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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro - CLOSED

545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
+1 831-373-8523
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“ravioli” (12 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
“crab” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is reminiscent of ones you would find in Italy. Started with the deep fried avocado with crab then had braised beef rib ravioli. Ravioli was flavorful and the sauce just the right amount of flavor. Be sure not to miss this place.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DaveR364
Reviewed March 11, 2018

This restaurant has a great deal of ambiance with several little rooms throughout. The menu, while a little pricey, was excellent in both quality and presentation.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank lovetoeatout2015
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

What can I say? This place is wonderful, the food is incredible, the service is perfect and the atmosphere is intimate. Could not recommend this restaurant enough.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Tweakyp86
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We went here for an early dinner and were sorely disappointed. The house red wine and bottled sparkling water were the highlights of our meal. I had the gnocchi with bolognese and my husband had angel hair with prawns in a puttanesca sauce. (His was...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank theskyprincess
ariant, Owner at Favaloro's Big Night Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you for dining with us. We just want to let you know that we don't use anything canned. We are southern Italian and our flavors are not spicy. Perhaps we can please you at another visit. We have had a successful restaurant and response...More

Reviewed December 9, 2017

Have not been here in over a year. Returned with 2 other couples on a Thursday night. Had a very good dinner, very good service and it truly is a very nic location, and setting. They have fully recovered from a fire that was not...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank mcpcmp
ariant, Owner at Favaloro's Big Night Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thank you so much. We are more than gracious to have great customers like you. Happy Holidays.

Reviewed October 30, 2017

We were wandering up and down the street looking at menus and trying to decide which restaurant to go to. A local family stopped us and said that we had to go to Favaloro's, and that it was by far the best place in town....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Hetty125
Reviewed August 17, 2017

You are family when you walk in the warm doors of Favolaro;s, This is the real deal in Northen Italian favorites. Great food, great desserts, excellent service and ambience. Wasn't cheap but superb.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank markz377
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Small (19 tables), quaint Italian restaurant. fantastic menu for any palate. Extensive wine list. No hard liquor. The staff (all men waiters) were super friendly and attentive. Our meals were delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 1Steve57
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by the Bed and Breakfast I was staying at. I enjoyed the meal in a pleasant easy-going atmosphere. The waiter suggested the lasagna and I was very happy he did. I had a delicious glass of Prosecco to enjoy as I...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank travelsanti
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Favaloro's serves wonderful, authentic Italian food. The service was very good and attentive. We enjoyed the clams and the spaghetti. We highly recommend for families.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Lawscholar
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$14 - $26
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
    (Fountain Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-8523
  • E-mail
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