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Massaro & Santos On The Pier

32 Cannery Row Suite H1, Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-6700
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Ranked #34 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $34
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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Merced, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Happened upon this restaurant by mistake. People coming out said it was very good. Second floor with windows all about. Twilight and you could see the lights on the coast and fishing boats with lights on. Shrimp Louie & Blackened Snapper. Service was fast. Waitress was very personable and the rest of the help kept our water glasses filled. The... More

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Sunland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd time visiting this restaurant. We loved it both times. I'm not a seafood lover, so there are limited options for me, but what I had was delicious. I had the artichoke appetizer and a decent steak. My husband had the crab cakes and the fish special that day, which was wild salmon that had only been... More

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Oak Park, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We used TripAdvisor while driving from Pinnacles National Park up along the coast to Monterey. We both wanted something along the water preferably outside. Great location right along Cannery Row. We had seafood in mind and ordered the clam chowder, a pasta dish with all fresh ingredients including shrimp, tomatoes, black olives and also crab ravioli in a red sauce.... More

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Searching for a decently-priced family meal for our last night here and came across this on trip advisor. Was prepared for something mediocre based on price point and tripadvisor reviews and was very pleasantly surprised! Warmly greeted by a cheerful host, and attended to by a chatty and highly amicable server. Multiple other waitstaff filled water glasses and offered more... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Massaro & Santos has a great location overlooking a wharf, and the food matches the view - excellent. We had a variety of dinner selections combining pasta and seafood, including one with squid ink pasta and calamari. All were top notch. The service was very friendly, including special attention to the 2-year-old with us. This was certainly a highlight of... More

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Lodi, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love this restaurant! The fish is fresh, the wine is great, and the desert is to die for. Great view too.

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Valais
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had lunch here last week and enjoyed the view of all the activity in the harbour -seals and all. The service was good, the waitress an enjoyable character, and the food was excellent. We had coffee and a delicious creme brule in the bar while watching the 2nd half of the European Cup final.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

They handled our party of 9 with great enthusiasm and excellent service. Food was very good, chef's squid appetizer topped all. Seating in bar gives a nice ocean view.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The New England clam chowder was excellent. Great ambiance and wonderful waitstaff. Everyone was friendly and very efficient. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Nice building. Very nice views of the ocean. Staff are friendly and efficient. Food was average in my opinion. I had the salmon ravioli and it was ok but not great. Maybe I chose badly and it is just a dish that doesn't work. Not a bad place to eat if you happen upon it but it is probably not... More

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