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Ocean Ave. (Lincoln Ave.) Send to Phone
831-624-4395 | Menu
Cuisine of the sun right on Ocean Avenue.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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PortaBella, Carmel, CA

PortaBella Restaurant Review

: PortaBella offers Mediterranean fare in a relaxing garden setting with flagstone floors and graceful arched ceilings. We recommend the vegetarian tartina alla PortaBella with savory portobello mushrooms and tangy goat cheese piled on pillowy pizza bread. Another house specialty is the Basque-style scampi atop saffron risotto. Linger over a glass of wine chosen from the abundant and varied list of California gems. And there’s floating island for dessert.


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