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il vecchio

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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love this place!! My favorite local place to eat. I have never had any dish I did not like the taste!! Spaghetti and Meatballs or Pesto style, Delicious Gnocchi and the deserts are just a amazing!!

Thank Christina T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended at check-in at our hotel, we took the short drive across town to find Il Vecchio. We parked pretty much outside on the road, which is free after 6pm (2 hour limit before 6pm) but gets a space in the summer maybe quite a challenge. A nice friendly greeting and we were seated immediately. The soup of the day... More 

Thank Dwain_Pipe
San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the area and looking for something other than seafood, you've got to go here! Service was great, food was wonderful. We can highly recommend the Rigotoni and Canneloni.

Thank Caitlyn C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know it's kinda crazy, but we did just that. Il Vecchio is wonderful, cozy in spite of being crowded, attentive and friendly in spite of being very busy, and on- the-mark delicious from before-dinner drinks to perfect deserts. My favorite dishes were the carbonara and the chicken Marsala, but really there was nothing that wasn't good. I wish all... More 

1 Thank lizthegreat
Redditch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wounded up here by mistake as the place we were going was full, thankfully for us, although we turned up here and there was a big queue and we were told nothing for an hour, but that soon turned out to be 20 minutes before we were taken to our table. Emily was our waitress and she was genuinely... More 

1 Thank Lowey007
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Hopefully people will wander a few short blocks from Cannery Row and find this wonderful local restaurant. As a new resident in Pacific Grove, I was happy to find this rustic, comfort food restaurant in walking distance from my home . From the small plate starters to the wonderful gelato parfait deserts, Il Vecchio did not disappoint. The balsamic dressing... More 

2 Thank Robin A
California Hot Springs, California
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195 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday. Great starter salad followed by pasta with a choice of chicken or fish. The chicken was amazing. Much better than Peppoli in Pebble Beach... much, MUCH better.

1 Thank Brinbri
Monterey, CA.
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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

1 Thank jklarsfeld
New York
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 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.

1 Thank warroad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Cheryl T

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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
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
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?