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Cafe Rustica

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10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My two dinner companions and I visited "Cafe Rustica" for coffee and dessert. I selected one of their a bread pudding specials for the day, while one of my companions tried the butterscotch pudding, and the other chose an apple pastry (whose name I have forgotten). My friend described her butterscotch pudding as "lovely." It was presented with a generous... More 

Thank Peppersmom2015
Madisonville, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Comfortable outdoor seating. Tomato basil soup was excellent and beet salad over bib lettuce was very tasty. Wife had red leaf salad with pears which was also very good. Pretty far out in the valley from Carmel by the Sea but a nice change of pace when Carmel is fogged in-warm and sunny. Good service Reasonable prices.

Thank JimR459
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pizzas are so delicious, light and thin and very tasty. the salads are very creative and the service is excellent. Can't wait to return.

Thank Cathy P
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fair people, good dishes and cool stuff. I visited cafe rustica last march and I thought that's a good restaurant.

Thank foenn
Pebble Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for lunch and dinner. Everything is prepared from scratch from fresh (mostly local) ingredients. Pasta is well made and delicious. Home made bread is great and the pizza is always great. The staff is helpful and friendly and the ambiance is rustic and original.

Thank annabannana493
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends always book us for this place during the racing weekends in August. The food is good, pizza was very good, but the inside seating is very loud. Also, the owner or manager who waited on us seemed impatient and not that happy to have us. I don't think he needed to be effusive, but a bit more warm... More 

Thank drlocke
Hamilton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner here. Staff very friendly. The pizza's were absolutely delicious. This is a BYOB, and very reasonably priced.

Thank wdemko
Prospect Heights, IL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the staff were terrific. The restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly and the staff was very attentive. We ordered the Margherita Pizza and a Filet of Sole special; both were perfect. With two meals, drinks, dessert and coffee our meal came to $80 - not inexpensive, but the price was equal to lesser quality restaurants... More 

Thank cahm60
Beirut, Lebanon
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a 3 generation family w 2 toddlers. We were treated very well. Beet salad with shrimp was outstanding. The pizza was great. Toasted cheese was excellent because it was not just toasted cheese...2 cheeses, tomato and basil. Too bad we were visiting the area or we would be going back. Next time!

Thank ir0ngate69
Westlake Village, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizza was fantastic. The herb chicken was amazing. The service was stellar though they were very busy. Highly recommended.

Thank KennethKay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: 831-659-4444

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