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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
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Denver, CO
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful family meal here while staying in the area. Wonderful, cozy ambience, good lighting, excellent authentic Italian dishes. All four of us loved our meal here and felt it was a great choice. Pasta dishes were fresh and homemade. Burrata appetizer was delicious. You can't go wrong with this place. Highly recommend.

Thank cpmurphyboy
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We split an order of spaghetti and meatballs and an order of carbonara with guanciale. The Carbonara sauce and the homemade noodles were exceptional but instead of guanciale, which is a cured but unsmoked pork cheek, the sauce had been made with bits of bacon. Now the bacon was delicious and did have some of the unctuous texture of guanciale,... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had been recommended this restaurant by SIL who had visited 5 years ago. We went one night knowing they closed at 9, but their doors were locked, so call ahead of time. We went the next day to find them open and busy. It is a rather small restaurant, but we waited only about 20 minutes. We did not... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had reservations, but arrived early. We were seated promptly. Our waiter, Charlie, was excellent. He made good recommendations. We had a seafood salad appetizer, shared a large il campo salad. My friend had pesce with pesto for his entree. I had pasta carbonara. It was the best prepared pasta I've had in years. It's a casual setting, yet nicely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This one is super! A tad noisy but expected in an Italian restaurant. Also a bit pricey but worth every penny. Easy parking next door. Service unmatched. Also offer wine in half bottles - great for traveling twosome. Menu is all traditional Italian (read real) and extensive. Location is away from the noisy Santa Monica beach area - a plus.... More 

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206 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

After driving down 17 mile drive we went to the beautiful town of Carmel. Parked our car and walked up and down the mail street which is called Central Avenue. Had a delicious lunch here at a table overlooking the street, Excellent service in a quiet atmosphere. I had Pappardelle pasta with a rich tomato sauce. My wife had the... More 

Pebble Beach, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Short menu but lots of yummy pasta and personal pizzas in the european style. Close seating and noisy, so hard to have a conversation. Kids are allowed but I got the feeling the staff would prefer quiet adults only because the acoustics just don't absorb the extra chatter, and they don't have a friendly kids menu vibe. I've been here... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Food is very good authentic Italian. Definitely recommend reservations as place gets full fast. Service was great and desserts are a must!

Pleasant Hill
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Stylish decor and enticing menu. Will return but really wanted lasagna and it's not on the menu! Huge wine selection. Small bar not conducive for noshing. Music would have added to ambiance. Really loved the look but found parking was an issue.

Thank Deborah H
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really great Italian (northern?) cuisine. The place is small and fills up quickly, so make a reservation or show up early for dinner. What they do with veal is wonderful here and I just don't think you'll be disappointed. The Working Mans lunch for 10.00 is one of the best deals in town and is served on weekdays. It is... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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