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Best Italian Restaurants in Pacific Grove


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A photo of Fandango restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pacific Grove
Booked 11 times today
Fandango Restaurant is acclaimed for its authentic European cuisine, receiving rave reviews from patrons for its consistently delicious meals. It carries a strong old-European flair throughout, giving customers not only a culinary adventure but also a cultural one right at their tables. With standout dishes such as the grand marnier souffle, Caprese salad, salmon pasta made from scratch, and rack of lamb, one can immerse in the rich and diverse flavors of Europe. Customers highly praise the "great attention to detail", the "fantastic service", and the "European atmosphere". This goes along with reviews that underline the attentive staff, extensive wine selection, and romantic ambiance that Fandango offers.
A photo of La Mia Cucina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pacific Grove
Booked 3 times today
La Mia Cucina is an authentic Italian restaurant that comes highly recommended for its superior service and delectable cuisine, located in the heart of Pacific Grove. Patrons testify to the restaurant's warm and inviting atmosphere, stellar food, and personable staff. Standout dishes include the lobster ravioli, the mushroom ravioli, and the Sunday night spaghetti and meatballs, described as 'the best'. A recurring theme in the reviews is the appreciation for the well-prepared, basic Italian fare, the friendly and attentive service, and the excellent wine list. La Mia Cucina provides an Italian dining experience that is both memorable and satisfying, with many customers eager to return.
A photo of International Cuisine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pacific Grove
Booked 2 times today
International Cuisine offers an exceptional Mediterranean experience, as highlighted in customer reviews. Patrons praised the Greek Feast platter, indicative of the authentic Mediterranean fare served here. Multiple reviews also referenced the superior quality of the cocktails, an integral companion to engaging Mediterranean flavours. Notably, the award-winning clam chowder and innovative desserts like pistachio moose pudding with homemade caramel sauce and chocolate ganache were commended for their unique taste. The restaurant also boasts of excellent service and a pleasant ambiance, ensuring a comprehensive, delightful dining experience. Given these commendations, International Cuisine is a must-visit for lovers of Mediterranean cuisine.
A photo of Stokes Adobe Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Monterey
Booked 10 times today
Stokes Adobe Restaurant in Monterey is a gem for Californian cuisine enthusiasts, boasting positive reviews for its delicious food and excellent service. The ambiance of the restaurant reflects California's casual aesthetic, with sophisticated, beautiful rooms adding a memorable touch to the dining experience. Many reviews highlight the fabulous food and attentive service, complimenting dishes such as the portebello mushroom soup, house-made pasta, Australian wagyu beef, and grilled squid salad. Gluten-free options are also clearly marked on the menu, offering an inclusive dining experience. The restaurant's charming and historical building, excellent service, and delicious bites of fresh, local, and seasonal Californian cuisine, truly position Stokes Adobe as a must-visit spot in Monterrey.
A photo of Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pacific Grove
Booked 13 times today
Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar, located in Monterey County, is praised by locals and visitors alike as an exceptional spot for Italian cuisine. Many applaud the establishment, describing it as a "vibrant local restaurant" with delicious pasta, extensive wine and cocktail list, and an "upbeat, clean and relaxed" atmosphere. The food, specifically the homemade pasta and gelato, receives high acclaim. The wine selection is also noteworthy, as are their vegetarian options. Despite its unassuming location in a strip mall, reviews indicate that Mezzaluna offers an unmatched dining experience, excelling in both food quality and outstanding service.
A photo of Domenico's on the Wharf restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Monterey
Booked 12 times today
Domenico's on the Wharf is a premier seafood restaurant renowned for its exceptional quality and service. This Monterey eatery prides itself on sourcing fresh, local seafood and preparing them to perfection. Reflecting in the reviews, guests often highlight the delectable seafood pasta, grilled octopus appetizer, and the Seafood Alfredo as standout dishes. Apart from the culinary excellence, Domenico's also offers exquisite views of the marina, creating an enchanting ambiance for celebrations and special occasions. Whether it's their friendly staff, prompt service, or the owner's personal touch, Domenico's continues to provide a memorable seafood dining experience that keeps customers coming back.
A photo of Carmel's Bistro Giovanni restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 18 times today
Carmel's Bistro Giovanni is a distinguished Italian restaurant known for its consistently excellent dishes and friendly, knowledgeable service. The restaurant seamlessly blends the flavors of traditional Italian cuisine with fresh California ingredients resulting in a menu that never fails to impress. The patrons rave about the authenticity of the offerings, from artisanal pastas to exquisite seafood dishes, and the variety of options for those with specific dietary needs. One review calls the restaurant a "fantastic Italian fare." Another customer mentions having the "freshest and tastiest Italian meals." The praise for the excellent service and the engaging owner further solidifies Carmel's Bistro Giovanni as a must-visit destination for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Il Tegamino restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 8 times today
Il Tegamino, located in the heart of Carmel, California, on Ocean Ave., is a hidden gem of authentic Italian cuisines. The Italian restaurant has been appreciated for its warm ambiance, excellent service, and a well-curated wine list, many of which are Italian wines. In the words of one enthusiastic reviewer, it is "the Best Italian in Carmel", offering an "amazing experience of Italia in Cali" with its memorable dishes. The Paccheri with a meaty, tomatoey sauce with garlic and fresh basil, lasagna, and gnocchi are some of the must-try dishes that patrons rave about. The family-run establishment's strong commitment to authenticity contributes to the charm, with ingredients brought over by the owner himself, creating a delightful dining experience that hearkens back to Italy. The restaurant's service is also highly praised, with the staff noted for their friendliness and attentiveness, making every guest's experience special, whether it's an everyday dinner out or a milestone celebration.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Carmel restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 20 times today
Il Fornaio - Carmel is highly praised for its excellent service, authentic Italian cuisine, and beautiful setting. Customers frequently highlight the restaurant's lovely carpaccio, pasta, fish, and the innovatively prepared Paglia e Fieno al Gamberatti with Red Argentinian Shrimp. The restaurant has been described as a "jewel in Carmel by the sea", consistently offering "fabulous food" and providing a welcoming atmosphere for both humans and pets. The heartfelt service offered by staff members, especially Sergio, Tony Albano, Luis, and Kathy, is admired by many. Furthermore, the restaurant is also lauded for recreating traditional dishes reminiscent of grandmothers' cooking back in Bologna, Italy, contributing to its reputation for upholding Italian culinary traditions.
A photo of Cantinetta Luca restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carmel
Booked 8 times today
Cantinetta Luca offers an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of downtown Carmel. It stands out not only for its rich and diverse menu, but for its commitment to quality, as echoed in numerous reviews. Customers praise everything from fresh, flavorful dishes like Sea Bass with crispy skin, clam and corn cream/broth, and homemade sausages, to the stand-out service and charming environment. Cantinetta Luca's appeal also lies in its innovative takes on traditional dishes, such as pasta bolognese. The commitment to craft and quality is led by Il Maestro Chef Jason Balestrieri, ensuring every meal at Cantinetta Luca is a moment to remember.
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