Carmelaís Pizzeria and Restaurant is located at 910 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. Owner Bart Calia named the restaurant in honor of his wife Carmela. Bart has been in the restaurant business since 1966 and opened Carmelaís 45 years ago. All the dishes served in the eatery are derived from the family recipes of Bartís mother and grandmother. Carmelaís uses only the finest and freshest ingredients in crafting authentic, homemade Italian dishes.Popular appetizers include the Cold Antipasto: a tossed garden salad topped with a mixture of assorted Italian cold cuts and fresh cheese with a homemade house dressing. Also the Mussels, with a choice of fra diavolo, pesto, marinara, or white wine and garlic. Salad options include a classic Caesar and the Carmela Salad with mesclun, red onion, crumbled goat cheese, and diced tomatoes. Pasta dishes include homemade gnocchi or tortellini covered in a choice of tomato sauce, Bolognese, vodka, pesto sauce, meat sauce, alfredo, or filetto Di Pomodoro. Other pasta favorites include Baked Ziti and Meat Lasagne.Other popular favorites include Chicken Carmela: a boneless breast of chicken, sautÈed with white wine, onions, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and sun dried tomatoes served in a light brown sauce. Also the fresh fish of the day prepared, Oreganata, Grilled, Francese, or Saltado. Available sides include broccoli, mushrooms, and spinach. Be sure to leave room for homemade chocolate cake or cannolis for dessert.If you are in the Franklin Square area and are looking for an authentic homemade Italian meal stop in at Carmelaís. Bart, Carmela, and their warm and attentive staff will welcome you like family. Their attention to detail will ensure you have a great dining experience!
910 Hempstead Tpke
Franklin Square, NY 11010