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Best Italian Restaurants in Pebble Beach


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A photo of Carmel's Bistro Giovanni restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 26 times today
Carmel's Bistro Giovanni is a distinguished Italian restaurant known for its consistently excellent dishes and friendly, knowledgeable service. The restaurant seamlessly blends the flavors of traditional Italian cuisine with fresh California ingredients resulting in a menu that never fails to impress. The patrons rave about the authenticity of the offerings, from artisanal pastas to exquisite seafood dishes, and the variety of options for those with specific dietary needs. One review calls the restaurant a "fantastic Italian fare." Another customer mentions having the "freshest and tastiest Italian meals." The praise for the excellent service and the engaging owner further solidifies Carmel's Bistro Giovanni as a must-visit destination for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Casanova Restaurant Carmel restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 31 times today
Casanova Restaurant Carmel is highly praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Among a plethora of laudatory reviews, patrons commend the restaurant for its "outstanding food" and deem it a "MUST have" when in the Carmel area. Notable dishes include the "amazing" Spinach Gnocchi and the "fantastic" short rib cannelloni, which create a memorable dining experience. Testimonials also highlight the fact that the restaurant is situated in a historic building, providing a "charming Italian ambiance" that makes it feel like a "county villa". Furthermore, the service is described as "outstanding", adding to the overall appeal of this establishment. The restaurant's blend of French and Italian cuisine has been recognized as "refined", and the overall consensus is that Casanova Restaurant Carmel is a go-to destination for quality Italian cuisine.
A photo of Il Tegamino restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 17 times today
Il Tegamino, located in the heart of Carmel, California, on Ocean Ave., is a hidden gem of authentic Italian cuisines. The Italian restaurant has been appreciated for its warm ambiance, excellent service, and a well-curated wine list, many of which are Italian wines. In the words of one enthusiastic reviewer, it is "the Best Italian in Carmel", offering an "amazing experience of Italia in Cali" with its memorable dishes. The Paccheri with a meaty, tomatoey sauce with garlic and fresh basil, lasagna, and gnocchi are some of the must-try dishes that patrons rave about. The family-run establishment's strong commitment to authenticity contributes to the charm, with ingredients brought over by the owner himself, creating a delightful dining experience that hearkens back to Italy. The restaurant's service is also highly praised, with the staff noted for their friendliness and attentiveness, making every guest's experience special, whether it's an everyday dinner out or a milestone celebration.
A photo of Cantinetta Luca restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 18 times today
Cantinetta Luca offers an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of downtown Carmel. It stands out not only for its rich and diverse menu, but for its commitment to quality, as echoed in numerous reviews. Customers praise everything from fresh, flavorful dishes like Sea Bass with crispy skin, clam and corn cream/broth, and homemade sausages, to the stand-out service and charming environment. Cantinetta Luca's appeal also lies in its innovative takes on traditional dishes, such as pasta bolognese. The commitment to craft and quality is led by Il Maestro Chef Jason Balestrieri, ensuring every meal at Cantinetta Luca is a moment to remember.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Carmel restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 35 times today
Il Fornaio - Carmel is highly praised for its excellent service, authentic Italian cuisine, and beautiful setting. Customers frequently highlight the restaurant's lovely carpaccio, pasta, fish, and the innovatively prepared Paglia e Fieno al Gamberatti with Red Argentinian Shrimp. The restaurant has been described as a "jewel in Carmel by the sea", consistently offering "fabulous food" and providing a welcoming atmosphere for both humans and pets. The heartfelt service offered by staff members, especially Sergio, Tony Albano, Luis, and Kathy, is admired by many. Furthermore, the restaurant is also lauded for recreating traditional dishes reminiscent of grandmothers' cooking back in Bologna, Italy, contributing to its reputation for upholding Italian culinary traditions.
A photo of Stokes Adobe Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Monterey
Booked 28 times today
Stokes Adobe Restaurant in Monterey is a gem for Californian cuisine enthusiasts, boasting positive reviews for its delicious food and excellent service. The ambiance of the restaurant reflects California's casual aesthetic, with sophisticated, beautiful rooms adding a memorable touch to the dining experience. Many reviews highlight the fabulous food and attentive service, complimenting dishes such as the portebello mushroom soup, house-made pasta, Australian wagyu beef, and grilled squid salad. Gluten-free options are also clearly marked on the menu, offering an inclusive dining experience. The restaurant's charming and historical building, excellent service, and delicious bites of fresh, local, and seasonal Californian cuisine, truly position Stokes Adobe as a must-visit spot in Monterrey.
A photo of Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pacific Grove
Booked 28 times today
Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar, located in Monterey County, is praised by locals and visitors alike as an exceptional spot for Italian cuisine. Many applaud the establishment, describing it as a "vibrant local restaurant" with delicious pasta, extensive wine and cocktail list, and an "upbeat, clean and relaxed" atmosphere. The food, specifically the homemade pasta and gelato, receives high acclaim. The wine selection is also noteworthy, as are their vegetarian options. Despite its unassuming location in a strip mall, reviews indicate that Mezzaluna offers an unmatched dining experience, excelling in both food quality and outstanding service.
A photo of Enzo Ristorante Italiano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 7 times today
Enzo Ristorante Italiano, nestled in downtown Carmel, is renowned for its exceptional Italian cuisine. The owner's provenance from Italy enhances the authenticity of dishes, which are frequently lauded in reviews, with guests always promising to return. The popular veal and fish specials, as well as the ravioli with crab and scallops, are repeatedly praised for their freshness. The authentic Italian atmosphere extends to the charming wait staff and the cozy fireplace-lit dining area. The restaurant's inviting ambiance, characterized by its welcoming atmosphere both indoors and outdoors, enhances the overall dining experience. The excellent service at Enzo's adds further appeal, considering the outstanding reviews and recommendations.
A photo of Fandango restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pacific Grove
Booked 16 times today
Fandango Restaurant is acclaimed for its authentic European cuisine, receiving rave reviews from patrons for its consistently delicious meals. It carries a strong old-European flair throughout, giving customers not only a culinary adventure but also a cultural one right at their tables. With standout dishes such as the grand marnier souffle, Caprese salad, salmon pasta made from scratch, and rack of lamb, one can immerse in the rich and diverse flavors of Europe. Customers highly praise the "great attention to detail", the "fantastic service", and the "European atmosphere". This goes along with reviews that underline the attentive staff, extensive wine selection, and romantic ambiance that Fandango offers.
A photo of Basil Seasonal Dining restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 5 times today
Basil Seasonal Dining is a celebrated eatery that has repeatedly affirmed its commitment to offering the very best of Italian cuisine. It's mentioned in countless reviews as a gem, providing an authentic Italian dining experience nestled in the heart of Carmel. Patrons swear by its diverse menu which features an array of sumptuous dishes from slow-cooked short ribs to handmade pasta, all exuding a burst of Italian flavors. Standout menu items like their Basil Caesar salad and Rigatoni Amatriciana keep customers coming back for more. The attention to detail and quality displayed through their farm-to-table approach has seen it described as "the best Italian food anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula." Reviewers are enamored with not only the food, but also the top-notch service and cozy ambiance, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing dining experience.
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