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La Mia Cucina

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$$ - $$$
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208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325 (Lighthouse & Laurel)
+1 831-373-2416
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 09:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Grass Valley, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had a special of meatballs and spagetti, which was ordered. The other dish ordered was ravaoili's. Neither was anything special. The service was, however, was great.

Thank Laura B
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot, delicious food. Everything was great! Lasagna Fridays, lovely spot, awesome service. We stopped here for a quick dinner and it was great! Crab cake was awesome, pasta dishes all looked great.

Thank YoKern
Ivins, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We love La Mia Cucina. It is our new favorite Italian restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. The lobster ravioli is my favorite. The house salad is just so-so. Go with the Caesar. Good wine prices and excellent service.

Thank Jill S
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just off the main street of Pacific Grove this lovely restaurant can easily be overlooked...but that would be a mistake! The food is beautiful and the prices, including a great selection of wines, are very good. The decor is great and the sound levels are very comfortable even when busy. Staff are very helpful and attentive.

Thank ivosper
Odessa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a gem! The food was amazing. We came back twice within 3 days. The ravioli's were delicious, made fresh that day. The clam sauce was very light and so flavorful! The soup and salad with strawberries, melon, candied walnuts and blue cheese crumbles were so good! In a nutshell-you have to try it!

Thank Jperez04
Manhattan Beach
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My second visit to La Mia Cucina and it is my favorite Italian Restaurant outside of Italy. Walk through the front door and the hostess Paula knows almost every patron and is hugging them like they are family. This is a small, intimate boutique restaurant that you will love. This trip we dined on Eggplant Parmesan and Sole. Food is... More 

Thank RL18
Monterey, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's getting harder and harder to find amazing traditional Italian dishes....but here you go. La Mia Cucina, hidden in a little side street off Lighthouse, is a white table cloth spot with amazing hosts and a rich ambiance. Celebrate a special occasion or just celebrate life! Call ahead for a reservation and then check on the lasagna....you won't believe it!... More 

Thank Indymirage
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

An intimate setting, very attentive and pleasant service, nice wine list and we loved our meals. We had Caesar salads with wonderful white anchovies, followed by meat and spinach ravioli (for me) and veal marsala (Chris). Finished with a Tiramisu and expresso. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious.

Thank LikesGoodMeals
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and I were vacationing in Pacific Grove in April 2016 and walked a block to La Mia Cucina for dinner one evening and were absolutely captured by the delicious cuisine, not to mention the atmosphere and attentiveness to every detail by our server Giovanni. Our experience was so outstanding that evening that we went back two nights later... More 

Thank rhinkl3
Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had a fabulous meal and experience at La Mia Cucina. For someone who grew up in a large Italian family and is used to great food, this was like having a holiday meal made by Nonna. The arancini were delectable and the gnocchi were heavenly. Service also was superb. We can't wait for our next getaway to Pacific Grove... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?