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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cioppino” (17 reviews)
“veal” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
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11 - 20 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2017

I would go to Favaloro's Bistro anytime. Don't let the simple exterior fool you. The ambience inside is very warm. We had a very good experience - from the friendly greeting when we arrived, to the excellent appetizers (these folks know how to do clams...More

1  Thank Domrcpl
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The host who welcomed us, and gave us the daily specials was such a pleasant way to start our dinner. The waitress who took our order, was somewhat attentive when we arrived but shortly after that a couple of large groups came in and the...More

1  Thank Peggyjneely
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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...More

2  Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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...More

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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....More

Thank PGNevis
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.

Thank Marla B
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.

Thank Debbie M
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...More

Thank SuzC
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.

Thank dermotgmchugh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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
  • E-mail
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