Carmello's has been awarded by Wine Spectator Magazine for two years in a row for their incredible wine list. Needless to say, this is what our table looked like 10 minutes after sitting down. I'm not gonna lie, Carmello's had me sold at "complimentary Moscato."
Round One: VIEIRAS DO MINHO
Pan seared scallops, shrimp, and artichoke over saffron rice.
Medallions of roasted veal tenderloin wrapped in pepper bacon served in a wild mushroom sauce.
Homemade four cheese ravioli tossed with lobster meat in a rose cream sauce.
Round Four: BOLOGNESE PIZZA
Mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, sausage, veal, and marinara sauce.
Fresh mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil, and marinara sauce.
After dinner, we took a tour of the kitchen and Jacob invited us to check out the bar at Monza. I'll let you in on a little secret: $5 Martini Mondays @ Monza. Jacob has crafted a list of over 55 specialty martinis - some of which we were itching to try.
Located in the heart of Old Town Manassas, Carmello's offers upscale fine dining. Fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine, and romantic ambience equal an unforgettable dining experience. The mixture of succulent Northern Italian and Portuguese cuisine gives you a choice between two cultures. Whether you're out for a special occasion or looking for a pleasurable dining experience anytime, Carmello's is a wonderful place to visit. Come try our extensive Portuguese wine list and taste for yourself what everyone will be talking about. We currently carry over 50 Portuguese wines from such regions as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura, and Vinho Verde. Our list of Portuguese wines is one of the finest in the DC Metropolitan area and compares with many of the top Portuguese wine list on the east coast.
Connect: www.carmellos.com - 9108 Center Street Manassas, VA 20110 - (703) 368-5522
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