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Paluca Trattoria

6 Fishermans Wharf, Apt 1, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
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Ranked #47 of 257 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to our Trattoria. We’re an informal, rustic restaurant featuring traditional Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf fare alongside authentic rustic Italian.It’s the kind of place where as soon as you step in, you feel like one of the family. Paluca is a combination of the names of our two cherished boys, Paolo & Luca, who are the inspiration behind our unique home-style eatery.Your host, Sal Tedesco, was born in Sicily and grew up the son of one of the famous Italian fisherman who gave the Wharf its name. We feature Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf favorites including our famous Fish & Chips, Calamari & Clam Chowder. Our menu highlights some of Italy’s best dishes including Pasta Puttanesca, Pasta Palermo & Sicilian Prawns.The Tedesco family welcomes you with heart-felt Italian hospitality.
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is the experience that you desire after a day of sight seeing and wandering around the Monterey Peninsula; a quiet restaurant by the water that serves excellent food, with service to match. My husband and I both had the ravioli, which was simply divine. It's a small restaurant with character and style. Louisa, was so personable. We enjoyed her... More

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Hilton Head Island
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited with our dog so we had to sit outside (they have a nice outside area) but it was quite blustery and bordering on cold. The owner brought out two large gas heaters and made it very comfortable. The food was very good; we had Porticello and Aglio with prawns. Both were outstanding and I am getting hungry writing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A warm friendly greeting as we entered the restaurant. I chose the Norwegian salmon linguini and my wife had the Trattoria chicken salad. Both were really good and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. There is a choice of both inside and outside dining options with views looking out over the harbour. If we were staying in the area a little... More

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Houston, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Place was nice and romantic We well received by the owner-chef! Food was great; we enjoyed a bottle of wine with a fantastic view of the marine We got a nice dessert for my wife's celebration.

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Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good service, kind waiter and delicious food. I recommend this restaurant to everyone. We ate fish and chips and pasta. Both of them are very good.

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Riverside, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent food. Service was good. I had the gnocchi with pesto sauce, my wife had the same but with the marinara. The texture of the gnocchi was perfect, stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese the pesto sauce it was absolutely amazing. The marinara sauce was fantastic. The bread used for the Panini was delicious! If you want Italian and seafood... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A nice little trattoria on the wharf with fresh seafood. Wonderful! Try the sand dabs. Pet friendly!

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Island of Malta, Malta
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Would definitely recommend this restaurant. As an Italian I have also promised myself never to eat pasta outside of Italy. But after seeing the plates and tasting a wonderful plate of carbonara at Paluca Trattoria, it felt like being back home. The food was delicious, the espresso is perfect. The staff very friendly and did not rush to bring the... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Spur of the moment choice, so we had to wait a bit. Once we got in, the service was wonderful and friendly. The Food was great and the Garlic fries were some of the best we had on our trip-(my daughter seemed to order them wherever we went.) Eating on the wharf just made it nicer. Wouldn't mind trying it... More

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Visalia, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
1,884 helpful votes 1,884 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Yes I know the title might not be that appealing but I had their clam chowder and wow! The bread tasted extremely fresh, and delicious, the service was great too. I will sure come back and order something from the menu, I'm very happy with this place and if you are around you should definitely try it, maybe if you... More

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Additional Information about Paluca Trattoria

Address: 6 Fishermans Wharf, Apt 1, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
Phone Number: 831-373-5559
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: Italian

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