Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant

149841 County Rd Nn, Wausau WI 54401
$$ Italian

We started with one igloo in the winter of 2020.
2021 brought our second igloo. You can’t beat our view of Granite Peak Ski Area! Its makes for a super unique dining experience! Try something new and dine in one of our Igloos!

Reservations

Booking Notes:

**Igloos are bookable from November 1, 2022 - April 2, 2023**
This is for Igloo reservations only! Please read all Igloo rules/ policies before booking.
Please call or visit our main page for dining room reservations (715)845-5570

Business Info

  • Address: 149841 County Rd Nn, Wausau WI 54401
  • Cross Street: None
  • Cuisine: American | Italian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 7158455570
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Valentine’s Day
Feb. 14, 2023 Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner - Igloo 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 8, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Spring Tuesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Wednesday
Dinner - Igloo 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 8, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Spring Wednesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Thursday
Dinner - Igloo 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 8, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Spring Thursday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Friday
Dinner - Igloo 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 8, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Spring Friday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Saturday
Dinner - Igloo 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 8, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Spring Saturday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Sunday
Dinner - Igloo 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 8, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Spring Sunday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 14, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Deals & Special Offers

GIFT CARD

Deal: Only igloo deposit certificates are accepted here. To use a restaurant gift card; call to book (715)845-5570
Valid:Sept. 1, 2022 - April 3, 2023
Days Available: Daily
Time Available: 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Rules: Igloo deposit certificate required, Must use code on certificate.

Pre-Paid

Deal: Pre paid Igloo certificate required. Can be purchased in restaurant.
Valid:Sept. 1, 2022 - April 3, 2023
Days Available: Daily
Time Available: 3:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rules: Use voucher code on certificate.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars based on 397 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2023
Jessica H.
We had an amazing time!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2023
Beth C.
Fantastic experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2023
Cheryl M.
Carmelo’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Wausau. The food, drinks, staff and ambiance are excellent. We love dining in one of the heated Igloos in the winter with the ski run lights from Granite Peak Ski Resort lighting up the night ski.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2023
Mary Ann F.
All 7 of us loved it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2023
Kate M.
Everything was very good from the service all the way through the meal. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 06, 2023
Sara B.
We love the igloos it’s become our holiday tradition. My salmon was way over done, my daughter in laws seafood pasta was overdone, she said sauce was bad. Kids pastas were great and of corse manicotti perfect.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2022
Gail H.
There is nothing to improve. Our experience was fabulous! The service and food were top notch and what a fun experience. We will do it again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2022
Chad E.
Absolutely beautiful! Loved our experience in the igloo. Wonderful service, yummy food and memorable night. We booked another night in the igloo.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2022
Jodi G.
This is our family’s 2nd year having a Christmas dinner in the igloo! Our waitresses were wonderful, the food was delicious as always and the cozy igloo is perfect for an intimate dinner for the 8 people in our group! We enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2022
Terra L.
Great food. Great service, as always.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2022
Cheryl S.
It was beautiful, we all loved the experience. The service & food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this experience to others. Which I already have. My only comment, which I was surprised myself is that it was to warm in the igloo. From my perspective, the heat could have been turned down and/or one less heater. Thank you for a wonderful winter wonderland experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2022
Robert U.
Great experience. Will do it again next year. 1 1/2 hours is tight with drinks before dinner, but it was just enough time. Needed to carry our last glass of wine back into the restaurant so we wouldn't run over.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2022
Heidi W.
The igloo experience was amazing and so was the food and service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2022
Renee D.
Always love our time spent at Carmelo’s inside the igloos. Great food and great people.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2022
Holly H.
Our servers were amazing. The overall experience far exceeded my expectations!!! We had out of town guests with us and they had a great time!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 07, 2022
Anne H.
Wait staff was great. Keep up the igloos until weather is consistently warm enough to eat outside.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2022
MaryBeth S.
This is our 2nd time for the four of us, (all past HR team members) to enjoy the ambiance of the ‘dome.’ A delightful time once again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 15, 2022
Angela K.
We had so much fun and thank you so much for letting us come early for our friends surprise engagement! We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 08, 2022
Sharon F.
Service was excellent, food was delicious. Had a great experience! Will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 6/10
Mar 05, 2022
Chrystal P.
The igloo is set up like you’re 80’s-90’s. Other than that food was good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2022
Kathy O.
It was the first time in the igloo for everyone else in our party. The atmosphere was awesome. The view of Granite Peak was fantastic. The igloo was warm at 70 degrees while it was about 10 degrees outside. The waitresses, Katie and Mary are very personable and accommodating and the food was great! Will dine here again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2022
John K.
We had a great time and considering the weather our servers had to try and work around (enough wind gusts to practically blow the dome over) the service and food were exceptional. It was a very fun experience that I’m sure we will be doing again. Thanks for a great night, The John Knauf’s

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2022
Jana N.
Thank you so much for offering the igloo experience. This is such a special way to celebrate. It is beautiful, peaceful and elegant. Our servers were wonderful and the food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2022
Alissa P.
We had a great experience dining in the igloo at Carmelo's! Great food and attentive staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 28, 2022
David D.
What a great place! The Staff is exceptional and so attentive!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2022
Kathleen M.
Our waitresses were fantastic. The food was amazing! We had reserved the ‘igloo’ and the ambiance was awesome! Even though the temperature outside was below zero, we were all cozy and warm inside! Will certainly do it again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 18, 2022
Jennifer C.
It was a fantastic evening with great food, great ambiance, and wonderful old fashions. I would recommend to friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2022
Michael K.
This is the third time in an igloo, always a very nice experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 09, 2022
Karen H.
We had a wonderful experience. Warm, cozy, great food & drinks and our service was outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2022
Bruce K.
The igloo dining experience was great! Despite the cold temperatures outside, we were warm, comfortable and enjoyed the ambience of the igloo. The food and service were excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2021
Victor B.
Very relaxing and waiters were pleasant and accommodating. Food and beverages excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2021
Pauline B.
My party had a great time and some actually took food home, so the pricing was fair for what they ordered. Drinks were higher but that is what it is at most places. We would do it again. It was really cool being able to be in the igloo with the music, fireplace and heat that added to the experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2021
Barb M.
Excellent experience. Would highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 28, 2021
Jane B.
The service is top notch and the food is always fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2021
Todd W.
Excellent service and food. Great igloos.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2021
Ann V.
We had a wonderful evening in the igloo. Dinner was delicious and served up in a magical environment. This will be a new tradition!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2021
Theresa L.
Great night in the igloo!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2021
Nicole L.
Great experience! Igloo experience was 5 stars. Waitresses were awesome. Thank you Daja and Sierra for a great night!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2021
Jill D.
We had a great time dining in the Igloo. Warm and inviting. Great service and as always great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 30, 2021
Kari P.
Excellent staff! Fun environment!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2021
Ckark L.
Had a great time and stayed nice and toasty warm

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 06, 2022
Nancy V.
We celebrated our son's birthday in a bubble with a nice view of the Granite Peak ski hill on a pleasant winter evening. Most were very happy with our meals. I was slightly disappointed with my lasagna as it was not typical layered lasagna. Its mostly sausage with a few noodles, some ricotta covered with sauce. I will try a different dish next time. Drinks, service and ambiance were fabulous.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 11, 2022
Robert G.
This igloo experience was my wife's dream for 3 years. we did it this year for her birthday. Carmelo's remains one of the top restaurants in the area. Our servers were awesome! Bartender Lisa makes incredible drinks and has a personality to match. The igloo overlooks the Rib Mtn Golf Course and Granite Peak Ski Hill. They were able to keep it a balmy 65-70 degrees, even on a night that was -10 by the end of dinner. I would absolutely do it again!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 06, 2022
Mark S.
The igloo is a wonderful experience. I was thrilled at how warm it was! All we needed was a little bit of snow to make it perfect. They are decorated so nicely and the staff was fantastic. Emily had a great sweet 16th birthday. Thank you

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 25, 2023
Cynthia K.
We had dinner in one of the Igloos and it was a fun experience. Door of the Igloo a little difficult for the wait staff to get in and out of with items in hand. Service and Food were very good!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 28, 2022
Diane S.
Carbonara was very eggy with chunks of scrambled eggs and poor consistency, steaks were cooked very inconsistently, one very over cooked and one very undercooked. Waitress was attentive and friendly; overall good service.