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Pino's Italian Cafe

211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
831-649-1930
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california
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Attending a conference nearby and needed to grab a quick bite. What a lovely cafe. . .homemade minestrone, chicken caesar salad and grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Soup was hearty, the dressing on the salad was flavorful (with just enough garlic restraint) and the open-face sandwich on great bread. Eat in, or take out, there a tables outside in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had breakfast here one morning and it was excellent. There is quite a large selection of different things for breakfast. I had a breakfast sandwich with sausage and my wife had eggs and bacon. The kids had pastries and all were very good and arrived quickly. The staff were super friendly and knew a lot of customers by first... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food is excellent and great for an informal quick meal or just coffee. The owner and staff are the best! Great location.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice proprietor serves up tasty and reasonably priced breakfast offerings. Good coffee and pastries, too.

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for over 10 years every time we visit Monterey. Their breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start off the morning. The parents love the omelets and everyone enjoys the coffee. It is a nice place for all the generations of the family and the service is always top notch with very... More 

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California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's a cafe. You stop in. They listen and wait and are attentive. You self-serve the coffee. We had several breakfasts and lunches there, getting to see the wonderful passing parade of old town Monterey. Relaxed, fair prices, good food -- far better than nearby hotel fare and at reasonable prices. High praise.

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Tulare, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in the neighborhood, and thank goodness Pino's was open to help me for my wife was hungry. I looked at the menu and looked in the bakery case, and asked if they could make me a sandwich with croissant instead of toast and the very helpful man said yes. He pulled and handed it to the short order... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went here for breakfast every day! coffee was great and the breakfast sandwiches were HUGE! I can not say more praises about this plaice!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice little cafe on the Portola plaza. Great for breakfast--can go from pastries to a full meal. Nicely priced, can tell it is a neighborhood favorite.

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New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Went here everyday of our 4 day stay. Excellent breakfast, good coffee, great sandwiches. No hot cereals though. Friendly and superior service. Reasonable prices. Will miss eating there!

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Address: 211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
Phone Number: 831-649-1930
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Cuisine: Italian

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