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Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria

Seafood, Soups, Italian, Contemporary
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57 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
(831) 373-1851
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived here as part of a group 18 whale watchers and guides after a 4 hour trip at sea. We had a set menu to choose from but the majority of us had either Sandwich and fries or Clam Chowder. The Clam Chowder was served in a large Sourdough Bread Bowl and was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately we were crammed... More 

Thank Toni551
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived and was a confusion with cocktail, waiter (Alex) sorted it immediately and took it off the bill (instant nice touch and good service). Biggest and the most fresh portion of good quality calamari I have ever tasted. My partner enjoyed the food too, strongly recommend. They don't tout people in from outside like other surrounding restaurant, simply because they... More 

Thank Mark_Archway
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place isn't a cheap eat but it's average price for entrees. We did not get sick from the calamari, burger or chicken dish. One of the tourist shops on the wharf has a card for a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree. The restaurant can choose which appetizer you receive, we got calamari! The plates are very... More 

Thank Audrey G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't very hungry at dinner time, so I sat at the bar and had a bowl of clams. They were good as was the house red wine. The manager/bartender was very friendly.

Thank SteveNScottsdale
San Francisco, California
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been here many times over the years, and we have never had a bad meal or bad experience here, which I cannot say for any other restaurant, past or present, at the wharf. Their shellfish has so far always been cooked to perfection, never chewy, and their fish has always been fresh and flavorful. We... More 

Thank PalapaBound
Burlington, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst calamari I have ever tasted. Under cooked and greasy. Pizza not good either...also under cooked. We also found a mysterious piece of red plastic under the cheese on one piece after we were almost done. Husband got violently ill around three am, alternating between throwing up and major diarrhea. Thanks abalonetti for ruining our last day in Monterey.

Thank C2CTravelers
Kingsburg, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spoiled myself for my birthday at this place. Spent most of a perfect June afternoon sitting outside in the glassed in deck area overlooking the beach/bay with my favorite companion, enjoying some divine grub! mmm Mmmm Mmmm!!. Attentive waitstaff who were never hanging over us or clingy, but right there whenever I wanted something. Offered good suggestions when I was... More 

Thank Mokegrl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We last visited Abalonetti's in 2014 and enjoyed it. At that time, the food was fresh and the service was excellent. This year, we went back and were very disappointed. The antipasto plate tasted as though it came out of a jar. We both ordered salmon for the entree -- one was the broiled salmon on the menu and the... More 

Thank Pumpke
Leeds, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Good food drink and service. We enjoyed our last evening in Monterey here and would recommend. The clam chowder was great.

Thank Russ066099
Lausanne, Switzerland
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89 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

While the staff were very attentive to us and service was fast and efficient the food was very low quality . The pizza was so tough and chewy it was barely edible and my linguini pasta with clams was basically a plate of clams with the pasta swimming in the clam broth making it overcooked, tasteless and hard to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $35
Seafood, Soups, Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 373-1851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?