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.
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.
A lovely meal in a really nice ambiance, friendly and confident staff who offered advice on choices if needed. Not out to celebrate but we were made to feel special. Great.
This restaurant is a gem. Very welcoming with a nice ambience. Excellent service. Great menu. Beautiful food. Well worth a visit - you will not be disappointed.