Enzo Ristorante Italiano
Calabria is a southern region in Italy where the owner, Enzo, comes from. Calabria is a place where life is still slow.
It's the beauty, the passion, the family, the love...
this is what you will find at Enzo...simplicity, love, comfort, family!
Pancetta and Eggs
our 20 year old recipe, scallops, champagne-cream sauce, sun-dried tomatoes
fresh seabass filet with artichokes and seasonal fresh Italian truffles
Enzo is the perfect little restaurant for any occasion. We were there for a friends birthday. Food is excellent, service is wonderful, and it’s just all around yummy and a nice place to dine. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for consistent and authentic Italian cuisine.
Outstanding southern Italian food. Great Italian and local wine list. Owner Italo personally presides.
Great food and service.
Visiting Carmel on a long weekend. We sat outside along the street. That was fine. The table was so dark we had trouble seeing our food. A small candle would have helped. It was not busy. The food was good, not great.
Fantastic restaurant! The food was excellent and the service was incredible. Great job! This is now one of our favorite restaurants!
I thought that Enzo had a gluten free option for pastas -- as I cannot eat gluten, we opted to find a different restaurant.
Great service and great food and wine.
Food and service were very good. Nice experience.
Food was mediocre. Everything else was fine.
Rude and rushed service. Food that wasn’t fresh or good tasting-terrible lasagna and caprese. The server pushed us to order quickly saying there were only a few minutes before the kitchen closes. As we were leaving over an hour later they continued to seat people and stay open. Incidentally our food came out wrong. The server said he would not remove the incorrect order from the bill and we would have to reorder again. We were charged for both the incorrect order and the new corrected order. The worst restaurant experience I’ve had in at least a decade.
Wonderful spot for my 30th birthday dinner! The crab ravioli was divine and our waiter gave a great wine rec. Will be back!
Pasta dishes lacked flavor and overpriced as a result.
Very good food. Waiter was a bit much.
The loud Latin music greeted us. They were nice enough to turn it down some when requested. All our meals were very nice except my salad it had large chunks of cucumber with a very tough bitter peel on it. The bread was served cold and took a long time to get it heated. I will come back.
Enzo is a hidden gem in Carmel-By-The-Sea! The pastas are all homemade and the best I’ve had in Carmel (I’m local, so I’ve tried them all) and I literally dreamt about the branzino with truffles and artichoke hearts after devouring it. Can’t recommend highly enough!!
Came to celebrate a birthday while on a getaway driving up highway 1. The food and service was excellent, it was everything I had hoped for it to be.
Fabulous authentic Italian food. So happy we came here. We’ll definitely be back. We started with a cheese platter w/honey and a Greek salad. Mom had spaghetti with a beautiful hunk of Italian burrata on top. I had the gnocchi with pesto. We finished with the yummiest and most authentic Tiramisu we’ve ever had.
Loved the outside patio and food was fantastic
Great experience, the food is authentic, Southern Italian, great selection, fabulous wines fairly priced, attentive service, one of the few places to come back again and again. Enzo and his team are such an enrichment in Carmel
Food, service, and ambiance was fantastic! The staff was very friendly and personable, and checked on us frequently. The food was DEVINE and genuine excellent Italian cuisine. Will be back for sure :)
Absolutely LOVE Enzo! Fresh, amazing food, wonderful wine selections and great staff. My husband and I have come here multiple times, best place for Italian in Carmel!
First indoor dinner in a year
Waiter did the bottled water "flat" water switch on us right out of the gate. From there it just felt like he was pushing everything on us to the max dollar. I ordered a $50 bottle of wine, he asked if he could make a suggestion, and went to the $175. Even when I declined the $175 he pushed back. Just came off a bad pushy service. I hope they'll adjust there service approach, it's not necessary. We ended up only having wine and leaving.
I have walked by Enzo several times and decided to have dinner with friends from out of town. What a wonderful surprise. Everything was great. Owner met us and our table was ready. The food was amazing. What a joy to find a extensive 1/2 bottle wine list. Not everyone wanted wine so it was a perfect fit for the group. Would highly recommend putting Enzo on your list of places to eat when you are in Carmel.
Eating outside in the rain was just OK due to cover and heater. Will be happy when we can again eat outside. The food was outstanding. We will return the next time we are in Carmel
A great meal. Good service. Cooking fee was high at 30.
Great place love it. Pizza doughy and tasteless tho.
Outstanding-- especially on Valentine's Day -- was exceptional. One of my favorite restaurants in the country.
Lovely dinner outdoors. Our entrees were amazing, will definitely go back!
Absolutely loved it here! All of the food was great, and the wine choice was amazing. Looking forward to coming back!
Wonderful food, excellent service and lovely ambience.
We had a great evening. Food was authentic, perfectly seasoned and every bite delicious. Service was extremely friendly and attentive. Definitely need to head back when we are in town again.
We had a delicious meal and great service at Enzo. Highly recommend the Branzino and the Lamb Shank. Would definitely return!
Quality of food was great. Ordered the pizza. Service was just ok. We didn’t feel very welcomed. We were rushed. One waiter took our menu before we ordered the entree. Said we could not hold onto it. Not really sure why- but ok.
Enzo was a perfect outdoor seated date night. The entrees were delicious. The flatbread pizza was out of this world and the service was excellent. Servers were attentive and patient. The owner was welcoming and made a point to introduce himself.
We truly enjoyed our dinner and the wine. The service was excellent. We highly recommend this genuine Italian restaurant.
Put this one on your “do not miss” list! Fantastic, fresh Italian. Amazing service and a lovely evening.
pastas are delicious. a very nice selection of wines by the glass and bottles, too.
service is attentive, bussers are polite.
Outside Covid dining so ambience and noise are what they are. Food was excellent. Calamari and Shrimp appetizer is some of the best shrimp I've eaten. Paparedelle pasta was great.
I really should choose something other than pasta in an Italian restaurant. I like to eat a good portion and not just look at the mini portion and wonder where the rest is thinking that it's an appetizer. The other meal was just a plate of meat, I think there was a small spoon of potato. Thank goodness Carmel has plenty of choices.
Enzo Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-6545.
Enzo Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.4 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.