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Cafe Stravaganza

241 The Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
831-625-3733
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Ranked #77 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We discovered this restaurant several trips ago, and each time that we return to Carmel, we go back for dinner. It's not the cheapest place in town, and it is by far not the most expensive. The cuisine is best described as Mediterranean. I describe it as tasty. You will too.

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Denver
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a pizza, and it was good and a Greek salad. Our server was very friendly and we had great service. It's a cute little place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had dinner and breakfast. It is the closest option to the Hyatt Highlands. The dinner menu was varied and the daily special is a good value. Breakfast may seem expensive, but not for this area. A good choice and we would return.

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Balboa Island, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There are a lot of really fine restaurants in Carmel, only they cost an arm and a leg and your first born. To find a comfortable restaurant that serves good food at a reasonable price is a true discovery. This is such a place. It's down in the shopping center across the street from The Carmel Mission Inn, way in... More 

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California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant is a very good place to have breakfast. It is in the shopping center at the corner of Highway 1 and Rio road. Service was very good and all of us enjoyed the food.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took two grandchildren here on the way up Route 1. Difficult to find but great menu, excellent food, nice place and affordable. A good find in Carmel.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ordered the chicken curry over rice and it was just okay. Bread is fresh and served with spiced olive oil. Service was good and friendly. I've had dinner here several times and it was always good in the past but could have changed ownership. The restroom was in need of a serious cleaning and appeared more like a gas... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Searching for a place to eat on New Year's day, we found this little gem. From the olive oil with spices, the bread (divine!) to the service, it was very good. Excellent service from Tino, and the owner was most gracious when complimented. Next time I will try one of the lamb dishes. Best clam chowder!

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Actually one of the best, most enjoyable places I've been. You can see the other customers are friends with staff, repeats. Definitely worth trying, very varied menu, I think.

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Carmel, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I’ve gone to the Café Stravaganza twice. The first time was for a quick breakfast – the basics: eggs, bacon, toast and cottage fries. From that experience, which was better than good, someone recommended that I have the lamb dinner. So my partner and I returned about a month later. The place was virtually empty (always a bad sign). However... More 

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Address: 241 The Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
Phone Number: 831-625-3733
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Cuisine: Italian

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