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Massaro & Santos On The Pier

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32 Cannery Row Suite H1, Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-6700
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the second story at the end of the Coast Guard Pier in...
Located on the second story at the end of the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey. Off the beaten path between Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. 270 degree ocean views.
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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We were unable to get into another restaurant in Monterey during our stay because they fail to answer their phone to make reservations for a party of 11...their loss but our gain. I checked on Tripadvisor for another waterfront restaurant and one suggestion that came up was Massaro and Santos on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
CaliforniaCarol64
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Martinez, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Martinez, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were unable to get into another restaurant in Monterey during our stay because they fail to answer their phone to make reservations for a party of 11...their loss but our gain. I checked on Tripadvisor for another waterfront restaurant and one suggestion that came up was Massaro and Santos on the Pier. What a GREAT suggestion!!! The restaurant is... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The host set the whole evening! He was wonderful! 5 of us for dinner, all age ranges. Seated promptly, awesome dinner specials. Everything was fresh and delicious! My6 year old said moms spaghetti was better, but that was the only complaint about the food. It did take a long time for food to arrive, but the view made up for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is by far one of the greatest restaurants I have even been too. The staff is friendly and attentive. The calamari perfect. Any every entree wonderful (prawn pasta was my favorite). And to end the meal there was dessert and a show, bananas foster!!!!! To top it all off the view is breath taking. I can not wait to... More 

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Sonoma, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice location, lovely harbor view, reasonable ambience and very efficient staff could not make up for a restaurant cheeping out on ingredients. The cooking may have been acceptable but the quality of the ingredients was not. Shrimp meat not prawns in pasta, masses of greens but little else in the salad, lots of bread, cheep quantity not small quality. Nothing... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow! Both the specialty dishes we had were excellent. My wife's included crab ravioli. Yum. My choke Miguel had a delightful wine sauce. The place is out on Coast Guard pier so is a little hard to find. The views of the yacht harbor and Monterey bay are great. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really excellent food on our second visit. Great wine list, excellent seafood dishes, service is prompt and friendly, and don't miss bananas foster for dessert! Nice view overlooking marina and barking sea lions.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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196 reviews 196 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had dinner at 8:15PM on a Monday evening and there were still several diners in the restaurant. We were promptly seated and our server, Coco, was very friendly and knowledgeable and guided us in ordering. We shared the fried Calamari app, and as she said it was really good. I had the pasta with Scallops and Shrimp. As advertized it... More 

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thailand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was my first time at M & S and was surprised to find it nearly full on a Thursday night! There were only 2 small tables vacant when our party of 7 arrived (therefore reservation is highly recommended!) We ordered a variety of dishes, ranging from the local sand dabs (moist, flaky and delicious) to bouillabaisse, from salmon to... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice ambience, views of the water, lots of seals on the dock. Service was friendly, welcoming. Cioppino was delicious, had shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, clams and very flavorful broth. $25 The blackened snapper over mixed greens tasted very bland. I did not like the vinaigrette dressing on the salad. $17.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've been here three times, lunch and dinner and have always been satisfied with the food and service. Not as main line as other places on the Wharf or Cannery Row, this place has it's own unique charm. The food service has always been very good and I love the view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Cannery Row Suite H1, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-649-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Located on the second story at the end of the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey. Off the beaten path between Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. 270 degree ocean views.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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