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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Favaloro's Big Night Bistro

4.3
407 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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This inviting and exciting bistro serves the best Italian and seafood fare in the area. Participants of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program serving all sustainable foods. All is prepared when ordered and desserts and bread are made daily. A real mom and pop restaurant! Family run and operated where a husband and wife team do all the cooking and baking daily. Nino was also a commercial fisherman and has knowledge on fresh fish and shellfish. You have to try the Monterey Bay Spot Prawns and the Cioppino. Menu items include an array of appetizers, salads along with a fresh soup of the day and many pasta selections. Our Meats selections include milk fed veal and steaks. We also serve a large selection of fresh fish and shellfish and raw oysters. Nice evening specials nightly. Whether out for a romantic dinner for two or family and friends...we will make it a special night here at the Big Night.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 373-8523
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nino and Marie Favaloro
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Catering
Please call for planning your menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fountain Avenue
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Parking details
Mostly street parking and there is also public parking behind movie theater on Lighthouse Avenue
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Public transit
Monterey Salinas Transit about 12 steps away.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 407 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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BayAreaFoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

We’ve been here a few times and the poor customer service is consistent (too bad because we were hoping that would improve) - there are one or two older servers who lack professionalism and can barely tolerate questions from the customer. Too bad because the food is quite good but not worth it to us to return!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Soup and salad arrived 75 minutes after reservations. Entrees arrived an hour and a half after being seated. Food was good, but good grief. Server was good natured but never offered an excuses. We were all disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food here is wonderful! There were six of us and everyone raved about their meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was outstanding. We had a late reservation and felt a bit rushed, but it was great and would definitely go again. Had their special short rib ravioli and it did not disappoint. Others in our party had Nino's Special and Flat Iron Steak, both were delicious. A Must-Try!

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NVolosin (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a great experience!! Best calamari I’ve ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday for 4. Saltimboca excellent. Arugula salad with pear 👍 all very satisfied

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BobK (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food and great selection. Service was exceptional also.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant has a wonderful, warm ambiance and we had excellent service on New Year's eve. The meals were wonderful, interpretive italian dishes. The service was wonderful and our waiter made an extra effort to meet a special request.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

New Favorite restaurant when we visit Monterey! That authentic Italian food and the great service made this a special evening to celebrate my husbands retirement!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful service!

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