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Monterey Bay Restaurants

Bittersweet Bistro

  • 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd. Map It
  • Mediterranean

Updated 05/04/2014

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A large old tavern with cathedral ceilings houses this popular bistro, where chef-owner Thomas Vinolus draws culinary inspiration from the Mediterranean. The menu changes seasonally, but regular highlights include paella, seafood puttanesca, and pepper-crusted skirt steak. The decadent chocolate desserts are not to be missed. Breakfast and lunch are available in the casual Bittersweet Café. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, where they can order from a special

menu for pooches.

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787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., off Hwy. 1, Aptos, California, 95003, United States

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Updated 05/04/2014


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