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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
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

We have been in virtually all of the Italian places on the Peninsula. You would hope with the Sicilian heritage of Monterey that it would be a good place for Italian, but not in most cases. This really is an outstanding value for Italian among a sea of so-so faux Italian places on the Peninsula. It's a bit out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012 via mobile

We have been here many times-and keep coming back! Excellent, freshly made Italian comfort. I think Alberto could make cardboard taste good if he did it picatta style. Today we had cannaloni and lasagna -both yummy. Tried the recommended Super Tuscan wine -awesome, especially for the price. Cannoli for dessert-what's not to love. Service is always personable and attentive when... More 

Thank PattiCNS
Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Albertos is a friendly, locals restaurant. The owner/chef cooks everything to order. He does the cooking. He'll accommodate your food palette. It's cozy. We always get the putenessca with the fresh catch. Reasonable prices, great wines by the glass too. It's definitely worth a try.

Thank kittyrascal
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

On a recent trip to Pacific Grove, I stopped at Alberto's for a slice of pizza and salad. It's a nice, casual place with a very friendly staff. It was a quiet afternoon and it was the perfect place to stop and just relax.

Thank travelsanti
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Not fancy but very good. Nice red sauce; big, tasty meatballs; extremely fresh romaine in the Caesar. Delicious, warm ciabatta. I didn't like the olive oil, though, as it was flecked with hot red peppers (also green herbs.) Just give me plain olive oil with a bit of balsamic! I'd go back for the refreshing, delicious Orange Ripieno dessert -... More 

Thank netmorby110
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We dined here on Christmas Eve after a hectic trip. This neighborhood Italian restuarant has probably seen better days and is very difficult to find . We were the only ones eating and I was served the wrong dish. My wife and son thought the food was ok, but the Frank Sinatra music and indifferent service suggest that you might... More 

Thank michbren
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Alberto's was great. I ate there with my husband and a good friend of his at the DLI and all three of us practically licked our plates clean. We ate there on a Saturday night around 6 and when we got there, we were only the second group to be there. The server was very nice and the only one... More 

Thank Carolyn O
Carmel, California
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

What a disappointment. We arrived for an early dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant - while the server was friendly he rapidly became overbearing. We were unable to carry on a simple conversation without him interrupting - and it took him 3 trips to finally understand our order - all entree items straight off the menu with... More 

1 Thank mswiseguy
Stateline, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2010

We dined at Alberto's over the weekend. We were seated promptly and the service was good. The interior was inviting and warm on a cold day. The bread was warm, fresh and had a lot of flavor. We were comped an order of bruschetta which had a bite to it but was flavorful. I had a Caesar salad. I found... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2010

The Monterey peninsula is known for good food; but more importantly, it excels in its friendly small city cozy atmosphere that draws you to dine out in your local neighborhood. Yes, the chef of Alberto's on a good day will sit down at your table and grant you his presence, but ask for “al dente” pasta from him, and you... More 

1 Thank MontereyResident

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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
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Alberto's Ristorante
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