fantastic. I absolutely recommend coming here. Heather was our waitress and she was so friendly and attentive. When we told Heather we were from out of state she willingly gave us suggestions of local places to go, things to do, etc. I hope to be in NY again soon, because when I am I will always come here.

IF
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love Carmelo’s! Feel at home here and the service and food outstanding! Always want to come back here, looking forward to my next visit.

w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice wine list, small menu but food exceptional. Homemade Pasta is delicious!
1 st time I’ve been to an Italian restaurant and didn’t take home leftovers, the perfect portion.
Loved it! Will return

PE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful meal and experience at Carmelo’s! Especially when we can sit by the window and people watch. Staff is friendly and efficient. Cozy atmosphere. Our favorite!

B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it there! Diane is great!!! The food is always amazing!

CF
Memphis
40 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went out for a diner at this fine restaurant and enjoyed every moment. Heather was a fantastic server and made everyone feel special. We changed the reservation from 6:45 to 5pm and they were willing and eager to serve us. The food from the bread and tapenade was great. Good extra virgin olive oil. Nice balsamic as well. The sauces was excellent on the pizza, the spaghetti and bucatini. The rigatoni was excellent as well without using a tomato sauce. Dessert was special as they served me the ricotta cheesecake and it was amazing. We also had the tiramisu which was amazing. I highly recommend the restaurant and our server Heather. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, as always, was delicious.

During dinner, it started to pour rain!

One of our servers, Diane, went to her car to get an umbrella for us to use to get to our car!

Fantastic service!!!

SP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is superb. Carmelo's never disappoints and is always a place I look forward to spending time at. Carmelo and his staff hit the ball out of the park every single time. Thank you so much for an amazing anniversary meal!

p
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

My halibut was dry. Really have not had a great meal here in years. But I don’t give up...

CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the pizza of the day and the Kale salad as an appetizer. Absolutely delicious. The grilled zucchini with poached egg on top for my main entree hit the spot. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon with risotto. Atmosphere is relaxed. Nice for our anniversary dinner. Server was always right on point. Enjoyed everything about our meal. Highly recommend.

ME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Good place to be with friends!!!

TE
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We would absolutely recommend. Haven't had a dining experience like this in many, many years.

d
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my wife this weekend for her birthday and I must say it was an exquisite experience! Thank you for a great night filled with great food and better service! God bless!

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was wonderful and the service was top notch! The filet served with a lemon risotto was cooked perfectly and full of flavor.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the Village of Lewiston. And the owner's are just the top people. Carmelo loves his food and it shows. Can't miss.

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the meatball appetizer was very good the lamb appetizer was outstanding my wife had the Bolognese entree it was outstanding and I had to Krispy Chicken and it was outstanding I would recommend eating there anytime

DD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

NICE PLACE TO EAT IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A BIG WAD OF CASH AND GO HOME HUNGRY. WIFE HAD THE CHICKEN DISH, PAID $24.OO FOR 1 PIECE OF CHICKEN. PASTA DISHES WERE SMALL, ONE HAD SHRIMP THE OTHER ANCHOVIES. PAID ALMOST $24.00 EACH. BEER IS SERVED IN A SMALL GLASS, BEST PART OF THE MEAL WAS THE BREAD. I AM AN ACCOMPLISHED ITALIAN COOK, 2 SMALL DESSERT ONE ROUND OF 4 BEERS, THE BILL WAS OVER $200.00. i COULD DUPLICATE THE ENTIRE MEAL, LESS THE BEER, FOR UNDER TWENTY BUCKS. ALL SERVED ALA CARTE, A NICE WAY TO PAD THE BILL, EVERYTHING IS EXTRA. AT LEAST THE BATHROOMS ARE CLEAN. VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTING. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. MUCH TO DO ABOUT
NOTHING!

w
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok, pan seared halibut a bit over cooked. Had to remind waitress a few times for our order. I’ve had other meals and service here that was outstanding.

P
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always high quality, cooked to perfection. I love the changing menu every time I go. Beef, fish, pasta never a bad choice. Service very attentive.

PL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Would recommend for a simple dinner to special occasion celebration. 10++

J
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exquisite, the cocktails were just right, and our server was excellent - very intuitive about pacing our meal as we wanted to linger and enjoy each course. A perfect evening!

OT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch venue in Center Street in Lewiston! Waitress was skilled and warm. Meal was delicious! Good wine selection.