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il vecchio

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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
18313244282
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This one is super! A tad noisy but expected in an Italian restaurant. Also a bit pricey but worth every penny. Easy parking next door. Service unmatched. Also offer wine in half bottles - great for traveling twosome. Menu is all traditional Italian (read real) and extensive. Location is away from the noisy Santa Monica beach area - a plus.... More 

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Lutherville,md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving down 17 mile drive we went to the beautiful town of Carmel. Parked our car and walked up and down the mail street which is called Central Avenue. Had a delicious lunch here at a table overlooking the street, Excellent service in a quiet atmosphere. I had Pappardelle pasta with a rich tomato sauce. My wife had the... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Short menu but lots of yummy pasta and personal pizzas in the european style. Close seating and noisy, so hard to have a conversation. Kids are allowed but I got the feeling the staff would prefer quiet adults only because the acoustics just don't absorb the extra chatter, and they don't have a friendly kids menu vibe. I've been here... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is very good authentic Italian. Definitely recommend reservations as place gets full fast. Service was great and desserts are a must!

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Pleasant Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish decor and enticing menu. Will return but really wanted lasagna and it's not on the menu! Huge wine selection. Small bar not conducive for noshing. Music would have added to ambiance. Really loved the look but found parking was an issue.

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Thank Deborah H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great Italian (northern?) cuisine. The place is small and fills up quickly, so make a reservation or show up early for dinner. What they do with veal is wonderful here and I just don't think you'll be disappointed. The Working Mans lunch for 10.00 is one of the best deals in town and is served on weekdays. It is... More 

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Thank Keith B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a recommendation and was greeted with a smile and was escorted to our table. Ordered drinks, the pomegranate soft drink was very nice along with the bread for starters. For the main course I had gnocchi with pesto which was very good and finished off with a desert wine. Very nice evening dinner and I enjoyed... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to drive by in the mood for Italian food. This place did not disappoint having been to Italy multiple times! It had great service and amazing food! BRAVO IL VECCHIO! 👏🏼🇮🇹 p.s. try the barrata alla pana and the cannelloni!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were starving after a relatively long half a day of touring around in the Monterey Bay area. Without knowing where to go for a quick luncheon bite at 2pm, we just walked into the restaurant with the assumption that we would just order anything half decent and that would be our lunch. Wet ordered the Wednesday luncheon special which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice restaurant! Welcoming atmosphere, excellent food and great beer: Big Sur Golden Ale. Hope I get back there soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
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 Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 18313244282
Description
Imagine that you're winding your way through narrow streets near the Pantheon in Rome. You stumble upon a crowded trattoria where servers hurry by carrying plates of pasta carbonara, rigatoni al pomodoro, bowls of gnocchi swimming in melted gorgonzola-as well as platters of grilled meats and sausage. The aromas are divine, the atmosphere lively and joyful. You have found Maccheroni, a tremendously popular trattoria owned by Luciano Flamini. A similar atmosphere has been created at il vecchio on the Monterey Peninsula. Il vecchio means "the old," and everything about this trattoria romana makes you think you've discovered a traditional dining spot favored by Roman cognoscenti.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?