About Carmela

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.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


3 Denne Road, city centre
Horsham RH12 1JE

Menu Highlights



Rabbit bruschetta

Rustic chargrilled bread topped with pulled rabbit, chorizo and cannellini beans in a spicy tomato sauce.

Gamberoni skewers

Shell on king prawns and red peppers skewers chargrilled and served with red onions and rocket salad.

Antipasto casa

Selection of cured meats and mozzarella bites served with focaccia bread.

241 Carmela Reviews

241 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Wendy P.3 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food and cannot fault the service. They were really helpful and good recommendations/guidance on the meals. Recommend this restaurant as one of the better places to eat in Horsham.

Gary H.7 days ago · 2 reviews

A return visit to this super family run Italian in Horsham. The food was excellent and the service was good too. My dining companion came down from London especially to eat there !

Rona W.21 days ago · 3 reviews

Good service, polite and helpful staff. Food was excellent with really good choices on the menu especially vegetarian options. Have been to Carmelas several times in the past and will definitely go again