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 Four Options
$20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine at dinner for two or more $35 for $70 worth of Italian cuisine at dinner for four or more
$30 for an Italian dinner for two (up to a $62.85 total value) $59 for an Italian dinner for four (up to a $125.70 total value)
- One salume per pair (an $8.95 value)
- One pizza or pasta dish per diner (up to a $19.95 value)
- One dessert per diner (up to a $7 value)
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.