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Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

3770 The Barnyard, Southwest corner of The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923
8316265454
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Ranked #90 of 152 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Stromness, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Good choice of Italian food and wines and beers. We over ordered two huge pizzas! Cosy atmosphere in side resturarant. Outside tables also available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our pizza was just okay. Kind of strange, maybe our fault for ordering it. Chicken, pesto, artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes. We didn't even bring home the leftovers. Maybe I just like pizza and not "gourmet" pizza!! Our next pizza will be from elsewhere.

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San Jose, California
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18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The two of us had a pizza last weekend. Pizza was OK, but nothing special. The mushrooms tasted canned instead of fresh, and the sauce was bland. Amount of cheese was fine. The ambiance is enjoyable with prints of Italian places on the wall and nice Italian music playing softly in the background. Service was cheerful, but I ordered a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great little place. Staff are busy but good. Pizza's are amazing. Definatetly the selling point of this place. Also on the cheaper side if on a budget but don't let this put you off. The pizza is superb.

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Louisville
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Whenever I am in Carmen, I always eat at Allegro 's. I love their delicious homemade bread. My family loves their pizza as well. They have the best spaghetti and meatballs I have ever eaten. Each meal comes with a salad or minestrone soup. The soup is average. The salad is very nice. For dessert, I got the Chocolate Lava... More

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