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“Brian's favorite pizza”

Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria
Ranked #92 of 156 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: ESTABLISHED IN 1988When we opened Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria in the summer of 1988, we did so for selfish reasons. We craved an authentic Italian experience on the Monterey Peninsula.The days of pizzerias with sawdust covered floors on lower Alvarado Street were gone. As the small fishing village known as Monterey slowly disappeared so did its soul.A few small restaurants still had some of that old feeling but they did not have the food our more traveled palates were beginning to expect. Some had, great food and a great feeling, but were too expensive or trendy to be called “local spots”. We needed a place to go to – a little “tucked away” spot to discuss life, enjoy good food, family and friends…. and still be able to pay our bills on time.So in July of 1988 we set out to capture that elusive dream; the soulful pizzeria that exists in every Italian neighborhood. No big deal, just great food, friends and wine. The kind of place that your feet take you to when your mind is not paying attention. And when you get inside, it feels good…like you are home.Allegro is a place where you can satisfy your Italian soul. Simple, healthy, delicious & unpretentious. Welcome to our little part of Italy. We hope you enjoy your stay . Nina & Jeano
Salinas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brian's favorite pizza”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I don't think I would ever order a BBQ Chicken pizza, but someone turned me on to this one. Wow! It's great And Alison is a great waitress, really friendly and takes great care with her customers

Visited October 2012
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English first
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Went across here from the mission inn next door the pizza was very tasty had the all meat one service was very good only the pizza was slow coming out of the kitchen although they were all freshly made would defiantly recommend

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Orange, California
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Don't Do It.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Boy I hate to write below average reviews, but had to on this one. We had soup, pizza and gelato. The soup was bland the pizza sauce tasted smokey (yes smokey) and the gelato tasted stale (yes stale). Uniquely poor experience.

You likely will be better off anywhere but here. Too bad as it sure looked promising.

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Pebble Beach, California
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“arrogant management /staff”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

how unusual : a nice pizza place who thinks they are better than their customers..

food was fine, feel a bit sorry that the food preparers performance is really negatively impacted by snotty staff.

Coming from Chicago, found this place online with TravelAdvisor .

Expensive for what one gets, but most disappointing was the staff attitude... .

  • Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“good pizza, whatever topping you want”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

price was ok not great. Waiters was very friendly, very casual place, pizza was good and service was fast. By area named the red barn. worth a try.

Visited June 2012
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