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Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa

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212 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325 (Lighthouse & Laurel)
(831) 373-8116
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 6:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed - Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfect for a quick family meal, not expensive. You order everything at the bar which is fine. A lot of locals seem to eat here, and are known and welcomed by the staff. If you're looking for a large meal you may still be hungry if you're a big eater, but for us the portion size was perfect. It's good... More 

Thank George B
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I eat here or get take out often as my office is just a couple of doors up the street. It is great to grab any type of coffee with a lovely selection of sweets: muffins, cookies. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a personal pizza or lasagna is a great choice. Eat inside or out, the atmosphere reminds me... More 

Thank Christine M
Pacific Grove, California
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

As locals, we frequently dine at La Piccola Casa. My husband and I enjoy sitting at a table on the outside terrace of this historic Victorian cottage, along with our little dog, and are always made to feel at home. The food is consistently excellent, wholesome and well priced. Oscar has been at the helm for years, and is always... More 

Thank Kim G
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The pasta here is the best i have ever had. I will alway go back to this gem. The service is excellent and the wine is very reasonable.

Thank kaecher
Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wonderful service, excellent food! Small, intimate restaurant with attentive staff. Was expecting higher prices but pleasantly surprised.

Thank Kiladog
Monterey, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

This place is a star in my book. Super-consistent quality, value for the money, and attentive service. The meals are good and the staff will accommodate you.

Thank 123Gibby123
Sacramento, California
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

We've been going to La Piccola Casa since it opened. We visit Pacific Grove often and my wife always want to go there for its coffee, pastry and friendly service. Its very comfortable and dog-friendly. If your there at the right time they'll put the soccer match on tv.

Thank PGNevis
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

For those that knew Joe & Lori at their old place next door (which they sold several years ago but is still good) you will not be surprised that the food here is great. It is more casual and you order from the counter but the food is soooo good!! Whether you have the pasta, pizza or even sand daps,... More 

Thank DuckMagee
Portland, Oregon
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160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

After a day at pebble beach we wanted good take out to enjoy at our hotel. Got 2 pizzas which were very good with really good toppings prices were fair and service ( for Valentine's Day) was super fast

Thank Jrc4545
Monterey, California
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Due to the busy week I had to return to PG because of heavy traffic. I went to my local restaurant for great pasta. So glad they are here and provide good food at a good price. The staff are all very nice and you feel lime you're at home.

Thank RJV1445

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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
$17 - $17
Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 am
6:30 am - 11:30 am
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
    (Lighthouse & Laurel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: (831) 373-8116
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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