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“Amazing Italian in beautiful Carmel Valley” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Rustica

Cafe Rustica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing Italian in beautiful Carmel Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I loved this little country Italian restaurant. I had the cheese tortellini- literally the best pasta dish I've ever had and a generous portion of it. My husband had Jose's pizza verde, also amazing. Loved the whole experience!

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English first
Mountain View, California, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cafe Rustica - outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

My friend and I dined at Cafe Rustica. We got different items. He got a beet salad and a veggie pasta dish. I had the glazed pecan salad and the roasted chicken. We both felt we had one of the best meals ever! I'm looking forward to going back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David H
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely little pizza/pasta place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great place - we had salads to start which were very tasty but huge portions. My pasta although a little on the thick side was very tasty. The pizza was excellent and was better than the ones we had in Italy!! Service friendly and prompt. Would definately recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz H
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Pinole, CA
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cozy little nook in the Carmel Valley Wine Country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Just had a truly good lunch at Cafe Rustica in Carmel Valley near the Talbott Vineyards, Cowgirl, and Twisted Roots wine tasting rooms. The sandwiches, salads, and wine (of course) were very good and well presented. I will definitely return to this warm and welcoming restaurant the next time I go tasting in Carmel Valley.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chuck D
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Piedmont, California
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Tasty food/Accommodating staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We spent a sunny Saturday afternoon in the patio with 7 friends. The lunch items were creative (what could have been a boring egg salad sandwich became more elegant with a sheet of smoked salmon), served promptly despite a busy day, and fairly priced for this neck of the woods. The butterscotch pudding was a delight.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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