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2291 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1631
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Ranked #16 of 249 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Oakland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Il Pavone definitely has an old school style but really in a good way. It represents a sense of comfort with regards to the atmosphere, menu and service. As others have mentioned, the best value is by far the "Early Bird" specials and they have an excellent set of choices. Our party thoroughly enjoyed the grilled marinated lamb chops served... More 

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Orinda, California
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115 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Always enjoying going to Il Pavone - especially on the nights that they have Calamari on their 'Earl-Bird' special menu. 'Earl-Bird' dinners include a fantastic salad, entree and dessert. Bar drinks are always plentiful with great 'pours'. Also easy parking in their large parking lot. This restaurant is always busy - - - reservations are a 'must'.

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Nevada City
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We reserved for a large group with Il Pavone . Very efficient and pleasant waiter and staff. Good Wine list along with an excellent menu. Our group had lamb shank, stuffed veal and a fish dish. All members of our party were very pleased with their meal. The pasta dish with meat sauce was well prepared. They do have an... More 

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Martinez, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have been going her for years, I was even proposed here 20+ years ago. My family of 4 visited in September 2014 and we were surprised at the prices. Appetizers are $14+, salads are an average $9.75 and dinner entree is $24 to $36. The pasta is way out priced - $20 for Fettuccine Alfredo really- I could make... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Most discriminating diners may think they have to go to San Francisco, or possibly Italy for good Italian cuisine, not so if you live anywhere close to Il Pavone in Walnut Creek. Il Pavone has a varied menu, not just Italian, but the Italian dishes are wonderful. From the Calamari Steak (a specialty and always on the menu) to Linguini... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love this restaurant and keep returning for a wonderful feast. Everything is fresh; the pasta is homemade, and the portions generous. The menu is well balanced in that there are many choices among seafood, veal, and chicken, and some beef. There are several salads and appetizers. The wine is well chose and well-priced. Bread pudding is a dessert that... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great menu choices! Pasta to perfection. Steaks, Lamb, Fish all done with just the right touches to make a great dining experience. Good wines, good prices and an early bird menu that is hard to beat. The wait staff make you feel special and there is some private corners for a romantic evening.

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Piedmont, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Il Pavone is a typical Italian Restaurant in a small setting. It is very authentic and the food is very typical for the old style Italian foods. Many recipes are cooked from Grandmas old recipes. The staff is extremely friendly and parking is plentiful. A wonderful place to go to if one feels like Spagetti or Veal Parmesan.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have eaten lunch at this restaurant several times over the past few years. The service and food are very consistent. I have never deviated from ordering the ravioli so can't comment on the other dishes but the ravioli reminds me of that which I ate as a child in my home town restaurant. The salad is very fresh, though... More 

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orinda, ca
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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Before 5:15pm, you get a full dinner, with many choices, for only $19.95! The lasagne I had tonight was certainly the tastiest I've ever experienced. My companion had chicken, & reported it outstanding. For an additional appetizer, we shared the antipasto, a most delicious assortment.

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Additional Information about Il Pavone

Address: 2291 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1631
Phone Number: 925-939-9060
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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