Carmelo's Coat of Arms

4.7
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460 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were absolutely delicious. Service, as always was perfect. I recommend the meatballs as a starter and my Duck Breast entree was amazing.

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JustinW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place around. Open since the 80s Second generation chef know what he’s doing. Everything is home made. Everything. Friendly staff and amazing food what else can you ask for. Take a date there will guarantee have sex time later.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Ate at the bar

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RobertP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diner with my wife and two sons was great..we all had steak and was cooked perfectly. The appetizers were great as well.

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vipLizmike
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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michellec
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our all time favorite restaurants. We live in the tri state area and always come to Carmelo’s when in Lewiston. Top notch food and service with a lovely ambience. Great wine options, reasonably priced. This place is a gem.

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MartyT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect Valentines Day dinner! Delicious meal, wonderful service and warm atmosphere. Thank you Carmelo!!

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vipluc2u
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there again the food was amazing, we started with the mixed green salad with the balsamic dressing very light and fresh, For the entrees, I had the gnocchi with lobster and my husband had the veal scallopini we were not disappointed. The wine selection is limited but pairs wonderfully with the entrees. This is fast becoming our favorite restaurant especially for special occasions, it is worth the extra cost. Heather is an amazing server.

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LukeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our pre Valentines meal. Fresh /warm Italian bread and Coat of Arms olive spread dipping was an ideal starter. My flatbread pizza appetizer was well crafted and delicious. My wife's beet salad was also perfectly served and seasoned. The Duck breast was a bit chewy, but absolutely delicious. Accommodations were made by Chef Carmelo to the Gnocchi to remove the lobster (my wife is vegetarian). Service was superb and dining area was very quaint and comfortable. Wine was first class as were after dinner cocktails. My only complaint was that the price of the Gnocchi was not adjusted for absence of lobster. Great job Carmelo and Staff.

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EdL123
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and delicious. Location is great as was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was accommodating with diet restrictions. We called before we came and the person that answered the phone told us there were gluten free options. Not really the case. Food was still delicious.

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vipAPIII
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmelo never disappoints. My wife tried the ramen dish that was amazing. Chicken dumpling meatballs in the dish were incredible. I had the veal piccata over polenta and this was also very good. Great combo of flavors...but that’s the norm with Carmelo’s.

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scott
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recommended the restaurant to several friends and fine it to be excellent every time myself. The menu is changed frequently and Carmelo will whip up creative dishes even if you ask for a vegan or alternative option. The flavors are wonderful and pasta is in-house and fresh. It is a real Gem.

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmellos food is out of this world. His combination of flavors and sauces is unmatched in the area! You really feel like you are dining in the Tuscan valley (I know - I lived for 3 years on the Mediterranean coast)
The staff is knowledgeable and kind and fun to talk to. Would recommend Carmellos to anyone that is looking for a masterful dining experience. Perfect for a family gathering or a romantic date night. A must for locals and visitors alike.

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FunFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark at the bar and our waitress, Alicia, both were wonderful and went above and beyond to make our evening extra special. The food is always different and perfectly prepared! We love Carmelos and will continue to come back.

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CarltonS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been to Carmelo's twice within the past two weeks, and both times the food was spectacular. I had 3 guests with me both times, and all 4 of us thought that the meatballs were the best we had ever had, that the gnocchi (with Canadian lobster and cauliflower-truffle sauce) was the best we had ever had, and that the veal piccata was as good as any we had ever had. I don't think there's a better restaurant in WNY.

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Richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Delicious carefully prepared food. Excellent service.

PJ
vipPJG123
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the steak for dinner - it was cooked to perfection. It was tender and very flavorful. We had the budino (similar to chocolate mouse) for dessert - it as well was delicious! My son said it was the best filet and chocolate dessert he has probably ever had! Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipBackman118
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Heather and the rest are great! Highly recommend!

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JeannineD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmelo never disappoints, his food is always flavorful, unique always great. There is a very diverse menu. Something for everyone. Servers are knowledgeable and very friendly. It is a gem and I’m so glad it’s close to my home.

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vipluc2u
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have recently moved to Lewiston and found Carmelo's Coat of Arms. It reminds us of one of favorite restaurant from where we moved from but even better. Wine selection is small but incredible. The entrees are on the higher price scale but do not let that deter you from coming here for your special occasion celebration highly recommend for that special anniversary or birthday dinner. The restaurant is cozy with a warm inviting feeling. I started with the acorn squash soup with kale chips a warm creamy soup that takes the chill out of your body. If I could have licked the bowl I would but it is not that kind of restaurant. My entree was the monkfish wrapped in prosciutto with lentils on the side, fish was cooked to perfection and prosciutto was thin and crispy the infusion of tastes on the plate were mouthwatering and portions were just the right size. My husband started with the mixed greens salad with a light dressing so you had the full flavor of the fresh veggies and his entree filet mignon was cooked to the perfect medium well the way he likes it, there was nothing left on his plate for me to sneak a taste. He said it was one of the best pieces of meat that he ever had, he could cut the filet with his fork. We were treated to a special treat from the chef for dessert, a white chocolate risotto topped with chocolate nibs served warm in a small cast iron skillet. We were so full from dinner but this little treat was the perfect ending to an incredible meal. Not only was the food amazing but the service was impeccable the restaurant seemed to be run by only 2 staff members but you never felt you were waiting for anything everything was perfectly timed but you never felt rushed and could really enjoy the food and your company that you were with sharing the meal. It says casual dress but it is a place you would like to dress a little nicer to have that special night feeling.

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Michael
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmelo's is always great! Service is efficient and food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmelo's is one of our favorite restaurants. Food, service and dining experience are always consistent and exceptional. Recently I ordered a sweet potato filet, one of the most amazing meals I have ever had... Good enough that I'd convert to a vegetarian if I could prepare a meal like that everyday!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. Menu changes regularly. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent meal.

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KBAug23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Disappointed in the quantity for the price

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VanessaA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was a cute cozy atmosphere however the service was slow and the food was ok.

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Katedewey465
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great place. A tad pricy so we can’t do it often but we love the food.

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CharlesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Food was good and the service was very good

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Michael
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High quality food with friendly service.

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SusanB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had high hopes since so many people had recommended this restaurant. And I'd recommend it to a friend with reservations (no pun intended). First the service was great. There is a limited menu, but 3 of us chose the veal and it was ok, not great; not the best flavor and greasy. One of us ordered the pork and tomato pasta ( I can't do the italian!) and although it was very good, the portion was very small. Also...we love small local restaurants, but the heating system was terrible. There was a cold breeze blowing over our feet the entire meal.

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vipBackman118
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Service was great!! Perfect spot to get together for a moms night out.

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DanielD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BUDINO !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our all time favorite restaurant. We have been going there for about 20 years and Carmelo never disappoints! We love the atmosphere, the waitresses are always great and the food is phenomenal! If you are a foodie this is the place for you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice! Great food with local selections.

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DanT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food enjoyed by all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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.

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Ohwait14
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 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.

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AnthonyS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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ArianeM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Carmelo's Coat of Arms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 754-2311.

Carmelo's Coat of Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 460 OpenTable diners.

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