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Cantinetta Luca

Dolores Street, Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
831 625 6500
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Ranked #35 of 149 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner at this charming restaurant last night. We were blown away with the food, the ambience and the service. It was also a good value. We used a Groupon. Loved the option of bringing our own wine. Corkage fee is steep but we got to drink the wine we wanted. We had the Puttanesca and... More

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Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Was torn between ordering the lamb shank or their gnocchi dish, and on the advice of my sister who has eaten here previously, I went for the gnocchi....turned out to be the perfect choice and the best and most memorable dish of a 10 day vacation to Southern California......pillowy fresh and soft, accompanied by a glazed savoury sauce that was... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Food is delicious, service excellent. We were two couples, started with an assorted salumi board as an appetizer, eight different ones, all delicious. As a main course, I had the lamb ragout pasta. This is a delicious, made with fresh pasta. My friend had a wood-fired pizza, excellent as well. Deserts were delicious as well, we had tiramisu and panna... More

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Austin Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a group on for this restaurant and if we had not already paid for it we would have walked out.Got there at 5:15 and had reservations. Hostess stuck us in a small two top in a corner. We asked for another table( only 3 other patrons in the restaurant) so she said they had 35 reservations and put... More

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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The food was truly great. We shared the steak and the chicken. They grill the steak with a combination of garlic, balsamic vinaigrette and other seasonings. When done, they cut it up and finish it in a skillet. They also cooked the chicken, cut it up and finish it in a skillet. It comes out juicy and delicious. Try the... More

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St. Louis, MO
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We highly recommend this restaurant that has a quaint specialty grocery store connected. Pizza Is fresh & wonderful! Gelato is very high quality and tastes so good! I recommend the coconut gelato & I'm not even a coconut fan. A must when your in Carmel.

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Pasadena, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a nice little bistro type restorante in Carmel. Nice menu and reasonable pricing. JUST one thing; there are not meals in Italy that are these spicy... no big deal the flavors are good. I fully recommend this especially for those who like their food a little on the hot side.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food and service were fantastic, and the ambience was lovely for a mid-week meal. The restaurant has a great menu and wine list as well. The risotto was a stand out dish.

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Plano, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were in Carmel-By-The-Sea for one evening and walked all around to find a restaurant. We stopped by several places and every one of them were totally booked with reservations until 8:30-9 p.m. This was a Saturday night, so make sure to make a reservation at ALL Carmel-By-The-Sea restaurants so you won't be disappointed. We stopped by Cantinetta Luca and... More

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Switzerland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I went twice on my recent trip and again it was packed , the staff are friendly and surprisingly they have a french wine waiter who was rather fun especialy as we met people at the bar who not only invited us for a great Champagne but then went away to bring a Magnum of one of the finest French... More

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