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Cafe Ariana

After a devastating fire in their signature restaurant, Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro, Marie and Nino Favaloro began developing a plan for the repair and rebuilding of the restaurant in their historic Victorian building. Meanwhile, their children, Ariana and Anthony, convinced them to open the building next door which was not damaged in the fire, as a Cafe. That is how Cafe Ariana came to sit next to the newly renovated Favaloro's Big Night Bistro..

“Our children love the food we cook at home and at the restaurant and, like most kids their age, they prefer pizzas, sweets, and other food that is quick to eat, light, and tasty,” confesses mom, Marie Favaloro, “That describes the menu at Cafe Ariana…Pizzas, Panini Sandwiches, Pastries, Gelato, Desserts, Salads and Soups.... We also offer Retro Sodas, a nice selection of Monterey County and Italian wines, an interesting selection of beers, including some artisanal brands.” Marie Favaloro

Anthony and Ariana’s influence can be found throughout the Cafe,and they are often working behind the counter when home from school. The Cafe, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm, is located at 543 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, California .



Emma S.

I went here for lunch today, I have to say, it is an amazing little restaurant. They had a variety of paninis, salads, soups, pizza, gelato and cake. And all of it tasted fresh, clean, and delicious! I would highly suggest eating here. The service was very nice and the layout of the tables and counter were very nice.


J.R. W

We happen to work a couple of blocks from here. Food is always delicious, cafe is clean. They also serve Gelato for those with a sweet tooth. We eat her often.


Stephen H., Utah

Delicious!! We both had the four cheese pizza. Great vibe, great service, will definitely return next time we’re in Pacific Grove!




Cafe Ariana
543 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950
(831) 920-1381

Tuesday to Friday
Lunch/ Dinner 11am to 830pm
Saturday's Breakfast 8am to 1pm , Lunch/Dinner 1pm to 830pm
Sunday's Breakfast 8am to 2pm

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