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Rosine's Restaurant

434 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2711
831-375-1400
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Ranked #22 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $11
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Cuisines: American, Bakery, Dessert, Italian, Soups, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Perhaps I was expecting more from one of the more highly rated Monterey restaurants but I found this meal to be lacking in taste, and the enormous portion sizes made us feel like we were wasting a lot of uneaten food. The apps my sons ordered (buffalo wings - very pink in the centre) and calamari (fried sticks with french... More

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San Mateo
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A nice casual place in the downtown area of Monterey. They don't take reservations but the wait time is not much. The prices are reasonable - dinner about 20 bucks per head without hard drinks. Portions are generous but not too large. Their signature dish - Homemade Lasagna is worth a try. It is not too cheesy but light and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We were seated promptly, considering it was a Friday night. Very courteous staff. The food portions were huge and leftovers can be packed to go. We could not tear our eyes from their cake selection. Massive pieces that beg to be shared. Not to be missed if in Monterey!!

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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I had no knowledge of this restaurant; I was just walking down Alvarado St and I was hungry. Luckily something attracted me to this place. Can't remember what, but I was beyond surprised at how good AND economical the food was! I had their famous baked lasagna - for two nights in a row! I had no idea it was... More

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stockholm
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I relied on TA for a restaurant that had a menu that would suit us all and Rosine's popped up at number 20 of 258 and what a great choice it was. The place was buzzing for a Thursday night, more than usual our waitress said. What we knew about Rosine's were that the portions were huge and their cakes... More

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Saw this place on DDD prior to arriving. The lasagne was the best I had ever had, just incredible. Great prices, huge portions (too much for me). I'm not a dessert guy but this place almost turned me. You will not believe the variety and type of home made daily desserts available. My wife got a piece of carrot cake... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great breakfast here. The service was outstanding. I had a chili egg puff. Everything was cooked to perfection. It has a very convienent location. It was 2 blocks from the Portola.

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United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm wondering about this Guy Fieri's recommendations now.......hmmmm Okay, as soon as we entered we obviously noticed the décor ---sorry to say but it was "early nursing home." IMMEDIATELY put off by that. The lasagne was OKAY ---no need for such a HUGE serving--- served piping hot, with a side of garlic bread ( quite good). I also ordered the... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our daughter recommend Rosine's Restaurant for breakfast, however, once there the lasagna sounded so good I couldn't couldn't pass it up. Not my typical breakfast but but I wasn't disappointed, it was great. My wife opted for an omelet and she was very pleased with her choice too! We would definitely recommend dining here you can't go wrong.

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Toledo, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Discovered Rosine's through Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and we ended up stopping here for breakfast instead of dinner. We were one of only a handful of diners here, so service was great and our meals were delivered promptly. The chili egg puff was outstanding and very unique, and so too was the veggie benedict. Overall, it was our favorite breakfast... More

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