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il vecchio

110 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
831 324 4282
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This Italian themed restaurant is great. This is not the rich tomato sauce type of joint. This is real deal Italian food from scratch. There were five of us family members dining together. We had a great server who took excellent care of us and I might add we are never easy customers. The wine we had was exceptional and... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Thank you, thank you, to the fabulous staff at Il Vecchio! What an amazing restaurant and staff! We have been coming to Monterey, California for almost 10 years. We live near the East Coast in New York State. We have amazing Italian restaurants at home, but this is by far the best we've ever been to. We are 'foodies' for... More

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Where the Army Sends Us
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We met friends here for dinner and had such a wonderful evening. It was so nice to sit in a booth all night and not feel like you were being rushed out the door. We had reservations, which was nice, but I don't know that it was necessary. We started the night with their aperitif, which was recommended to my... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is such a treat you almost don't want to reveal it to the world and have it "jump the shark". Food was extremely fresh and delicious with a great selection of wine. Owner had lots of great recommendations and he seemed to be caring of our choices rather than pushing an item he really wanted to sell. Note... More

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visalia, ca.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Monday night we dined here they were presenting a choice of three small dishes for $15. My wife ordered three as did I. We had plenty to eat and were able to sample a wide variety of Italian cooking - pastas, salad, pork, beef, soup. All were expertly prepared and tasty. Great value for a lot of food

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula and probably my third favorite restaurant that I have ever gone to. My favorite place is in Napa, but this one is outstanding and special in its own right. It is such a surprise and nothing like what I had expected. I have eaten there twice and both times it was... More

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Monterey, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went there with a large party to celebrate a birthday. The service was slower than I am used to but I was told that it is more European style, where you get the table for the night. I like that! Okay, let's see what its all about! First, we sat for a while before we were offered drinks, then... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The service was very good, the atmoshpere is cozy if a little closed in. We ordered a beet salad that was excellent and fresh, the bisque was wonderful. My main course, chicken marsala, was extremely salty. My husband had the spare ribs, and they were equally salty. We are not particularly salt-sensitive, but the dishes were so overwhelmingly salty that... More

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Forest Hill, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Great seasonal salad and pasta dinners. Service was excellent, friendly and timely. Cannoli was crisp and very tasty. Would return in a second, highly recommend this restaurant

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The World
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250 reviews 250 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Il Vecchio, 110 Central Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950, tel. 831-324-4282, www.ilvecchiorestaurant.com. Charlie was our server and we liked him. We ordered a Capestrano Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo, a wine we always liked when we were living in Italy ($28). We had the Monday Night Adventure Dinners ($23 each) which were 5 courses. The first course was a bruschetta with goat... More

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