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47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-5200
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Ranked #56 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $14 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Del Monte Avenue
Description: I would like to personally welcome you to Cafe Fina. My family and I have been serving diners on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf since 1989. We specialize in Italian cuisine, make our pastas and raviolis in house, grow our own seasonal organic home-grown vegetables, and serve a variety of only the freshest seafood from the Monterey Bay. Our wood-burning oven prepares excellent pizza, and the quaint Italian decor and ocean views make dining at Cafe Fina a memorable experience. I hope to see you soon! - Dominic Mercurio, Owner More about us: Cafe Fina is a full-service fine dining restaurant, serving lunch and dinner. In addition to our award winning food, we also feature a wide variety of wines, including the best of our local wines, the finest wines that Napa valley has to offer, and a fine selection of Italian wines. Dominic's cooking has enabled Cafe Fina to be the sole caterer for John Madden's induction ceremony into the Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and has earned him visits from Rachel Ray and other TV stars.
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Worthing, Uk
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were recommended to come here from one of the Whale Watching staff and were not disappointed. Service was very friendly, especially to our teenage kids, and the food was very good but perhaps a little expensive, but then you are in a tourist trap a bit.

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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Café Fina and providing us with a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that your teenage kids had a great time. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Dominic M. More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our large party had dinner here our first evening in Monterey. The staff did a great job with trying to keep up with our large party but the food wasn't at all up to par. I ordered the sole and it was covered in a cream sauce and pretty much inedible. My daughter ordered a kids cheese pizza and even... More 

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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback! We apologize that you did not fully enjoy your sole and cheese pizza. Our food is always made to order and we strive to provide quality food that you will enjoy. If you have any suggestions for us to improve, please let me know. Sincerely, Dominic M. More 

Benicia, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

"Fine dining" seems more appropriate than "café". Water views (not so much at night), good, fresh food and terrific service. The ambiance is very pleasant though we were between two noisy tables and a nearby annoying infant. Perhaps not the place for intimate, romantic dining, but I will definitely return during the next Monterey visit. Though not the restaurant's fault,... More 

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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Café Fina and providing us with great feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. Our produce is freshly grown on our farms to provide you with a farm-to-table experience. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Dominic M. More 

Ry, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We looked up the restaurant on Google as it had some good reviews, but from the name "cafe" did not make us think that this was anything special, Arriving at the Fishermans Warf in Monterey the first thought was: Tourist Trap! That changed entirely when entering the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and professional. They helped us through the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at Café Fina. Excellent food, terrific service, and a very nice atmosphere. Would definitely go back there again.

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Elk Grove, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Spent a short day on the water with Randys' and after having my crab cooked and cleaned at Liberty Fish market, where I enjoyed a beer and a tasty crab, I decided to come back and have my catch (half of it) cooked up here. They did a wonderful job of cooking the rock cod in multiple versions, blackened,Deep fried,... More 

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Napa, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We did not have the opportunity to eat here. We ate next door. However they were very sweet and brought a dog bone over for our dog. Classy.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good food. Good wine. Good view. Visiting in off season the place had several tables of locals the staff knew well. They didn't know me and service was much less....welcoming than the tables that did know the staff. It's a touristy area and I'm a tourist. Next time I'll take my dollars to a place that wants them.

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denver, co
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A nice place for a nice evening out. Located on the Wharf in Monterey, close to the city center. This small restaurant has a lot of charm. Our server was friendly, funny and quite fabulous!! Very attentive, and truly great service. Our food was fresh, and served just right. We had the Fish & Chips, and the Meatball pizza. WOW....... More 

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Carmel, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You can spend more around the Monterey Bay, but you can't get a better meal than at Cafe Fina. The seafood is deliciously prepared in a variety of ways to satisfy every taste. The pasta i memorable. The vegetables, from owner Dominic Mercurio's own farm, are some of the freshest and most delicious you will ever taste. The servers are... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Fina

Address: 47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-372-5200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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