About Us

Giuliano Costagliola and Lydia Lyons

The Story of Patisserie Boissiere


Over half a century ago, Elaine and Pierre Boissiere founded the iconic Patisserie Boissiere in Carmel-by-the-Sea. They envisioned a comforting European chateau-style venue with carefully spaced tables, fresh flowers, a fireplace, candles, and soothing music—creating a serene ambiance. This laid the foundation for serving French country food and daily-baked authentic pastries.

New Owners

Enter Giuliano Costagliola, the latest owner, dedicated to carrying on Patisserie Boissiere’s rich tradition. With extensive experience in French restaurants, Giuliano brings European flair to this idyllic Carmel location.

Giuliano’s global journey began in a coastal village near Naples. Fluent in several languages, he honed his skills as a Manager, Maitre’d, and Captain in esteemed European establishments, from The Savoy in London to La Terrassa at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich.

In 2003, Giuliano and Lydia, his wife and Monterey native, moved to California. Giuliano has since worked at local restaurants in Carmel-by-the-Sea, including Casanova, Bernardus, Andres Bouchee, and L’Auberge.

Fresh Perspective

As the new owner, Giuliano aims to bring a fresh perspective to Patisserie Boissiere. Experience the inviting ambiance, superb food, and traditional European service in the heart of Carmel. Let Giuliano recommend a wine, guide you through the menu, or choose a classic favorite. Whether you’re a long-time patron or a first-time visitor, you’re warmly welcomed!

Stay in the loop as a Patisserie Boissiere Insider or follow us on social media for updates on special events, music, and new menu items. Join us for an unforgettable experience at Patisserie Boissiere, one of the best French restaurants in Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Patisserie Boissiere building
Giuliano Costagliola and Lydia Lyons
Patisserie Boissiere outdoor dining area

One of the best things about Patisserie Boissiere is our staff! Many who have been here for over 20 years. From our front of house servers, who remember your name and your favorite order, to our kitchen team, who produces delicious high quality European food and pastry every day, we work hard to ensure you enjoy dining with us. Come order your traditional favorites or try something new and we’ll take care of you.

Visit Pâtisserie Boissiere French restaurant in Carmel on Mission Between Ocean and 7th.

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