Carmela is an authentic, family-run Italian restaurant in the heart of Horsham town centre on Denne Road. With a strong local reputation, gorgeous renovated 16th-century manor location and friendly character welcoming passers by, Carmela is always bustling and boasts an atmosphere reminiscent of a Sicilian seaside trattoria. This association continues on the plate. Run with passion and care by the Racti family, Carmela respects the traditional techniques of Italian food, though adapts the dishes to fresh, local British produce. Luckily, seafood fits beautifully into both these requirements – try the king prawn, gem broccoli and chilli maremonti and you’ll see what we mean. With fabulous outdoor seating, great wines and beer, satisfying pizzas, meat and vegetarian dishes, too, Carmela is a great choice for authentic Italian dining in Horsham.
This was the fifth time we have had a meal at Carmela's and yet again it was excellent. The choice of menu was perfect for the price and represents good value, service was quick, correct and very polite and the meal itself excellent. We had recommended friends to join us for the meal and they were also impressed. Thanks and we will definitely be dining there again in the near future.
A superb meal and excellent service, 3 great courses and really lovely decor in the restaurant. I had the mozzarella and grilled veg for starters, followed by calzone, with profiteroles for dessert. All courses were very, very nice.
The welcome was warm and friendly. The food is fabulous and the staff attentive. We have been several times and i am sure we will visit again.