Portabella – Carmel by the Sea’s
Portabella cuisine features beautiful specialties from France, Italy and Spain. The dishes are rich in color and flavor.
PortaBella is picturesque: awarded First Prize for Beautiful Flowerscaping from the Carmel Garden Club.
The ambiance is stylish and romantic, the setting historic.
In Italian, PortaBella means beautiful door.
In Carmel, it’s a threshold well worth crossing.
During the day, passerby on Ocean Avenue are lured in by the sight of diners happily engaged in food and conversation on the picturesque flagstone patio. At night, heady aromas and laughter waft innocuously out the famed front door each time it is opened. Once inside, you’re instantly transported to the sun countries of the Mediterranean with “La Cuisine du Soleil.”
Inspired by regional dishes, the menu takes you on a gustatory tour of Italy, Southern France and Spain, complemented by a wine list offering an excellent selection of California wines.
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