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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Wonderful birthday dinner

We visit the Monterey area a couple of times a year and have trouble deciding where to eat with so many good restaurants in the Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove area. This trip we stayed in Pacific grove so that made Favaloro's one of our top choices. We went for my wife's birthday. Food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DavenCarol
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San Mateo, CA
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San Mateo, CA
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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the Monterey area a couple of times a year and have trouble deciding where to eat with so many good restaurants in the Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove area. This trip we stayed in Pacific grove so that made Favaloro's one of our top choices. We went for my wife's birthday. Food and service were both great. Both the... More 

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not big on Italian food but this place has made me a believer, just sad I don't live in the area to visit more often. This is a very small, family run business and they take great pride in what they serve. The special on the night we went was a ravioli with braised beef short rib in a... More 

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Thank 2ReadyforVacation
Spokane, WA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is the PG restaurant we consistently go to when we want a wonderful dinner. It NEVER disappoints. Along with its sister next door (Ariana's, a pizza/gelato/wine haven) this family-run favorite has food that ranges from typical to exotic. Roasted avocadoes, sea bass, pasta, great wine - just go there and the very friendly staff will be glad to help... More 

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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Started with a cheese plate special, wonderful assortment. My husband had the sand dabs, which were perfection. I had a pork chop special, which was one of the best I've had in a very long time, thick chop, done perfectly. The service was warm and friendly, the restaurant was quiet, the better to hear each other talk. Good choice.

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Thank MGFuqua
Palm Springs, California
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

You can't go wrong with this restaurant. It is located right in the middle of the strip in Pacific Grove. We reserved a table for 2 in the front window - very romantic and beautiful. Our waiter was amazing. His suggestions were consistently perfect - especially the artichoke ravioli and the Pinot Grigio that we drank throughout the evening. The... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Had a table outside on a balmy night. The food was good, however the service seemed a bit "in your face" and there was very little time given between courses served

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

On our first day in Pacific Grove we were walking back from breakfast at the Red House Cafe on Lighthouse Ave., when we saw Favoloros. Since it was mid-morning, it wasn't open, so we looked at the menu in the window and decided to eat there that night. When I made the reservation later that day, I mentioned that it... More 

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Seaside, Oregon
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

For romantic evening, the very best service and of course a splendid dinner, whether just 2 or a crowd of 1-12, they'll make room and make you feel at home. Managed by son John, the food is cooked up by the owners themselves, Nino & Marie, who have lived here and operated restaurants for decades. It seems they didn't enjoy... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here. The waiter, Nick, was great - charming and most helpful. The food was fabulous and the wine was great too. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Biloxi
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fancy place, but they didn't let our vacation casual dress interfere with the service. NICK was awesome!!! Friendly, efficient, and he recommended wonderful dishes! The Butternut Squash Ravioli was amazing and my partner found the Porcini Mushroom Panzerotti to be excellent! We highly recommend!

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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
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?