Carmello’s Wins Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2013 Award of Excellence

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WinebottleOld Town Manassas Restaurant Earns Wine Award for 4th Consecutive Year

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2013 Award of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

“We invest a lot of time and diligence in our extensive Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.


Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. was established in 1987 and is owned by Portuguese immigrant, Alice Pires of Manassas, Va. The family-owned restaurant offers fine dining, serving a European-style cuisine with Portuguese influence. In 2011, their sister restaurant, Monza, was created, providing bistro fare. Carmello’s earned the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine for four 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. Led by general manager, Miguel Pires, Carmello’s and Monza are active volunteers in their community, uniting with local charities to help those in need and to build community spirit. For more information, go to,, visit us on Facebook, Twitter or call 703-368-5522.


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