Carmelo's Italian Restaurant Participates in 2012 GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up

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Carmelo's Italian Restaurant in Houston, Texas recently announced that they will be participating in the 5th Annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up. During this week-long event, Carmelo's Italian Restaurant will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from orders placed off of their special GO TEXAN menu.

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, Houston's premier restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine, recently announced their upcoming participation in the 5th Annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up. GO TEXAN supports and promotes local farmers, wineries and area food banks during a special week-long "Restaurant Roundup."

GO TEXAN is a marketing initiative sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture, whose purpose is to encourage consumers to seek and purchase Texas-made products. In addition to the annual restaurant round-up, GO TEXAN sponsors other initiatives that promote Texas products and communities. The Go Local GO TEXAN e-magazine is a monthly email that showcases Texas wine, food, restaurants recipes and more. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) also offers free guides and directories that help consumers locate the nearest Texas winery, TDA certified farmers market or "pick your own" farm.

From July 23-29th, Carmelo's Italian Restaurant will join hundreds of restaurants across the state of Texas in featuring a special menu that highlights local produce and wine. For each order from their GO TEXAN menu, Carmelo's Italian Restaurant will donate 15 percent of the proceeds to the Houston Food Bank. In addition, Carmelo's Italian Restaurant's Austin location will also be participating, making the same donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

The GO TEXAN Restaurant Roundup also offers restaurant gift certificate giveaways. Sign up on the GO TEXAN website at to complete a survey for a chance to win a $40.00 gift certificate to Carmelo's Italian Restaurant. For more information about Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, visit the restaurant's website at

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For authentic Italian food in a place where customers are treated like family, visit Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant, which just celebrated 31 years in Houston. Carmelo’s was founded by its namesake, Carmelo Mauro in 1981. The authentic Italian restaurant features signature dishes such as Osso Buco, red snapper mango over risotto pancake, oysters with champagne reduction, and fettuccine carbonara.

Carmelo’s also offers vegetarian-friendly menu items and a gluten-free menu, which includes ravioli, pizza, gnocchi, rice, and corn pastas, ensuring that those with allergies will not miss out on Italian delicacies. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of wine, beer, cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. Carmelo’s has been recognized for its impeccable selection of Italian and California wines and has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence numerous times. Carmelo’s patrons should also know to save room for the best part; dessert. Specialties include Millie Foglie (a puff pastry filled with sweet cream), Pistachio Gelato and Lemon Sorbet.

Carmelo's also has a reputation for being one of the most reliable catering companies in the Houston Area, available to cover private parties with 10 to 500 people. The restaurant also has wine rooms and private rooms available to seat up to 130 people. For special events customers have the option to let their guests order ala carte, or offer them a customized menu or buffet selection.

Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant is located at 14795 Memorial Drive in Houston. For more information, call (281)-531-0696 or visit

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