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All 259 Monterey Restaurants

Paluca Trattoria

6 Fishermans Wharf, Apt 1, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
831-373-5559
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Ranked #53 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $8 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Krakow, Poland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Dallas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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