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Cantinetta Luca
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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Dolores Street between Ocean and 7th Carmel, CA 93921
$$$Italian Restaurant, European Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
European Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pmSunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Cantinetta Luca offers casual dining, featuring menu items such as delicious pizza, baked in an authentic, Italian, no gas, wood-burning pizza oven. Specializing in antipasti, salume & handmade pasta.
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Bustling Italian eatery featuring homemade classics with rustic decor & an adjacent food shop.- Google
People talk about italian wine, salumi, burrata, cured meats and lamb shank
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j wilson
reviewed a week ago
Tried to have a meal here, but the customer service was so atrocious I have nothing good to say. Not only was the staff rude and unhelpful, he made a point of being obnoxious in front of other patrons. If I had not had my children with me, I would have made a scene, as it was, I bit my tongue and walked out.
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Larry Guyer
reviewed 10 months ago
Very pleased with our somewhat random choice of this restaurant...welcoming decor with bar area, counter seating by the open kitchen and separate dining room. Started with the Salume platter with a sampling of about 7 different meats. The pasta dishes were just the right size and delicious to every last drop of sauce. Our only disappointment was the dessert special...a Fresh Cherry Bread Pudding that was dry and bland.
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andy gottlieb
reviewed 2 years ago
Wonderful find in Carmel. Burrata, Papparadelle and house-made Salumi Cotto all musts
Bruno Henriques
reviewed a month ago
Nice and confort italian restaurant. Very special "burrata" appetizer...try it! Not many options for the main course but all of them carefully prepared. Quite expensive.
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Brenda O'Toole
reviewed 4 months ago
Had one of the best meals of my life! Short ribs...try them!
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Mirabelle Vista
reviewed 2 years ago
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011 My Rating for Cantinetta Luca is OUTSTANDING! We were in town for the Pebble Beach Concours and always make a point to spend the day before in Carmel. We stopped at Cantinetta Luca for Lunch by complete chance. We were greeted immediately and were seated at the window which gave us a great view of the street and the many classic cars in town that day. Our Server was Rodrigo. We ordered our Luncheon in progressive courses that my wife and I could share. Rodrigo and his helpers did an absolutely perfect job in timing the delivery of every course. Our meal included, Prosciutto (excellent) and the warmed Olives (amplifies the flavors) as an Anitipasto starter accompanied by an incredible Chard from the Piedmonte, followed by a Wild Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and a Caprese, with the main course a shared Mezzanini pasta with summer squash and pesto. We topped this off with a Tiramisu (made on-site) and a Limoncello (made on-site). When we arrived the Lunch crowd was just beginning, as we dined the restaurant filled to capacity. This is a time when service often becomes strained as servers try to keep up with the crowd. Rodrigo and team managed the crowd and our meal finished with the same level of high quality service at full capacity as we experienced when we first arrived. This was by far the best food and the best service of our entire trip. I visit many highly rated spots that I never return to again. I will be back again as often as I am in town.
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Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value


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