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Vivolo's Chowder House

127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
+1 831-372-5414
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (133 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Pacific Grove after a full day of sight seeing and needed to eat soon. My wife looked online for somewhere to get good chowder & Vivolo's was the closest place with a good rating. What a great experience! We started with the...More

Thank c c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family here for dinner and found plenty of choices that pleased everyone. The chowder bowl is very generous so order one to share. We also enjoyed the side salad with shrimp (the tomato vinaigrette is lovely!) and fish and chips. The...More

Thank vulchie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to eat seafood and chowder, this place is it. It is a quaint restaurant, nothing fancy and the service is average, but the food is good. We had the chowder and Fish n Chips. All tasty and reasonably...More

Thank JonJonMontreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casual restaurant, nice atmosphere with a friendly staff. Food is adequate for price point. Enjoyable evening.

Thank Londonpassport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always make a stop at Vivolo's. A quent little place you can easily look past. The New England chowder in the bread bowl is my favorite. For $2.00 more you can get your cut out bread toasted with a cheese garlic spread.

Thank Silvah777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The clam chowder bread bowl with cheese/garlic bread top was tasty. However, the service wasn't great at lunch time. After getting our drinks, we waited and waited and had to ask a server if we could to place our order. Caesar salad dressing was bleh....More

Thank Jocenikbrown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting PG, usually have a meal or two there. Have not had a bad meal yet. Family place. Great for kids to keep occupied as well as adults with their table coverings. Good prices too!

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This delicious restaurant is a lot more than just chowder and it takes you a bit off the tourist track on cannery row which made for a more authentic and local experience.

Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great find. Enjoyed the chowder and fish and chips. Reasonable prices and casual. Recommended by tourist info center.

Thank Ssisi
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a delicious seafood restaurant in Monterey. It is easy to get to and easy to find parking nearby. They have a nice menu, great service, and nice ambiance,

Thank InternationalGal
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Questions & Answers
susan s
12 September 2016|
Response from Julievdavis | Property representative |
Delicious but very rich, lots of seafood, great on a cold day or when you would like something special!
susan s
11 September 2016|
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Response from Jacob L | Reviewed this property |
Did not have this dish, but everything we ordered was excellent.
25 June 2015|
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Response from rbitner2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do. Our visit was NE chowder. Check online menu. Great food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5414
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