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Cafe Rustica

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10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569
+1 831-659-4444
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Carmel, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Rustica never fails to please the palate with its extensive menu of delectable dishes. From hearty entrées to pizza, as well as large salads and delicious soup, plus generous pours of wine, this restaurant's food is the reason it is a local favorite.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a Friday night dinner the week after Christmas. The restaurant was busy and our service was good. My Petrale Sole special was prepared without flour for my gluten allergy and served with the lemon beurre blanc sauce which didn’t contain flour. It was delicious. The au gratin potatoes and veggies were yummy. The other entree was the Wood... More 

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Fresno, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time at Cafe Rustica. We ordered one of the gourmet pizzas and the butternut squash ravioli. Everything tasted amazing. We followed with the chocolate croissant pudding, which was also delicious. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable and the staff were really friendly and welcoming.

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Miami, Florida
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give 10 stars if I could. Get out of the touristy Carmel restaurants and go here. What a great place, food, ambiance, service, size of portions and cost. Family dinner of ten and they gave a great square table in a little nook. Very cosy and comfortable. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, soups, salads all were great.... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family ate dinner here and we all enjoyed the food a lot. We stopped by without a reservation and they offered us a table on the heated and enclosed veranda, but said they would need it back for a reservation in 90 minutes. That was perfect for us as we just planned to eat dinner and then head home.... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every Christmas we travel to Carmel Valley. And every time we come to Carmel Valley we must go to Cafe Rustica. The food is wonderful, the service is very attentive without being intrusive. We can't wait to go back next Christmas!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to have a lovely lunch and sit outside in the charming patio of Cafe Rustica in the middle of December. The service was fantastic and the food delicious. Cafe Rustica is one of my favorite restaurants and never disappoints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner on a chilly December evening with friends. Extensive menu and very good wine list. Salads, goulash, Pasta Rustica all very good and keeps us coming back.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find!! We stopped for lunch on a hot summer's day in August. We arrived just as lunch was finishing but the waiter who greeted us assured us that we could still order pizza and salad if we were hungry. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of chilled Sauvignon Blanc whilst we waited for our food and got chatting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been dining here for years and this is by far my favorite restaurant. The quality is always excellent, the wait staff have been there for years as well and the fact that they have such a low turnover speaks volumes. The salmon is to die for with the carmelized onions and their red leaf salad with candied nuts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?