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Little Napoli

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Dolores St AT 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 626-6335
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance

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  • 235
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 21
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hoboken West

Dining at Little Napoli reminds me of the fantastic Italian food I used to get when living in Hoboken. This is my husband's favorite restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, so we have dined here a couple of dozen times. My favorite dish on the menu is the Hobo Stew made with braised short ribs, carrots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
BobKatUSA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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468 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Dining at Little Napoli reminds me of the fantastic Italian food I used to get when living in Hoboken. This is my husband's favorite restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, so we have dined here a couple of dozen times. My favorite dish on the menu is the Hobo Stew made with braised short ribs, carrots, onions, potatoes and other vegetables and "mouth-wateringly"... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This quaint little Italian restaurant in the heart of Carmel has excellent food and charm. Always busy but worth the wait or planning ahead with a reservation. We love the dog friendly patio too in the warmer months.

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Sacramento, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were wandering without reservations, reading posted menus and looking for a restaurant that piqued our interest for a light dinner. We went into Little Napoli because the place looked warm and friendly and it was packed with diners. Also, the spaghetti with clams on the posted menu sounded like just what I wanted. We were greeted warmly and seated.... More 

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This place... I'm going to miss. My wife and I are moving out of CA and we Loved going to Carmel and walking through town. We have been here a few times now. The last occasion was with friends that have lived in the bay area and have never been to Carmel. Since they are Vietnamese and don't really know... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After trying to get into Little Napoli without a reservation, we wandered over the wine bar to grab pizzas and salads. It was quite a lovely meal! The pizza was exceptional, and the salad was just fine. We shared a wine flight of the pinot's and ate rather communally at one of the larger tables with another couple. We were... More 

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Monterey, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Little Napoli has great everything. Service is perfection and there are never any complaints about food at our table. We're all to busy stuffing our faces!

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have had several meals here. The first one was the most memorable. Perhaps because we went through 3 bottles of their house cab. Which is quite lovely. Service is great, if something is not to your liking - THEY FIX IT! Really a nice restaurant with really lovely food. The separate bar is a nice place to hang out... More 

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Over the years I have had lunches and dinners at this little gem in Carmel. The food and atmosphere is always GREAT and I love their wine list great Italian wine selection with reasonable prices.

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Oshkosh, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Every trip to Carmel has included a dinner or two at Little Napoli, and it is always enjoyable. Fun atmosphere with nice music, and good menu choices make for a fun visit. From pizza to pasta, there's something for everyone on the menu.

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Pacific Grove, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a lively location in Carmel with a knowledgeable wait staff. At our table of four, the kitchen overcooked a steak, fixed the lamb chops to perfection and missed on the sauce of one of our pastas. Wine list is varied between California and Italy and had many reasonably priced Italian selections, California selections were overpriced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dolores St AT 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 626-6335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?