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Little Napoli

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Dolores St AT 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 626-6335
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 321
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian Restaurant

The restaurant is located in downtown Carmel. The décor is cozy, with a very “old style” Italian motif. The menu was varied with a nice selection of appetizers, pasta, and a good wine list. The pasta bolognaise was very good. Considering it was Carmel, the meal was a good value. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jes22
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Marshall, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We debated on whether to eat hear it not because we had been told the service was slow, we weren't disappointed. The service and the food were excellent. Started off with the famous garlic bread and I had the cannelloni tricolore, a salute to the Italian flag. Was to full to even try desert. A bit pricey but very good.

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Thank Leslie W
Davidson, North Carolina
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Italian from New Jersey, it is difficult to find truly great eating (aside from Momma's). Well this place is great. Little Napoli has a setting that is heavy on Sinatra; Dean Martin was singing as we entered. Even the bathroom is properly motived with photos of Sophia Loren etc. But the food ! The food is extraordinary. I had... More 

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Thank Frank S
San Francisco, CA
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was not a single regret in our lunch order. I had the stew for lunch and I wanted to lick my plate! Will go back for sure

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in downtown Carmel. The décor is cozy, with a very “old style” Italian motif. The menu was varied with a nice selection of appetizers, pasta, and a good wine list. The pasta bolognaise was very good. Considering it was Carmel, the meal was a good value. The service was excellent. We sat in the back area... More 

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Thank jes22
Rohnert Park, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Make sure you have reservations for dinner or it's a long wait. Excellent pizza, good wine list. Prompt service and friendly staff. Nice selections on menu. Pricey but in line with other dining in Carmel.

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Orange County, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were in Carmel for three nights, and kept walking past this place during the dinner hours. Every time we tried to eat there, they were always booked up. We learned that this place is always busy, so we finally made a reservation. Lets just say, that it's a good sign when a place is always busy, that you know... More 

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Thank HeatherBru
West Hollywood, California
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Yes, the smallish restaurant is rather charming, with a nice fireplace and high ceiling. But really, the food was just average.

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Toronto, Ontario
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My wife and I were on a little pre-cruise vacation, exploring the coast. We spent the afternoon in Carmel and on the way back to the hotel we stopped at Little Napoli. We were served promptly when we arrived and enjoyed the Bruschetta Pomidora appetizer. My wife had the Chicken Piccata and I had the Osso Bucco ravioli. Both meals... More 

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Thank ChrisfromTO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by many of the locals over the years we have vacationed in Carmel and understandably so. Nothing like a good glass of wine and a thin crusted pizza in a variety of combinations along many pasta dishes and more. Comfort food for sure. Attentive service and warm and cozy surroundings.

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Thank Margit V
Elk Grove, CA
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I decided to try this Italian restaurant based on TA reviews. The waitress is friendly. She answered all the questions. We ordered the lobster/crab ravioli (chef special)& Hobo stew. Both dishes are very tasty. Good portion size. Crème Brulée is delicious. I believed the owner/chef must be a Ferrari fans.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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?