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San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-6545
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food

My wife and I had the great pleasure to have dinner here twice. The food is delicious and the staff very nice making us feel soo good. Recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
TorgeirVollset
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Trondheim, Norway
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Sanok, Poland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Delicious! I can't say enough about this place. Food was perfect. Owner was SO nice. You MUST get the Tiramisu it was out of this world. Thee Best I've ever had.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on a weekend night. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The decor/ambience was classy. We had seen the menu prior to arrival and I ordered my favourite menu item which the menu stated had "saffron risotto". When the meal arrived, wild rice had been substituted. I pointed this out, which was brushed off with the excuse... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I had the great pleasure to have dinner here twice. The food is delicious and the staff very nice making us feel soo good. Recommended!

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Denmark
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had to sit outside with my dog, Vida, not a problem. The food was simply delicious. The clam appetizer was the best I've ever had. I'm not sure how they made the sauce; but, it was delicious. I got the chicken with vegetables and saffron risotto. It was perfect. Service was professional and awesome friendly. I would recommend this... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

They have 3 dog-friendly tables adjacent to the sidewalk...perfect place for lunch on a nice day. (These tables were not in use for dinner at the time of our visit.) Service was very friendly and attentive and they modified a dish for my wife's dietary restrictions. Food was very tasty, especially the pasta...our personal tastes are inclined more to the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We happened across Nico as we walked from our nearby Inn. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were impressed with the menu and certainly enjoyed a very pleasant dining experience. Being in Carmel we weren't surprised by the pricing.

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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love this place as always. The pastas are their forte. The menu is going to be overhauled soon. Hope they leave some of the best dishes on. The new interior is modern, but warm. The waiters have been there for years and are great. Don't get the pizza I hear. That's my only tip. its not a cheap place. For... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped here for a light lunch. It was off-season and quiet so we got attentive service. The "melt in your mouth" gnocchi gorgonzola was delicious. A very nice experience overall.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Love this restaurant! Wish I could give it more stars! The prawn bisque is to die for and the spaghetti alla carbonara was hands down without a doubt the absolute best I have ever had!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We initially went for a Gluten Free pasta meal because of a chance passerby encounter with a lady from the restaurant last time we were down. Boris our waiter said that they don't always have it. Minor disappointment but I highly suggest to keep some GF pasta and bread on hand - to go with the tasty tomato salsa they serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Carlos & Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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