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Pino's Italian Cafe

211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
831-649-1930
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Ranked #26 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

While staying at the Portola hotel is wasn't to hard to stumble across Pino's. What a great place, pastries, coffee, and an actual full breakfast. Everyone was so nice. Danny(the owner I think) remembered us, from the previous day, which is always nice. Both morning breakfasts we had there people were just stopping by to say hi to him. They... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good food brought to your table quickly and very good value. Lots of students were eating here which is always a sign of good value

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San Francisco
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21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is an informal, friendly and accommodating little cafe located in the pedestrian plaza just outside the Portola Plaza Hotel. Open early for breakfast, eat-in or to go, lunch and -- well, we never visited later in the day. We have stayed at that hotel many times and a takeout continental breakfast from Pino's is a very welcome alternative to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Loved everything about this cafe it was clean the food was good the staff were friendly. It is central, there are tables and chairs inside and out . There was no toilet but you can use the one in the Portola Hotel.

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131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Have eaten at Pino's many times when in Monterey. Love it for breakfast, coffee and gelato. This trip I stopped a couple of times for for a cappuccino and once for lunch. I has the lasagna for lunch and it was exceptional. Pino's is a local favorite and a place that regular visitors return to when in Monterey. Great food,... More

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My husband I went here every morning for coffee and a biscotti or muffin on our recent trip to Monterey. The coffee was tasty, d and reasonably priced, and the lady behind the counter was very genuinely friendly.

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