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1180 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93940
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
To enjoy a nice evening

The food was normal, but they had a band playing there, it was an great evening we had there, to eat a pizza and have a drink

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
gerard g
Queretaro, Mexico
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Queretaro, Mexico
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food was normal, but they had a band playing there, it was an great evening we had there, to eat a pizza and have a drink

Thank gerard g
Monterey, CA
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I love Vito's for a great Italian meal. They serve all the standard Italian dishes. All good and very filling. I always go here when I need a good Eggplant Parmegiana or Spaghetti Bolognese.

Thank Kiragogo
Pleasant Hill
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We returned to Vito's last Tuesday for dinner expecting the same good food and wonderful service we experienced several times here about 10 years ago. We were "fished out" and wanted some good Italian food. We entered and stood alone for several minutes before someone appeared and said "I'll be right back". So we waited another 5 minutes or so,... More 

Thank 67Dale
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We ate at this restaurant during our recent stay in Pacific Grove. The food was excellent, and of a very high standard with plenty of choice. The owner is friendly and very entertaining, with lots of smiling and singing! We would strongly recommend a visit to this lovely restaurant if visiting Pacific Grove or the Monterey area.

Thank Don P
Rocklin, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is owned by an Italian family and the cooking is fresh, delicate, and delicious. I dream of their gnocchi in sage butter sauce. It is so pillowy and light. Everything they make is exquisite. We had our Italian friend from Milan come with us and the owners had a great time speaking with her about Italy. Reservations are a... More 

Thank Esther F
Modesto, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't be fooled by appearances. The decor is tastefully done and the ambiance is wonderful. We have been going to Vito's ever since he has opened and the Italian food has been consistently excellent and well prepared. Once you enter Vito's you will be greeted by either Vito, his sister, or his son. Either one of the three will give... More 

Thank Thomas N
fremont, ca
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Have been here before. Very good menu, wine, and service. The owner is always fun and explains their faire...family owned for 27 years. My wife had their ravioli, very good with a nice cream sauce. I had the clams, very good flavor and taste. Will be back, recommend for a nice Italian dinner.

Thank t01
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We have been waiting one and a half hours for our food. Tables next to us have come, ordered and left. The food was good the first time we came, but I am never coming back again.

Thank Gsperk
Bozeman, Montana
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Finally went to Vitos with my dad that lives in area after years hearing about it. It's a regular spot for him, and now I know why. The atmosphere is all local and the staff was conversing with many of the folks as if they have known them for years, including my dad. The menu is typical Italian with nightly... More 

Thank Scott D
Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I was highly impressed with the decor, the authentic Italian food and the casual singing waiters. My husband said he experienced small potions and poor service. I would have to agree that the service was less than professional, but felt like a big family as the staff chatted and laughed with the customers while we waited patiently for our check.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1180 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-375-3070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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?