Midwest Living Review
On a downtown Dells street packed with fudge shops, T-shirt vendors and haunted houses, Carvelli's stands out at the far end of the strip. The two-story, stacked-stone building features big folding doors that let bar patrons walk in and large windows that let pedestrians watch kitchen workers pull long strands of fresh pasta out of a machine. The dining area is huge, spanning two levels decorated with wrought-iron chandeliers and stair rails. The family-owned restaurant prides itself on serving authentic dishes inspired by their hometown of Calabria, Italy. And, indeed, a little knowledge of Italian helps as you're reading the menu. On our visit, we enjoyed ravioli piemontesi, ravioli stuffed with veal and served in a creamy porcini mushroom sauce. The taste was rich and flavorful, although we found the portions a bit light for dinner.