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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.
We were a party of 6 for a birthday, all the staff were lovely and the food was perfect. Would definitely go back and would recommend
Great restaurant, great food, cannot fault. So much better being an independent restaurant, the food is more varied and you feel it’s more special than the normal Italian chain restaurants that are everywhere
Very pleasant atmosphere, nice and busy. Service was quick and friendly, only the usual delay when trying to make eye contact to get the bill! Offered prosecco on arrival, thought it was complementary, but it isn't! Food very good.