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Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: ESTABLISHED IN 1988When we opened Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria in the summer of...
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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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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Arrived to an empty restaurant on a Wednesday night. Staff was all busy talking to each other. I was told to sit wherever I wanted, so I went over by the fireplace. Server brought water and semi warm bread. I ordered a small salad and a pizza. All was just okay. I like supporting small... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Lawin4cr
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California
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San Jose, California, Usa
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in a cute little shopping mall that we found on line while seeing what was in the area. We went in with friends for dinner and had wonderful service and excellent pizza! Service was top notch. Would definitely go back

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California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Arrived to an empty restaurant on a Wednesday night. Staff was all busy talking to each other. I was told to sit wherever I wanted, so I went over by the fireplace. Server brought water and semi warm bread. I ordered a small salad and a pizza. All was just okay. I like supporting small business, and this place has... More 

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Thank Lawin4cr
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We have dogs that we always bring with us when we visit Carmel. That being said, we look for dog friendly restaurants. The staff were super friendly and we felt welcomed. The food was good and they have GLUTEN FREE PIZZA!!! The crust is the best gluten free crust I've ever tasted!!! The kids and dogs were happy, so of... More 

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Thank Shannan H
Monterey, CA
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

There is a bar. The wine list is on the par. The location off Highway 1 with ample parking is convenient. The interior is lovely. It's a small place compared to other pizza places like Gianni's. It's a crystal wine glass and linen napkin type of place. Service was attentive. We were there Saturday evening, a loud family reunion of... More 

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Thank Justine_CMT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

As always, excellent pizza, great staff and perfect location! We will always come back to Allegros and recommend it for the best pizza on the peninsula

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Thank Robert O
Rio Vista, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Jeano is one in a million. He hosted our NorCal Poodle Event Night on October 2. We had over 100 people in his courtyard enjoying antipaso, pizza, cannoli and bruschetta w/wine.

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Thank ElaineRioVista_CA
willits
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Pizza like you rarely find it on the West Coast. Indoor and outdoor dining, authentic in every way. Warning: one SLICE is the size of many pizzas!

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Thank nancy e
Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had pizza, it was fairly good; however, the service was just awful. Took forever for our wait person to take our order, no personality at all. She never asked if we wanted anything else, brought the bill and threw it on the table stating "here is your bill." No thank you, nothing. The restaurant is conveniently located near the... More 

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Thank Terri M
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We dined last minute as a table of eight - the manager (Jordan) could not do enough for us. We had a meat pizza, a seafood pizza and one veggie, all were huge and delicious. Jordan let us taste beers and wines to make sure we got what we wanted. We had a fabulous evening. (We also love your reply... More 

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Thank Saz K
Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Tucked out of the way, but find it! Definitely a place I visit each time I am in the area. Killer good pizza with a good crust, too. Fresh ingredients and great service.

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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, Delicatessen, 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?