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Corkscrew Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fremont, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

One of The best margarita pizza ! Great place in the garden, Salad was ok! , Service was friendly and prompt.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Corkscrew after not being able to eat at Cafe Rustica round the corner (who said they could accommodate a vegan but absolutely could not) So we arrived at Corkscrew and asked if they had a table to spare? No problem at all. Very helpful and friendly with a relaxed vibe and the food was great!! A sublime... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Since Café Rustica is closed on Monday, we needed to find another place to eat dinner. We asked at all the wine rooms we went to, and the hotel people, and everyone said the same thing: go to the Corkscrew Café. We said we don't want pizza, they all said, too bad, that's the best thing in town. So, we... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Quaint atmosphere and wonderful staff! I had fish tacos and they were perfectly cooked with just enough spice. Terrific meal!

Thank Anna B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

It's Saturday night. We called ahead to make a reservation and they made it sound like they could barely accommodate us, yet during our dinner there were plenty of empty tables and nobody in the patio, which doesn't justify them taking 45 minutes to serve our entrees. They got one of our entrees wrong, they were nice and polite about... 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
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: 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?