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6 Fishermans Wharf, Apt 1, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
831-373-5559
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our Trattoria. We’re an informal, rustic restaurant featuring...
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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Triple Threat: great food, service, and atmosphere

We had a wonderful experience here on our last night of a conference. We shared an excellent bottle of Pinot Grigio, thoroughly enjoyed our meals (we all got different seafood pasta dishes), and were impressed by the top-notch service by our server, Yasmin. Our table overlooked the water so the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Bethesda, MD
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Bethesda, MD
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had a wonderful experience here on our last night of a conference. We shared an excellent bottle of Pinot Grigio, thoroughly enjoyed our meals (we all got different seafood pasta dishes), and were impressed by the top-notch service by our server, Yasmin. Our table overlooked the water so the view was gorgeous. We would all definitely recommend this place,... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped here after a mornings Whale watching for some lunch. A wonderful experience, great service and some wonderful fresh seafood cooked to perfection.

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We sat outside on a sunny day - very nice location - good food but a bit on the pricey side for the average family. I liked the fact that the portions here were not as large as American portions usually are. They were a good size.

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Palm Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I enjoyed my meal here. Everything was well prepared. The olive oil on the bruschetta was excellent. Gnocchi was very good with an excellent sauce.

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San Carlos, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came to Paluca Trattoria for a Thursday lunch and were able to sit down immediately. We ordered Penne Pasta, Chicken Pesto Panini, and Fish and Chips. They all tasted great, and we even ordered seconds for the pasta (the kids' portion was quite small). We also enjoyed the nice location of this place, right on the wharf, and were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thanks to Arecelli for great service on Valentine's Day. Good: the gnocchi was really good, lite and tasty. The Garlic fries were cooked just right. The bad: the garlic on the fries was raw and bitter. The special halibut was over cooked and the pasta tasted like tuna noodle casserole. Arecelli needs to get a job in a better restaurant.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Not worthy of 4 out of 5. Much better places on the wharf. Surprised they can afford to stay on business.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This review is for the service only, and not the food! Since the service was so bad, my husband and I walked away from this restaurant. After we were done with the whale watching tour, my husband and I wanted to enjoy a nice lunch while still in Monterey. We stopped at this place because we wanted to sit outdoors... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was over two months ago when we visited this place but I still remember that feeling when we were leaving the Trattoria - the feeling that it was just dissapointing and definitely not worth our money, or even our time! AFAIR, we ordered some soups and pastas. They weren't bad but it's nothing to remember. No 'wow factor' at... More 

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

At a conference and it was a beautiful day and wanted to eat outside. Had the fish and chips. Very good and good service. great view.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Fishermans Wharf, Apt 1, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-5559

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Italian

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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