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“Delicious Chowder”

Vivolo's Chowder House
Ranked #11 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Voted best clam chowder for many years! Enjoy fresh sustainable seafood at affordable prices. A local favorite and a must for visitors. Two blocks up from the Montetey Bay Aquarium. Family friendly with a children's menu. Enjoy local seafood, pasta, burgers, soups, salad and house made desserts!
Reviewed March 25, 2014

After a day of doing toursty stuff, we decided that we wanted clam chowder but were looking for a place that wasn't too far from our hotel at Lover's Point. After checking Yelp, we decided on Vivolo's and we were not disappointed. We ordered an appetizer of calamari, 2 bowls of clam chowder and a 1/2 order of garlic cheese bread and everything was delicious. We could only eat about half of our food, so we took it thinking we might have it for breakfast before heading for home, but that didn't happen and it went into our ice chest for the trip home. My hubby finally ate it 2 days later and said it was even better than he remembered it. Portions are big, prices are reasonable and food was excellent! We'll definitely be back on our next trip to Monterey!

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Thank SoCalGirl27
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Found this place on Yelp and Trip advisor. We ate dinner there and came back the next day for lunch. Food was very good and prices were quite reasonable. I had the calimari steak. I hadn't seen whole calimari on a menu since visiting Greece. It was very well cooked and seasoned. My wife had the sand dabs which we used to see on menus often but have not seen in a while. They were also very well cooked with generous portions. The fried calimari appetizer was a generous portion and very tasty. They have a number of homemade desserts. We got tiramisu to split because it was so huge and delicious. We liked dinner so well that we came back for lunch the next day before leaving Monterey. The restaurant is on Central Street within easy walking distance from the Aquarium.

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Thank Michael H
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

New in Pacific Grove and stopped here for dinner. The Chowder House lived up to our expectation - great clam chowder. I had a salad with fish and it was HUGE. In fact I could only eat about 60%. All ingredients in the salad were fresh. My wife had a sole dinner with lemon butter sauce and said it was delightful and perfectly cooked. Good service from Kelly and good food. What is not to like about this restaurant. Will head back for lunch one day so we can enjoy another bowl of the clam chowder soup.

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Thank PeachlandCalculator
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Everything we ordered was great! The service wasn't the best but they said they had a rookie working and i can look past forgetting my beverage order and refills for good food. My wife and i had a ceasar and house salad. Everything is very fresh and tasty. We shared the chowder and the smoked salmon ravioli. Excellent! We dipped the cheese bread in the chowder. Yummo! We had to order desert after dinner from curiosity and the white chocolate cheese cake didn't disappoint.
I am def coming back and you should too!!!

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our getaways to the Monterey area always begin with an arrival lunch at Chowder House. We love their delicious chowder and usually have a small side salad with shrimp along with it. Great service, reasonable prices and away from all the touristy spots - but close enough to walk there after lunch.

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