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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
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Ranked #17 of 73 restaurants in Pacific Grove
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fountain Avenue
Transit: Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Favaloro's was one of several restaurants recommended by Seven Gables Inn during our visit to Monterey/Pacific Grove last month. We picked Favaloro's simply because it was the closest to the coin laundry. We just needed a place for dinner while we waited for our laundry to be done. Little did we know this would turn out to be one of... More

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Alamo, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had dinner last night at this terrific little restaurant in Pacific Grove. The food and service were amazing, and everything was very reasonably priced. I had the Seafood Penne, which was lovely. My spouse had the Gnocchi. Both were delicious. We started with the baked oysters, which were out of this world. The ambience was also nice, and the... More

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ever since visiting Rome a few years back while on deployment and having canneloni there, I've been looking for it back here in the States. Coming here is the first time I've had it where it was like it was back there and it is delicious! The other dishes here are great, starting with the appetizers (we usually get the... More

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Dined at Big Night Bistro with another couple. Other than sitting too close to the kitchen which was uncomfortably warm it was a fine experience. We had been here once before after a late film and enjoyed it but we and they were rushed so wanted to try again, this time more leisurely. Very good wine list and more than... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Outstanding Italian/Seafood restaurant. The owner/chef prepared nine over-the-top gourmet dinners for our group. The service was impeccable, attention to every detail was obvious, outstanding bread & dipping trays with virgin olive oil, balsamic & an olive remoulade were constantly refreshed without asking and we were made to feel like long time customers. They have an incredibly deep & complex as... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Somehow, we must be the exception to the crowd. Not sure what everyone is raving about - our meals were good, but not exceptional. We've eaten at the top restaurants in Pacific Grove; this was our first visit to Favaloro's...definitely does not displace our favorite restaurants in the area. Service was very good.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were a large group (9 people) and the service was excellent. Everyone's entree came at the same time and the servers made sure the meal progressed smoothly. The food was also quite good, I enjoyed the special Lasagna and my wife very much enjoyed the Big Night Ciopinot. Only problem was not allowing separate checks. We managed to get... More

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Castro Valley, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We arrived just as they were opening for the evening, 5PM. We were warmly greeted and felt welcomed immediately. This is a small restaurant, so would be a nice choice for a special meal. They serve beer and wine, no liquor. The wine list is nice and reasonably priced. There is a corkage fee if you bring your own wine.... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were looking for something local, but not part of the tourist offerings. Loved this place. Only one person did not clean their plate,( including 2 preteens). We had 2 items from the special list. A beet salad, delicious and the lobster ravioli, yum! Baked oysters, clam linguine, a seafood combo linguini, and ravioli tre formaggie. Yum yum yum!! The... More

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Vancouver, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

There is a good reason this place is so highly rated on trip advisor! Our inn mentioned it was mom's birthday in the reservation and right away the son of the owner made it his mission to make sure it was a night to remember! The panko-crusted deep fried avocado was to die for and the salad with mango dressing... More

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