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il vecchio

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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Monterey, CA.
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, wonderful food and an informal atmosphere that simply works! Fun for friends and family. Memorable.

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Thank jklarsfeld
New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a casual low key Italian food dinner, don't go any further. Local restaurant with great food and excellent service.

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Thank warroad
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My experience at il vecchio was wonderful - the service was great and the food was fabulous. I literally closed my eyes after my first bite to savor the incredible depth of flavor. I will definitely go back the next time I am here.

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Carmel, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Have been many times, have never had a bad experience. Every special we've tried and anything straight off the menu has been excellent. Part of the joy of eating here is also the staff - everyone is so fun and friendly. Their house aperitivi is one of my favorite things to indulge in. Always recommend reservations as they are rightfully... More 

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Thank ricefluff
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Best starter and main course combo of our 10 days in California and we have had some nice meals on our trip so far Service excellent It's a shame we are heading to Napa tomorrow or would be eating here again Do yourself a favour, if you are in Monterey, make sure you eat here

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Thank GraemeBuck
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

WOW - we were so happy to have eaten here for dinner! The kitchen definitely makes homemade food and it shows! The quality was fabulous - we thought we were back in Italy! Would definitely go back!

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Thank KGurn
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a great Italian restaurant frequented by locals and lucky tourists. Especially delicious was the lamb ragu on fresh pasta followed by the "Prince" ice cream desert.

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Thank Mary P
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are there for lunch is a fixed price menu with just a few options but great food, normally a couple of pasta dishes and a fish. For less than $11 per person is impossible to beat. The dinner menu is not very long but is all great food. Homemade, good size servings of traditional Italian dishes. Worth a... More 

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California
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, think the prices are very fair and oh so yummy! There were 7 of us and we all tasted a little bite from each plate. Highly recommend.

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Denver, CO
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful family meal here while staying in the area. Wonderful, cozy ambience, good lighting, excellent authentic Italian dishes. All four of us loved our meal here and felt it was a great choice. Pasta dishes were fresh and homemade. Burrata appetizer was delicious. You can't go wrong with this place. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4282
Description
Award winning authentic Italian food on the Monterey Peninsula. We serve dinner every night from 5 pm, Lunch Monday - Friday noon til 1:30 pm and Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10 am - 1 pm. You will enjoy our wine list with very reasonably priced wonderful wines. We also serve beer. We have a catering menu and host rehearsal dinners and other special occasion large parties. Our food is loved by the locals for being consistently fresh and delicious. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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