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Carmel’s Bistro Giovanni … Carmel by the Sea, CA

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Here in beautiful Carmel California is a unique moderately priced Italian / Mediterranean restaurant waiting for you.  Carmel’s Bistro Giovanni features the finest foods, from pastas to pizza and short ribs. A signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food and gorgeous murals adorning the walls that transport you to a European bistro.

Carmel’s Bistro Giovanni is best known for superior cuisine, ambiance and service. This has earned this Carmel restaurant high marks with travelers and local Carmel residents alike.

Discover a world of dining that is second to none. Come to Carmel California and be our guest.

Open Table Award

“The food was amazing! I had the Mediterranean salad, Canneloni, fresh bread with tapenaide, creme brulee, and Chianti. Oh my…so delicious! The service was excellent and the atmosphere cozy. I walked in without a reservation and they were very accommodating. Highly recommend!” – Lashaun Byer, facebook review

“My hubby and I were here just yesterday. He golfed in PG while I shopped. It was a sunny, windy, cold day. We had dinner at Carmel Bistro Giovanni and it was amazing! The service was also outstanding! We enjoyed talking to our server. I was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, and her family is from there also. We shared a Burrata Prociutto Salad, and we each ordered the Osso Bucco. They were both delicious! Nice and juicy! We loved it! Can’t wait to go there again real soon! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants!” – Anna, facebook review

We hope you will enjoy these guest comments cards and facebook reviews as much as we do! 
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In most cities there are restaurants tucked away, off the beaten path. Restaurants loved by locals and adventurous visitors alike who seek them out. This is true of our esteemed Carmel restaurants. Carmels' Carmel Bistro is on San Carlos opposite the Clint Eastwood building. Da Giovanni is in downtown Carmel. Nestled into Carmel Plaza you will find Bistro Beaujolais. Discover a world of dining that is second to none.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a small city in Monterey County, California, founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1916. Carmel is situated on the Monterey Peninsula - known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, poets and writers of Carmel-by-the-Sea", and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts."

Carmel is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs. Our three Carmel restaurants have outdoor patios for local Carmel residents and travelers alike ... those who like to bring their dog along.

Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the California Pacific Coast, just north of Big Sur, about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and south of Monterey and Pebble Beach, 120 miles south of San Francisco.