Popular restaurants in Central Coast

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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
Italian | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
Californian | San Luis Obispo
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
Steakhouse | San Luis Obispo
Vegetable Butcher
Latin American | San Luis Obispo
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
American | San Luis Obispo
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Treat your taste buds: Explore Monterey / Carmel restaurants.

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Monterey / Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
La Mia Cucina1. La Mia Cucina
528 reviews
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

This restaurant is excellent - we come back over and over because the hospitality is wonderful, the food is superb, service is outstanding - consistently great experience! More

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel2. Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
796 reviews
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

One of the best meals I’ve ever had from a very talented kitchen. More

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PortaBella Restaurant3. PortaBella Restaurant
477 reviews
French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Ambience, food, and service could not be better! The dining area is very inviting and makes one feel very comfortable and relaxed. More

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Old Fisherman's Grotto4. Old Fisherman's Grotto
800 reviews
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Food, service and atmosphere are excellent. We dine at the Fisherman’s Grotto at least four times a year for special occasions and sometimes just when we want a great meal. We have lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 40 years and The Grotto is one of our favorite restaurants. More

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Baja Cantina - Carmel5. Baja Cantina - Carmel
214 reviews
Mexican / Southwestern | Carmel Valley, Monterey / Carmel

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Monterey / Carmel restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella BarMezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Welcome to Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar. Chef Soerke Peters invites you in to enjoy daily house made Pasta, Mozzarella and Gelato.
Chef Specialties include
Buccatini Al’Amatriciana
N’Duja Linguini alla Vongole
Lamb Meatballs with Coke Family Farm Cannelini Beans
House made Charcuterie
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Dolce Sauce & Black Truffle Oil
Caesar Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano and White Anchovie
Mezzaluna Pasta with Butternut Squash, Brown Butter and Parmigiano Reggiano
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Discover Monterey

The California Central Coast is rich in sunlight, ocean views, and fabulous food. There are plenty of ways to burn calories, including a hike along the beach, a visit to the remarkable aquarium or a long stroll through one of the large shopping centers! Once you're ready to dine, Carmel is all set to help you out. Carmel cuisine has long been influenced by French tradition, and in addition to wonderful California wines, you can enjoy anything from delicate pastries to locally harvested salmon. Carmel restaurateurs have also done a great job of putting old buildings to new uses. Looking for a romantic spot? Consider making reservations at a corner table tucked into an old house for an intimate dinner.