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il vecchio

110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carbonara” (28 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (23 reviews)
“salad” (60 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

My wife & I had dinner here recently & decided to come back for dinner again. We arrived on Tuesday & found plenty of tables open. We asked for a booth & we were told they are reserved for larger parties. We did get a...More

1  Thank michael g
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Went to il vecchio on a Wednesday night. Asit was pizza night, a lot of other people were there as well. Now we know why!! Pizza was fantastic, not too heavy on the sauce... Just right. Desserts were fantastic as well. I had Limoncello sorbet...More

Thank joemY3087XB
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. We visited twice for dinner and having had our fill of ‘American’ cuisine on our road trip, this was an absolute find - fish and vegetables, bliss 😀 Food was delicious with an extensive local and European wine list. Only...More

Thank MStanleyLondon
Reviewed November 3, 2017

The Worker's Lunch (M-F lunch) is the best deal: I could not believe it was only $10.85 for an entree, spaghetti, and a salad (all generous portions)! Great & friendly service and like eating in someone's expanded kitchen. There is a fixed daily entree or...More

Thank jjoyj
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We got a table for two, even though it was a busy night. The pasta was amazing, as was the dessert! We had a super friendly waiter (I think maybe his name was Adam?), and I highly recommend it.

Thank Martine L
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to try the restaurant after reading all the awesome reviews of the place. Fortunately I have made a reservation after reading that it's going to be crowded which it did. In my opinion, food could have been better to measure up...More

Thank trilogy247
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a Friday night. We were there early (5:45pm) so we got in right away but the place filled up quick with tourists and locals. Everything here is made fresh on site so it was very delicious. More traditional Italian, not your...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Went again to the Workers Lunch. Great value. Locals know it and recommend it. Tourists seem to have found it. Amazing value, pure and simple.

Thank CaPalm
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The place is packed so be sure to reserve in advance. Even though it is crowded you can easily have a conversation. Service is quick and attentive. Lots of food choices. We have a range of main courses. All are quite good and reasonably priced....More

Thank FuzzyBeaver
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Sad to say that Il Vecchio so no longer a local secret BUT happy to say that the service, portion-size, prices AND quality has remained consistent. Thank you Il Vecchio for having such professional wait-staff, excellent chefs and authentic food. We locals don't mind navigating...More

Thank Viajera59
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April 25, 2017|
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Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Il Vecchio does not have outdoor seating. You may have to try one of the restaurants on Lighthouse in downtown Pacific Grove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 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
11:00 AM - 2:00 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
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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 Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 2 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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