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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
12:00 - 13:30
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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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Cupertino, California
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170 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Menu has a variety of offerings, making it desirable to return more than once. Food was delicious and service was attentive and upbeat.

Thank Explorer100
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126 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and even better service. I wish I could explore the restaurant more. The portions are quite big and the prices are not on the bad side. Recommended

Thank Oren M
Oroville, California
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Monterey. We wanted to eat here for our anniversary Dinner. The food was so good, the beet salad to die for. Even my husband who is not a vegetable eater loved the salad. My pasta was delicious. The service was great. Made for a special anniversary dinner.

Thank loveitaly95
Bellevue, WA
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in PG on our way south and our VRBO owner recommended Il Vecchio. OMG - it was so good we ate there both nights of our stay. The first night we had a french onion soup that was amazing. Both nights we had the carbonara and lamb ragu - homemade pasta. So good! The house wine is decent... More 

Thank wendypel
Paso Robles, California
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hidden away family type restaurant and attractive prices. Mid-week, off-season and it was packed with locals.

Thank Robert S
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464 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Innovative, varied menu of Italian specialties, excellent friendly service by 'Charlie', and affordable good wines...what's not to like? We had a fine meal here with friends who are regulars. Loved it!

Thank wildswanDelaware
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355 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having recently moved back to the states from Italy I'm a total jerk about Italian food, but this place is legit. Their homemade pasta is perfect, and the sauces are delicious without being overwhelming. Their menu is large enough that you'll have trouble choosing (it all looks amazing) but small enough that you know each item is made with care.... More 

Thank Lizz H
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed some comfort food Italian-style and am so happy that we found this little, rustic gem of a restaurant. I had the polenta ragu which was to die for! Creamy, cheesy polenta was topped with a generous topping of rich homemade ragu made of sausage, pork and beef. Hubby had the ragu of lamb, slow-cooked in red wine with... More 

Thank Tina V
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visitor at the hotel we were staying at in Monterey recommended this restaurant and we easily walked there on a Sunday night. There was a wait so we had a glass of wine at the bar. Our bartender was wonderful and she chatted with us easily. We stayed at the bar for an appetizer and then our table was... More 

Thank allayden
Monterey, California
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much more Italian than Italian American. Friendly. RESERVATIONS almost always a very good idea and often a MUST. Went twice in the past 2 weeks simply to see if the pork ragu was that good every time ---It WAS. My wife had a salmon special the first time and a mixed seafood medley in a light sauce the second. Loved... 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
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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