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“Very uneven”
Review of il vecchio

il vecchio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Award winning authentic Italian food on the Monterey Peninsula. We serve dinner every night from 5 pm, Lunch Monday - Friday noon til 1:30 pm and Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm. You will enjoy our wine list with very reasonably priced wonderful wines. We also serve beer. We have a catering menu and host rehearsal dinners and other special occasion large parties. Our food is loved by the locals for being consistently fresh and delicious. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Santa Clara, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very uneven”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This restaurant is hard to review, because it was so uneven. Some dishes were absolutely wonderful; others were served almost cold and even after being sent back returned tepid. Service was poor, and the owners ignored us while fawning over the table immediately nearby. We were also rushed out at the end of the meal. There are better places to eat in PG.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Italian”
Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Good food. Casual atmosphere. We went on a Prix fixe Monday. The servings we well timed. We didn't feel rushed.

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Thank Bill G
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place, god food.”
Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Had the lamb w/noodles, cannelloni, meatballs, polenta, salads, wine..... More than we could eat, all good quality at a fair price.

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Thank Kinser
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Major Salty Food”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Yikes.. Service was great - very nice and accommodating. Food - um, not so much. I thought it was just me (thinking food was salty) until the person next to me said - wow, the food is really salty here..

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Donna H
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Granada Hills, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Incredibly Good Food”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

I love this restaurant! The food is great and the service is wonderful. We were in Monterey for a week at the end of July, 2012. Our server was named Sally, and she was a real gem. She was so friendly and helpful that I felt like asking her to sit down and join us for dinner. The decor of the restaurant is homey, and I particularly liked sitting in the back by the window. Before the meal even started, we were given crusty bread and a dish of stewed red peppers in balsamic vinegar. Incredible - even after the third helping! The spaghetti, cannelloni, and gnocchi were some of the best I've ever had. Il Vecchio does a great business so it's worth the effort to make a reservation. We went back twice that week and were happy we did.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Michael H
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