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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

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545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708 (Fountain Avenue)
Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
831-373-8523
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
high end Italian - the real deal

un assuming by the outside, but amazing at the table. We were skeptical at first, but the waiter put us at ease with great wine choices, followed by a fresh beet salad. The special of the day was cioppino which we've had many times. This was good, really good. The bread soaked up the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Rick L
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Burlington, Vermont
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

un assuming by the outside, but amazing at the table. We were skeptical at first, but the waiter put us at ease with great wine choices, followed by a fresh beet salad. The special of the day was cioppino which we've had many times. This was good, really good. The bread soaked up the sauce. We topped the meal off... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place was very good. The staff was fantastic, the food was good, a pleasant experience all around.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed Favaloro's! Our waiter was so nice and really knew the menu well. They have half bottles of wine which was great for us! Good location in Pacific Grove!

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Manteca, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

While walking downtown Pacific Grove, we happened upon this small but lovely Restaurant. The staff and ambiance were amazing. Although we were "under dressed" they made us feel welcomed. The food was delicious and fresh. Loved the appetizers. Will definitely come back again.

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Watsonville, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This food & atmosphere here is great. Try the fried avocado with crab appetizer. Yummy combination. My entre- Ninos pasta -was calamari with eggplant over pasta with marinara & cheese. Like eggplant parmesan pasta. Super good. Veal saltimbocca good as was cioppino. Can't miss here.

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Dublin, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is very good. I had the cannelloni and loved it. If I am ever in the area I will stop again. The service is attentive.

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Pacific Grove, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

went here for my birthday dinner with my wife. Our waiter was very enthusiastic and friendly. Service was good with the exception that we had to ask for more bread. I had cannelloni stuffed with meat and spinach. It was good but not fantastic. Also had eggplant Parmesan appetizer which was good. I was served a special dessert treat in... More 

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Davis, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We dined here upon the recommendation of the staff at our B&B and were extremely pleased with our evening. The service was friendly and warm, the staff was very helpful and attentive and the atmosphere was casual but we felt pampered. Our party had a variety of seafood and Italian dishes and they were all very well done. We allowed... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were disappointed in thie dinner we had at this restaurant in Pacific Grove. The atmosphere is ok, although it was surprisingly not busy at all. We had prompt and attentive service. The food, however, was not so good. We are pretty familiar with excellent Italian cuisine as we are in Italy every year for an extended period of time.... More 

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Reno, NV
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very nice little spot. on the main drag in PG. We were make to feel very welcome and given a really cute table in the window. The owner/manager(?) suggested a really good wine, and recommended the pork steak to go with it. I had been planning to eat Italian, but am so glad I listened to him. The pork had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
    (Fountain Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-373-8523

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?