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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A pizza the way it should be

Gluten Free and regular Pizza's Pasta and much more. Priced well and always made to order, the crust is fabulous and all ingredients are freshly prepared. A local favorite with indoor and outdoor seating. Take out available and look out for special deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Carmel, California
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Reno, Nevada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Allegro is tucked away in the Barnyard so its not a place you spot right away. We were looking for a place to eat fairly late one evening and most of the restaurants were already closed. We stopped by Allegros and even though it was 20 minutes to closing they invited us in and were very friendly and welcoming. To... More 

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Carmel, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Gluten Free and regular Pizza's Pasta and much more. Priced well and always made to order, the crust is fabulous and all ingredients are freshly prepared. A local favorite with indoor and outdoor seating. Take out available and look out for special deals.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a really buzzy restaurant, packed with locals who have clearly worked out that this place offers good service and food and a great atmosphere. Very enjoyable and will be back!

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Encinitas, California
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

Address: 3770 The Barnyard, Southwest corner of The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 8316265454
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pasta, Wine Bar

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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