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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 85
    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
Most popular restaurant in P.G, and for a reason. Come have fun

This is our favorite restaurant in town, has been for 10 years. The Italian owners/chefs have been doing this here in P.G. for decades. The husband & wife do all the cooking, amazing, it is just so good, our mouths water as soon as we begin traveling from San Jose to P.G. Unless we're eating fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Seaside, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Seaside, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in town, has been for 10 years. The Italian owners/chefs have been doing this here in P.G. for decades. The husband & wife do all the cooking, amazing, it is just so good, our mouths water as soon as we begin traveling from San Jose to P.G. Unless we're eating fish at the Passion Fish,... More 

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San Carlos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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?