Cantinetta Luca

Carmel-by-the-Sea

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A chef heralded by Monterey County Weekly bakes pizzas in wood oven and makes pasta by hand in an open kitchen

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Promotional value expires Nov 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only from 5pm-6pm on Mon.-Thurs. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Between Two Options

$34 for an Italian meal for two (up to a $69.90 total value)

  • Two pasta or pizza entrees (up to a $22 value each)
  • Two Aperol spritzes (a $12 value each)<p>

$65 for an Italian meal for four (up to a $139.80 total value)

  • Four pasta or pizza entrees (up to a $22 value each)
  • Four Aperol spritzes (a $12 value each)<p>

The menu includes entrees such as capricciosa pizza with smoked ham and fontina or squid-ink spaghetti tossed with local calamari. The Aperol spritz is an apéritif made with prosecco, soda water, and orange-flavored Aperol liqueur. Patrons can also opt to substitute any nonalcoholic beverage on the menu.<p>

Cantinetta Luca

At Cantinetta Luca, Chef Jason Balestrieri rolls out handmade pastas 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.

Customer Reviews

My husband and I had a wonderful evening; I was bubbling with happiness as we left the restaurant. Excellent, memorable food and delightful service. As soon as I got home, I checked your website to see if you serve lunch, too. Lucky us to live in PG, close to you.
Camille L. · March 4, 2013
Wonderful food, wait staff is fabulous!!
Gloria R. · January 31, 2013
good food, excellent service and fairly reasonable prices....
Anne M. · November 18, 2012
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    Carmel-by-the-Sea

    Dolores St. between Ocean and 7th

    Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921

    831-625-6500

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