Yesterday evening I had dinner at Il Vecchio, an Italian restaurant in Pacific Grove. It was awesome!
This restaurant has been open for 6 months and what success it has had! It is quite unique in that it was built and decorated by a young artist, native to the area, who now lives in New York. Her work is incredible, see her blog for more on her, her work, etc. She brought wood from NY and everywhere in between there and here and built the restaurant by hand! She made the tables, the bar, the everything and what a beautiful work of art it is! You must check it out.
In addition to the beauty of the place, the food is excellent, the people are incredibly friendly, and the ambiance is just right. The lights are just the perfect dimness. (Is that a word?) The wood gives it a warmth, a homey feeling, so that you feel like you’re in a friend’s cottage, not a restaurant. It is notable to mention that there are plenty of vegetarian options, gluten free options AND the pasta and gnocchi is made fresh daily! I could sit here and lengthily describe my dining experience to you, we all know I can talk, but I really think you should to go experience it yourself, as all things in life. The drinks are very reasonably priced and so is the food!