The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for $24 worth of Italian cuisine at lunch on Saturday or Sunday
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian dinner cuisine and drinks for two or more, Sunday–Thursday
- $34 for $70 worth of Italian dinner cuisine and drinks for four or more, Sunday–Thursday
The menu includes entrees such as capricciosa pizza with smoked ham and fontina ($17.95), squid-ink spaghetti tossed with local calamari ($22.95), and braised Colorado lamb shank with taggiasca olives and rosemary ($28.95). The lunch option is valid between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and the dinner options are valid between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
At Cantinetta Luca, Chef Jason Balestrieri rolls out handmade pastas, wood-oven-baked pizza, and roasted whole fish. Enhanced by seasonal, local ingredients, his family-style Italian cooking earned Cantinetta Luca a 2012 readers’ award for Best Restaurant in Carmel from Monterey County Weekly. Balestrieri also cures salumi in-house to fill his signature antipasti plates, and has a salumeria next door.
Cantinetta Luca’s interior decor mirrors the Old World-style eats. Exposed brick covers a barrel-vaulted ceiling in one room, and dark-wood rafters crisscross overhead in another. Elsewhere, modern light fixtures cast their glow across contemporary furnishings, chiseled wood, and pillars of string cheese.
Great food. Nice atmosphere. Beautiful wine closet...The salads were amazing.Reviewer, 10/19/12
wonderful find in carmel. burrata, papparadelle and house-made salumi cotto all mustsReviewer, 1/28/12
83% of 604 customers
“Great food, Great service, Great ambiance!”
“Service and food were amazing ! Nothing else to say :)”
“The staff was wonderful and the salame and pizza and pasta -- all homemade and wonderful, too!”
Dolores St. between Ocean & 7th
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921Get Directions