If you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion with an artsy romantic, Casanova tops the list. The cottage, like many of Carmel’s homes, looks like it jumped out of a painting in an Impressionist exhibition. But go beyond the visual and dive into the tasty menu, featuring rustic French and Italian cuisine, like steamed black mussels with frites; linguine with lobster, shrimp and shellfish simmered in a white wine cream sauce; or the salade Niçoise with seared Ahi tuna and the best of the garden. Save room for some wine from the restaurant’s celebrated wine cellar. Canine pals can dine along in the outdoor courtyard—they’re treated like royalty.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:30 AM to 03:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Romantic;Outdoor dining
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex