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Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa

212 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
+1 831-373-8116
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
212 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted a light meal after several days of rich food. The employees were really friendly and engageing. We odered a pizza and it OK, maybe a little over cooked. would go back and give them another try

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped to get a quick bite to eat. The calamari hamburger was excellent. Not too thick or greasy. My daughter's prosciutto panini was yummy too. Fast and friendly service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We stopped in here for a late lunch while visiting Pacific Grove, mostly based on the TripAdvisor reviews and location. It was the perfect stop. Food was great and service was as well. We had pizza, salad and panini's and it didn't disappoint.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was my second time to walk through the door at La Piccola and for some reason I failed to write a review on our first visit, two years ago. I know at that time we were VERY happy with our pizza and the service....More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We came across this place by accident, and so glad we did. it is odd in a really good way, the pizza was top notch, and they also served really good Italian style coffee - not the watery stuff you get in most places great...More

Thank andrew s
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's fun to walk in this re-purposed old house or sit on the porch and get lunch. It's like a cross between an Italian deli and a cafe. The food will always be good --- because Joe Rombi knows how to make good Italian food.

1  Thank KelticDock
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wonderful food, friendly service, never disappoints. Whether you go for a morning coffee with friends of a light lunch, you will be delighted.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fresh and fabulous food. This is a real treat. Atmosphere is European cafe. Airy and light dining room and fabulous service. This is a must for families or couples !

Thank napasv
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate a late lunch there last weekend and the food was very good. We had the meat ball sandwich, which came with a very nice garden salad. Being after lunch and before dinner time there was limited staff so the service was somewhat slow....More

Thank HenryandNancy
Reviewed 1 November 2016

While we were on our vacation to Carmel, we went to Pacific Grove to shop and sight see. We decided to have a pizza for dinner but not knowing the place very well we asked a few locals on the sidewalk where to go and...More

1  Thank Dan C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:30
06:30 - 11:30
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
    (Lighthouse & Laurel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-8116
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