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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
831-373-8523
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Ranked #14 of 74 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
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Price range: $14 - $26
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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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86% Recommend
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We live in the area and took out of town guests to Favolloro's. The food was great and the service was excellent. We highly recommend.

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San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

So, we cruised reviews to see if we should make reservations for Favaloro. And we got to the person who gave it only one star BECAUSE IT WASN'T OPEN! Then the reviewer mentioned that they'd recently had a FIRE and were working on the restaurant. So unfair to review somewhere you haven't eaten. Favarolo was great. A small, intimate restaurant... More

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Friends of ours had recommended this restaurant to us and we weren't disappointed. This is not your typical Italian restaurant. The ambiance inside is like being in a lovely dinning room in someone's home. I ordered the special (short ribs braised in a wine reduction served over polenta con funghi) and my husband had cioppiono. Both were wonderfully prepared and... More

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Four of us had a wonderful dinner last night. The place was very busy but so enjoyable. The wine, the salad and the main courses were all exellant. I don't say tis often but l'm going back!

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Penryn, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Our family arrived and was warmly greeted. The food was wonderful. The cioppino was full of delicious seafood, the chicken parmesan was tasty, the gnocchi bolognese wonderfully flavorful, and the sea bass special was so good. We will be back next time we are on the Monterey peninsula. The service was outstanding!

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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