Carmel is one of my favorite places to visit. It’s a very calm environment–close to the beach, and filled with adorable dogs (the whole city is dog friendly). The shops by the beach are super cute and the whole city just gives off that old-town atmosphere that I absolutely love. So of course when it was time for lunch I chose the most European looking little cottage complex that ended up being a rather famous Italian restaurant in the area called Casanova. That is all I need to say–the pictures will speak for themselves. Hope you guys enjoy, and if you ever visit Carmel I highly recommend this restaurant! If you’re a fan of good authentic Italian food 🙂
This dish was delicious! They give you a nice amount of seafood, and the sauce was made just right! I was afraid that it might have been overly cheesy, but nope! The shrimp was probably my favorite part. They were huge! And juicy and flavorful. All in all, a very impressive dish, and I would definitely come back for more.
The Tiramisu was presented so nicely! And it was made to perfection. It was creamy but not soggy, and the coffee flavor was just right. The vanilla ice cream scoop on the side added a nice touch. I loved this dessert!
This was their ice cream dessert. It came with three scoops, all of which were different flavors, as well as a nice serving of fruit. The vanilla and chocolate were my favorite, and the other one was alright. But because I’m not accustomed to tasting wine in my ice cream, I only took a small bite. I’m not sure if the ice cream was homemade, but it was delicious nonetheless. The effort that this restaurant puts into arranging and presenting their food really adds a nice touch. If any of you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend giving this restaurant a try. Yelp says that prices are rather expensive, but from what we had from the lunch menu, I’d say it was reasonable for the amount/quality of food that you’re getting…with the exception of the dessert, which I thought was rather overpriced. The workers their were so friendly and attentive. The whole experience was lovely. I definitely want to go back again!