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Monterey Bay Restaurants

Café Rustica

  • 10 Delfino Pl. Map It
  • Carmel Valley
  • European

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

European country cooking is the focus at this lively roadhouse. Specialties include roasted meats, seafood, pastas, and thin-crust pizzas from the wood-fired oven. It can get noisy inside; for a quieter meal, request a table outside.

Restaurant Information


10 Delfino Pl., at Pilot Rd., off Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, California, 93924, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/04/2014


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By peter15

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Sep 12, 2007

Best Food in Carmel Valley

Cafe Rustica is a nice little place in the village of Carmel valley. The food is very good and seriously influenced by the French. The service is very good and thje owners are very nice. A very very good place to eat

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Jun 21, 2007


Cafe Rustica is actually closed Mondays and not Wendnedays. I have been to Cafe Rustica many times and it has been very nearly perfect to perfect every time.

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May 16, 2007

A gem in the Carmel Valley

Stumbled on this one after a stop at the Talbitt Vineyards tasting room around the corner on the main street of Carmel Valley. WOW! what a find. Great food and service. Unique food combinations. The only place we could find that had Flammekuche - an Alsation-type tart (pizza for those who have never tried one). We would definitely return.

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