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Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

3770 The Barnyard, Southwest corner of The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923
8316265454
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Ranked #91 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This pizza is a cut above your average pizza joint, but not quite gourmet fancy pants pizza. The Barnyard setting is convenient and a peasant place to browse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Loved the lasagne and meatball pasta dishes in this bustling Italian restaurant. Also ordered a slice of pizza which was a bit doughy and pale but the full pizzas ordered by other people looked well fired and yummy! Service was great with waiting staff very attentive and keen to provide a good experience. Loved the idea of having crayons to... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I ordered a large meat lovers "take and bake" style. It was promptly made and got great comments from my buddies when they tried it.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We got three pizzas for take out and were very disappointed with the quality and experience. The pizza tasted like frozen pizza from the grocery store and it cost over $85. The woman ringing us up charged us incorrectly and took forever to correct it. By the time we got back the food was cold. I would not recommend this... More

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A more Italian-style/taste pizza than the American variety which made for a nice change! Excellent quality with fresh ingrediants and the sizes were about right.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I'm staying in town just for the night and wanted a good sort of Italian sandwich so I went with this place from Yelp..I ordered the eggplant panini and it was delicious!! It came with Rosemary fries( which are t actually fries, more like home fries..think breakfast) ...the only gripe I have about this place is a middle aged man..maybe... More

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Ventura, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a nice enough Italian restaurant conveniently located right across the parking lot from the Carmel Mission Inn. The atmosphere is cozy and they have a good selection of affordable wines on their wine list. I had a "big slice" of one of their specialty pizzas, the chipotle cheesesteak, and it was very tasty. My wife's lasagna bolognese was... More

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Beecher, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was a quiet night in the restaurant. We sat next to the wood burning fireplace. Service was excellent. Pizza was wonderful: spinach and ricotta.

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Fresno, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We wanted to get a pizza and go back to our hotel and enjoy a movie. Did some research and Allegro was rated pretty high and was very close to where we were staying. After I called the young man told us 30 minutes. I like to arrive ahead of time so I get the pizza right after it comes... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Atmosphere could be great with staff that were interested in your presence. Fireplace on the side, (kitchen is out of view in back). High tables are not particularly comfortable -- more suited to a drinks bar than a pizza rest. Pizza arrived COLD -- not warm, but COLD. Restaurant was not crowded (6 other tables) but pizza took ages to... More

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