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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708 (Fountain Avenue)
+1 831-373-8523
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Favaloro's in downtown Pacific Grove is an unobtrusive little place from the street but don't let the appearance fool you. Inside is an intimate restaurant with an impressive selection of wines, a diverse Italian menu and superb service. The owner, Maria, is also the chef. The meals are carefully prepared and the freshness of the ingredients comes through. The wait... More 

Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis
San Mateo, CA
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195 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable dinner. Large portions of well prepared food. Great value and excellent service. The restaurant was busy but not noisy. One of our favorites in the area.

Thank DavenCarol
Napa, California
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always like new places to try when we visit PG .. and this time it was Favaloro's ! We were pleasantly surprised at the attention we received from the warm welcome upon arrival , decanting a special wine we had brought for the occasion (New Years ) and the recommendation to pairing with dinner ! Very Friendly and Polite... More 

Thank RickHawton
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201 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I would go to Favaloro's Bistro anytime. Don't let the simple exterior fool you. The ambience inside is very warm. We had a very good experience - from the friendly greeting when we arrived, to the excellent appetizers (these folks know how to do clams and calamari) to the entrees (my daughter in law commented that this was the first... More 

Thank Domrcpl
Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

The host who welcomed us, and gave us the daily specials was such a pleasant way to start our dinner. The waitress who took our order, was somewhat attentive when we arrived but shortly after that a couple of large groups came in and the waitress became absent and less than pleasant. The food was hot, and average. The wine... More 

Thank Peggyjneely
Valley Springs, CA
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Visited for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Reserved ahead of time because I thought the restaurants in PG might be very busy, but there was only one other table occupied during the prime dinner hours we were there. No cause for concern though - the food was good, service was great and the atmosphere very pleasant. I had a pasta... More 

Thank Kristin C
Davis, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Favaloro's has become one of our favorite restaurants on the Monterey Pennisula. The food is outstanding as is the service. The wait staff is attentive and the dinner specials are always interesting and tasty. Listen when the special wines of the week are presented as they are usually outstanding. I particularly enjoy the Nino's Best pasta dish and, when they... More 

Thank Robert R
Sebastopol, California
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Nice northern Italian style restaurant. Small quaint interior with a limited amount of sidewalk setting if weather permits. Good menu offering fish, pasta and meats. Cioppino, Flat Iron Steak, and Veal Saltimbocca were all very good. Service was excellent. Great place in Pacific Grove which is always a great spot to get away from the touristy Monterey.

Thank Jack P
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Went early (5:15) for dinner - wonderful service until they got busy at about 6:30. My companions enjoyed their prawns, sea bass special and mussels. For an appetizer had a flash-fried avocado with a crab filling which is delicious - definitely go back for that. For dinner I had the Veal Romana - veal with mustard sauce - the mustard... More 

Thank PGNevis
ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The green ravioli with short ribmeat inside was excellent, as was the squash filled ravioli. they had a special soup that night that was yummy. The service was very good and the chief even checked on us.

Thank Marla B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $26
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?