La Mia Cucina

208 17th St, Pacific Grove
(831) 373-2416

Recent Reviews

Cheryl Bulat

We enjoyed our seafood dinner last Sunday. The special salad upgrade was perfection, complete with in-season fruits. The service was impeccable.

David Hoover

Great Italian eats. Highly recommend

laura geist

Great food - the brownie is a delight!

Elaine Kresta

Excellent food and even better service! I highly recommend La Mia Cucini! Bon Appétit!

Mark Talbot

The food is AMAZING! My wife had the Portabella Mushroom Ravioli and it was the best ever.

Megan Patton

The halibut (the special) wasn't very impressive but everything else (crab cakes, special salad, lobster ravioli) was absolutely spectacular. The service was also impeccable.

Wyatt Carr

I was reading reviews and this one summed it up perfectly: "A wonderful little gem for both locals of Pacific Grove and visitors looking to avoid loud and tacky tourist traps."You get the authentic, small town feel with the friendly staff coming around often and the owner asking you how the food is, while also getting the feeling of being at a high-end restaurant.My favorites are the crab cakes and the gnocchi, although the lobster ravioli was delicious, too - just be prepared to be filled to the brim! Very rich sauce.10/10 would recommend to a friend! Their outdoor seating construction was done beautifully to adjust for the COVID era.

Brandy D.

Came to our favorite place to eat on our annual trip and again, was so so happy. The food was amazing as always and the staff went out of their was to make my daughter a macaroni and cheese pasta that she said was the best she had ever tasted. It was her first time dinning with us and she said we will be back (lol) Love this place!

Nina G.

I rarely ever leave reviews and this is my first one ever on yelp but the interaction I just had on the phone left me shocked and I want others to be aware of this place. I have never been treated with such disrespect by restaurant staff before. I called in to ask for a reservation for the same night and wanted to learn more about their restrictions regarding dine ins (due to COVID-19). The lady on the phone immediately got super rude and said "what do you want, I don't know what you're talking about". (After more than 3 months of shelter in place, I'd assume every restaurant would know what I'm talking about). I remained calm (and very polite) and further tried to explain and asked about their restrictions regarding dine ins and whether they have an outdoor area (we're from the Bay Area and dine ins were restricted to those serving outdoor areas). She then said "we don't have a patio" and hung up. She just hung up on me? Why? I have no idea. I felt really bad about this interaction and I will never even think once about going to this place. Unacceptable!

Edward L.

This was by far our favorite find during our recent stay on the Monterey Peninsula. A place whose clientele skews local, but are warm and welcoming to out-of towners. Portions that are satisfying without being overwhelming. Friendly staff who treat you like you're an old friend.We had takeout dinner during the pandemic. Takeout is always a dicey proposition--even for the best of establishments--but our meal was wonderful. The veal saltimbocca had more flavor than I knew what to do with. The vegetables were done just right. The ravioli was delightful.We can't wait until our next visit to the Central Coast and a chance to drop in again.

Rohan Ganeson

Great food + so nice to dine out.


We made a reservation for a birthday dinner. Arrived at the restaurant seated immediately at our table they had put birthday glitter. We can not say enough had delicious their food is. The staff is amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

Valerie M.

La Mia Cucina is a bright, cheerful and welcoming restaurant right in the heart of adorable Pacific Grove.The atmosphere is lovely with colorful vintage, framed posters of European liqueurs and aperitifs while the crisp white tablecloths add a touch of classic elegance.La Mia Cucina manages to be elegant but relaxed, service is attentive but not hovering and the food is FANTASTIC!If I could give them TEN STARS I would!Molto buono.

Ilana g.

Hands down: the best authentic italian food I've ever had outside of Italy. Every single thing was on point. The tomatoes were fresh and juicy; the bread was warm; the flavors complimented each other perfectly. Every dish was to die for, served hot and fresh at the perfect time. The server, Gabriel, was attentive and kind. The lady at the front was warm and wonderful. The decor is beautiful and the place was upscale. Really just overall the perfect italian restaurant. We were full before the entrees came out but the food was so good that we couldn't stop eating. Big portions and filling but so so delicious!!! I can't wait to come back!

Fabrice Kurmann

A wonderful little gem for both locals of Pacific Grove and visitors looking to avoid loud and tacky tourist traps. The cheerful, well trained staff make every visit feel special and festive and I have yet to find a dish that is anything less than great. If anything, I'll mention that portions are large, for my taste a little too large as they've prevented me from having dessert a few too many times.

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