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Cafe Rustica

10 Del Fino Pl. (Carmel Valley Rd.) Send to Phone
831-659-4444 | Menu
Rustic it is, with a wooden interior and wood-fired pizza oven.


Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Cafe Rustica, Carmel Valley, CA

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Cafe Rustica Restaurant Review

: Café Rustica has been a locals’ favorite for years. The food is tasty and indeed rustic --- think hearty salad topped with chicken-apple sausage, blue cheese and caramelized onions. Sit at the bar and watch the goings-on in the open kitchen, or eat on the patio. Don’t miss the thin-crust wood-fire-roasted pizza in a variety of offbeat flavor combinations (we like the smoked salmon, onions and capers on crème fraîche). Entrées propose a popular Hungarian paprika beef goulash and a variety of pastas. The dessert list is small but mighty, and includes a rich and tangy lemon pudding cake. Tip: The kitchen will accommodate allergies, but the menu requests you don’t ask for substitutions or modifications. Service is cheerful and prompt, portions are generous and the drive from the Peninsula is beautiful.

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