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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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“homemade pasta” (23 reviews)
“salad” (60 reviews)
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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky me, I got there early (5:15 p.m.) and the host was kind enough to seat me at a wooden booth, that normally seats 4 people - so I had space and privacy, both of which I like when wanting to relax and read during...More

Thank CinderellaDearest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner- nice service- great food! Only reason not a 5* is because after we waiting over an hour (we spent hour walking around) we came back at 8:15ish and asked if our table was a booth... Saw one or two available and really didn't...More

Thank mewaxwiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Vecchio is a long time favorite of locals and tourists.They serve delicious pasta, a particular favorite, and traditional italian dishes like meatballs and sausage.Their menu is not huge, but everything is tasty, including their fish dishes, seasonal, and meat dishes.A nice, unpretentious wine list...More

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a really nice dinner of Shrimp and rock fish Italian style. We brought our own wine and paid the corkage ($25). Service was really good but, sometimes we felt a bit pushed as the palace was really busy. The house...More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this Restaurant each time we are in Pacific Grove. On our last visit in August we took along friends. They enjoyed the food. My husband always has the chowder. I ordered the crab cocktail, it was so delicious I had a second serving....More

Thank sshiel2017
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I keep giving this restaurant a second chance (and third, fourth, and fifth), but it keeps disappointing. The service is consistently unprofessional, and the food is overpriced. It is supposedly authentic northern Italian food, and while many of the dishes are technically northern Italian in...More

Thank Anise_R
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The food was good, but just above average though. Service was ok, but when I got the check, they added more items that I didn't order...

1  Thank MGCPH
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Really warm welcome, owners attentive and genuinely pleased to see their restaurant so busy. Great quality wholesome Italian food. Nice European portion sizes. Pasta dishes fantastic.

1  Thank loustar007
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The quality, the kitchen, the waiters, the site and the product, have been amazing. You have a worker menu from monday to friday, until 13:30. The cost is 11$. This menu has salad and one main course fix, every day they change it. We went...More

1  Thank Berto P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My wife & I had dinner here recently & decided to come back for dinner again. We arrived on Tuesday & found plenty of tables open. We asked for a booth & we were told they are reserved for larger parties. We did get a...More

1  Thank michael g
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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