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Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa

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Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian
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212 17TH St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325 (Lighthouse & Laurel)
(831) 373-8116
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 6:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed - Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one...
Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one of the Peninsula’s favorite spots, La Mia Cucina. This little jewel, with its fresh ambiance and tantalizing menu, is popular with everyone. The colorful European advertising posters that enliven the walls, are “originals, not reproductions.” That phrase is accurate in describing La Mia Cucina itself. From the comfortable linen white decor, accented beautifully by those turn-of-the-century posters, to the hand-crafted entrees and desserts, everything about La Mia Cucina says fresh and original. Owner Michael’s specialty, his ravioli dishes, are a renowned local favorite, and for good reason. They are hand made, with all the care that only a lifetime of creative food combining can bring. In addition to pasta, La Mia Cucina is known for it's fresh fish and meat specials. The desserts are made in-house by his wife Paula and daughter Michaela, and the service is personal and inviting.
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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
Best pizza!

We were looking for a quick place for a bite and what a find this was! Wonderful pizza with your choice of toppings. Local beer on tap. Really good and fast service. Definitely a must visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Montreal
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were looking for a quick place for a bite and what a find this was! Wonderful pizza with your choice of toppings. Local beer on tap. Really good and fast service. Definitely a must visit!

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great place to have pizza and other European food. Located right across the parking lot. Prices are reasonable too. Easily one of the most popular places on the street...

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent quality ingredients. Well thought out balance of flavors. This is the place you want to go to if you care about how your pizza tastes. If you think pizza is just pizza, don't go here. It is wasted on you. If you think Little Caesar and Domino's are acceptable forms of pizza, don't go here. Just get your pizza... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As we wandered around Pacific Grove one Sunday night looking for a place to eat supper, we found La Piccola Casa. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. My niece and I had Roma panini - tomato, mozzarella, and basil and a salad with a delicious homemade dressing (blue cheese) - $8.95. I took half of the panini and salad... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife had a calamari burger...FRESH FRESH FRESH! My girls had two slices of pepperoni pizza that they enjoyed. I had the soup of the day, which happened to be an amazing bowl of Red bean soup. We love this place and I'm glad my wife chose to eat here as we were walking on one of the side streets.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On a weekday afternoon, we did takeout pizza. This place is located just a block off Lighthouse Ave, the "main drag" of Pacific Grove. The pizzas are sized for one person, so we had 3 to feed 2 hungry adults. They were ready in about 10 minutes. We tried the vegi, the margarita, and the wild mushroom. The wild mushroom... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is coffee-shop quaint with a casual vibe and good, reasonably priced Italian food. You order at the counter and get your own water, utencils, etc. Very casual and easy to take kids. Fun, cozy, and different!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food is straightforward - pizza and pasta -- and is good. This is not a place for atmosphere, as you place your order at a counter and then sit down with a number at your table. But for a solo traveler looking for a nice Italian pasta meal and glass of wine, this is your place!

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Madera, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Recently traveled from the Valley to a family party, stopped to pick up some Lasagna and sauce to take. It was fresh and delicious, and the sauce is yummy!

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have eaten here many times and they have the best Italian food anywhere. Couple that with the great service and atmosphere and you have a very special place!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 17TH St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
    (Lighthouse & Laurel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: (831) 373-8116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one of the Peninsula’s favorite spots, La Mia Cucina. This little jewel, with its fresh ambiance and tantalizing menu, is popular with everyone. The colorful European advertising posters that enliven the walls, are “originals, not reproductions.” That phrase is accurate in describing La Mia Cucina itself. From the comfortable linen white decor, accented beautifully by those turn-of-the-century posters, to the hand-crafted entrees and desserts, everything about La Mia Cucina says fresh and original. Owner Michael’s specialty, his ravioli dishes, are a renowned local favorite, and for good reason. They are hand made, with all the care that only a lifetime of creative food combining can bring. In addition to pasta, La Mia Cucina is known for it's fresh fish and meat specials. The desserts are made in-house by his wife Paula and daughter Michaela, and the service is personal and inviting.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?