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La Mia Cucina

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208 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325 (Lighthouse & Laurel)
+1 831-373-2416
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 09:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Lodi, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 dinner. To complete this tasteful dinner experience, the mouth watering desserts add a finishing touch.... More 

Thank Debi K
Cambria, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 between was wonderful! We both had the special salad, she had the farfalle and I... More 

Thank mpopkin
Monterey, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 peninsula (we live elsewhere). Wine list had good values around $32-38 a bottle, and higher.... More 

Thank melotravel
Grass Valley, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Pacific Grove, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
Ivins, Utah
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 very comfortable even when busy. Staff are very helpful and attentive.

Thank ivosper
Odessa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a gem! The food was amazing. We came back twice within 3 days. The ravioli's were delicious, made fresh that day. The clam sauce was very light and so flavorful! The soup and salad with strawberries, melon, candied walnuts and blue cheese crumbles were so good! In a nutshell-you have to try it!

Thank Jperez04
Manhattan Beach, California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My second visit to La Mia Cucina and it is my favorite Italian Restaurant outside of Italy. Walk through the front door and the hostess Paula knows almost every patron and is hugging them like they are family. This is a small, intimate boutique restaurant that you will love. This trip we dined on Eggplant Parmesan and Sole. Food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$29
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?