Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar


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Upscale American cuisine designed to pair with wines from the Wine Spectator award-winning list

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Not valid on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, and New Years Eve. Not valid for alcohol. Not valid for Sunday Brunch, Specialty Wine Dinners & Wine Events. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$7 for $15 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine for Two

The menu includes appetizers ($10–$15) such as smoked-salmon cakes and pork belly with apple-fennel slaw, salads ($5–$13) such as the poached pear with mango-ginger stilton cheese, and entrees ($17–$29) such as housemade lobster ravioli and coconut-shrimp pasta with pineapple and banana-cream sauce.

Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar's staff sets up iPad screens displaying more than 300 different bottles of wines. The Wine Spectator's 2011 Award of Excellence–winning restaurant serves its vino in bottles, glasses, and flights. Its huge selection of wine unites with cuisine inspired by the season, like bikinis in the summer and the use of Northern Exposure DVDs in the winter to cover holes in the wall. Inside the kitchen, the chef prepares these seasonal dishes with many gluten-free options, which can accent the flavor notes in the wines. A fruity poached-pear salad with raspberry vinaigrette and mango-ginger stilton cheese, and a savory filet with truffle butter and roasted red potatoes are just two of the kitchen's creations. Carmela's also hosts Sunday brunch that feature crab-cake benedicts with parmesan-cream sauce to pair with sparkling wines. Another testament to the eatery's hospitable nature are the two private dining areas that can seat parties of up to 30 guests celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

A perennial winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence five years running, Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar unites its distinctive pours with a rotating menu of seasonally-inspired cuisine. Current and past favorites have included duck-stuffed quail with duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes and fig and prosciutto pizza with goat cheese, truffle oil, and parmesan cream sauce. These rich bites go hand-in-hand with the renowned wine list pairing as well as with craft brews and cocktails. On Sundays, brunch takes the stages with crab cake benedicts, bread pudding french toast, and other filling entrees.

Customer Reviews

484 Ratings

Appreciated the attentive service!
Rebecca 'Becky' W. · 15 hours ago
Great food! Awesome waitress! Beautiful atmosphere!
Janet M. · 20 hours ago
Very attentive and friendly staff. Tasty food in good-sized portions. Very interesting flavor combinations. They even know how to make kale not seem like a "healthy" food option! I'll definitely go back!
Carol S. · 7 days ago
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    4141 Pioneer Woods Dr.

    Lincoln, NE 68506


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