Dine Out With Friends at Il Vecchio. The creator of il vecchio, Carl Alasko, lived in Rome between 1963 and 1974. During those eleven years Carl absorbed Italian culture and a taste for great Italian food. Before opening il vecchio, Carl's Italian daughter, Saroja, convinced the owner of Maccheroni to send his head chef to Pacific Grove to teach the staff at il vecchio how to achieve the precise timing and blending of ingredients that's at the core of traditional recipes. Saroja herself spent several months in California making sure the menu and style of cooking closely followed the culinary tradition she grew up with. And every day Carl's on hand to make sure that the very highest standards are maintained for every dish. Cooking the il vecchio way takes time and the kitchen staff never takes any short cuts.
Following the tradition of a Roman neighborhood trattoria, Il Vecchio is pleased to offer delicious, fresh made Italian food. Traditional recipes with fresh ingredients. Everything is made on the premises from scratch. They have the best wines at truly affordable prices and many gluten free options. They are open from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. for lunch, and dinner is from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm.Tell them you're a Friend of the Pacific Grove Library and they will donate a portion of their proceeds for the day to the Friends. This is a delicious way to support the library.