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il vecchio

110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are specials each night: pizzas, lasagnes, etc... The pastas are homemade, the cannoli was the best I have ever tasted and the lemon sorbet tasted homemade with fresh lemons. A lovely little restaurant with good choices for vegetarians, etc

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Italian food is my favorite!! We got drinks at the bar and the took the recommendations from the bartender (who I Have a feeling is the owner)... We each had a different drink than something we ever had heard about. I had the Sophia Loren...More

Thank Jubykf
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner was wonderful. My family ate here last night. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was authentic and fresh. Great wine list also!

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant and food! We're frequent Italy travelers and hard to please, and this was perfect. I had the cannelloni (ricotta and spinach), and it was wonderful. My daughter had the Ragu, also wonderful. Please do not miss this place if you want...More

Thank Jo Ann C
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Three of us had a vacation dinner here last night, and all of us were very happy. My wife and daughter each got the vegetarian lasagne, but they could have shared one serving. I got the braised pork, fork-tender and wonderfully seasoned. We started with...More

Thank FoodiePilgrim
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Well cooked Italian classics, great ambience, well priced and good service...what more can one asked for when travelling? We happened to be there on Pizza night, deliciously rustic and simple. The homemade gnocchi was just like Nonna's. Grazia.

Thank mkma
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor. Reviews are correct, this is a fab restaurant, lovely atmosphere, great service and the good was delicious. If we were in Monterey again we would definitely return.

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Excellent food, service, all within a friendly atmosphere with reasonable prices. Reservations are a good idea.

Thank Rich3333
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a favorite with locals and tourists. Fun atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service. Traditional Italian cuisine. Recommend reservations.

Thank cmrsqdx2
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Went with our family, 3 adults, 3 teens. We did not have reservations and had a very short wait. We chose IL Vecchio's based on previous reviews. They're a short walk from the crazy average restaurants in the main tourist spots. They did not disappoint....More

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25 April 2017|
Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Il Vecchio does not have outdoor seating. You may have to try one of the restaurants on Lighthouse in downtown Pacific Grove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4282
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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.
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