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il vecchio

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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
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Roseville, California
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seated at a table right next to open shelves of silverware and napkins. Room interestingly decorated with chairs (and neat collection of tea pots), but our table was very wobbly. Water, drinks, salad, and dinner all served quickly, but our dinner, the pesto rock cod, was more salt and pesto than cod. Seriously, a veteran restaurant could do so much... More 

Thank calyptephile
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278 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely family style lunch service. Large carts wheeled around filled with yummy pasta and chicken or fish. Price is low and value is high so well worth the visit

Thank TravellerPoland
Monterey County, California
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like a familiar family, returning to Il Vecchio after a hiatus was welcomed with warmth and kindness. The service is excellent -even on a busy Friday evening. The food, as always was delicious -served piping hot and very tasty. The house made pasta is not to be missed - gnocchi w Gorgonzola will make your arteries quiver (but in a... More 

Thank Viajera59
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Love Delicious Italian Food! I've traveled all over Italy and dined with local Italians. So, I'm very picky when it comes to the taste, portions, and choice options. Service: We had dinner reservations for 7:15p.m. We waited about 20 additional minutes because it was busy due to the AT & T Golf tournament. To help distract form the additional... More 

Thank DisneyQueenbee
Sioux City, Iowa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a local citizen of Pacific Grove, as a really good, family owned Italian Restaurant that makes its own pasta from scratch. It was delicious, a cozy comfortable restaurant with good service, friendly waiters, and reasonable cost!

Thank Donna B
Gilroy, California
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy with the wine and the food, but I am a beer geek, and their beer selection should have been much better. They had two beers and they were both pretty blah. We go back here regularly. Great vibe. Hint: Find a seat at the bar and shoot the bull with other dinners and the bartenders. Great... More 

Thank sandbar2016
Chico, CA
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant reminds me more of a restaurant in Italy than any other I've eaten in in the U.S. Excellent basic Italian fare, very good service, in a neighborhood setting.

Thank tsainta
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, good atmosphere, and most importantly great food. I had house gnocchi and they were incredible. My wife enjoy the carbonara. Hands down this was a great meal and the next time I am in the area I will go again. Do yourself a favor and eat here!

Thank Jared S
littleton, colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I eat out often. If I want a great meal, especially if I want Italian food, I go here. It has a combination of the best things in a restaurant~ great ambiance, great food, reasonably priced and great service !

Thank suz999
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after reading TA reviews. Lunch is limited to the days special. I loved it! Like going to Grandma's these are your choices. Large entree salad or pasta. Simple green salad was served from communal bowl, Monday's pasta, and choice of meat with red sauce or rock cod all were delicious. Limited menu allows for good food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
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
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 10 am - 1 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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