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Cafe Ariana

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543 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
+1 831-920-1381
11:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Cafe Ariana is a casual cafe with good food and great gellato for dessert. They have a patio where you can sit with your dog friends and enjoy the fresh air or you can sit inside on comfortable chairs and just relax with a glass of wine.

Thank Chip12014
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love this little Euro-style cafe with its big wine list and European fare!! The pizza, gelato and rosé are sublime. It as a nice patio where you can watch the Pacific Grove world go-by and watch the little pooches stroll.

Thank Lynette T
Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Enjoyed a very good meal drinking a pinot grigio wine and eating a cheese and sausage pizza. This is not a large restaurant, but can accommodate couples and larger groups. Very friendly staff.

Thank richardjmertz
Santa Clara, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great little cafe. Very casual, and they had outdoor seating which was great since we had dogs with us. The pizza is outstanding!!! This is on Lighthouse Ave, in downtown walking distance. Go here - have the pizza. Yum! Oh yes, and good wine selection by the glass.

Thank SheepdogPlanet
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Good place for a casual, quick dinner out. Pizza crust is super thin, salads good. We enjoyed it and would go back.

Thank ontheroadagain1434
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a very comfortable cafe with a great location right downtown in Pacific Grove. We had individual pizzas that were really good and just the right size for dinner. The prices are reasonable and the staff was very friendly and gave excellent service. There is a patio as well as inside seating. We will definitely eat here again when... More 

Thank Wendy C
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Since we couldnot find a place to eat near the Lovers point park we came to find a place on this street. It is a small cozy cafe serving Italian food. However the hosts were South American. Service was friendly and ok. Food is limited to pizzas, sandwiches and salads.Everybody on our table was happy with their different dishes. Taste... More 

Thank nkohen
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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883 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Situated on Lighthouse Road this is agree at little cafe. There on no places to eat or drink on the sea front so this is a welcome site just a few minutes uphill from the front. The food was freshly made and presented with care. Excellent !

Thank Maxim123153
Sebastopol, California
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Had lunch here on a weekday off season. Busy but not crowded. While selections are limited to salads, sandwiches and pizza, there is a lot of choices within those areas. Wide selections of drinks, coffees, iced drinks and beer. 5 outside tables are fenced and there's a dog water bowl, so good for pet owners. A good amount of tables... More 

Thank John K
Chico, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Quiet place with good ambience and Italian music on the background. Small patio on the outside is perfect for sunny days. The food is ok but overall one if the best lunch coffee shops on PG

Thank TheGreenGreek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Cafe, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 543 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-920-1381

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