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Il Pavone

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2291 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1631
+1 925-939-9060
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the restaurant and I found it to be just a average middle of the road restaurant. I start with ordering a bottle of wine which they were out of and the wine they sub it with wasn't as good of bottle that I ordered. We ordered a couple of appetizers which again were middle... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We love Italian food and Il Pavone is one of our favorites. The ambiance is nice and the wine selections are good. Il Pavone also caters many of the club meetings and social events at our Rossmoor senior community. We chose Il Pavone to cater my big birthday celebration this past summer and were delighted with both the chicken and... More 

Thank Ed B
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had been to this restaurant at least twice before over the years, but after this visit, the food was so delicious and the service so attentive I had to write a 5-star review. The food has reached a whole new level of quality compared to the previous times I visited. In fact, on a Monday night, the restaurant was... More 

Thank casjf
Antioch, CA
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I ate here with a group of friends. It seems to cater to an older crowd. I thought the portions were small, across the board, starting with the salad. I had the eggplant Caprese, which is like eggplant Parmesan. The sauce was good, spicy, but not overly so. Plenty of cheese. The eggplant itself seemed undercooked. It wasn't raw, exactly,... More 

Thank Samantha_Marie
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had a wonderful lunch when the group of 36 went there in April of this year. The food was top notch and the service was great. So very accommodating to requests made of them. The restaurant was closed for regular business that day, the ambiance is very nice and relaxing.

Thank Diane D
Lafayette, Calif
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

small, quiet, intimate atmosphere with two semi outdoor enclosed areas. Service is wonderful...old school Italian dining. Pricey but serving size is large. They have a twilight hour for early dinner. Reservations best.

Thank CalifRahu
Orinda, California
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262 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Their Early Bird specials are always great. I like their Sunday Calamari Dore. Their salads are large and fresh. They pour a great martini and an ample size wine. Very easy parking in their large parking lot. Service is always the 'best' - - friendly and efficient. The bar is always full of 'regulars'.

Thank billanddoyle
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

A last minute choice of convenience lead three friends to gather at Il Pavone and we were glad we did! Excellent Martini and house Pinot Grisio follies by delicious risotto and chicken piccata with wonderfully roasted potatoes, garlic and other root vegetables. Service was warm and attentive. Everything was lovely but a bit expensive.

Thank Jay S
Vallejo, California
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We've eaten here only twice. Most recently Mother's Day 2016. It's near my mother's home but too far from ours for an outside meal. In both cases we've experienced fantastic food and service. I've noticed when driving by in the evening to visit my mother that this restaurant is usually full. Not packed, flowing out the door full but all... More 

Thank TomHAntioch_CA
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We came here on a Sunday after the early bird dinners. It was still quite busy and it seemed like there wasn't enough wait staff. Our party wanted to start out with the fried calamari as an appetizer, but was told it was not available. A disappointment. So we all ordered the minestrone soup; good and hearty. My husband ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2291 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-939-9060

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?