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Cafe Rustica

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Italian, Pizza,
10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
+1 831-659-4444
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 6 days ago

Great restaurant tucked away in Carmel Valley. Always a stop for us when we are in the area. I’ve only had lunch there. Food is excellent. Large portions. Small eaters should consider sharing a sandwich. Nice outdoor seating.

Thank Meadow152016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the Carmel Valley and our host recommended that we come here for a great dining experience and this it was. There service was amazing and the meals were generous and well presented. We enjoyed our experience here and will most certainly...More

Thank Lakehouse15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I wandered into this locals favorite and were pleasantly surprised! Charming ambiance, delicious food - I had the eggplant tower salad, he had a tuna croissant. While tempted by many options, kept it lighter. Will definitely return! Ps: owner’s brother is vintner of...More

Thank traveltarot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 18 months and despite hearing how good Cafe Rustica we did not visit until last weekend. Why did we wait? The menu offers a lot of great choices at good prices. Our foursome enjoyed steak, salmon, lamb and...More

Thank TominCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times, great service. had melt in your mouth short rib special. The Ambiance is like a French Country Cafe. So, I wasucky with my 20 year old French from Brittany Server. Extremely Polite and Courteous.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Again, I find myself returning wth friends to Cafe Rustica as it’s constantly excellent. The evening was cool and we sat outside under heat lamps and found it most pleasant. The service as usual was excellent. The food was as usual fresh and innovative. There...More

Thank Sebastian3962
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This was a dream lunch for us. We took a beautiful drive from Carmel into Carmel Valley. The seating outside gave us a beautiful view of the hills. The decor is absolutely adorable. I’m a huge butternut squash ravioli fan and theirs did not disappoint...More

Thank Luv_TravelSanJose_CA
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We dine here frequently, most often for lunch. There are so many delicious things on the regular menu, it’s hard to know what to recommend — you really cannot go wrong. The thin crust pizzas are delicious, as is the Hungarian goulash. I especially like...More

Thank BobKatUSA
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We have been eating here, when in the area, for the past 10 or so years. The service is great and the food is nothing short of outstanding; surpassing our expectations time and time again. As an added plus, when you order a glass of...More

Thank fufu93312
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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