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Pino's Italian Cafe - CLOSED

211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
+1 831-649-1930
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
4 Mar 2016
“Nice outside spot”
12 Feb 2016
“Friendly owner, ok food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had lunch here one lovely afternoon. The waiter and waitress were not helpful nor friendly. Not sure why. We ordered salads and sandwiches. Our outside space was nice.

Thank Rose C
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Came here based on reviews. Food was just ok as in high school cafeteria food. Maybe I ordered wrong. Owner was very nice and friendly but I can't come back.

Thank Francis K
Reviewed 3 December 2015

we ordered the breakfast from the hotel right across of the restaurant. The food was ready quickly but nothing special at all. The cooking is subpar even for breakfast. Wont go back again

Thank JohnT641
Reviewed 3 November 2015

My wife and I had the cup of Split Peal soup and the Albacore Tuna sandwich. She ordered white bread, I would have picked the roll. Soup was very good and we could have split a single sandwich

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great place for breakfast and lunch. It also has tables outside and it's pretty nice to enjoy your meal on the plaza when it's sunny outside. Great service and good food! What else can you ask for?

Thank alexandra v
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Went their for a breakfast and it was very good at a reasonable price. The surroundings are very nice and the people that work their are very friendly.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We are in Monterey at the Portola Plaza at least once each year. And, we're always sure to have coffee and/or lunch at Pino's. The owner and staff are quite friendly. Be sure to say hello. The offerings are quite good. And well priced for...More

Thank TomHAntioch_CA
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

There were about 12 ice cream flavors and the few we tried were good. Service was definitely without a smile. Lemonade as better than most similar establishments; decaf latte was good. No restrooms on site--have to walk across the plaza to the shabby hotel bathrooms....More

Thank K8yorr
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had breakfast here whilst staying at the Portola. Service was very quick and cheerful. The portion sizes were good and cooked breakfast and pastries tasted good. I felt we got value for money and even ordered food to take out for our trip.

Thank Trudy O
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Ate breakfast here once while staying at the Portola Hotel. One female staff quite rude. Another male staff seemed ok. They didn't look too happy working there though. Food is so-so, nothing special. It's conveniently located beside the Portola Hotel. However, there are breakfast places...More

Thank kellybee7
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-1930
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