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il vecchio

110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (144 reviews)
“pesce” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With party of 4 on a Friday night - glad we booked ahead, as it's busy then. Lovely conversational buzz to place - warm and attractive decor, friendly and capable service. The food is perfect - we had polenta dishes, pasta dishes and the chicken...More

Thank ephemeraUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was quite busy on a Thursday night and people were having a good time. There were a couple large parties in the back room. The servers seemed a little overwhelmed. Our service was good not great. We never received any bread, but didn't...More

Thank CaAngie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming, even homey, atmosphere. Food is super tasty and just shouts out "I was made fresh today!!!". The pasta was either made in-house or perhaps from a local provider but definitely fresh. Prices are very reasonable as well. Recommended.

Thank mikegrattan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful! My friends and i drive down from san francisco when we need a little escape and some good food. Every time we walk in we are greeted by everyone with big smiles and hellos. I love the decor... something new to...More

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife decided to go to il Vecchio without a reservation. We did have to wait a bit, but it was no problem at all since we ordered and enjoyed a glass of wine and sat outside waiting for our table. Once we...More

Thank Max H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said,the food is great and service friendly. The food took 35 minutes to arrive - yep, it was busy being a Saturday evening,but then the owner should have processes/ sufficient chefs in the kitchen to ensure food was out in 20-25...More

Thank york1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Vecchio has become a local favorite. The owner, a retired psychologist, and his family had lived in Italy. They located their restaurant in an unassuming space in Pacific Grove and transformed the interior, furnishing it with unmatched tables and chairs that a daughter had...More

Thank pegw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been trying to keep this secret for locals .Il Vecchio is and has been a local secret for some time. It has many quaint and unique qualities to it. The food choices are varied, interesting, authentic, changing, and excellent quality. The service is very good,...More

Thank markz377
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a friend for the business lunch. It is a prix fix with salad, pasta and a choice of proteins. I had a very tasty fish in tomato sauce and she had baked chicken. Both were good, as was the coffee afterwards.

Thank Bev K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chicken Marsala. It was very good. Like the atmosphere. We had a new server but she did well.

Thank Marla M
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26 April 2017|
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
11:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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 Weekend Brunch every Saturday and 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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