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About Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove)
Buon Giorno & Bienvenuti
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.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
John Michael returns to Albertos ristorante friday the 22 of july call for reservations call today 831-373=3993
Please contact us for further details.
There are 40 spaces for customer use right beside the restaurant.
There are several bus stops within a block of the restaurant.
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 : (844) 802-3141
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
Alberto's Ristorante (Pacifc Grove) Ratings and Reviews
Was looking for Italian food while vacationing and found this place. It was amazing! Got to meet the owner/chef. He was quite intriguing and a joy to listen of his rich history. The kitchen was open unlike most places, obviously very clean and the service was great. If I make it back to the pacific coast, I will be dining there again. A true hidden gem! Thank you Alberto!
Very limited menu and the wine list was a good one but expensive and they did not have 3 of the bottles we had chosen. I used to go there years ago when I lived in Pacific Grove and it was always good! Now, it has changed the food is too limited. However, I had the Eggplant Parmesan and it was very good. The Bruchetta’s used to be so good now not so good at all. Just a disappointment. We won’t be going there again. We did go when John Michael was singing his Frank Sinatra sets and that was very enjoyable and fun. If not for him I think we would have left.
Too bad that this is the same owner and it has gone down hill.
The owner, Alberto, was so delightful. It seriously felt like being in Italy. He came out and asked us about exactly what we wanted. He was completely happy to accommodate all of our needs/wants. The food...ahhhh, the food...nothing was pre-prepared or pre-cooked. The sauce and everything was made to order and so perfectly fresh tasting. I haven't had Italian food this good since I lived in Italy. It was insanely good.
Go for the classic pasta dishes-spaghetti and meatballs, etc. We had chicken Marsala and chicken piccata. Both just OK. But the pasta and meatballs were delish as was the special that night, a pasta dish with boneless ribs in sauce with pasta. Our server was excellent and super friendly.
Not only is the food outstanding, but the Chef and Owner Alberto visited our table after the meal and regaled us with stories of his days in Hollywood, cooking for Frank Sinatra and many others. There are many restaurants in the Monterey/Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach area but this one is special.
Even though Open Table confirmed my reservation to Alberto's in Pacific Grove, the restaurant called me and said they could not take the reservation request. It ruined our Valentine's Day dinner plans. There was nothing else available given the late notice. I found the whole event unprofessional and disappointing.
No stars coming from me!
I read the first few reviews on the Open Table web site for this restaurant. What I failed to do was read down the list. My bad. We were seated next to the screen door. That's right the door to the restaurant is a screen door. We sat down and waited 10 minutes before the food server came by. She asked if we wanted water and poured my wife's first and poured the my water glass less than a quarter full. We ordered Bruschetta to start. The bread was burred and there was very little tomatoes on the bread. We placed our entre order with a house salad. The salad came with about 12-lettuce leaves and a bit of dressing (it looked like it came from Safeway across the street!). The entre arrived and we were disappointed with the presentation. The plate looked like it had seen better days and I wondered just how clean it was. The pasta was not cooked correctly with noodles sticking together. There was very little sauce and to be honest Chef Boyardee would have tasted better. Way to expensive for the quality of the food.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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