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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
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We tried this after Tripadvisor recommendation. It was a Monday night and they had a special 3 course $15 menu. We really enjoyed a change from typical American food. If you are staying in a Monterey give it a try. It was full of locals which was a great attraction for us

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Tel Aviv
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

To call the food there Italian is really far fetched. Real Italian food taste quite differently...But having said that- fish was very nice, polenta was tasty and full of flavor atmosphere friendly and cosy. All and all a good experience.

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Bristol
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

First of all I'd like to say that if there was a 6 or 7 star rating it would definetley be scoring 6/7 stars. Secondly i would like to say it was a stunning and very enjoyable experience. As we walked in I could tell I was going to like it by the polite welcoming staff and the Italian atmosphere.As... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

What can i say? Possibly the best place i have ever eaten! The monday special offer was perfect. You get to choose three courses of their most popular food but in smaller portions. Great idea and great food and staff to match that. If your looking for a quality place to eat, go there!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were spending the night in Pacific Grove to start off our Highway 1 road trip. What to eat for dinner? My son suggests Italian. Trip Advisor to the rescue! Other posts suggest il Vecchio and we were so glad they did! Wow! We were greeted by the owner while we waited for a table. Once sat, fresh bread was... More

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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Il Vecchio is one of my most favorite restaurants in the Monterey Bay area. I frequent this restaurant and it never disappoints. When dining here please keep in mind it has the traditional Italian atmosphere; eat slowly, enjoy the food and wine! The mussels are my favorite dish!

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LINCOLN
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Il Vecchio's is a medium priced but top of the line restaurant. They are located close to the Aquariuim and this is a plus for couples and groups who want something good to eat. I had a bowl of creamy, cheesy polenta with a ragu sauce on top. Rose had a large dinner salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes and eggs... More

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Carmel, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We keep reading and hearing that the Monterey Peninsula offers some of the best dining in California (excluding San Francisco and Los Angeles). We are continually finding this to be true – and you can with a trip to IL VECCHIO in Pacific Grove (near the border of Monterey). Every time we would drive by IL VECCHIO we would see... More

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Lincoln, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dinner with our nephew when we were in town. He suggested Il Vecchio. The place is smallish with lots of Italian flavoring for decoration. Quaint. Delicious! Hubby ordered the Lamb pasta, I ordered the Pork and Beef Ragu and our nephew ordered the stuffed Cannolini. It was all wonderful. Rich in flavor and tomato sauce. Definitely shows the efforts the... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were afraid it would be hard to find a nice spot for dinner, last minute on a Friday night. They easily fit us in, and we're so glad. Food was fantastic, and so was the service. My dessert (chocolate cake) was a bit dry, but the gnocchi were delicious as was my husband's dinner (the special that night). Loved... More

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