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Corkscrew Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Sherman Oaks
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with four grandchildren and four adults. Staff put us in a back room so we would all be more comfortable. Children were able to draw on the chalk board while or ready children's books they provided while we waited for the food. The food was great. The pizzas were quite tasty and the kids were welcome. Would go... More 

1 Thank ivnag
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great wood fired pizza, salads and more. Excellent wine list. Extraordinary service. Cozy intimate atmosphere + outside dining.

Thank SergeiinSLO
San Francisco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance/decor, even better service by Adam J who made our experience from time we walked in. Enjoyable fish taco and lamb pappardelle, desert and cappuccino. They seem to really care about their product. Would definitely return.

Thank symagry
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Definitely all the time I go to Carmel this is the place to eat! The place is amazing, with a sunny day the garden is a must, and the food is great, something simple as a poached garlic makes me go back again and again, the pizzas are great as well, try the house wine georis sauv blanc and Pinot... More 

Thank marcos f
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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 November 2, 2016

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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53 reviews
36 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 


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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?