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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

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545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708 (Fountain Avenue)
+1 831-373-8523
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would go to Favaloro's Bistro anytime. Don't let the simple exterior fool you. The ambience inside is very warm. We had a very good experience - from the friendly greeting when we arrived, to the excellent appetizers (these folks know how to do clams and calamari) to the entrees (my daughter in law commented that this was the first... More 

Thank Domrcpl
Phoenix, Arizona
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The host who welcomed us, and gave us the daily specials was such a pleasant way to start our dinner. The waitress who took our order, was somewhat attentive when we arrived but shortly after that a couple of large groups came in and the waitress became absent and less than pleasant. The food was hot, and average. The wine... More 

Thank Peggyjneely
Valley Springs, CA
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Reserved ahead of time because I thought the restaurants in PG might be very busy, but there was only one other table occupied during the prime dinner hours we were there. No cause for concern though - the food was good, service was great and the atmosphere very pleasant. I had a pasta... More 

Thank Kristin C
Davis, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Favaloro's has become one of our favorite restaurants on the Monterey Pennisula. The food is outstanding as is the service. The wait staff is attentive and the dinner specials are always interesting and tasty. Listen when the special wines of the week are presented as they are usually outstanding. I particularly enjoy the Nino's Best pasta dish and, when they... More 

Thank Robert R
Sebastopol, California
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice northern Italian style restaurant. Small quaint interior with a limited amount of sidewalk setting if weather permits. Good menu offering fish, pasta and meats. Cioppino, Flat Iron Steak, and Veal Saltimbocca were all very good. Service was excellent. Great place in Pacific Grove which is always a great spot to get away from the touristy Monterey.

Thank Jack P
Sacramento, California
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went early (5:15) for dinner - wonderful service until they got busy at about 6:30. My companions enjoyed their prawns, sea bass special and mussels. For an appetizer had a flash-fried avocado with a crab filling which is delicious - definitely go back for that. For dinner I had the Veal Romana - veal with mustard sauce - the mustard... More 

Thank PGNevis
ARCADIA, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The green ravioli with short ribmeat inside was excellent, as was the squash filled ravioli. they had a special soup that night that was yummy. The service was very good and the chief even checked on us.

Thank Marla B
Albany, NY
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

So very happy that we went here. My husband's choppino was wonderful and I tried the beef tortellini and eggplant which was out of this world. We thought the pricing was excellent also. The wait staff were attentive and pretty funny....overall a great experience.

Thank Debbie M
Seaside, California
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Cozy intimate and quiet dining room with wonderful Italian food and great service. Our table had a very good veal dish, an amazing fresh corn ravioli with shrimp scampi on top, and an excellent calamari steak that was prepared with gluten-free flour on request. The salads were excellent as was the chocolate torte for dessert. The service was great, and... More 

Thank SuzC
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went for dinner here with my wife and two children (18 and 13) while we where on a family holiday in California. It was a great break from the normal tourist restaurants. Food was excellent and at a price which did not break the bank.

Thank dermotgmchugh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2708
    (Fountain Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-8523

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