MICHELIN Guide 2019

Café Rustica

  • 10 Del Fino Pl., Carmel, 93924
  • 25 - 50 USD • European
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Café Rustica

  • 10 Del Fino Pl., Carmel
  • 25 - 50 USD • European
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Nestled amid the many wine-tasting rooms of the Carmel Valley, this country charmer is the place to dine in after visiting the local vineyards. As a result of which, tables fill up quickly so get here in time. The big draw is a sunny patio decked with umbrellas, a gem among visitors ranging in age from 1 to 80. It’s a delightful place to kick back (and kick back you will, since service can be quite slow). Indoors, the action revolves around a wood-burning oven, which turns out fire-roasted artichokes with lemon aïoli; and thin-crust pizzas like the Lorraine, topped with caramelized onions, bacon and Gruyère. These may be supplemented by salads at lunchtime and hearty entrées like oven-baked rigatoni at dinner-along with floods of local wine, of course.

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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ó Quite comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • r Outdoor dining
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


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Opening hours
Lunch & dinner Tue - Sun

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