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Paluca Trattoria

6 Fishermans Wharf, Apt 1, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
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Ranked #91 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $8 - $14
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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
  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Acton, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this is one of the finest restaurants on the wharf! If you are at (or even near) the fisherman's wharf in Monterey and want Italian food, this is the place to go! We have always rec'd great service here, and the food is always excellent. We have been with family, with friends and by ourselves and it is always perfect!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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