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Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

3770 The Barnyard, Southwest corner of The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923
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Ranked #90 of 149 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
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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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English first
San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was a little hard to find but it was well worth the effort. Food is really good and it has great service and really nice ambiance.

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Monterey, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I work in Carmel have ate a several places. When a customer ask for a great pizza, I always highly recommend this place. Never had a bad pizza here. Kid friendly for dine in.

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were staying in the near bye Carmel Mission hotel and this was conveniently placed for us. We all ordered pizza and enjoyed them. We were well looked after by a friendly and knowledgable waiter who came into his own when we got to discussing Californian wines. He recommended a merlot from a local vineyard and it was quite stunning... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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2 reviews
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
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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