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Alberto's Ristorante

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1219 Forest Ave, Ste 2035, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5136 (Prescott Ln.)
+1 831-373-3993
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had to do our laundry when we were staying at an airbnb in Monterey, CA and went to a laundromat in Pacific Grove which happened to be right next to this restaurant. We thought we could eat while our clothes were washing and the guy coming out of the restaurant said it was good. BAD Sign: No one else... More 

Thank Cynthia R
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Garlic breads were burned in black. Clam pasta was very fishy. Talked to the waitress about it, and she was very nice to take it back. However, the chef was pissed, kept saying "that's clams!" loudly. Meat balls were cold. Ordered fish, it was not well done. ( fish meat couldn't be separated) Then, the chef was pissed again and... More 

Thank yc121
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our genuine Italian meal. Our waitperson was especially nice and attentive. The chef also checked in with us about our meal.

Thank Chris M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

A few years ago, my husband had occasion to visit the Pebble Beach area and had dinner at Alberto's in Pacific Grove, California. Fast forward to September of 2014: He and I and two other couples planned a week-long vacation to Pebble Beach, and my husband enthusiastically recommended that we all return to Alberto's to dine. What an experience...in so... More 

2 Thank Dare2BGroovy
Carmel Valley, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

The night we went there was live entertainment. That was the best thing about this restaurant. A small place, we expected it to be busy. Besides us, there were only three tables occupied the whole evening. The food at best was mediocre! The lone waitress was very nice as is Alberto, but that just could not make up for the... More 

1 Thank Annette P
Monterey, California
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Alberto is very impressed with his cooking, but I was not. Mediocre Italian food, but priced like excellent.

1 Thank kathanselmann
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

I was in town for the Big Surf Half Marathon and looking for a place to carb load the night before. Alberto's was completely booked when I called but the host who answered the phone informed me that if I could arrive by 5:30 he could squeeze us in. When we arrived, I wasn't too sure about the place based... More 

2 Thank Sarah H
San Francisco Bay Area
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

I have been to this restaurant four or five times. It's a favorite of a friend. Sometimes the food is great, sometimes not. Same thing for the quality of service. The price is reasonable and the location is easy with ample parking.

Thank alex3l
Oroville, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

It tasted like I was with my grandmother and she made the bean soup for me. GREAT!!! My husband who does not eat many veggies had a broccoli salad and he ate it all. Love it!!!. You must have the lemon desert it was to died for. I was back in Hoboken eating lemon ice. Alberto is a great host... More 

Thank loveitaly95
Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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181 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Alberto, the owner and chef, and a previous chef to the Hollywood stars, made our dinner wonderful! Twice he pulled up a chair, and sat with us for a minute, asking what we wanted for our next course, or "how was your pasta?" Don't let the strip-mall setting deter you! This small ristorante is a good as Italian food gets,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 Forest Ave, Ste 2035, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5136
    (Prescott Ln.)
  • Public Transportation: There are several bus stops within a block of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3993
Buon Giorno & Bienvenuti
Alberto's Ristorante
Where Great Food, Good Friends & Fun Times Come Together
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