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Cafe Fina

47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“clam chowder” (46 reviews)
“orzo” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time we been here. The first time as in 2011 as a walk in and was extremely pleased with our dinning experience. Everything was exceptional in 2011. Our three children under 11 loved the place too. The memory was so great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ann J
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ann, what a sweet review, thank you so much! We love families at Cafe Fina. It means a lot that you took the time to review us, and that you returned for you holiday meal to boot! We look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining experience was one of the most pleasant we have had. This atmosphere in this old Monterey charmer was warm and welcoming. The food was good, the service was extraordinary, and the setting was perfect on a chilly night. It's a small restaurant, so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kerry D
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kerry, it sounds like you had a great evening with us! Its nice to have someone recognize all the little and not so little details that it takes to create an ideal dining experience. Our food is amazing but the staff and all the other...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent and they gave just enough food per plate. Prices are reasonable and the food was very yummy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rita C
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in Rita! We're Italian...we want you to have enough to eat! In all seriousness, your review means so much to us, thanks again and come back soon.

Reviewed October 26, 2018

My wife was sampling chowders and other samples on Fisherman's Wharf and one of the sample people tipped us off about the biggest ham in Monterey but also not to order one each. We found it in the brilliant Café Fina. The ham was everything...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Reuben M
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Many thanks Rueben for coming in and also for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! Our ham is indeed spectacular! We are so glad you were able to stop by and try it. Please come back and try some of our fresh...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Captain Scott from the Whale Watching team recommended this spot after our trip to sea , we were not disappointed. We ate about 1730 , the restaurant was busy , however we were shown to a great table looking towards the Coast Guard Pier where...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yandinazetland
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for making our restaurant part of your whale watching experience. It sounds like you had a great day! Our views of the pier are terrific and they pair perfectly with our food and local wines. Pizza is a specialty for us,...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Having a stroll along the Pier and feeling hungry we stopped for Lunch. Good Choice! Since we were slightly on the early side, we were given a great table alongside the window overlooking the bay. Food was delicious; well cooked and presented, very quick service,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BobandJosie
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for the great review! Our fish comes from the best local, sustainable sources and where possible, its always fresh. We are glad you found us and please come back again!

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Food was great! Service amazing! Looks better inside, looked slightly less appealing from outside. Overall, great placevto done and paella was tasty!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank malikaupshur
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks so much for coming in and giving us a try! The paella is a house specialty that we are very proud of, we're glad you enjoyed it! Our servers have all been with us for many years, we think they're the best! Thanks again!

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The best fried calamari we’ve had in a long time. Cooked perfectly! Loved that the serving had plenty of tentacle pieces. Served with classic marinara and tartar sauces. Great fresh taste and generous portion.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DWahbee
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks so much for coming in! We have been making our calamari that way for 29 years, and I agree with you the tentacles are the best part. If you love calamari, the next time you come in have the paella. Our recipe is full...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant and were really happy with the quality of the fish. It is all sustainably fished and tastes fantastic. The service was also great, we asked to move to a sea view and they were happy to accommodate us.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 504rubyp
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks so much Ruby! We pride ourselves on our families fishing heritage and our ability to source the best local and sustainable fish possible. We are so happy that you recognize the importance of our Seafood Watch Program. The ocean's future is ours to manage,...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Monterey Wharf is a tourist destination, which means many overpriced, mediocre restaurants. At lunch, you’ll find many restaurants offering clam chowder samples as inducements to dine. Cafe Fina offers no such inducement. It’s clam chowder is less gloppy & more spiced (likely with the traditional...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mtdrpm
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a thoughtful review! The wharf is a very unique place and we strive to provide the best guest experience possible. If you had let us know at the time, we could have offered to top...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
    (Del Monte Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5200
  • E-mail
Description
Receiving rave reviews from both locals and its famous guests, Cafe Fina specializes in Italian seafood and features fresh local seafood, seasonal organic vegetables from the owner's ranch, fresh homemade pasta and a classic wood burning oven—the first in Monterey. Located on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, the restaurant boasts many fresh seafood items from which to choose. Steak, pizza, and many other non-seafood items are also available. In addition to its standard menu, Cafe Fina provides vegetarian, children’s and banquet menus. The restaurant is pet friendly and offers a doggie menu as well. With gorgeous views of the Monterey Bay from almost anywhere in the restaurant, and the friendliest service in town, Cafe Fina is one of the better choices for a meal while visiting Fisherman’s Wharf.
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