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“Good, solid meal; Decent value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cantinetta Luca

Cantinetta Luca
Dolores Street, Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
831 625 6500
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Ranked #48 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good, solid meal; Decent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

So many places in Carmel have high price points and deliver average meals. Cantinetta provides a high quality experience, meal and value.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent across the board”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Fantastic place in Carmel by the Sea. Cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and scrumptious but lite Italian fare. Perfect portions for apps and entrees. Sat at the bar that overlooks the kitchen and had a great time watching the gorgeous dishes being prepared.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food with warm atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Cantinetta Luca has excellent Italian food -- fresh ingredients and everything we had was prepared perfectly. Great service -- attentive but not too much. Really nice atmosphere -- families and couples were equally comfortable and well-served. The salads were fresh with great dressings and we all had excellent pasta dishes. Excellent wine list.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pretty good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stopped here on a lark. Had bolognese and wine. Food excellent. Vibe was chill. Great wine list. Would come again. Pasta was appropriately sized and delish. Def eat here in a town full of Italian.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Luca luscious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Had a bit of bread , pizza and carppaccio....delishh...
but the high point is nearby the Rodrique gallery and his world known Blue Dog.........

Visited June 2013
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