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Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Wine Bar
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3770 The Barnyard, Southwest corner of The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923
8316265454
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: ESTABLISHED IN 1988When we opened Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria in the summer...
ESTABLISHED IN 1988When we opened Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria in the summer of 1988, we did so for selfish reasons. We craved an authentic Italian experience on the Monterey Peninsula.The days of pizzerias with sawdust covered floors on lower Alvarado Street were gone. As the small fishing village known as Monterey slowly disappeared so did its soul.A few small restaurants still had some of that old feeling but they did not have the food our more traveled palates were beginning to expect. Some had, great food and a great feeling, but were too expensive or trendy to be called “local spots”. We needed a place to go to – a little “tucked away” spot to discuss life, enjoy good food, family and friends…. and still be able to pay our bills on time.So in July of 1988 we set out to capture that elusive dream; the soulful pizzeria that exists in every Italian neighborhood. No big deal, just great food, friends and wine. The kind of place that your feet take you to when your mind is not paying attention. And when you get inside, it feels good…like you are home.Allegro is a place where you can satisfy your Italian soul. Simple, healthy, delicious & unpretentious. Welcome to our little part of Italy. We hope you enjoy your stay . Nina & Jeano
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Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Several years ago I had a bad experience (unreasonable wait time) at Allegro and posted a negative review. The owner wrote back explaining the issue and urged me to try them again. We've been coming to Carmel more frequently and Allegro has become our go to place for take out pizza. The pizza is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Encinitas, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Several years ago I had a bad experience (unreasonable wait time) at Allegro and posted a negative review. The owner wrote back explaining the issue and urged me to try them again. We've been coming to Carmel more frequently and Allegro has become our go to place for take out pizza. The pizza is very good and they are meeting... More 

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Rutherfordton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We walked in only 20 min before their closing time, but the wait staff was very friendly. Their kids menu has a ''make your own pizza" which my 5 year old loved. They also brought her a ball of dough to play with, which was very cool. In a town where many restaurants appeared non-kid-friendly, this place was great, and... More 

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Modesto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We didn't have the pizza, but did enjoy some awesome pasta. Nice selection of local wines; surprised they didn't offer a big selection of Italian wines. But definitely a place you won't leave with an empty stomach. The owner is a wonderful man who walks by and makes sure you're being taken care of.

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Got pizza delivered to our hotel room. It wasn't that got when It arrived and it was just ok. Expected a little bit better tasting. Big onions and peppers. Square pieces of sausage.

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Pacific Grove, Ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We live here and had company for the AT&T golf tournament weekend. Not the best time to eat out but we wanted Italian. Decided to try Allegro. It used to be in Pacific Grove but moved to Carmel several years ago. We were NOT disappointed!! Started with two appetizers. Bruschetta with Baratta and tomato pesto. And the tomato Bruschetta with... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We decided to do a bonfire on the beach one evening so we ordered pizza. We got a meat, margherita and another with sundried tomatoes. They were all very good. Not your normal boring pizza!

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We try to eat here every time we visit the Monterey area. The pizza toppings range from simple to very unique - all good, though. My favorite is the del pastore: goat cheese, almonds and soft and sweet whole garlic cloves. As a starter we had burrata with crostini - delicious if you love the idea of cream-filled mozzarella. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in The Barnyard, a big retail/dining complex in Carmel Village. The best feature of this restaurant is the unique combinations of pizzas offered and the fact that they also provide pizzas with gluten-free crust! Because of an allergy/intolerance to wheat/flour/gluten, I am rarely able to enjoy pizza--especially out at a restaurant. My gluten-free pizza was... More 

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Highland, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Although there is a lot of variety of pizzas, there's not a lot of toppings. We ordered two different kinds and the toppings were extremely light. Crust was thin which I like.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After a long day on the road, we were looking for a nice "mom and pop" style restaurant that could offer classic homemade food. Allegro certainly offered it! The bread and oil that they bring out before the meal was delicious. Very fresh and tasty. My wife and I shared the Spinach and Ricotta pizza which was very good. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3770 The Barnyard, Southwest corner of The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 8316265454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

ESTABLISHED IN 1988When we opened Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria in the summer of 1988, we did so for selfish reasons. We craved an authentic Italian experience on the Monterey Peninsula.The days of pizzerias with sawdust covered floors on lower Alvarado Street were gone. As the small fishing village known as Monterey slowly disappeared so did its soul.A few small restaurants still had some of that old feeling but they did not have the food our more traveled palates were beginning to expect. Some had, great food and a great feeling, but were too expensive or trendy to be called “local spots”. We needed a place to go to – a little “tucked away” spot to discuss life, enjoy good food, family and friends…. and still be able to pay our bills on time.So in July of 1988 we set out to capture that elusive dream; the soulful pizzeria that exists in every Italian neighborhood. No big deal, just great food, friends and wine. The kind of place that your feet take you to when your mind is not paying attention. And when you get inside, it feels good…like you are home.Allegro is a place where you can satisfy your Italian soul. Simple, healthy, delicious & unpretentious. Welcome to our little part of Italy. We hope you enjoy your stay . Nina & Jeano
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?