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La Mia Cucina

208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
+1 831-373-2416
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This truly is a little gem, with so many wonderful qualities! To start, the staff is very friendly and the owner is on hand to chat with~ a really nice touch! Decor is tasteful and simple and clean, I really appreciated the noise reducing panels...More

Thank BodhisattvaHand
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Saturday night, able to get reservations at 630 when I called at 530. The service is very good here and very friendly. It's an older clientele on the house and guest side. As a couple in our early 30s we were a little out of...More

Thank mainereason
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

On Sunday January 29 we enjoyed a delectable dinner. Michael and Paula are the proud owners of our Favorite Restaurant! The Petrole sole was amazingly fresh and the home made lobster raviolis were Delicious! The fresh salads and home made soups add to the fantastic...More

Thank Debi K
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and I have been going to Pacific Grove since the nineties and we love La Mia Cucina! Owners Paula & Mike treat everyone like family. They brought us a lobster ravioli appetizer to start with and a cannoli for dessert. The meal in...More

Thank mpopkin
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We've eaten at a lot of fine restaurants in LA, SF, NY, and lots of them on the Monterey Peninsula. This little place in PG is our favorite. Wonderful atmosphere. Extremely friendly service. And most of all, great Italian food.

Thank KelticDock
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We ate with friends who recommended this restaurant for Italian food. I'm 100% Italian, and I rate taste and authenticity first rate. Prices are steep, low twenties for pasta, raviolis etc. Dinner includes a basic salad or cup of soup. Maybe prices fit the Monterey...More

Thank melotravel
Reviewed 27 November 2016

They had a special of meatballs and spagetti, which was ordered. The other dish ordered was ravaoili's. Neither was anything special. The service was, however, was great.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great spot, delicious food. Everything was great! Lasagna Fridays, lovely spot, awesome service. We stopped here for a quick dinner and it was great! Crab cake was awesome, pasta dishes all looked great.

Thank YoKern
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We love La Mia Cucina. It is our new favorite Italian restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. The lobster ravioli is my favorite. The house salad is just so-so. Go with the Caesar. Good wine prices and excellent service.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just off the main street of Pacific Grove this lovely restaurant can easily be overlooked...but that would be a mistake! The food is beautiful and the prices, including a great selection of wines, are very good. The decor is great and the sound levels are...More

Thank ivosper
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is there a dress code?
12 November 2016|
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Response from PacificPal | Property representative |
Thank you for asking, we have no formal dress code, we ask that you not wear shorts or tai tops please.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
    (Lighthouse & Laurel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2416
Stroll along 17th St., between Lighthouse and Laurel and you will find one of the Peninsula’s favorite spots, La Mia Cucina. This little jewel, with its fresh ambiance and tantalizing menu, is popular with everyone. The colorful European advertising posters that enliven the walls, are “originals, not reproductions.” That phrase is accurate in describing La Mia Cucina itself. From the comfortable linen white decor, accented beautifully by those turn-of-the-century posters, to the hand-crafted entrees and desserts, everything about La Mia Cucina says fresh and original. Owner Michael’s specialty, his ravioli dishes, are a renowned local favorite, and for good reason. They are hand made, with all the care that only a lifetime of creative food combining can bring. In addition to pasta, La Mia Cucina is known for it's fresh fish and meat specials. The desserts are made in-house by his wife Paula and daughter Michaela, and the service is personal and inviting.