Carmelo's (Closed)

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 6 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 4 more
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

504 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

(512) 477-7497
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    5 ratingJune 15, 2017

    Fantastic little place! A bit pricey for lunch, but the food was phenomenal, portions larger than expected, and super GF options. Many of the menu items can easily be made GF.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2016

    WONDERFUL!!! The staff is incredibly courteous and the gluten free menu has items that are hard to find like gnocchi and ravioli. I highly recommend!!!

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    4 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    It's a fancy traditional Italian restaurant. Staff is very accommodating- had yummy gf bread! Have a gf menu, but said they can also adjust most items on the menu if there's anything else you want. Had the burrata (breaded in dedicated fryer), and the gnocchi. Apparently the owners daughters have celiac.

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    This is an expensive, beautiful restaurant. They were extremely accommodating, bringing me GF bread after ordering so my friend didn't have to eat bread alone. Cheese ravioli was delicious! The serving portions are slightly small but plated beautifully. Waiter was fantastic. I'm celiac and will rate if I have a reaction later.

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    4 ratingDecember 24, 2015

    Ordered the ossobocco (veal shsnk with arborio risotto and bone marrow). Wonderful! I am diary free and gluten free (wheat sensitive, non celiac). Ask for advice from wait staff but be your own advocate and ask questions. They will try to accommodate. Kitchen is not dedicated gluten free (obviously) but they do have gluten free (rice) pasta options (which is why I rated as not celiac friendly and as 4 stars).

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    1 ratingFebruary 01, 2012

    This place was just okay even for my non celiac friend. They do have a GF menu, I asked the waiter what the best option was and he suggested the GF pizza. I went with his suggestion but it was not that great. It was SO much cheese, I can't eat that much dairy so I had to pull most of the cheese off and the pizza dough was soggy and just alright. Italian is not the best type of cuisine for a celiac and dairy sensitive person obviously. It was not fun to watch my friends eat the ciabatta bread with olive oil and the desert cart was also parked next to our table. Decor is very odd but I thought it could just be great character if the food was excellent but unfortunately it was just sub par. Service is extremely slow. They are trying to have GF options but too expensive for it to just be okay.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2017

    14795 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

    Great great gluten free bread and pasta!

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    14795 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

    The first time I've had amazing gluten free authentic Italian since I have lived in Italy 3 years ago. Great menu options.

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2016

    14795 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

    I cannot say enough good things about Carmelo's. It is pricey, but reasonable, not exorbitant. Beyond that, the food is authentic Italian with fresh ingredients, never-frozen seafood, and delicately savory portobello mushrooms. My wife has multiple food allergies, and our server Gino was diligent and mindful to help her order according to her tolerances. The creme brûlée is torched right at tableside; for my part, I thoroughly enjoyed the (non-GF) Boston cream pie accompanied by cappuccino then black coffee. *Everything* was delightful!

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    5 ratingDecember 18, 2014

    14795 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

    Love this place! They have several varieties of gluten free pasta (GF ravioli, rice pasta, quinoa pasta, gnocchi). They even have GF bread for dipping in olive oil! I ordered a simple quinoa pasta with veggies and a light sauce and it was yummy! I just called in an order for carry out, but still when I showed up, the owner was there to talk to me about my meal. His daughter and wife are both GF, so he is very familiar with how to provide a good GF meal (and how to cook GF pasta!). I'd recommend this place to anyone GF who wants I eat at an Italian restaurant

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    4 ratingFebruary 05, 2013

    14795 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

    Long time customer. Nice GF selection.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza


  • Italian
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