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“Nice!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of il vecchio

il vecchio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 10 am - 1 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.
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Went with 3 friends for dinner. Recommended by a fellow patron at Pebble Resort. Wow. Not one thing was average. Excellent homemade italian. Highly highly recommend from a serious foodie.

The cream pesto is a must. Rigatoni with pork is amazing.

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Carmel, California
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Family Style dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Some friends introduced us to family style dining at Il Vecchio which takes place every Tuesday evening. It is early seating (you have to be seated at 5:30 - although it's worth it to get there a little early in order to partake of the anti-pasti - and must leave your table at 6:45 in order for them to serve regular diners. The family style is a set prix dinner (less than $20 a person) and is truly family style with the tables and chairs set up to create family style dining with everyone sharing from bowls of food. Every course was wonderful - starting with a home-made fresh soup - the evening we were there it was close to a minnestroni with wonderfully fresh vegetables, moving on to a tasty salad, two types of pasta and then a main course of sublimely brined chicken with potatoes and brocolli. It was enjoyable to dine with a wide range of other customers - many of whom are weekly regulars. The sound level was bearable and we were able to have a private conversation as well as joining in with others at the table. I'd highly recommend it and intend to return often.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“just what the doctor ordered for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We came in on a Saturday relatively early (6.30) and the place was full but we were seated quite soon. The atmosphere was great and the food very good. We had a very small child with us. They were very considerate and the manager or owner (I don't know) was really attentive and friendly to him, I would love to go back there on our next visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mikisgirl
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Quality Food and Good Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

il Vecchio has a great workers lunch on weekdays, it's a set menu and served to you from the pan. Usually includes a salad and two pasta dishes for under $10. Dinner has a good variety of dishes all prepared with quality and fresh ingredients in both traditional Italian and some lighter Californian styles. There's a good selection of wine and beer, and a few yummy desserts. The servers are friendly and they don't rush you. Whenever we're in Pacific Grove or Monterey we go at least once. Last month we went for dinner and then lunch the next day!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pacific Grove, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must if you love Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Some of the best Italian food in the Monterey area. The service is fine. This place gets crowded so be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation. Great pastas, excellent muscles, amazing meatballs.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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