Carmelo's Coat of Arms

4.8
386 reviews
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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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OT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmelo's is a consistently excellent restaurant. Food is top notch and service always excellent. We eat here several times per month and are never disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always. Perfect serving size. Enough to enjoy but not enough to regret because it was so good.

HE
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I tried to get a seat by the window. they said they couldn't do that for us..... but no one sat there until we were leaving. if they would have said "we can accommodate you but we have another reservation at 8:15"... we would have made sure we were done eating by then.

Also - my husband ordered another glass of wine and the waitress almost took the other glass that he wasn't completely done with out of his hand. he set it down for a second. she picked it up and poured the left over few sips into the new glass of wine... i just dont feel that should happen especially at a nice place like this.

Overall i loved it... and will come back again . Next time i will reserve a table by the window way in advance!

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and great food. Would love to go back-it was worth the ride. My rigatoni with roasted eggplant and a few sardines was fantastic and was my husband's bolognese. Our budino for dessert was excellent!

JB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service - Excellent food - Phenomenal Atmosphere

DD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Resturant around

RM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Sound level in loud in side dining room.

DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I consider myself, a fairly good "home cook". As a result, I walk out of many restaurants very disappointed with an average meal and the price paid for such. This never happens at Carmelo's. Our recent meal was delicious. The halibut with lentils was fabulous. The three other diners at my table chose the bucatini, which they raved about. We finished with a wonderful ricotta cheesecake. The only thing that would make Carmelo's better would be some increased space between tables...noise and privacy of conversation can be a problem some evenings. Nevertheless, it definitely remains our favorite restaurant.

E
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having just returned from a couple of weeks in Italy, we chose Carmelo's as a way to help us adjust to being back in the states......And it did the trick. We had great wine, excellent food, a wonderful waitress (April), and a grand time with friends (who had just returned from a Croatian holiday). Not just one of the best restaurants in Niagara County, but I think in all of Western New York.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Carmelo’s is awesome! We had popped in on a busy night to try to get a table, and the hostess said it would be 30-45 minutes. With a concert starting in just over an hour and a half, we decided to try elsewhere. I checked on Open Table and saw that a reservation for Carmelo’s had appeared for 15 minutes later, and I snagged it. When we walked back into the restaurant, the hostess greeted us with a huge smile and waved us through the mass of people trying to get a table. She said someone had cancelled their reservation a minute after we walked out, and that she was so glad when she saw us grab it through Open Table. Timing could not have been better, and the food was fantastic, so we totally lucked out!!

JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb. I had the halibut and I licked my plate clean. We always have a great experience here. There was a very loud 4some which made it loud this evening. It was a little overwhelming some guy bragging about his life. The restaurant can’t do anything about obnoxious patrons.

TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple elegance, delectable dishes. This place never disappoints!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food skillfully prepared and expertly served. A restaurant you can return to frequently since the menu changes per local food availability. Always a pleasure to dine here!

LS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve wanted to have dinner at Carmelo’s for quite some time, but was a little worried that it might not live up to my expectations. My concern was needless, however. Both of our entries (hanger steak and halibut) were outstanding, as was our entire evening. There is not, in my opinion, a finer dining experience in Western New York.

G
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. We like it. Did notice that portions were on the small side, making it relatively expensive. No one had leftovers. Appetizers were too small to share. Fish entrees were embarrassingly small. Given how its menu is fresh and local, choices are limited and never the same from one night to the next. They ran out of one pasta, but did accommodate a substitute. Nice service and ambience.

MP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent homemade pasta. Superb dining experience.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been to Carmelo's in a while but were pleased with the food and the service. Our friends were very pleased also.

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classic Italian Restaurant in a fine little town. Wait staff excellent, attentive without being obtrusive, helpful with choices.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved every part of the evening, the calamari salad was incredible and the shrimp pasta did was wonderful our server Diane was a pleasure, we cannot wait to go back!

JG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great drinks, and much improved environment since our last visit.

AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was well presented and very tasty. We split a few orders and they put the items on separate plates, which was appreciated. The food came in a reasonable amount of time. We had the lamb and calamari appatizers, both very well prepared. The main dishes were also excellent as were the deserts. The choices of wine was good. The wait-staff, while friendly, was not that attentive and we did have to request a few items 2-3 times. But, we will go back because the food was excellent

MG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and attentive service. Can’t go wrong when you book a reservation at Carmelo’s

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Excellent food, excellent service, great staff, definitely will be back

a
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very good dining experience. We enjoyed the food, and our waitress was friendly and competent. However, our drinks were a big disappointment. Three of four of us were unsatisfied with the cocktails we ordered. The Cosmos had too much cranberry and the Moscow Mule tasted nothing like a Moscow Mule should.

DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu items !!! CR chicken made me think I was eating at a Jonathan Waxman Resturant. Lamb ribs are unique, creative and awesome. Bolognese is the dish that will keep you coming back- the best pasta

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was great!!! Diane

p
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best duck I’ve ever had. Great place!!

ES
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef/ owner operated restaurant. Carefully crafted food using fresh, quality ingredients. Nice wine and beer list.

CB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit. Our waitress Katie was great and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing. I love Italian but could not resist the duck breast and it seriously was one of the best I ever had. My companion had pasta bolognese homemade and perfectly done.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Will be back again. Steak was top notch! Squid ink pasta was also incredible. Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Carmelo's never disappoints! The duck was amazing, skin was so crispy. And my wife won't stop talking about how delicious her crispy potatoes were! We will definitely be back soon!

TB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cuisine prepared with special love. A fine chef. I was with two dear friends and we usually hold hands and offer a prayer before we eat. The really sweet and very competent waitress we had came and added her hands to our circle and prayed with us. Also great hammered copper bar. Do not miss going here

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh unique

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C
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding!!!
If we weren’t passing thru town Carmelo’s would be our GO TO restaurant. Definite destination next time we’re in town.

JS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. What more would one want?

DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bolognese in the world!

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty, fresh ingredients. Perfectly prepared. Menu changes often.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Found restaurant a bit loud, but loved everything else. Beet & ricotta salad outstanding as was shrimp pasta. Will definitely return.

RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carmelo's has been our favorite Lewiston restaurant in the ten years we've been visiting the area. The menu is small but varied, and it is obvious the chef takes pride in his creations. Also, it's particularly refreshing to be able to have a dinner conversation in the intimate atmosphere.

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