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Corkscrew Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
+1 831-659-8888
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors to Carmel area should plan a drive up the valley to Corkscrew. Service is impeccable and the restaurant is very charming. Their specialty is pizza but the menu is varied and includes homemade soup, burgers, pasta and more. Their homemade bread is not to be missed. I had an open faced seasonal crab sandwich on homemade rye and a... More 

1 Thank P1386YUmaryc
West Dundee, Illinois
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic stop on our trip. We ate outside in their patio area. The patio had a nice homey atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our food was excellent. We'll definitely stop here again on our next trip.

Thank ErikandMeg
Carmel Valley, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super dog friendly . New menu is excellent service always on point. Lucky to have this restaurant in the village

1 Thank michael c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have three different pizzas share one of each! My favourite is the one with mushrooms - no still better the one with lemon! The staff is charming and eager to see you comfortable, and the chef really knows how to make a pizza in an authentic big stone owen. Love to visit the Corkscrew.

Thank jorn S
Egham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A great little restaurant in a great location. Good food, good service and friendly staff. The restaurant makes you want to stay longer due to its cosy interior. We even got chatting to some friendly locals who were longtime regulars.

Thank StephenVBD
Fremont, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Ate at this restaurant in our last day in Carmel valley. I made reservations without any recommendations but boy we were blown away!!! We walked in on Sunday eve but the place was still bustling with people. Their garden seating is also very popular. We sat inside with a view to the wood fired oven. They bake fresh breads and... More 

Santa Margarita, California
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I had the distinct pleasure of eating lunch here recently, and everything about it lived up to my friend's declaration that Corkscrew is her favorite restaurant in the area. Not a casual recommendation, as my friend dines out very frequently. From the warmth of the greeting upon arrival, to the European-style ambiance, the uncluttered menu, the wine list, and the... More 

1 Thank Kaye T
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch on this really hot day. We received a warm welcome , sat nicely shaded in the pleasant side garden area , had a delicious salad & shared a good thin dough pizza. We couldn't resist the lemon meringue pie to finish. We enjoyed this venue for casual lunch al fresco & then visited the nearby... More 

Thank Asternian
Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Quant, European feel cafe. I had the burger which was delicious and my wife had the mushroom pizza - also delicious! Hers was a paper thin, crispy crust and my burger so so juicy and tasty. Service was fantastic! If you're out for winery visits, grab lunch here. Great place!

Thank Brian F
Chaska, Minnesota
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

A colleague and I had lunch on Tuesday 9/20 and the food was incredible! I'm on a Paleo Diet and our experience was awesome! I cannot recall the hostesses or our servers name but they were both outstanding individuals! What a great place to take a date! Very romantic! We sat outside in the garden by the fountain and the... More 

Thank GregH106

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-8888

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