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“Lovely Place to Enjoy a Meal”
Review of Cafe Rustica

Cafe Rustica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We were staying in the Carmel Valley and our host recommended that we come here for a great dining experience and this it was. There service was amazing and the meals were generous and well presented. We enjoyed our experience here and will most certainly com back when next in the USA

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I wandered into this locals favorite and were pleasantly surprised!
Charming ambiance, delicious food - I had the eggplant tower salad, he had a tuna croissant. While tempted by many options, kept it lighter.
Will definitely return!
Ps: owner’s brother is vintner of Whispering Angel - a favorite French rose

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We’ve lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 18 months and despite hearing how good Cafe Rustica we did not visit until last weekend. Why did we wait? The menu offers a lot of great choices at good prices. Our foursome enjoyed steak, salmon, lamb and sole entrees. The wine list offers many options and prices. Our waitperson was delightful. We’ll be back...soon.

Thank TominCA
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times, great service. had melt in your mouth short rib special. The Ambiance is like a French Country Cafe. So, I wasucky with my 20 year old French from Brittany Server.
Extremely Polite and Courteous.

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Again, I find myself returning wth friends to Cafe Rustica as it’s constantly excellent. The evening was cool and we sat outside under heat lamps and found it most pleasant. The service as usual was excellent. The food was as usual fresh and innovative. There have an excellent wine list. Their specials are always good with a fresh fish offering also. Easy parking and a definite worthwhile experience to come out to the Valley away from busy hard to park downtown Camel. Sitting outside one can also view the hills of Carmel Valley. You can also order ahead and pick up your dinner to eat elsewhere. Their BLT salad is excellent. They also have very good pizzas with a thin crust, excellent for lunch.

Thank Sebastian3962
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