Reservations are not required but are recommended.
We set aside several tables, as well as the entirety of our Bar Napoli for walk-ins.
Beginning March 1st, 2023 we will no longer be accepting cash payments, only credit cards. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We do not honor reservations left by voicemail or by email.
Resort casual attire requested (jackets not required).
Please, no hats in the restaurant.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
11:30am – 3pm
Wednesday through Sunday
5pm – 9pm (or later on weekends)
Happy Hour in Bar Napoli
Wednesday through Sunday
4pm – 6pm
Corner of Dolores St. & 7th St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
(look for five Italian flags)
Note: There are no street numbers in Carmel
Little Napoli | PO BOX 901, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
UPS/FedEx Shipping Address
Little Napoli | Corner of Dolores St. & 7th St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Viva Little Napoli
“Little Napoli is lively as a festa, packing more Italian charm into its cozy quarters than most big city restaurants. Chianti is served by the glass and olive oil is poured into saucers printed with sensible advice such as “non parlare, baciami” (don’t talk, kiss me). All the talking and kissing stops quickly when the generous plates of food arrive at the table. Viva Little Napoli.” — Gourmet Magazine
A tribute to Italian culture and cuisine Little Napoli “Bistro Italiano” possesses Old World charm mixed with centuries old traditions in Italian cuisine – the menu features Chef Pèpe signature family recipes reminiscent of Napoli and the Italian countryside, with a side of Pèpe’s gutsy New Jersey roots.
Opened in 1990, Little Napoli has been considered the iconic Italian restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula for thirty years. The commitment to quality and tradition comes across not only in the attention paid to ensure authentic southern Italian specialties, but also in the thoughtful wine list. The curated wine list is focuses on notable and interesting Italian wines, plus a fine selection of local Monterey County wines. A full cocktail menu is offered with master mixologists Christian Pèpe and Anthony Vitacca spearheading the bar program.
Little Napoli Courtyard
Little Napoli is located in the historic El Paseo Building in the heart of downtown Carmel. Built in 1923, the El Paseo Building is a pristine example of Spanish Mission style architecture which was inspired by the churches built by colonial Spanish missionaries in the 1800’s.
The outdoor dining courtyard is pet friendly, and guests often feel they are in an Italian village. Our private dining room called The Library, seats up to ten guests and features a fireplace. The Library overlooks the famous 1928 Jo Mora sculpture named The Greeting, which attracts art lovers from all over the world.
Full Bar, Wine Bar, and shop located across the courtyard. Known as a local’s hangout, Bar Napoli is the place in Carmel where friends meet up to enjoy happy hour, which runs from 4-6pm Wednesday through Sunday, drinks, or dinner. National sporting events are shown on the four large flat-screen TVs, such as the MLB and NFL games. Bar Napoli is the perfect space to hold your own private event, such as corporate gatherings, wedding rehearsal dinners, class reunions and anniversaries. PÈPE wines are featured along with Doc Pepe’s Lab and PèpeCello plus specially selected wines from our partners and close friends, such as Antinori, Silvestri, Bernardus and Galante. As a guest, you are given the opportunity to taste and purchase wines for your private cellars. All wines can be shipped nationwide.