Cantinetta Luca

Italian Restaurant
DOLORES St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923 DOLORES St, Carmel-by-the-Sea Directions
Today 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open All Hours
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86% of 283 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Steak, Pizza, Deli, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Steak, Pizza, Deli, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 2 years ago
Without gpon still a good option
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Report | 2 years ago
Drink plenty o' water. The food there is naturally salty, as they have house-made Salume. Not sure if they use sea salt to flavor their foods, but probably not, as we had a major rise in blood pressure. We walked away with major headaches because of it. The Salume is quite good though. We also had pizza and pasta and they were ok. They used really good black trumpet mushrooms on the Funghi pizza, but the cheese was too over the top, not a great choice as it was oily. Then again, now that I think of it, it may be because they added bacon on the top! ha Either way, it made the pizza too oily. The Bolognese pasta was good but not great. Just know that most people will absolutely love it, I'm probably a bit more critical as I have a love affair with food. It was at least a beautifully prepared dish. The stand-out was the Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta...it was beautiful, and full of cleansing and delicious flavors, which were needed after the heavy, salty dishes that came before it. The service was good btw, very attentive.
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Report | 3 years ago
The non-meat offerings are slim. Also, I spent $17.00 on a pizza and still felt hungry, it's wasn't enough food for me,. An additional $3.00 for roasted garlic on my pizza? I realize it's all hand made and this requires more costs. The bucatino was tasty, portion was small. Staff was friendly and the hostess at the door was genuine and kind.
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Report | 3 years ago
Very expensive for very small servings. Loud music. Felt like I was in a bar, not a restaurant.
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Report | 3 years ago
Always make reservations. A great place, excellent food and service. Very popular.
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Report | 3 years ago
Pizzas are great. Great Groupon value. Everything was delicious.
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Report | 3 years ago
absolutely fantastic
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Report | 3 years ago
The salume plate was excellent and quite a surprise.
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Report | 3 years ago
We bought the three course meal. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! I am northern Italian (Milanese) and am often disappointed in what is considered Italian food by restauranteurs. So often, their Bolognese sauce lacks both sufficient cooking time and meat. The Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce was outstanding. The sauce tasted very much like my own and the pasta was properly prepared al dente. We also had a Funghi Pizza, which was divine. Everything from the grissini (breadsticks) to the incredible desserts left us leaving with every intent to return again very soon.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great food and service. This is a beautiful dining experience.
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From Our Editors

If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, Carmel By The Sea's Cantinetta Luca serves up an Italian experience in the heart of Carmel By The Sea. Whether you are looking for a healthy or gluten-free meal, you can find both at Cantinetta Luca. Reserve your own room at Cantinetta Luca so that you can create your own private party.

No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Cantinetta Luca ? it's strictly casual.

Guests take to street parking at Cantinetta Luca's St spot.

Meals at Cantinetta Luca are moderately priced ? most diners spend about $30 per person. Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Cantinetta Luca is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you're in the mood for pasta or pizza, head over to Cantinetta Luca and indulge in a classic Italian dish.

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Cantinetta Luca

Sun-Thu
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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