La Balena in Carmel, California, offers a delightfully warm Italian dining experience. Patrons are invited to taste the wide assortment of rich Italian flavors, from specially crafted cheese and charcuterie to an assortment of authentic Italian dishes. What makes La Balena so special is the combination of the warm, inviting atmosphere with a high-quality dining experience.

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La Balena prides itself on offering delicious Italian food that is made with some of the finest freshly sourced ingredients possible. La Balena works very closely with a number of local distributors and purveyors to ensure that every dish on the menu is made with high-quality ingredients.

La Balena offers the quintessential Italian dining experience that allows individuals as well as their pets to enjoy a good meal surrounded by a welcoming ambience.

Restaurant Hours

La Balena operates 6 days a week. La Balena operates on the following days and hours.


Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm


Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday: Closed


Limited reservations for La Balena are available online via Yelp Reservations, or patrons can contact the restaurant via phone at 831-250-6295.


The La Balena menu features an assortment of authentic Italian dishes that are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. To ensure freshness, all menus at La Balena change on a seasonal basis. Some of the menu offerings available at La Balena include the following.

· Lunch - Bistecca, polenta, lasagnette, insalata del chianti, insalata gemma, panino vegetariano, frittata del giorno, trippa toscana, prosciutto toscano, and more.

· Dinner - Appetizers: polpo grigliato, cavolfiore fritto, bruschetta, osseo puttanesca, trippa alla fiorentina, cavolfiore fritto etc.; soups and salads: zuppa, insalata della serata, cesare and insalata gemma; pasta: pappardelle, ziti, spaghetti neri, gnocchi di ricotta, vegetariana and more; main course: osso buco, pesce del giorno, pollo fritto and bistecca; sides: crispy potatoes, creamy polenta, broccolini and kale, and more.

· Dessert - Lemon pound cake, sorbetto di frutta, flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, chocolate tartufo, spumoni bomba, and more.


La Balena participates in and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Customers can keep abreast of the latest events at La Balena by visiting the restaurant's website to view the events calendar, by signing up for the mailing list, or by staying connected via social media.

Gift Cards

La Balena gift cards are available for purchase online via the restaurant’s website. Gift cards are delivered electronically to the recipient. Gift cards are available in denominations from $25 to $500.


La Balena, Junipero (between 5th & 6th), Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA93923, website, Phone: 831-250-6295

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