Rue Neuve, a 13th century street in the heart of « Lione », we wanted to celebrate the best that Italy has to offer, from antipasti to Fellini, in a glamourous 60’s style Cinema Club. Carmelo conveys a full Settima Arte vibe, from the charming old-fashioned candy counter to a collection of posters originally from an old cinema. Under the light-filled canopy, there’s no better spot to taste our sexy Corzetti, flat handmade pasta straight from Liguria, or to share a killer Cabonara, directly in the pecorino Romano wheel.
NO MUSS, NO FUSS
Why don’t you take reservations ?
We use amazing products that come directly from amazing producers located in Italy. We only serve fresh, 100% made-in-house food. And in order to stay in the spirit of the authentic Italian trattorias we love so much, we offer a menu that’s as affordable as possible. The reality is that latecomers and cancelled reservations represent an enormous cost for restaurants. In order to be able to offer quality products at affordable prices, we have to ensure that all our seats are filled. Either we accommodate a lot of people, or we make a lot of profit.
Plus, there’s advantages to not having to reserve 2 months in advance just to eat a pizza ! To put it simply : we understand that not taking reservations can be inconvenient for our diners, but we have to weigh this consideration against the fact that we’re trying to offer high value-for-money by squeezing our margins. To make things just a little bit easier, we’ve put in place a wait-list system whereby our hostess take your name and telephone number and call you when your table is ready.