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La Mia Cucina

208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
+1 831-373-2416
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arancini” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming room and attentive staff. We shared the arancini which were dense and not that interesting. The house salad was fine. I had the sand dabs. Three lovely fillets. Each fillet was heavily dredged in flour that made for a gummy mess. To eat...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here, though we were able to secure only an early table on a Saturday night. The pasta dishes and special salads were very good; we found the crab and shrimp cakes a bit under-powered/less flavorful than we expected. Exceptional wait...More

Thank Sprout15
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant in Pacific Grove...we have been there with 2 babies.. We lately booked a table and the owner has been able to find us a solution to fit also with a high-chair and room for a baby stroller. Very good pasta (spaghetti were...More

Thank Stefano G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant in Pacific Grove. Food, service and ambience were all top notch. The seafood and pasta's were excellent as well as the gift of chocolate truffles after our meal. Thanks Paula! Can't wait to return.

Thank lee f
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the Gnocchi Mezzo Mezzo with only Gorgonzola sauce. My 3 year old son loved the calamari! The best? Nutella Bread Pudding! 🙌🏼

1  Thank surferlou22
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This truly is a little gem, with so many wonderful qualities! To start, the staff is very friendly and the owner is on hand to chat with~ a really nice touch! Decor is tasteful and simple and clean, I really appreciated the noise reducing panels...More

Thank BodhisattvaHand
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Saturday night, able to get reservations at 630 when I called at 530. The service is very good here and very friendly. It's an older clientele on the house and guest side. As a couple in our early 30s we were a little out of...More

Thank mainereason
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

On Sunday January 29 we enjoyed a delectable dinner. Michael and Paula are the proud owners of our Favorite Restaurant! The Petrole sole was amazingly fresh and the home made lobster raviolis were Delicious! The fresh salads and home made soups add to the fantastic...More

Thank Debi K
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and I have been going to Pacific Grove since the nineties and we love La Mia Cucina! Owners Paula & Mike treat everyone like family. They brought us a lobster ravioli appetizer to start with and a cannoli for dessert. The meal in...More

Thank mpopkin
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We've eaten at a lot of fine restaurants in LA, SF, NY, and lots of them on the Monterey Peninsula. This little place in PG is our favorite. Wonderful atmosphere. Extremely friendly service. And most of all, great Italian food.

Thank KelticDock
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11 November 2016|
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Thank you for asking, we have no formal dress code, we ask that you not wear shorts or tai tops please.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
    (Lighthouse & Laurel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2416
Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one of the Peninsula’s favorite spots, La Mia Cucina. This little jewel, with its fresh ambiance and tantalizing menu, is popular with everyone. The colorful European advertising posters that enliven the walls, are “originals, not reproductions.” That phrase is accurate in describing La Mia Cucina itself. From the comfortable linen white decor, accented beautifully by those turn-of-the-century posters, to the hand-crafted entrees and desserts, everything about La Mia Cucina says fresh and original. Owner Michael’s specialty, his ravioli dishes, are a renowned local favorite, and for good reason. They are hand made, with all the care that only a lifetime of creative food combining can bring. In addition to pasta, La Mia Cucina is known for it's fresh fish and meat specials. The desserts are made in-house by his wife Paula and daughter Michaela, and the service is personal and inviting.
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