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Salumeria Luca

Dolores Street between Ocean and Seventh, Next Door to Cantinetta Luca, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #74 of 151 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Italian, Sandwiches
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout
Description: The pure Italian flavors you’ve come to know at Cantinetta Luca are now available for you at home. With a passion for making his own or sourcing the best available artisanal products, Executive Chef and Partner Jason Balestrieri has created a wonderfully authentic Italian take-out deli and bakery in the heart of downtown Carmel. Salumeria Luca’s seasonal selections are sure to win the hearts of food-loving locals and visitors alike.Salumeria Luca’s seasonally changing menu features imported salumi, prosciutto; breads baked fresh daily on premise including grissini, Genzano country bread, stirato, piadina, focaccia and rosemary filone for the made to order grilled panini sandwiches; imported Italian, local and house-made cheeses. In addition Salumeria Luca offers an ever-changing assortment of fresh house-made pastas include Tagliolini, Spaghetti, Pappardelle, Ravioli; pasta sauces include Bolognese, Pesto, Marinara, and Salsa Rustica; imported dry pastas, fresh pizza dough, Extra Virgin olive oils, barrel-aged Balsamic vinegars, sauces, marinades, an assortment of cured olives and condiments. Salumeria Luca sells a limited selection of hand-cut steaks including Cantinetta Luca’s 24oz. Bistecca Fiorentina.
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went in and looked around they have a good variety of meats. We chose some pork sotre pancetta and calabrese salami and fresh bread. It was all very tasty. Price was very good. I looked on the Carmel map of the must go places and this was one of them. We do not have a salumeria where we live... More

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Petaluma, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fabulous panini for a delicious lunch. The Calabrese and the Piemonte were both excellent. It was hard to choose since everything looked yummy but there is a section on the menu to build your own sandwich if you do not see exactly what you want. If you make a left leaving Luca you will come upon a lovely courtyard with... More

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Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I decided to come to Salumeria Luca's to get food for an evening picnic with husband and friends. I'm so glad I did. The service was outstanding....I mean, one usually doesn't find such kindness in a deli! The sandwich I ordered for my husband was fantastic. I fell for the desire for gelato after seeing their selection. Do this. You... More

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Monterey, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We haven't tried the sandwiches here but stopped in for some deli ham and cheese to take home all of which are excellent if a bit pricey. They also have gelato here and we couldn't resist trying the hazelnut. I'm not an ice cream person but used to love eating Italian gelato while living in Europe and this was really... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Friendly service, fresh salad, authentic wood fired pizza. Everything was tasty, authentic (really we've spent time in Italy) reasonably priced and beautifully presented.

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Barcelona, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I found this place to be just fine. It is a kind of italian restaurant, but not the tipical pizza-pasta one, they have more selection of plates and products, which is great, but all of them are overprized. It looked like it was the place to be in Carmel these days... Full of people in their fifties willing to spend... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great, fresh-tasting pizza. Need to order their huge 24oz steak next time...people at next table said it was fantastic. Fun place, great salumi.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Great salami, cheese and fresh pasta. The wine selection is very good, too. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Tuolumne City, California, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

wow great cheese and Salumi fresh bread and pasta excellent place to stop for a great lunch quick easy and reasonably priced for the on the go vacationer

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Carrollton, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped by here while on the Carmel Food Tour. They had a smorgasbord of delicious meats and cheeses to go with a nice red Chianti they had selected for us. What a wonderful education we received on the types of meat that were offered. And, what a beautiful shop they have. It was just like being in Italy. Thank... More

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