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Cafe Ariana

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543 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very good meal drinking a pinot grigio wine and eating a cheese and sausage pizza. This is not a large restaurant, but can accommodate couples and larger groups. Very friendly staff.

Thank richardjmertz
Santa Clara, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Great little cafe. Very casual, and they had outdoor seating which was great since we had dogs with us. The pizza is outstanding!!! This is on Lighthouse Ave, in downtown walking distance. Go here - have the pizza. Yum! Oh yes, and good wine selection by the glass.

Thank SheepdogPlanet
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Good place for a casual, quick dinner out. Pizza crust is super thin, salads good. We enjoyed it and would go back.

Thank ontheroadagain1434
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a very comfortable cafe with a great location right downtown in Pacific Grove. We had individual pizzas that were really good and just the right size for dinner. The prices are reasonable and the staff was very friendly and gave excellent service. There is a patio as well as inside seating. We will definitely eat here again when... More 

Thank Wendy C
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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555 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Since we couldnot find a place to eat near the Lovers point park we came to find a place on this street. It is a small cozy cafe serving Italian food. However the hosts were South American. Service was friendly and ok. Food is limited to pizzas, sandwiches and salads.Everybody on our table was happy with their different dishes. Taste... More 

Thank nkohen
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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702 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Situated on Lighthouse Road this is agree at little cafe. There on no places to eat or drink on the sea front so this is a welcome site just a few minutes uphill from the front. The food was freshly made and presented with care. Excellent !

Thank Maxim123153
Sebastopol, California
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Had lunch here on a weekday off season. Busy but not crowded. While selections are limited to salads, sandwiches and pizza, there is a lot of choices within those areas. Wide selections of drinks, coffees, iced drinks and beer. 5 outside tables are fenced and there's a dog water bowl, so good for pet owners. A good amount of tables... More 

Thank John K
Chico, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Quiet place with good ambience and Italian music on the background. Small patio on the outside is perfect for sunny days. The food is ok but overall one if the best lunch coffee shops on PG

Thank TheGreenGreek
Sacramento, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

My wife and I were strolling around old town Pacific Grove one Sunday evening -- Super Bowl Sunday -- looking for a place to eat, and we stumbled on this hidden gem on main street. When we walked in, it was like we were old friends from the start ... we enjoyed one of their fabulous pizzas (and beer, half... More 

Thank Edward B
Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

They were open on a Monday- not sure about that! Great coffee great Panini sandwiches, laid back atmosphere- only 1 person working, so a little slow

Thank tribs87

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Cafe, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 543 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-920-1381

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