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il vecchio

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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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10:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after reading TA reviews. Lunch is limited to the days special. I loved it! Like going to Grandma's these are your choices. Large entree salad or pasta. Simple green salad was served from communal bowl, Monday's pasta, and choice of meat with red sauce or rock cod all were delicious. Limited menu allows for good food... More 

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Thank 1228dw
Fortuna, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled to Monterey Bay with our nearly 2 year old toddler and found this place after a long day of aquarium shenanigans. It was a Wednesday and the host informed us that it was pizza night. We generally like to try things that restaurants are proud of, and were not disappointed! The margherita pizza was excellent and great as... More 

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Thank Redwood_Violet
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited IL Vecchio twice. Our waiters were Charlie the first time and last night we had Emily. We loved our meals so much that we ate the same food both times. We had mussels as an appetizer which was so good that we asked for extra bread to dip in the sauce. We followed that with... More 

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Thank Rose Marie Z
San Diego Area
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic and phenomenally good Italian meals, highlighted by fresh, home-made pasta. We loved our dinner out here while vacationing in Monterey. It is definitely a locals favorite and not touristy. Make a reservation because the restaurant fills up quickly. So enjoyable!

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Thank SavvySojourns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent gnocchi with basil tomato sauce. Excellent house made lemon tart desert. attentive service

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Always love this place!! My favorite local place to eat. I have never had any dish I did not like the taste!! Spaghetti and Meatballs or Pesto style, Delicious Gnocchi and the deserts are just a amazing!!

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Thank Christina T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended at check-in at our hotel, we took the short drive across town to find Il Vecchio. We parked pretty much outside on the road, which is free after 6pm (2 hour limit before 6pm) but gets a space in the summer maybe quite a challenge. A nice friendly greeting and we were seated immediately. The soup of the day... More 

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Thank Dwain_Pipe
San Francisco, California
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area and looking for something other than seafood, you've got to go here! Service was great, food was wonderful. We can highly recommend the Rigotoni and Canneloni.

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Thank Caitlyn C
berkeley
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I know it's kinda crazy, but we did just that. Il Vecchio is wonderful, cozy in spite of being crowded, attentive and friendly in spite of being very busy, and on- the-mark delicious from before-dinner drinks to perfect deserts. My favorite dishes were the carbonara and the chicken Marsala, but really there was nothing that wasn't good. I wish all... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We wounded up here by mistake as the place we were going was full, thankfully for us, although we turned up here and there was a big queue and we were told nothing for an hour, but that soon turned out to be 20 minutes before we were taken to our table. Emily was our waitress and she was genuinely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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