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2291 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1631
925-939-9060
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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

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  • 17
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
House made pastas, attentive well trained service, old school deliciousness

This is old school Italian that my parents like from living 50+ years in San Francisco. Sadly, many of their favorites are gone - Caesars, Ginos, Fior d'Italia. So many of the new family style restaurants are OK (Pasta Pomodoro, Bucca di Beppo) but loud and assembly line style cooking Il... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Sharon D
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Lafayette
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Lafayette
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is old school Italian that my parents like from living 50+ years in San Francisco. Sadly, many of their favorites are gone - Caesars, Ginos, Fior d'Italia. So many of the new family style restaurants are OK (Pasta Pomodoro, Bucca di Beppo) but loud and assembly line style cooking Il Pavone, partly due to its clientele (heavy on Rossmoor... More 

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Orinda, California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Il Pavone is one of restaurants with a very relaxing atmosphere. Their lamb shanks are awesome. Their house salad with blue-cheese is also very tasteful. Their martinis are always fantastic. They also do a great 'pour' of wine by the glass. Plenty of parking in the rear and next to the restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation - especially... More 

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Orinda, California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Their calamari is always very very good. We have never had a 'bad' meal at this restaurant. Also, they make a great 'full' martini. Easy parking. Great waiters. 'Early Bird' set menu changes daily with many choices to choose from to satisfy your pallet.

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Oakland, California
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36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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66 helpful votes 66 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
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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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21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2291 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: 925-939-9060

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?