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il vecchio

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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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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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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit this quaint little family owned restaurant. We found lit while traveling to this area a while ago and remembered it on a return visit. We enjoyed our second meal as much as the first. Friendly staff, nice ambiance and Delicious food. We plan to make this a staple when traveling to the Monterrey, Camel area.

Thank peachtreeinnslo
Lake Barrington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbling upon this neighborhood gem, we immediately noticed that the locals LOVED this place! We enjoyed the home made pasta and genuine Italian sauces. The Cesar salad was cold and crisp & fresh. The pasta was perfectly al dente. If I lived here I'd be a regular.

Thank Steven N
New Harbor
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very warm and friendly place with a capable wait staff. Both of our dinners were very good and it is conveniently located near the center of town.

Thank hortenseNewHarbor
San Jose, California
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant meal at this restaurant on a Sunday evening. The pasta is made fresh daily. My husband ordered a dish with wide pasta noodles and a beef ragu with mushrooms. The sauce was delicate and flavorful and the portion was generous. He also enjoyed a glass of Italian wine that I can't pronounce. I had the... More 

Thank loradan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about the restaurant from friends in Lake Tahoe. Saw it on TripAdvisor. Had two terrific meals. Highly recommend it to anyone

Thank Mike S
Monterey, California
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was just okay and staff was not friendly to our group of 8. Would not go back. Prices too high for the attitude and mediocre food. Too many great places elsewhere in area.

Thank lizclark100
oakland, CA
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Pacific Grove and loved this restaurant. The design is eclectic with a bar area and many tables and booths suitable for couples, families, and larger parties. On a rainy evening the ambiance was warm and welcoming. The food was excellent and they have a nice wine list. Even on a weekend, we did not... More 

Thank happytravelingfamily
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is difficult to imagine how one restaurant can consistently create fantastic meals, but they do it here effortlessly. You will want to make reservations on the weekends, because there is almost always a line out the front door. I love the polenta with delicious rich savoury sauces and their short ribs are to die for! Every pasta dish is... More 

Thank Kathryn O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead to get onto the waiting list. Only waited 7 minutes. We ordered Italian wine and Sour Cherry Italian soda, Beet salad, Ravioli, and Chicken Marsala with whipped potatoes. All was perfect and so Delicious! Our waiter (older guy) was a little off, kind of scattered, didn't remember food we asked for. We highly recommend this place!

Thank TCWatson
Roseville, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seated at a table right next to open shelves of silverware and napkins. Room interestingly decorated with chairs (and neat collection of tea pots), but our table was very wobbly. Water, drinks, salad, and dinner all served quickly, but our dinner, the pesto rock cod, was more salt and pesto than cod. Seriously, a veteran restaurant could do so much... More 

Thank calyptephile

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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
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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