127 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA | Directions 9395036.617847 -121.905714
Great chowder! – We had a party of 8 there for lunch a few weeks ago. They serve great chowder, nice salads, and fresh sourdough, all pretty quickly and with no fuss. It's a good place to take kids, as it's not fancy or stuffy. And take the server's advice and try the garlic-parmesan bread. It's to die for! A great place to eat, non-tourist prices (you'll save over $3 on a bowl of chowder as compared to restaurants on Cannery Row!). We're locals, and this is our favorite spot for chowder. Enjoy!
Lookin for Lunch – I had my mystery book and was looking forward to a nice fish lunch getaway. Sunny day good mood I decide on
one of my long time favorites THE CHOWDER HOUSE. One oclock..one two tables finishing and leaving
I am the only customer. I wait almost 5 minutes and finally the waiter asked if I need help. i say yes I
would like a menu and coffee. The prep girl is darting around more or less looking for the checks and cash.
Another several minutes go by and I finally ask her if she could bring me some bread. Now mind that
I am the only one in the restaurant...It takes another 5 minutes for the bread which is sadly not fresh..........
I finally get my coffee which is perfect... good american Folgers...........At last the seafood with fries arrive
I would have appreciated a dash of slaw on the plate considering my bill came to almost twenty fat ones.
Oh yes I had to hail down the girl to ask for catsup for my fries. duh.......I don't know why i was so
ignored when there were two waiter/helpers in the small room.
I have worked as a bartender and waitress in my past and know what I like the customers like and
that is as soon as you are seated and as quickly as can be get the water , bread and menu to the
customer then they are content to wait a bit while you cover your bases. Our conservation, our
stomach our nourishment when given a tidbit will keep our good humour on the table...and on the tip tray.
Best Chowder and Seafood On The Monterey Peninsula! Good food, friendly service, casual atmosphere! – We visit Pacific Grove several times a year from San Diego, Ca. Our very first stop is always Vivolo's. This has been a family tradition for about 12 years (perhaps longer). Our son's have come to expect this as part of our family vacations to P.G.!
We usually make another stop, or two during our visits! This place gets us ready for our time on the Peninsula. The fabulous Chowder, and other seafoood entrees, set the tone for any visit to the Monterey Peninsula! It doesn't get much better than this!
Great chowder, french fries, and sandwich – My husband was visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium when we found this lovely restaurant. We both ordered the 1/2 soup, 1/2 sandwich lunch and loved our meals. The soup was excellent as was the sandwiches that we ate. The fries that came with our orders were also very tasty. We would go back next time we're in the area.
Awesome Chowder – Every time I come into Monterey I have to go to Vivolo's. Though we have the wharf and many other chowder places in Monterey, I have to say that Vivolo's is the best by far.
Best Chowder in Monterey – My family and I love the chowder and sandwiches. The service is always excellent.
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