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Cafe Rustica

10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
+1 831-659-4444
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all the portions are huge. The food is fabulous. The appetizer bread was excellent. It was really soft and fresh. I ordered the beet salad. The butter lettuce leaves were huge. I loved that. There were plenty of beets, not just a few....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a Redwoods/Vineyards tour, so had limited time in town. This was one of the restaurants recommended by our tour guide (thank you, Gael Gallagher!), and was just a short walk from the Joullian Winery Tasting Room. We read that they closed at...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many restaurants and so little time! My hosts in Pacific Grove took me to one of their favorite casual places where wisteria was draped over the fences in an otherwise pine woods and sea shore landscape. This Rustica is in Caramel Valley. It feels...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a wine tasting journey. The wood fired pizza was top notch and my wife had butternut squash ravioli which was excellent. Definitely recommend going there. Limited seating that seemed to fill up fast but they have outdoor seating.

Thank BourdeauxBoy
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Took my 9 year old daughter for a girls weekend in Carmel valley. Concierge recommended cafe rustica for dinner and was able to get us reservations after we checked in. Has outdoor patio with heaters but we chose to sit inside which is small and...More

Thank E T
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were trying to find the place we ate the last time in Carmel Valley. Instead we found this gem. Great Italian inspired food. We had a salad and a pizza. The pizza was this crust wood oven perfection. We also had the bread pudding...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Menu has not changed a lot in 20 years, but everything in it is unfailingly well prepared, always arrives hot, with fresh ingredients. Had mushroom soup (home style) , beef goulash , and lemon torte for dessert....all excellent. Often have interesting specials like duck or...More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My husband and I have been there many times as well as ordered food to go from here. It is always good! No matter how busy they are they are always welcoming and the wait staff is very accommodating! Thank you Cafe Rustica!!!

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We were looking for an alternative to downtown Carmel, and we were pleasantly surprised! We started with the calamari, My wife had the Sea Bass special and I had the duck, everything was tasty and well presented. A good wine list, and the dessert options...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The food was average. The pizza was good but they messed up the order. The Pizza is big enough to share which the waiter did not mention it to our large group. There is only beer and wine. Fish special was just ok

Thank Pam G
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Response from alankehr | Reviewed this property |
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Response from jane w | Reviewed this property |
sorry for your discomfort, but that is an impossible question to answer. was it the only place you ate at that day? always contact the restaurant directly you suspect was the cause and let them know what you ate. we have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-4444
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