Good Italian food and one of the most popular happy hours in Carmel, who could resist that? Il Fornaio Restaurant, located inside of the Pine Inn just blocks from the coast, specializes in authentic Italian cuisine with fresh pasta and baked goods made daily. Il Fornaio literally means the baker and the restaurant specializes in wood-fired delights.
Both lunch and dinner menus offer an assortment of antipasti, salads, and wood-fired thin crust pizza along with fresh house made pasta and imported pasta from Italy. Gluten-free pasta is also available. If you have a big appetite, try one of the specialties from their wood-fired rotisserie and grill, from chicken and veal to beef or a seafood mixed grill. They also have a children's menu for the smaller stomachs in the group.
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