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Vivolo's Chowder House

127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
831-372-5414
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Ranked #15 of 76 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We returned to Vivolo's after many years when we first ate here. Things have really not changed since but in a good way. It's still a very simple restaurant, no frills really. But the food is quite good, and that is the main reason to visit. There were four of us in our party, and although we did make dinner... More

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Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My son and I had lunch here. I had the Albacore tuna salad on wheat bread grilled w/ provolone cheese -- yummy. I like that you could choose fries or salad with the sandwich. I had the salad, and it was good. Son had the house-roasted turkey sandwich with salad also. We each had the clam chowder to start. Nice... More

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Sebastopol, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Their chowder is the best, a great starter. Then try a crab or calamari sandwich with fries. Great value/nice size/good fries and FRESH seafood! If your at the aquarium and get hungry, take a break, walk up the hill to Lighthouse Ave. and enjoy a wonderful meal. Relax in a quite seafood atmosphere with a very friendly staff. If you... More

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Fresno, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We usually start with the crab meat cocktail, which is huge, some sourdough (great if fresh from the oven) and the fish and chips or shrimp and chips. Terrific every time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My daughter and I were visiting for the day in Monterey, and wanted some good chowder. Looked up reviews and headed to Vivolo's. We were impressed with the food and loved the atmosphere. I got clam chowder bread bowl with garlic top and my daughter got half turkey sandwich and cup of soup. Going to be a go to spot... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We found Vivolo's several years ago and make it a point to eat there whenever we are in town. Our positive recommendation has encouraged locals who didn't know about it to come by as well. The chowder in the sourdough bowl with the garlic bread top is always delicious, and the service is attentive but not annoying.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

For really good Chowder, this is the place! Skip the wharf tourist scene food. Friendly service, great food is here! Locals know :-)

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SF Bay Area
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a large group (16) of people of all ages who wanted to go out for dinner while attending a wedding in the area the next day. While it's a fairly small restaurant, they accommodated us nicely and we had a great time. The food was very good and they even had a children's menu for the kids. Service... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were staying at a motel in Pacific Grove and asked the desk clerk for a recommendation. She gave us Vivolo's for seafood. Told us we could get a 10% discount as guests. It's a small unpretentious place kind of between Pacific Grove and Monterey, and we were not disappointed. Start with the garlic bread. It's sinful, and so big... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Most people think they need to go to the wharf to get quality seafood and chowder but this cute little place proves they are right up there with delicious food. Try the bread bowl or a bowl with their cheesy garlic bread! Awesome and filling!

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Additional Information about Vivolo's Chowder House

Address: 127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
Phone Number: 831-372-5414
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood

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