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Paluca Trattoria

6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
+1 831-373-5559
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick lunch of Meatballs and chicken pesto panini, accompanied by 1/2 bottle of old vine Zinfandel. Food drink and service were excellent. Location excellent to chill out in, enjoy authentic Italian food and enjoy the harbour.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Big Little Lies’s filmcrew shot the stars drinking coffee on this pier. Also from this pier, we saw many jellyfish in the bay. Back to the restaurant now, I had the short rib ravioli and my husband had the meatball sandwich. A bit expensive, but...More

Thank Travelingpat2013
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Italian Food. This used to be a bookstore and you can still see some of that charm. Also, it is dog friendly which is a huge plus. If you are along the wharf in Monterey, definitely visit.

Thank H4905BOalexg
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

It's right by the water at the Fisherman's Wharf but away from the main street craziness. We actually enjoyed the peace and quiet away from the crowd. The patio is dog friendly and I love this boutique restaurant with a nice simple yet artistic decor....More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We stopped for a light & quick lunch and were not disappointed. The clam chowder was piping hot on a cool day and is "hefty" with lots of tender clams. The bruschetta w/shrimp appetizer is superb and is sufficient for a meal for most. I...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Very nicely situated, and the food is decent. Of course, when your second home is in Italy, it is difficult to be impressed by Italian-inspired meals in the US. My husband had a decent fish + salad which was definitely a 4. However, my linguini...More

Thank 997hilde
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This Italian restaurant is the first thing you see when visiting Fisherman’s Wharf and is a cut above everything else there. Sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed a long lunch whilst watching the Harbour Seals basking a few yards away. Excellent friendly service and...More

Thank 777charnic
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Perhaps missable amid the brashness of some of the other places on the pier but in my humble opinion the best. Go down the boardwalk on the right just as you enter the pier and head towards the wooden fisherman sculpture. Great ambiance, efficient friendly...More

Thank PeterC777
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely lunch with a few glasses of wine here. Even though it's on Fishermans Wharf it's away from the main walk through where you're constantly being asked to try various restaurants food. It's in a quiet location, lovely setting, good food and...More

Thank WestMidlandsSolihull
Reviewed September 21, 2017

It was nice to find a place for a quiet dinner, without someone trying to "sell" you on patronizing their restaurant. We were seated on the outdoor patio, with a great view of the harbor. The setting is very recognizable from many scenes on the...More

Thank maryf55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-5559
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This is a place to come for the view and stay for the mouth-watering food, boutique wines, craft beer & casual atmosphere. A place where you’ll find an Italian-inspired menu alongside our famous fish & chips, chowder & fresh seafood. A perfect place for a relaxed private party, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or company dinner. A place featuring locally sourced produce, wines, bread and seafood. This is our little slice of heaven we want to share with you…
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