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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

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545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708 (Fountain Avenue)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Seaside, California
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Elk Grove, CA
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is our first time here based on TA reviews. The restaurant was clean and comfortable. The waiter was very friendly. We ordered the fried avocado with crab meat, gnocchi bolognese and big night Cioppino. We had the flourless chocolate tart. The food were very delicious and we will definitely go back again.

1 Thank rayunited
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We really enjoyed a late night family meal here. The service was friendly and welcoming. The sand dabs and the clam pasta were both perfectly prepared.

Thank DFffffff
Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We ordered take out food, chicken parmigiana and spaghetti with meatballs, and the food was fabulous! The food was 5 stars and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars overall is because there was no silverware or napkins included. Luckily, our hotel was happy to accommodate us.

Thank 474kelly
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

It was a busy evening, and we had a large group dining, but the restaurant did quite well getting all of our orders out in a timely fashion. I had the seafood linguine which was quite nice, and reasonably priced. Nice selection of local beers, though our server was unable to name them. A bit of confusion over the bill,... More 

Thank Rebecca S
Sunnyvale, CA
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364 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We ate here on a Saturday night before the Big Sur Marathon and the place was packed with early diners trying to load up before the race. We had reservations and were seated promptly although in a short while all the tables were taken and even those with reservations were getting turned aside (we later learned that their hostess was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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