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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Great Gem Of Monterey

I love this place. Tucked away. It is my go to date spot as most people haven't been here. Their food is always great and they always have a new fresh special every night. I usually get a steak just because they cook the thing so darn well. The view is awesome and the service is fantastic. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Robert R
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Monterey Peninsula, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Monterey Peninsula, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Tucked away. It is my go to date spot as most people haven't been here. Their food is always great and they always have a new fresh special every night. I usually get a steak just because they cook the thing so darn well. The view is awesome and the service is fantastic. A friendly, fun... More 

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San Jose, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I would not recommend this place for dinner. Our clam chowder was very good but the rest of the meal was not. My husband had the ribeye steak which was fair. I had the pork chops and they were tasteless and dry. After we finished our meal and were about to leave we saw a live cockroach on the windowsill... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant for an extended family dinner the day after Christmas. We were seated in a table with a view of the pier, which was nice. I had the Dungeness Crab over Angel Hair, and it was good. My husband had the Bouillabaisse and the broth tasted thin, not fishy enough. The clam chowder was good but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Located on the coast guard pier in Monterey, the restaurant is a little bit hidden but worth the effort to go out of your way. We have been here many times. Tonight I had the calamari steak egg plant parmesan. It was very good. The service was excellent as always and the view was spectacular. Unfortunately my wife ordered the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We sought out this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. It is not on the regular Cannery Row but it's closer to the Coast Guard station. We went for dinner and were seated right away. Nothing fancy here, but a great menu of very good options. I was hoping for sand dabs but they didn't have them that night. We... More 

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SAN JOSE
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This restaurant does nothing wrong. Impeccable service, perfectly prepared food, and scenic bay views are beyond reproach for the area, however, I left the restaurant with an "eh" feeling. Perhaps, it was due to my unsophisticated longing for larger portions, which, typically do not accompany fine food. Gone was the beautiful bay view soon after our dusk arrival. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've visited Monterey at least 50 times and never been to this restaurant. What a gem! Sat on the patio overlooking the harbor and enjoyed the delicious local sand dabs! The bonus was they welcomed my dog on the patio. Some of the best clam chowder I've ever had...and I'm usually big on chowder. Walk off your lunch by visiting... More 

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Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We ate here last night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I always enjoy finding places a little off the beaten path and this place surely qualifies . Although the address says Cannery Row, its actually past the tourist area near the Coast Guard station.Set away from the main road it overlooks the wharf. I ordered the Dungeness crab cappeletti and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is my favorite to go out to dinner. My first time writing a good review on a restraunt. The staff are all extremely nice and their seafood pasta is my favorite in all of Monterey! I have lived here for 16 years and go here extremely often. Never fails to dissapoint!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went there for dinner before a school dance, it was FANTASTIC, the service made sure our huge group of over 20 people had great food in a surprisingly fast amount of time, they did a great job and I would DEFINITELY go back

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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