Carmello’s Wins Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2014 Award of Excellence

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Historic Manassas Restaurant Earns Wine Award for 5th Consecutive Year

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2014 Award of Excellence for the fifth 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 are passionate about our Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Alice Pires, owner 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 five consecutive years, and has been voted best fining dining restaurant byPrince William Today for 2013. They’ve been featured on WUSA9FOX 5 News and the Washington Business Journal. Their seasonal menus are complemented by their fresh produce from the restaurant’s garden. Led by owner, Alice 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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