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Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa

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212 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325 (Lighthouse & Laurel)
+1 831-373-8116
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 06:30 - 11:30
Wed - Sun 06:30 - 21:00
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Sacramento, California
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We've been going to La Piccola Casa since it opened. We visit Pacific Grove often and my wife always want to go there for its coffee, pastry and friendly service. Its very comfortable and dog-friendly. If your there at the right time they'll put the soccer match on tv.

Thank PGNevis
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

For those that knew Joe & Lori at their old place next door (which they sold several years ago but is still good) you will not be surprised that the food here is great. It is more casual and you order from the counter but the food is soooo good!! Whether you have the pasta, pizza or even sand daps,... More 

Thank DuckMagee
Portland, Oregon
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160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

After a day at pebble beach we wanted good take out to enjoy at our hotel. Got 2 pizzas which were very good with really good toppings prices were fair and service ( for Valentine's Day) was super fast

Thank Jrc4545
Monterey, California
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Due to the busy week I had to return to PG because of heavy traffic. I went to my local restaurant for great pasta. So glad they are here and provide good food at a good price. The staff are all very nice and you feel lime you're at home.

Thank RJV1445
Pacific Grove, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We love Joe Rombi's - the perfect spot for a quick and easy meal (we loved splitting a pizza and a salad), but their real secret is their amazing lattes, made with Acme espresso and steamed to perfection. The restaurant is cute and warm with an adorable porch. We've studied and read here, gone for date night, and come down... More 

Thank tupastravel
Monterey County, California
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Met pals here for early morning coffee and muffins. Coffee is from ACME - the best beans on the Peninsula. Baked goods are incredible, obviously made with lots of love.

Thank Viajera59
Carmel Valley, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Unparalleled personal service you'll feel so Special it's a big treat save it for your favorite human Soupa salad the works a local restaurant family's son?grandson? They've been here forever born and raised so good elegant sheik and casual all together you'll feel the warmth and love run don't hesitate have some of his brothers Merlot it'll convert you from... More 

Thank Jana B
paciific grove
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Very informal - you stand at the register to order, then the food is brought to your table. Nice place for a dinner and a glass of wine.

Thank jamesmichael2013
Orange, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

What an impressive place! Was in town for a girl's weekend and this place was recommended. We not only had a great meal (appetizers, dinner, wine & dessert), but really good service. The owners are very engaged with the customers which makes each person feel important. I'll definitely stop by here again at next visit.

Thank WRipley
Albany, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I have a family reunion each year in Pacific Grove (I now reside in Oregon). Family, golf and great food. This past July we dined at Joe Rombi's and every meal ordered at our table (eight discriminating palates) was absolutely fabulous. From pasta to salmon to steak everyone wanted to try everyone's meal. So I guess I could tell you... More 

Thank Chris E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$17
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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.

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