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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
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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English first
Mesa AZ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We loved this restaurant. It was not just dinner, but a true dining experience. Fancy service with moderate pricing, fantastic food, beautiful atmosphere. We highly recommend it.

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Recently, I dined at Favalaro's and thought I remembered being there about 12 years ago. Food was better than I remembered and service was impeccable. A special appetizer was crab stuffed flash fried avocado which I wondered about. Being 2 of my favorite items, I had to try it & it was scrumptous. I could have eaten several! The cioppino... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After an almost 3 hour drive from the airport in stop and go traffic we were absolutely starving. We drove into PG and I found Favaloro's on Yelp. I am very glad I did! We shared the avocado and crab appetizer. The avocado was flash fried and had a nice panko crumb crust. This was topped with the lightest, freshest... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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