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il vecchio

110 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
831 324 4282
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Ranked #12 of 73 restaurants in Pacific Grove
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
147 helpful votes 147 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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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on a Monday evening where there is a different menu a small plates selection - 3 plates for $15, additional plates are $5. The size of the plates were sufficient and the food tasted great. My gluten free diet was well catered for, especially with desserts. The restaurant has a good atmosphere, friendly service... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When I travel I always enjoy finding one of the spots the Locals enjoy. This is it. I'm going to have to go back and try this several more times. I joined several friends on Monday evening June 16th and found the Monday night special where you can order 3 dishes for $15. it's kind of like small plates and... More

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Mill Valley, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Friendly service, yummy food and nice ambiance made this a great choice for a Friday family meal. The soups were superb and lamb with wide noodles satisfying.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable & cozy. We ate here two nights in a row while visiting Pacific Grove. My favorite dishes were the meatballs (both kinds we tried) and the penne fontina. They did have a fixed menu one night & always have a fixed menu for their short lunch service, so you may want... More

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Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I turned up on an evening they offer a pre-fixe menu so I can't speak to all the options they normally have but I wasn't disappointed. It was fairly priced and quite filling with it's 4 courses. I will definitely return again to explore the menu further. I have several friends that only have had great experiences there.

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Claremont, Ca
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It was a Monday evening and Il Vecchio offered a menu of "small plates". These were touted as the best dishes from their regular menu. And, they were wonderful. Soups, pastas, meat dishes -- all were delicious and beautifully prepared. The minimum order is three plates per person. The minimum is sufficient food, since the servings are quite generous. One... More

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