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il vecchio

110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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11 - 20 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were in PG on our way south and our VRBO owner recommended Il Vecchio. OMG - it was so good we ate there both nights of our stay. The first night we had a french onion soup that was amazing. Both nights we had...More

3  Thank wendypel
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great hidden away family type restaurant and attractive prices. Mid-week, off-season and it was packed with locals.

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Innovative, varied menu of Italian specialties, excellent friendly service by 'Charlie', and affordable good wines...what's not to like? We had a fine meal here with friends who are regulars. Loved it!

2  Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Having recently moved back to the states from Italy I'm a total jerk about Italian food, but this place is legit. Their homemade pasta is perfect, and the sauces are delicious without being overwhelming. Their menu is large enough that you'll have trouble choosing (it...More

1  Thank Lizz H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I needed some comfort food Italian-style and am so happy that we found this little, rustic gem of a restaurant. I had the polenta ragu which was to die for! Creamy, cheesy polenta was topped with a generous topping of rich homemade ragu made of...More

2  Thank Tina V
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A visitor at the hotel we were staying at in Monterey recommended this restaurant and we easily walked there on a Sunday night. There was a wait so we had a glass of wine at the bar. Our bartender was wonderful and she chatted with...More

1  Thank allayden
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Much more Italian than Italian American. Friendly. RESERVATIONS almost always a very good idea and often a MUST. Went twice in the past 2 weeks simply to see if the pork ragu was that good every time ---It WAS. My wife had a salmon special...More

2  Thank CaPalm
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I just love coming to this place for dinner. I have been several times now with family and friends. I am never disappointed. The hits for me are the pasta dishes which are made fresh every day. They have great specials too. I've never had...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Stumbled upon this little place while walking back streets of the Monterrey area. It has a price-fixed workers lunch that is fantastic. It includes a nice salad and your choice of two entries. One with a meat ingredient and one vegetarian. Some of the best...More

Thank Patrimanch
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was our second visit this quaint little family owned restaurant. We found lit while traveling to this area a while ago and remembered it on a return visit. We enjoyed our second meal as much as the first. Friendly staff, nice ambiance and Delicious...More

1  Thank peachtreeinnslo
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Do you have an outside patio for people with dogs ?
26 April 2017|
Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Il Vecchio does not have outdoor seating. You may have to try one of the restaurants on Lighthouse in downtown Pacific Grove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4282
  • E-mail
Award winning authentic Italian food on the Monterey Peninsula. We serve dinner every night from 5 pm, Lunch Monday - Friday noon til 1:30 pm and Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm. You will enjoy our wine list with very reasonably priced wonderful wines. We also serve beer. We have a catering menu and host rehearsal dinners and other special occasion large parties. Our food is loved by the locals for being consistently fresh and delicious. We look forward to seeing you soon.