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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
+1 831-373-8523
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

You are family when you walk in the warm doors of Favolaro;s, This is the real deal in Northen Italian favorites. Great food, great desserts, excellent service and ambience. Wasn't cheap but superb.

Thank markz377
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Small (19 tables), quaint Italian restaurant. fantastic menu for any palate. Extensive wine list. No hard liquor. The staff (all men waiters) were super friendly and attentive. Our meals were delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This restaurant was recommended by the Bed and Breakfast I was staying at. I enjoyed the meal in a pleasant easy-going atmosphere. The waiter suggested the lasagna and I was very happy he did. I had a delicious glass of Prosecco to enjoy as I...More

Thank travelsanti
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Favaloro's serves wonderful, authentic Italian food. The service was very good and attentive. We enjoyed the clams and the spaghetti. We highly recommend for families.

Thank Lawscholar
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I am a PG local who often meets friends for lunch. I was considering suggesting Favaloro's, but given the nasty response by the management to the customer who complained about not being told the price of a $42 bottle of wine (which I personally consider...More

Thank Linnet H
ariant, Owner at Favaloro's Big Night Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

First of all we are not open for lunch which clearly means you go fishing for ways to downgrade people and their business. Second of all that particular customer repeated his rant of the 42.00 bottle of wine on every site. No one forced him...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Favaloro's is a great neighborhood restaurant! My husband and I enjoyed the thin sliced eggplant appetizer which was easily shareable. We also shared a salad and then I was pleasantly surprised when they accommodated my request to have no breading chicken Parmesan. With the accompanying...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went to this restaurant for dinner because a couple in our BnB recommended it. The food was good, but not great. What was disturbing was that the waiter came to our table when we sat down, bringing two bottles of local Monterey wine with...More

1  Thank FnuLnu
ariant, Owner at Favaloro's Big Night Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We have one or two wine specials per night that I the owner and chef taste and love. I like to share this with my guest. The specials are always 42 or 49 dollars per bottle. My waiters always let our customers know the price....More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

I am thankful for the local who suggested we try Favaloro's. Located on the main drag in Pacific Grove, this gem is easy to miss. The owner is hands on, serving up wonderful Italian cuisine with warm, genuine service and hospitality. They have an excellent...More

Thank MacAtlantaGa_
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were lucky we never found the cafe our friends referred us to because we strolled past the front patio of Favaloro's and the welcoming light inside enticed us to enter. It was almost 9:00 pm but the kitchen was still open. The ambiance glowed...More

1  Thank MsMouseCalifornia
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Favaloro's in downtown Pacific Grove is an unobtrusive little place from the street but don't let the appearance fool you. Inside is an intimate restaurant with an impressive selection of wines, a diverse Italian menu and superb service. The owner, Maria, is also the chef....More

2  Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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