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il vecchio

110 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
831 324 4282
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Ranked #11 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
visalia, ca.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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