Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Virginia, was named Best of Virginia for Italian cuisine in the recent issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Carmello’s is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires.

Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re passionate about our customers and our food, and we’re honored to be a part of the Best of Virginia,” Pires says.

Carmello's of Old Town Manassas was established in 1987 and is owned by Portuguese immigrant, Pires. The family-owned restaurant offers fine dining, serving a contemporary American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. In 2011, their sister restaurant, Monza, was created, providing bistro fare. Carmello's earned the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for six consecutive years, and has been voted best fining dining restaurant by Prince William Today for 2013. Their seasonal menus are complemented by their fresh produce from the restaurant’s garden. Carmello’s and Monza are active volunteers in its community, uniting with local charities to help those in need and to build community spirit. 

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