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1180 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93940
831-375-3070
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Had a nice dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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fremont, ca
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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.

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Rocklin, California
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14 reviews
5 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 

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Modesto, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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 

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fremont, ca
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231 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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.

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Bozeman, Montana
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28 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 

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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are an Italian by birth, by marriage, by friendship, or just plain love Italian food, the cannoli's that they have here are the best I have tasted outside of Sicily! They are not the store bought, filled sweets that most all Italian restaurants serve. They are made by hand by the sister of Vito. Vito also sings and... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is my favorite place to eat in Pacific Grove. Love the family owned feel, delicious food, and ambiance.

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Carmel Valley, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Vito's was a favorite of ours many years ago. After several years, we decided on the spur of the moment to go back. On a Friday night, fairly early, we showed up and were seated promptly. Going early was great because even though about ten tables were already occupied it was quiet. I ordered the linguine Mondello, an old favorite.... More 

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Additional Information about Vitos

Address: 1180 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-375-3070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: Italian

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?