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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
A friendly family restaurant in downtown Pacific Grove

We were in Pacific Grove for a weekend and looking for a restaurant that was family friendly. We found Favaloro's Big Night Bistro and were quite happy with the our find. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Flavoro's is a family run restaurant and it definitely showed in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Adam R
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San Carlos, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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San Carlos, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were in Pacific Grove for a weekend and looking for a restaurant that was family friendly. We found Favaloro's Big Night Bistro and were quite happy with the our find. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Flavoro's is a family run restaurant and it definitely showed in the friendliness and the service. If you are... More 

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The atmosphere were very nice and the food was exceptional. My husband had the cioppino and commented that it was one of the best he has ever had. I had the braised short rib ravioli, it was good but not great. Biggest disappointment was the bread that was served with the meal..plain baguette. The ceasar salad dressing was excellent! We... More 

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Se Qld
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Quite a small restaurant, but quite authentic in creating an Italian dining experience. Comprehensive wine list also.

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Burlington, Vermont
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
54 helpful votes 54 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Additional Information about Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

Address: 545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
Phone Number: 831-373-8523
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?