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“The best bean soup”

Alberto's Ristorante
Ranked #59 of 80 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Prescott Ln.
Transit: There are several bus stops within a block of the restaurant.
Description: Buon Giorno & Bienvenuti To Alberto's Ristorante Where Great Food, Good Friends & Fun Times Come Together Alberto's is a local's secret. Hopefully, you'll find us and join the party.
Reviewed May 14, 2013

It tasted like I was with my grandmother and she made the bean soup for me. GREAT!!! My husband who does not eat many veggies had a broccoli salad and he ate it all. Love it!!!. You must have the lemon desert it was to died for. I was back in Hoboken eating lemon ice. Alberto is a great host and so was his assistant. We had a wonderful time and listening to great stories. I felt I was back in Italy. We will go there again. This restaurant is off the beaten path put it is a must to find. Just across from Safeway in a little strip mall.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Alberto, the owner and chef, and a previous chef to the Hollywood stars, made our dinner wonderful! Twice he pulled up a chair, and sat with us for a minute, asking what we wanted for our next course, or "how was your pasta?" Don't let the strip-mall setting deter you! This small ristorante is a good as Italian food gets, and we're traveled to Italia 12 times in the last decade!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We have been in virtually all of the Italian places on the Peninsula. You would hope with the Sicilian heritage of Monterey that it would be a good place for Italian, but not in most cases.

This really is an outstanding value for Italian among a sea of so-so faux Italian places on the Peninsula. It's a bit out of the way in Pacific Grove, but the food is fresh, perfectly cooked by the delightful Alberto, service is good and price right. Not over the top fancy, just real Italian. We had Petrale Sole Piccata and a seafood pasta-both perfect. You won't get that on the Wharf. The wine is reasonably priced as well.

Outstanding value.

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3  Thank ginger a
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We have been here many times-and keep coming back! Excellent, freshly made Italian comfort. I think Alberto could make cardboard taste good if he did it picatta style. Today we had cannaloni and lasagna -both yummy. Tried the recommended Super Tuscan wine -awesome, especially for the price. Cannoli for dessert-what's not to love. Service is always personable and attentive when Alberto is in the kitchen. And if its not too busy, he will pull up a chair and find out how you liked dinner!

Thank PattiCNS
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Albertos is a friendly, locals restaurant. The owner/chef cooks everything to order. He does the cooking. He'll accommodate your food palette. It's cozy.
We always get the putenessca with the fresh catch.
Reasonable prices, great wines by the glass too.
It's definitely worth a try.

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Thank kittyrascal
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