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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

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545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708 (Fountain Avenue)
+1 831-373-8523
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Valley Springs, CA
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Reserved ahead of time because I thought the restaurants in PG might be very busy, but there was only one other table occupied during the prime dinner hours we were there. No cause for concern though - the food was good, service was great and the atmosphere very pleasant. I had a pasta... More 

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Thank Kristin C
Davis, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favaloro's has become one of our favorite restaurants on the Monterey Pennisula. The food is outstanding as is the service. The wait staff is attentive and the dinner specials are always interesting and tasty. Listen when the special wines of the week are presented as they are usually outstanding. I particularly enjoy the Nino's Best pasta dish and, when they... More 

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Thank Robert R
Sebastopol, California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice northern Italian style restaurant. Small quaint interior with a limited amount of sidewalk setting if weather permits. Good menu offering fish, pasta and meats. Cioppino, Flat Iron Steak, and Veal Saltimbocca were all very good. Service was excellent. Great place in Pacific Grove which is always a great spot to get away from the touristy Monterey.

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Thank Jack P
Sacramento, California
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went early (5:15) for dinner - wonderful service until they got busy at about 6:30. My companions enjoyed their prawns, sea bass special and mussels. For an appetizer had a flash-fried avocado with a crab filling which is delicious - definitely go back for that. For dinner I had the Veal Romana - veal with mustard sauce - the mustard... More 

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Thank PGNevis
ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The green ravioli with short ribmeat inside was excellent, as was the squash filled ravioli. they had a special soup that night that was yummy. The service was very good and the chief even checked on us.

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Thank Marla B
Albany, NY
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

So very happy that we went here. My husband's choppino was wonderful and I tried the beef tortellini and eggplant which was out of this world. We thought the pricing was excellent also. The wait staff were attentive and pretty funny....overall a great experience.

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Thank Debbie M
Seaside, California
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Cozy intimate and quiet dining room with wonderful Italian food and great service. Our table had a very good veal dish, an amazing fresh corn ravioli with shrimp scampi on top, and an excellent calamari steak that was prepared with gluten-free flour on request. The salads were excellent as was the chocolate torte for dessert. The service was great, and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went for dinner here with my wife and two children (18 and 13) while we where on a family holiday in California. It was a great break from the normal tourist restaurants. Food was excellent and at a price which did not break the bank.

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Thank dermotgmchugh
Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lighthouse Avenue had a lot of restaurant options. We looked at the menu outside and saw some entrees we thought would be good. We were greeted immediately and we sat at a table for four. The restaurant was 80% full and we were seated close to another group of four. There were many options on the menu that were all... More 

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Thank James K
Seaside, California
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I am a Foodie and am difficult to please, so keep this in mind. My previous experience at Favaloro' was average. I had an unmemorable veal dish and would not have returned. I was recently invited by a group and reluctantly returned. My pasta was Fantastic! On this one item, I can heartily compliment the restaurant: Fettuccine with shrimp, sun... More 

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Thank Martin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
    (Fountain Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-8523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?