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Cantinetta Luca

Dolores Street, Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
831 625 6500
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Ranked #36 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Austin Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I put together a business dinner at Luca and it was just wonderful - from the beginning organization to all of what transpired during the dinner - it was just great! And everyone LOVED their meal - some of it reminiscent of our home cooked Italian meals. I truly want to that all of the staff that had a hand... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had the best roasted chicken here that had a buttery rosemary flavor. I wouldn't bother looking at the menu next time even though the calzones, pasta, pizza, etc. looked great. We sat at the bar and observed the food being prepared on their ovens. Excellent service. Popular place so make a reservation in high season.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have dinner at Cantinetta Luca every August when we are in Carmel for the Concourse D'Elegance. No matter what we order, the food is always great. We usually have one of the home made pastas, but this year my husband tried the fish and it was terrific. The wine list is very comprehensive and has something for every taste... More

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