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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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Just what we were looking for

We wanted Italian. Not Italian/French/Mediterranean. Just straight up traditional. Was wonderful. Wife had the ravioli with artichoke - loved it. Daughter had the prawn fettucini - loved it. I had good old spaghetti and meatballs - very good. I also had the minestrone and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Wilsonville, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We wanted Italian. Not Italian/French/Mediterranean. Just straight up traditional. Was wonderful. Wife had the ravioli with artichoke - loved it. Daughter had the prawn fettucini - loved it. I had good old spaghetti and meatballs - very good. I also had the minestrone and it was delicious. Great service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Sacramento, CA
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is good, the atmosphere is very nice, and the wait staff is knowledgable about the food. I would give them 5 stars but they have a caveat on the menu about no split plates. We got around it by one person ordering a salad and the other the entree. They have half bottles of wine so if one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was very good for being so popular! Didn't expect much and were pleasantly surprised! Had the lamb one night and went back a second time!!

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Seaside, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 31 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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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, 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?