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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)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Albany, NY
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So very happy that we went here. My husband's choppino was wonderful and I tried the beef tortellini and eggplant which was out of this world. We thought the pricing was excellent also. The wait staff were attentive and pretty funny....overall a great experience.

Thank Debbie M
Seaside, California
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Cozy intimate and quiet dining room with wonderful Italian food and great service. Our table had a very good veal dish, an amazing fresh corn ravioli with shrimp scampi on top, and an excellent calamari steak that was prepared with gluten-free flour on request. The salads were excellent as was the chocolate torte for dessert. The service was great, and... More 

Thank SuzC
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Went for dinner here with my wife and two children (18 and 13) while we where on a family holiday in California. It was a great break from the normal tourist restaurants. Food was excellent and at a price which did not break the bank.

Thank dermotgmchugh
Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Lighthouse Avenue had a lot of restaurant options. We looked at the menu outside and saw some entrees we thought would be good. We were greeted immediately and we sat at a table for four. The restaurant was 80% full and we were seated close to another group of four. There were many options on the menu that were all... More 

Thank James K
Seaside, California
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I am a Foodie and am difficult to please, so keep this in mind. My previous experience at Favaloro' was average. I had an unmemorable veal dish and would not have returned. I was recently invited by a group and reluctantly returned. My pasta was Fantastic! On this one item, I can heartily compliment the restaurant: Fettuccine with shrimp, sun... More 

Thank Martin C
San Jose, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was not our intended dinner restaurant but I'm so glad we ended up eating here. It seems that several places are closed on Monday and Tuesday but not this place. It is beautifully decorated and very clean. The waiter was pleasant albeit seemingly rushed when we were one of 3 tables. Doesn't matter because the food was excellent. I... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Alameda, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Last year our golf team of four plus spouses went to Fandango. It was very good, but a bit pricey and a bit fussy. Favoloro's just around the corner was a nice alternative. Fine food but not break the budget prices. My sea bass was prepared perfectly. Good wine list, nice salads, nice dessert offerings, pleasant service.

Thank JamesR_GT
Borrego Springs, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Early dining on a Tues. meant no waiting for a table. Our seafood dinners were excellent and the staff made us feel very welcome.

Thank SunHope
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The service was incredible and friendly and the food was over the top yummy! If you like Italian style food, this is the place for you. And, it located right among some of the shops, antique stores and local flavor! Don't miss it.

1 Thank KeithMayPV

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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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 Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 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?