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Alberto's Ristorante

1219 Forest Ave, Ste 2035, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5136
+1 831-373-3993
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
3 May 2017
“Fantastic experience”
7 Feb 2017
“Don't go here”
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1219 Forest Ave, Ste 2035, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5136
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11 - 20 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 8 April 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...More

2  Thank SteveTraveler
Reviewed 29 January 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...More

3  Thank ginger a
Reviewed 19 December 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...More

Thank PattiCNS
Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank kittyrascal
Reviewed 18 April 2012

On a recent trip to Pacific Grove, I stopped at Alberto's for a slice of pizza and salad. It's a nice, casual place with a very friendly staff. It was a quiet afternoon and it was the perfect place to stop and just relax.

Thank travelsanti
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Not fancy but very good. Nice red sauce; big, tasty meatballs; extremely fresh romaine in the Caesar. Delicious, warm ciabatta. I didn't like the olive oil, though, as it was flecked with hot red peppers (also green herbs.) Just give me plain olive oil with...More

Thank netmorby110
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We dined here on Christmas Eve after a hectic trip. This neighborhood Italian restuarant has probably seen better days and is very difficult to find . We were the only ones eating and I was served the wrong dish. My wife and son thought the...More

Thank michbren
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Alberto's was great. I ate there with my husband and a good friend of his at the DLI and all three of us practically licked our plates clean. We ate there on a Saturday night around 6 and when we got there, we were only...More

Thank Carolyn O
Reviewed 19 November 2011

What a disappointment. We arrived for an early dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant - while the server was friendly he rapidly became overbearing. We were unable to carry on a simple conversation without him interrupting - and it took him 3...More

1  Thank mswiseguy
Reviewed 30 November 2010

We dined at Alberto's over the weekend. We were seated promptly and the service was good. The interior was inviting and warm on a cold day. The bread was warm, fresh and had a lot of flavor. We were comped an order of bruschetta which...More

1  Thank sunnski
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 Forest Ave, Ste 2035, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5136
    (Prescott Ln.)
  • Public Transportation: There are several bus stops within a block of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3993
  • E-mail
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