Hi Mitch; it's Salumeria Luca on Dolores St next to it's sister restaurant Cantinetta Luca - which has a great wood fired pizza stove btw.
Salumeria Luca is wonderful and carries fresh pasta and cheese along with wonderful assortments of ham and salami. I like that they open at 8A and I can get in and out of Carmel easily at that early hour.
Thanks, I know just the place(s)! I have eaten in the Cantinetta (which I think is "OK") a few times but have only purchased gelato at the Salumeria. I will keep that in mind for next time and might give the pizza a try.
We often eat a few doors down at La Bicyclette - I love most of their food. Pizza snob that I have become - of all things, I think there pizza is good but nothing special but I really enjoy pretty much anything I have ordered there. See the pic below - it hangs in our dining room.
If you have any favorite places, especially off the beaten track where I am likely to miss it, please let me know.
We always stay around the corner at the Cypress Inn because it allows dogs and is very nice. They should rename Carmel "Dogtown"!