Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove)
Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove)

Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.albertospg.com/
  • Phone: 8313733993
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Bonatelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Alberto's is available for private luncheons, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions or you name it! For the best in food, wine and fun...it's Alberto's.
  • Private Party Contact: Alberto Bonatelli 8313733993

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prescott Ln.
  • Public Transit: There are several bus stops within a block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There are 40 spaces for customer use right beside the restaurant.
A word from Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove)
Buon Giorno & Bienvenuti To Alberto's Ristorante Where Great Food, Good Friends & Fun Times Come Together Alberto's is a local's secret. Hopefully, you'll find us and join the party.
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Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove) reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance2.3
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Empty at 5:30 on a Wednedsay
    USGardens
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good, standard Italian food on menu. Well prepared in tiny kitchen and service and chat with chef added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local dinner find
    Davewashere
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Alberto's was great for a quiet local place. Service was really good and friendly. Just a great local place to drop in and have a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A & K
    AMKM
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were disappointed in the food for the price we paid. Quite expensive. Food was mediocre. The service was OK even though the waitress talked with us a little too much. Many other places to choose from in the area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good
    MontereyBayJenVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were meeting friends and wanted to pick a new place for dinner. The reviews on OT must have been written by the staff at Alberto's because the food was like dog food. The bruschetta tasted like fish. The canneloni had sausage and mushrooms. Everyone else said their food was mediocre at best. The only good thing was that it wasn't busy so we didn't have to wait for bad food, which would have been murder.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great Meal
    happy08place
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Alberto's never disappoints. Food always great. Very attentive service. And of course Alberto is always in the house to share his culinary story and his house made appertif.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    EatingOutVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Waitress nice but a little too chatty...We had an early reservation and we were the only ones there when we arrived. A few couples came later. I ordered ziti and it was tasty but it was cold...like overnight in the refrigerator cold! Not freshly made!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • personal touch
    MarshmanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This is a lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant where the chef makes everything to order, the service is friendly and helpful, the wine moderately priced--in short, the kind of place where you can relax and have a good unhurried meal without spending a lot of money. All our dishes were good. The chef varied one dish to accommodate our vegetarian son. He recommended a new Italian wine, which we all liked. It was a pleasant evening and I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mmmm
    Annnative
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We were vacationing in Monterey, and looking for dinner options on Open Table. We really enjoyed our meal. I had the special which was a pork piccata. Delicious. My husband had a linguini with meatballs. The meatballs were super good. The bread was the capper, lightly toasted fresh bread. mmmm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ...this place was highly recommende
    Car3285
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    ...this place was highly recommended and lived up to it's promise. Excellent food and service with warm atmosphere. I would bring family and friends here anytime. It was also easy to find, not being from the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Italian Gem in Pacific Grove
    SamL
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We celebrated our parents' 50th anniversary here and it was an amazing experience; from the time of the reservation to our last bite of dessert. Upon making the reservation, Master Chef Alberto called to see if we have any special requests and recommended a few off menu items. The food was simply wonderful to enjoy -simple and hearty, the best Italian food we every had. Both the service and food were perfectly executed. Personally, I can say (my family would agree), "I can taste love in the food." We felt we were having dinner home, not a restaurant. If I was to describe it in one word, it would be, "MARVELOUS!"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bring your kids.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    After a long day at the Aquarium we found this place (thank you Open Table) and were really excited to try it out. Well, we got there and immediately got the sense that the chef/owner was NOT happy that we brought our kids - BTW: it was early enough and it was a Sunday and there were only two other tables at the time. The food was good and our server was pretty nice, but I think she was just trying to get us fed and on our way. The chef walked around 2 times (it's a very tiny place) and both times passed our table right up. Just an uncomfortable situation. Oh and our daughter left her favorite blanket there and we called and asked them to please mail it and we will pay shipping... well, they never mailed it. Just not nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gem
    melvieVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    this is a gem with made to order food by chef alberto the owner great food at very good prices....don't let this quality of food and service pass you by
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We were traveling and came across this restaurant after looking at the OpenTable reviews. They are located in a small retail shopping center, not a great location. We left the restaurant extremely happy. This is a truly a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do not miss this gem!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Unbelievable find!! The chef's a genius! Absolutely the most delicious Italian food that I've ever had. The Super Tuscan was a marvel. Everything so reasonably priced. I'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recommended for Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Very good food. Chef and owner attentive and friendly . Waitstaff good. Good service. Won't break the bank even with wine bottle ordered. Don' t expect anything but strip center ambience though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was OK...cannelloni wasn't
    PBDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Food was OK...cannelloni wasn't warm all the way through...but was very good. Waiter was somewhat indifferent, never finishing one task before starting another. Not a bad experience but we have had better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!
    Brennanleroy
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Small portions, expertly prepared. Caesar Salad overpriced and very small in size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food. Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Excellent food. Everything we had was fantastic. We came with a group of 9 and they accommodated us well. Only thing was that it took a while for us to get our entrees, but they were very polite about it, and kept apologizing for the food taking so long (because they had only 1 cook that day), but once it came out, we were all pleased with the entrees. Very pleasant surprise! A hidden away gem in Pacific Grove.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Went to Alberto's based on
    sry9729VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    Went to Alberto's based on OpenTable reviews. I was not disappointed. Excellent food and waiter was superb.
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  • A REAL FIND
    KICONGLE
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    This was our first time to eat at Alberto's, but it won't be our last. The food was excellent and very Italian. Good service, and soft music playing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, intimate setting
    BoscoramaVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    First time eating here - always looking for good food, memorable experience in Pacific Grove. Food was very good. Caesar salad was excellent. Daily catch was delicious. Cannelloni was delicate and delicious, with a dab of marinara and another of pesto at each end - bechamel was light. Restaurant is small and intimate. We had an incredibly knowledgeable waiter. Would eat here again. Great for family, friends, maybe a little romance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 'Twas the night before...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We dined here during Christmas weekend after a hectic trip. This neighborhood Italian restuarant has probably seen better days. 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 better explore some other Italian bistros. The bill (nearly $100.00 for three dinners and a cheap bottle of wine)put coal in our stocking.
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  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    A bit off the beaten path. Great food and wonderful service
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hidden Gem - Great chef
    JudymarlboroughVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    The food and service here is spectacular, more like what you'd expect from a high end fancy place than a neighborhood spot. You feel like you are in a favorite trattoria in Italy. The owner/chef, Alberto, has a long history owning and chefing restaurants and it shows. You are treated like family and the food tastes like (or even better than) the best food your Italian grandmother makes. I had veal milanese, a dish that shows off great veal (and if it isn't great veal, you'd know it). This veal was tender, seasoned perfectly, and melted in your mouth. You don't get a knife with it, which tells you something. Pasta (side dish) is fresh and cooked perfectly. The wine service/selection is outstanding. I can't say enough about Alberto's.GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were outstanding.
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Food and service were outstanding. Was a little put off when entering the parking lot and restaurant. Don't let that discourage you from going in. One of the best Italian meals we have eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was very quiet,
    mthpeaceVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    The restaurant was very quiet, too quiet for a Friday evening. The owner told me that business has been bad for a long time. If you read this review and are even thinking about trying Alberto's please do so. The place is small and very homelike. The food is great and the service was truly outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner at a hard
    Kensnameistooshort
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Excellent dinner at a hard to find restaurant. Located in an obscured strip mall with poor signage. It was worth the hunt to find it. Excellent service. Tasty, reasonably priced wine. We will return for a repeat dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went with a business group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    Went with a business group of six people. Had a great evening. Lovely, cozy room. Comfortable service. Salad was fresh and delicious. Eggplant pram was tasty and a bit greasy, but still nice. Green beans cooked in garlic and olive oil were this, delicate, and also a touch greasy. The evening was lovely and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated promptly and
    RalphTVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2010
    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 and was flavorful. I had a Caesar salad. I found the dressing lacking. It was watery, bland, lacked that anchovies tang and I thought overall was flavorless. The presentation was proper. My wife had the insalata verde with a fresh spring mix of lettuce. She said it was good. For the entre I had the Ziti al forno in a marinara sauce. I found it to be overcooked and dry. The pasta should have had more sauce then it did. After it was served the pasta soaked up the marinara sauce causing the meal to present as dry and ove
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet