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PortaBella is a charming Carmel restaurant located right on fashionable Ocean Ave. It offers Mediterranean Country Cuisine in a setting of intimate elegance. Choose from specialties of France, Italy and Spain. The dishes are rich in color and full of flavor. PortaBella offers year-round alfresco dining on its heated garden patio, specialty desserts, wonderful wines, and Starbuck’s coffee.
This place is pet-friendly if you’re looking for somewhere to dine with your pet in-tow. Portabella was once recognized in the New York Times as "a newcomer garnering praise" and was also voted Best Mediterranean and Best of the Best by readers of Adventures in Dining.