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La Mia Cucina

208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
+1 831-373-2416
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arancini” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (21 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Each year my family dunes together at Mia Cucina. This year was even more special as we were seated in their new addition. It was terrific and along with the continued great service, complimented the wonderful menu. We will be back in July 2019. Already...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner here. Really nice Barolo wine. Had very good gluten free pasta for the wife. Met the owner and discussed some of his ideas around the restaurant and his philosophy with customers. Just a very interesting and delicious evening all around. Highly...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In our many travels to the Monterey Peninsula we have never tried La Mia Cucina. What a surprise! This Italian gem is situated in a beautifully restored Victorian building. We were greeted as long lost friends and seated at a lovely table. For an appetizer...More

Thank James K
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We found this place and were thrilled when we walked in the door! The whole lovely space is filled with original French posters collected over years by the owner. It’s like having a wonderful meal in a museum. We couldn’t get over how delicious everything...More

Thank MzSandy
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is charming and the chef and his wife acting as hostess are also charming. There seemed to be a lot of local PG people there. The food was excellent; the bread was terrific. We will be back when next in PG.

Thank Joelgood
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited La Mia Cucina with our eighteen year old twins and really enjoyed it. The service was a bit deliberate but very gracious. The food was stellar, my wife and I shared the lobster ravioli and it was some of the...More

Thank travelbang
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Went there for my husband's birthday. Upmarket restaurant. Given free Bruschetta and focaccia with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. My husband had farfalle pasta with Bolognese sauce. I tried the meat and spinach ravioli but had to send it back because the sauce seemed to...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We are PG locals. Visited La Mia recently with friends and all of us enjoyed the food and excellent service. I would recommend a reservation as the place was packed by the time we started eating. We will definitely return.

Thank Traveldawg2
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Ate here for dinner on a Sunday evening since it was recommended. They have a special of spaghetti and meatballswhich looked good but we opted for the salmon special and the sand dabs. The food was very good! The salmon was cooked well, not overdone,...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We arrived shortly after 5 when they opened. The hostess informed us that we would need to leave by 6:20 as they were fully booked from then until closing. NO problem. She was very gracious and friendly. The service was fast friendly efficient...the best. The...More

Thank edwardo9876
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November 11, 2016|
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Thank you for asking, we have no formal dress code, we ask that you not wear shorts or tai tops please.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $34
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
    (Lighthouse & Laurel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2416
Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one of the Peninsula’s favorite spots, La Mia Cucina. This little jewel, with its fresh ambiance and tantalizing menu, is popular with everyone. The colorful European advertising posters that enliven the walls, are “originals, not reproductions.” That phrase is accurate in describing La Mia Cucina itself. From the comfortable linen white decor, accented beautifully by those turn-of-the-century posters, to the hand-crafted entrees and desserts, everything about La Mia Cucina says fresh and original. Owner Michael’s specialty, his ravioli dishes, are a renowned local favorite, and for good reason. They are hand made, with all the care that only a lifetime of creative food combining can bring. In addition to pasta, La Mia Cucina is known for it's fresh fish and meat specials. The desserts are made in-house by his wife Paula and daughter Michaela, and the service is personal and inviting.
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