Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the passion in the kitchen and front of the house at Cantinetta Luca is as fresh as it was when the doors first opened. From the trattoria’s open kitchen into which diners can peer and watch the chefs in action to neighboring Salumeria Luca—deli, bakery, and gourmet market—Carmel’s Italian hub bustles with culinary activity.
Cantinetta Luca’s interior design is an attractive blend of brick, stone, glass, and chiseled wood, punctuated with rich Mediterranean colors. The wine room is a perfect setting for semi-private special events, featuring a barrel-vaulted brick ceiling with exposed, rough-hewn beams. From the dining room, diners can glimpse salumi in the works in the glass-encased cured meat-aging room.
All of Cantinetta Luca’s pasta, bread, sauces, dressings and marinades are made in-house everyday … Read More