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110 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831.324.4282
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Imagine that you're winding your way through narrow streets near the...
Imagine that you're winding your way through narrow streets near the Pantheon in Rome. You stumble upon a crowded trattoria where servers hurry by carrying plates of pasta carbonara, rigatoni al pomodoro, bowls of gnocchi swimming in melted gorgonzola-as well as platters of grilled meats and sausage. The aromas are divine, the atmosphere lively and joyful. You have found Maccheroni, a tremendously popular trattoria owned by Luciano Flamini. A similar atmosphere has been created at il vecchio on the Monterey Peninsula. Il vecchio means "the old," and everything about this trattoria romana makes you think you've discovered a traditional dining spot favored by Roman cognoscenti.
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Comfort Food!

Il Vecchio offers amazing Italian Cooking for the entire Family! All meals are made to order and the desserts are made in house. The wait staff is friendly and works as a team so that everyone's needs are met. Food was wonderful and we will return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Frisco, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Il Vecchio offers amazing Italian Cooking for the entire Family! All meals are made to order and the desserts are made in house. The wait staff is friendly and works as a team so that everyone's needs are met. Food was wonderful and we will return!

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Portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Servicable food for sure. the scallop salad was decent and the mussels with crostini was plentiful. A decently prices wine list also. Vino Nobile Montepulciano for $44 was also a nice. Good service.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We are always looking for good restaurants in the Monterey area and were happy when we found Il vecchio! Great Italian Food! We had pasta and the pork shoulder! Fabulous! Our waitress was a wonderful and very personable! Gave us great suggestions which were top notch! We had dessert which was a lemon tart! Yum! Really enjoyed our special dinner... More 

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Fairway, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a terrific place for homemade pasta. Large portions and friendly staff. We try to visit every time we are in town!

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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

One word...gnocchi... house-made potato dumplings, served with, gorgonzola cream and cooked apples! And then you can do your happy dance! Please have the insalata mista too! I promise it's all worth it! Best Italian in PG!

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Westlake Village, California, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great wine selection, home made pasta selection. Plenty of vegetarian selection. I liked the ambiance. It gave the feel of Italy.

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have frequented this restaurant probably ten times. This time, we went to the Workman's lunch which I have enjoyed before. Great service but I am getting tired of having so few choices that don't have pork and this lunch was no different. Served family style, we had a nice basic salad and the choice of ragu (with pork) over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lovely restaurant and after eating on the road in diners for a week, we were keen for some European food! The drinks were cheap and the food was good, however I wasn't keen on the rather thick pasta that came with the carbonara and the huge portions, although we had gotten used to expecting these in the States! Overall, a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the best Italian meals I've had. Our favourite dish was the ragù d'agnello con pappardelle. It was mouthwatering. Good wine list too. The restaurant does close a bit early so call before you go or make a reservation. Our waitress could have been friendlier but the food was so good and the atmosphere was so welcoming, it more... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In an area filled with excellent restaurants, this is a standout. The food is the Northern Italian of my childhood with the emphasis on full-flavored seafood and meat dishes, enhanced by but not buried under red sauce. Special evening events like family dinner and small plate nights give you the opportunity to try a variety of dishes. For example, family... More 

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Additional Information about il vecchio

Address: 110 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 831.324.4282
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831.324.4282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Imagine that you're winding your way through narrow streets near the Pantheon in Rome. You stumble upon a crowded trattoria where servers hurry by carrying plates of pasta carbonara, rigatoni al pomodoro, bowls of gnocchi swimming in melted gorgonzola-as well as platters of grilled meats and sausage. The aromas are divine, the atmosphere lively and joyful. You have found Maccheroni, a tremendously popular trattoria owned by Luciano Flamini. A similar atmosphere has been created at il vecchio on the Monterey Peninsula. Il vecchio means "the old," and everything about this trattoria romana makes you think you've discovered a traditional dining spot favored by Roman cognoscenti.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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