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“Perfect for takeout...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa

Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa
Ranked #23 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$17
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lighthouse & Laurel
Description: 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.
Madera, California
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204 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Perfect for takeout...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Recently traveled from the Valley to a family party, stopped to pick up some Lasagna and sauce to take. It was fresh and delicious, and the sauce is yummy!

Visited July 2014
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English first
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here many times and they have the best Italian food anywhere. Couple that with the great service and atmosphere and you have a very special place!!

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California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“We have enjoyed it for over 15 years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We love Pacific Grove and EVERY time we visit we go to Joe Rombi's. They have the best calamari appetizer, generous portions, and great atmosphere. The new owner is extremely friendly and warms the environment beautifully. Will be there Saturday night! Cannot wait to return.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect casual dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We were not in the mood for a fancy sit-down-wait-for-table-service-then-overpay sort of dinner. This comfy nicely-appointed small eatery fit the bill: excellent food, order at the counter, served at your table. Perfect.

Visited January 2014
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“A feel good place to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is a little old Victorian House transformed into a comfortable feel good place to go and eat and the food is just so darn good. Great coffee and breakfast goodies in the morning, sit outside on the porch and catch the sun rays, bring your best friends with you and have a great time. Inside is charming and you just want to hang out. Great for travelers to see the charm of our little paradise and great for locals who gather around the tables and visit and eat great food,

Visited December 2013
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