Kingston: Fire at Carmela’s Restaurant

On Wednesday night, a fire caused substantial damage to Carmela’s restaurant in Kingston. 

Kingston Fire Chief Robert Heath:

“At about 8:42 PM, we received a call for fire in the building at Carmela’s Restaurant. Upon arrival, we had heavy smoke showing and a large amount of fire on the second floor in the storage areas and HVAC areas,” said Chief Heath.

Chief Heath said that all patrons who where in the restaurant at the time were safely evacuated by Carmela’s staff, with no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The name of the restaurant has special meaning for the family that owns it. In 1974, Italian immigrants Pasquale and Giovani Viscariello opened Mamma Mia’s pizzeria in Kingston. Their sons and daughters now operate Mamma Mia’s restaurants throughout the region. They opened Carmela’s in 1996 in honor of their grandmother.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.