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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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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Great Food and Great Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Robert R
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Davis, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Davis, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great family run restaurant, with fresh and creative menu items. Desserts are made in house as is most of the pasta. Seafood is local and fresh from Monterey Bay. Good wine list as well.

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Danville, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything was extremely busy the weekend of the AT&T golf tournament, yet we were able to make a reservation here without much advance notice. What a pleasant surprise! This restaurant is in a small store-front in Pacific Grove and reminds me of a number of family owned Italian joints in North Beach. We had the Big Night Cioppino and the... More 

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San Mateo, CA
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

With the number of fine restaurants in the Monterey area it is hard to decide where to eat when visiting. The wonderful meal we had at Favaloro's makes the choice a little easier. We stayed at the Gosby House Inn and it is just a short walk to the restaurant (about 800 feet) so we didn't need to move the... More 

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SF Bay Area CA
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had to come back - they have the best cioppino ever! We were so disappointed about the fire but were glad that they are open again. They are so attentive to their guests and the food, as always, was excellent. Tried something different this time - had the special, which was flank steak ravioli. The meat was cooked perfectly... More 

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Stockton, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I recently spent a couple of days in Pacific Grove at our friend's house and he took my wife and me to this small, but quaint restaurant since he knew the owners. We had one of their specials that evening that consisted of two stuffed-crab Cannellonis. The creamy sauce that was part of the dish was absolutly delicious. We also... More 

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Napa, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

this was a fantastic little find in downtown pacific grove. Fantastic food: we had the specials: deep fried avocado with crab salad and seafood cannelloni. Everything was fresh and delicious. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and really welcoming. We will definitely be back!

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Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am happy this restaurant re-opened after the fire. Pacific Grove was in need of authentic Italian again. If you are in Pacific Grove, this restaurant is worth a visit. Service is friendly, wine choices are good and prices are reasonable and the food is wonderful! This is my third time back since the re-opening and with each visit I... 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

Questions & Answers

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