Cantinetta Luca

Cantinetta Luca

Italian Restaurant
Dolores St. (Ocean Ave.), Carmel, CA 93921, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Cantinetta Luca offers the pure flavors of authentic Italian food in a casual, modern setting. Specializing in wood-fired pizza, antipasti, house-made salumis and handmade pasta.


Based on 68 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #8 for Italian restaurants in Carmel
  • What you need to know
    Cat R.
    "Octopus starter was good."(2 Tips)
    "The funghi and onion/cheese pizza is to die for!"(7 Tips)
    Peg C.
    "Great Italian wine list"(3 Tips)
    "Don't miss the fresh pasta, though everything is very good."(7 Tips)
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  • Italian food
  • pizza
  • bistecca
  • wine
  • walnut cake
  • good for dates
  • pasta
  • seafood
  • tagliatelle
  • authentic
  • lively
  • gelato
  • gnocchi
  • romantic
  • mussels
  • cozy
  • trendy
  • cocktails
  • books
  • salads
  • Annie O.
    Simply great good... If its booked sit at the bar w Cliff, great service
    Annie Ochoa Benitez · February 15, 2015
  • Carlos O.
    Tagliatelle a la bolognesa is the best tagliatelle ever.
    Carlos Ochoa · February 15, 2015
  • Carsten R.
    How can you bake an artichoke in fatty cheese and bechamel sauce? Not italian and not good! Pasta was ok..
    Carsten Roehr · January 18, 2015
  • Matt B.
    Octopus starter was very good, as was the pizza. My favorite was the ragu pasta.
    Matt Bernstein · December 27, 2014
  • Paolo T.
    Had a nice pizza and some gelato for a light meal. The staff was very friendly and attentive!
    Paolo Tagliaferri · May 28, 2014
  • Cat R.
    Lovely restaurant. Lovely staff. Long wait for food. Octopus starter was good. Burrata was nothing special way too cold. Pizza disappointing. The rabbit, peas with open Gnocchi was wonderful.
    Cat Reynolds · December 30, 2013
  • Christina K.
    The casarecce is outstanding. My whole table was jealous of my food.
    Christina Kao · November 3, 2013
  • Liz S.
    The Cornetto pizza is amazing! I highly recommend anything created with their freshly made mozzarella.
    Liz Schwartz · August 20, 2013
  • Charles
    Don't miss the fresh pasta, though everything is very good.
    Charles · August 8, 2013
  • Eileen M.
    Still a good place . . . but my overall experience was not as good as it has been in the past. I can't put my finger on it, just a subtle decline in food, service and experience.
    Eileen Marie · June 24, 2013
  • Laurie G.
    Great service! Lots of places ignore women by themselves!!!
    Laurie Graham · April 18, 2013
  • Todd W.
    Try the romanesco as an appetizer!
    Todd Walker · March 4, 2013
  • Tanya R.
    Panini is yummy!
    Tanya Reynolds · February 17, 2013
  • Peter J.
    2 nights in a row! Great place and buzz.
    Peter Jesse · January 20, 2013
  • Yesi O.
    Try the Chicken Panni
    Yesi Orihuela · November 25, 2012
  • Yesi O.
    Great decor, inexpensive yet sophisticated menu and great windows. Get the table by the window.
    Yesi Orihuela · November 25, 2012
  • Señora T.
    Not great meal here. Stale breadsticks, too much cheese and frozen peas in carbonara :( came recommended by a person in town and all the reviews look good but something must have changed
    Señora Torres · October 11, 2012
  • Salma Z.
    Definitely get the broccolini side dish and walnut cake for dessert!!! Excellent!
    Salma Zawawi · April 22, 2012
  • Salma Z.
    The artichoke app is very tasty!
    Salma Zawawi · April 22, 2012
  • Kiera R.
    Pasta here is amazing!
    Kiera Reilly · August 20, 2011
  • Paula P.
    The artichoke is really good!
    Paula Pinto · July 7, 2011
  • Peg C.
    Great Italian wine list and authentic piatti in a lovely open room - the best in town!
    Peg Champion · May 21, 2011
  • Hannah M.
    divine salad, mussels, and pizza! best meal we had in carmel
    Hannah Melnicoe · April 3, 2011
  • Jessica W.
    Cornetta with roasted garlic is to die for.
    Jessica Williamsen · December 12, 2010
  • Giuseppe P.
    The Bistecca is to die for!!! And the burrrata cheese with the crostini is amazing!!!!
    Giuseppe Panzuto · November 12, 2010
  • Baba
    The funghi and onion/cheese pizza is to die for!
    Baba · July 16, 2010
  • Janet V.
    Great food, great location, great bar, cures their own meat, pizza oven, need reservations
    Janet Vanderhoof · May 16, 2010
  • Marcia V.
    Bom vinho, simpatia no atendimento. Vindo a carmel mao deixe de visitar.
    Marcia Vieira · January 29, 2015
  • Rogerio P.
    Não gostei; a comida não é boa, atendimento é eficiente mas não é nem um pouco simpático
    Rogerio Peres · May 21, 2014
  • Sandro F.
    De entrada um pão italiano quentinho com azeite e ervas. Como prato principal Pumpkim Ravioli é sensacional acompanhado de um vinho tinto suave.
    Sandro Freire · December 10, 2013
  • Marcio L.
    Comida excelente! Ambiente acolhedor! E, está em Carmel... Rsssss
    Marcio Luiz Macedo · February 6, 2013
  • Alan F.
    Great Italian Wine and Dinner!!!! Melhor restaurante de Carmel. Ganhou diversos prêmios! Ótimos vinhos e comida saborosa! Ambiente aconchegante e romântico!
    Alan Frank · November 20, 2011

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