**Alberto’s Ristorante** *Chicken Picata* Scaloppini-style powder chicken with flour sauteed in olive oil and butter and white wine. Add capers and lemon juice until chicken is light brown. Serve with a glass of Soave. Enjoy! 1219B Forest Hill Plaza, Pacific Grove, (831) 373-3993, www.albertos-ristorante.com
1219 Forest Ave # B, Pacific Grove
Since 1988 - Carmel's Best Trattoria In July of 1988 we set out to capture the soulful pizzeria that exists in every Italian neighborhood. No big deal, just great food, friends and wine. The kind of place that your feet take you to when your ...
3770 The Barnyard, Carmel-By-The-Sea
**Cafe Rustica** *Hungarian Beef Goulash* Choice cuts of beef are slowly simmered with red wine, paprika and red onions for several hours before the resulting stew is ladled over fresh egg noodles and decorated with a little bit of crème frâiche and slices of roasted ...
10 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley Village
**Cantinetta Luca** *Salume Selection* Our signature item is our salume selection of eight. There are five different types of house-cured salumi (Genovese, cotto, spicy soppressata, nostrano, pistachio), prosciutto San Daniele, mortadella di Bologna and speck, with three to five slices of each presented on an ...
Dolores St Between Ocean & 7, Carmel
**Bistro Giovanni** *Pasta Mamma Mia* Bistro-style meatballs marinated in southern Mediterranean spices and served over homemade pasta. San Carlos and Fifth Avenue, Carmel, (831) 626-6003, www.dagiovannis.com
San Carlos & 5th Ave, Carmel
At Caruso’s Corner Restaurant, we share the beliefs and traditions of old. We believe in family and we have large banquet facilities available for your entire family. We believe in quality as well as quantity, so not only will you get steaming, delicious food, but ...
2101 Fremont St, Monterey
**Casanova** *Carre d’ Agneau en Croute de Pistache* This legendary rack of lamb gets a pistachio-mint-butter crust and is char-broiled on the grill. A menu standby for more than 30 years, it’s served with summer vegetables and Merlot reduction. Fifth and Mission, Carmel, (831) 625-0501, ...
5th Ave & Mission, Carmel
Casa Sorrento is the place for the best live entertainment in town. Adjacent to our main dining room is our recently added banquet for dining, parties, and live entertainment. Featuring music from the hottest bands in the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay Areas. Live ...
393 Salinas St., Salinas
Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new ...
301 Alvarado St, Monterey
**da Giovanni** *Pasta Pescatori* Fresh clams, mussels, prawns, halibut, scallops, salmon and sea bass sautéed in white wine, garlic and fresh tomatoes. This dish is served over homemade linguine. Lincoln Street between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel, (831) 626-5800, www.dagiovannis.com
**Frutti De Mar Grill** *Veal Cannelloni* Two generous pieces of rolled pasta are stuffed with tender veal, spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, crowned with meat sauce and surrounded with a basil cream treatment. 3056 Del Monte Blvd., Suite 107, Marina, (831) 384-8525, email@example.com
3056 Del Monte Blvd # 102, Marina
**Gino’s Fine Italian Food and Pizza** *Blackened Chicken Fettuccine* By far our most popular dish, this features a chicken breast blackened on the grill, then sauteed in butter and garlic, simmered in homemade alfredo cream sauce and served over a bed of imported Barilla Italian ...
54 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas
**il Vecchio** *Gnocchi al Gorgonzola* The devoutly Italian restaurant enjoys pastas and soups as sexy as its clever interior designs. The Gnocchi al Gorgonzola cone Pere e Mele has garnered significant buzz in the restaurant’s opening month, thanks to its rich gorgonzola cream sauce, super-soft ...
110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove
**Joe Rombi’s La Mia Cucina** *Rollatini Caprese* We start with our own housemade mozzarella and roll it out into a thin pizza-like round while it’s still hot, then spread homemade pesto over it, then layer thinly sliced imported proscuitto over the pesto. From there we ...
208 17th St, Pacific Grove
**Little Napoli** *Cannelloni Tri-Colore* Our salute to the Italian flag, chef Rich Pepe’s signature dish was created for the arrival of Luciano Pavarotti here on the Monterey Peninsula in 1991. The grilled chicken-, veggie- and ricotta-filled cannelloni is topped with three sauces: marinara (red), alfredo ...
Dolores St & 7th Ave, Carmel
The Monterey Cookhouse restaurant features Italian and wood-fired cuisine that is fresh and homemade. House specialities include delicious flame broiled steaks, lightly smoked and barbecued ribs and briskets, and fresh seafood. Be sure and try one of our delicious Italian pasta dishes or a mouth-watering ...
2149 Fremont St, Monterey
**Monterey’s Fish House** *Cioppino* A seafood stew in a hearty tomato broth with clams, mussels, prawns, octopus, calamari and fresh fish of the day, served with garlic bread. Hits the spot on those chilly nights in beautiful Monterey. 2114 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, (831) 373-4647
2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey
Celebrity chef, John Pisto brings Paradise to Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Paradiso Trattoria features the California-Mediterranean specialties made famous by Chef Pisto's internationally syndicated television show, "Monterey's Cookin' Pisto Style." Paradiso's offerings include a vast assortment of Mediterranean inspired small plates, a large selection of fresh ...
654 Cannery Row, Monterey
**Pèppoli at Pebble Beach** *Osso Buco all’ Antinori* When you enter Pèppoli, you’re enveloped in the warmth of Italy. The scents of Italian herbs and spices fill the air and the décor transports you to a cozy Tuscan villa. Our signature dish, a traditional Antinori ...
2700 17 Mile Drive, Del Monte Forest
**Rosine’s Restaurant** From our homemade soups to our signature award-winning desserts, we have something for everyone! Every dish we serve is a specialty, made from the finest quality ingredients from the heart. 434 Alvarado St., Monterey, (831) 375-1400, www.rosinesmonterey.com
434 Alvarado St, Monterey
**Salumeria Luca** *Alto Adige* This grilled panini sandwich has become a favorite among locals. Made with speck—a cut of hog’s leg that is reminiscent of traditional American belly bacon—plus Asiago cheese, sliced pickles, tomato and mustard. Dolores Street between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel, (831) 625-0264, ...
Dolores Street between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel-by-the-Sea
A local favorite for breakfast and lunch, Santa Lucia Cafe is quickly becoming the popular place for dinner as well. The delicious German fare complemented by authentic German beer is a crowd pleaser. This unassuming cafe turns out freshly baked pizzas from the wood burning ...
484 Washington St # A, Monterey
**TusCA Ristorante** *Heirloom Tomato Bisque* Executive Chef Russell Young constructs his unforgettable soup from fresh heirloom tomatoes buttressed by yellow onion, shallots, garlic, olive oil, homemade chicken stock, butter, white wine and cream, all topped with parmesan cheese and finished with a touch of salt ...
1 Old Gold Course Road, Monterey
**Vesuvio Bistro** *Chicken Vesuvio* This buttermilk-brined half-chicken fits the fiery theme carried through the rooftop firepits and lounge fireplaces—it’s grilled over mesquite and served with a spicy chipotle sauce that will erupt in your mouth. Served with rosemary-roasted potatoes and baby artichoke hearts. Sixth and ...
Sixth and Junipero, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Dishes 330 Reservation Rd, Marina 831-883-1207
Favaloro's Big Night Bistro 545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 831-373-8523
Il Fornaio Ocean Ave & Monte Verde St, Carmel 831-622-5100
La Bicyclette 7th Ave & Dolores St, Carmel 831-622-9899
La Dolce Vita Ristorante San Carlos & 7th Ave, Carmel 831-624-3667
Landing Zone Restaurant 40 Mortensen Ave, Salinas 831-758-9663
Loose Noodle Pasta House 538 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey 831-641-0130
Nico Restaurant Dolores, Carmel 831-625-4152
Nico Restaurant San Carlos St & Ocean Ave, Carmel 831-624-6545
Olive Garden Italian Rstrnt 1580 N Main St, Salinas 831-449-6158
Piatti 6th & Junipero Ave, Carmel 831-625-1766
Pino's Italian Cafe 211 Alvarado St, Monterey 831-649-1930
Ristorante La Dolce Vita PO Box 6315, Carmel 831-624-3667
Victorian Corner Restaurant 541 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 831-372-4641
Village Corner Bistro Dolores St, Carmel 831-624-3588
Vito's Italian Restaurant 1180 Forest Ave # A, Pacific Grove 831-375-3070