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Italian, Mediterranean
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1.9 km from Carmel River State Beach
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Reviewed October 30, 2022

My dance company, Ballare Carmel, had our welcome dinner for 10 people at Enzo. It was an incredible evening with spot-on food and service. The crab ravioli with scallops and sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy champagne sauce was out of this world! Other delicious standouts...were the seabass with artichokes and puree black truffles and braised lamb shank in a delicious vegetable/tomato ragu. Enzo, the owner was very friendly and visited our table and the staff was charming. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

Second time here. Real Italians running the show and you’ll never be rushed with your dinner here. Service is excellent. The food is OK. When we got our Parma plate the prosciutto was as old, probably cut ahead of time and had been sitting out....The Parmesan chunks were dry. I had pasta bolognese, which was good but had oregano in it, not sure how that happened. Still, would come here again when in town. Nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022 via mobile

Tasteless, small dishes and high prices. The place had a cozy atmosphere, but that was the only positive thing, unfortunately.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

We had our daughter and son-in-law's wedding reception at Enzo's Restaurant. It could not have been better! The cocktail hour was in the bar area with Enzo himself, slicing Prosciutto & Parmigiano Reggiano paired with a wonderful Italian sparkling rose. Our guests could not have...been happier. But, that was just the beginning. We had dinner in their Tuscan inspired patio with twinkling lights above our long table. And, the service provided by Italo was outstanding! He was on top of every detail and made the evening fun, too. Everyone's meals were prepared to perfection...no complaints, only compliments. Thank you Enzo, Italo and the chef for making a special day perfect for our families.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

We had a wonderful meal here. My husband and I drink a lot of Italian wine and their wine list did not disappoint. We splurged on a beautiful bottle that matched the food perfectly. The service was warm, welcoming and made you feel as though...you were in Italy.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

We enjoyed the Caprese salad and the Ftirrura Mista for a light/late lunch. The food was quite tasty and the server recommended a nice glass of Rose to go with it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Completely disappointing. Don‘t eat there. Expensive - especially regarding the poor quality of the food.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022 via mobile

We really enjoyed flat bread appetizer (really a thin pizza) and the rigatoni entree. Followed up with the lemon panacotta. It is a cozy atmosphere offering indoor, partially sheltered “alley” tables and street side seating. There is a bar and tv for sports fans to...enjoy.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 31, 2021 via mobile

Owner/bartender ran my card for $50 before showing me an itemized copy for my two drinks which should have been $30. I brought it back to him and he corrected the issue but I am not convinced it was done on accident. I would keep...an eye on your money if you go here.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 1, 2021 via mobile

Very enjoyable Italian inspired dishes in small tastefully decorated outdoor seating area. Met Enzo the owner who checked in with us during our meal. Salad was fresh, lemon chicken tender, well seasoned, simple and straightforward side dishes, fish was fresh, wine selection good. The accompanying...side dishes were all perfectly cooked and spiced which we appreciated. So often the side vegetables are bland or overlooked. Finished with delicious dessert, after dinner wine and espresso. The menu is not inexpensive but the quality of the food makes all superb. I commented how fresh the dipping olive oil was for the bread. The owner said it comes from Carmel Valley. Nice touch.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2021 via mobile

I am sorry to say the food was awful !! The waiters unprofessional. The place bad - no atmosphere. Don’t go ever. Pizza was hardly edible !! The clientele was iffy .

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

We found the place by chance, an unplanned stop in Carmel in our way to Big Sur. Excellent branzino and typical Italian manners. En excellent choice for casual dining.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021

Ate at Enzo Ristorante and was somewhat surprised how the waiter asked us if we wanted water and then to come to find out that the bottle of water was $8.00! A little sneaky! We ordered two (2) salads and although the taste was ok;...the price seemed very high ($17.00 & $18.00) Definitely not going to eat there again!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021

I can say you get great service at this place , They put the water bottle on the table for us but the waiter was there to fill my glass all the time. The food was good also !

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 4, 2021 via mobile

We were hungry and walked in on a whim. Best move we made while in California! We were warmly greeted and seated outside. The waiter and I exchanged greetings in Italian and it was off to a great dining experience. Wine was excellent-pizza, to die...for- Calimare-moaning good- Pesto gnocchi, dear God- Tarmissu, unbelievable!!!! I’ve been to Italy several times and in my opinion, Enzo is a close as it gets!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Enzo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5