Based on TA's reviews and a local proprietor's recommendation, we headed to Dametra for dinner one evening on our vacation. It was like walking into a favorite relative's home. The owner personally sat us at our table, our waiter befriended us in a very authentic manner, they served us amazing food and wine. Brought us a few extra "treats" on the house, continually came to our table to chat, recommend other things to do in Carmel and were just all around unbelievable hosts! The restaurant is small (we were tucked in a back table by the kitchen but didn't even care b/c the ambiance of the restaurant reaches all areas) and I would call for a reservation. The restaurant was packed the whole evening. The owners even sang and played instruments for a woman's birthday and one of the chefs came out from the kitchen to sing a solo. What a fun, amazing time!