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Cafe Fina

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Thu, 6/4
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
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PINOT NOIR​
Hahn, “Santa Lucia Highlands”
Btl $66.00
1/2 Btl $66.00
Glass $66.00
CHARDONNAY​
Cafe Fina
Btl $25.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Darcie Kent (Livermore)
Btl $26.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Diorio, (Monterey) Cuvee Kavar
Btl $36.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $9.00
Sonoma-Cutrer, (Russian River)
Btl $44.00
1/2 Btl $22.50
Glass $n/a
S.L.H. (Hahn Vineyard, Monterey)
Btl $45.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Bernardus, (Monterey)
Btl $47.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
MerSoleil (monterey SLH)
Btl $60.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Boekenoogen (Santa Lucia Highlands)
Btl $65.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Paraiso (Monterey)
Btl $65.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Lucia (Pisoni Vineyard)
Btl $80.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
SAUVIGNON BLANC / FUME BLANC​
Hess (North Coast)
Btl $34.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $9.00
St. Supery, (Napa)
Btl $42.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Robert Mondavi, (Napa)
Btl $42.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
REISLING​
Bex (Germany)
Btl $24.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $6.50
Jekel, (Monterey)
Btl $25.50
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
WHITE ZINFANDEL​
Beringer (California)
Btl $22.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $6.50
SPARKLING WINES​
Prosecco, Canella (Italy)
Btl $8.50
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Prosecco, Martini and Rossi (Italy)
Btl $32.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Piper Sonoma, Brut, (Sonoma)
Btl $45.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $9.00
Schramsberg, Blanc de Noir, (Napa)
Btl $97.00
1/2 Btl $97.00
Glass $97.00
Veuve Clicquot (Yellow Label)
Btl $135.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Dom Perignon, (France)
Btl $270.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
OTHER WHITES​
Pinot Grigio, Café Fina
Btl $25.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $7.00
Moscato, Bianchi (Paso Robles)
Btl $31.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $8.00
Regaleali Bianco, (Sicilia)
Btl $32.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita, (Alto Adige)
Btl $55.50
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Greco di Tufo, Nobilis (Italy)
Btl $58.50
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
PINOT NOIR​
DeTierra (Monterey)
Btl $39.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $11.50
Saintsbury, (Carneros)
Btl $59.00
1/2 Btl $32.00
Glass $n/a
Diorio, (Monterey) Cuvee Mara
Btl $66.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
S.L.H. (Hahn Vineyard, Monterey)
Btl $66.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Boekenoogen (Santa Lucia Highlands)
Btl $75.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Cima Collina, (Monterey)
Btl $80.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Storrs, (Santa Cruz Mountains)
Btl $80.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
John Ross (monterey)
Btl $55.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Lucia (Pisoni Vineyard)
Btl $100.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Pisoni Estate (’09)
Btl $150.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
CABERNET SAUVIGNON​
Darcie Kent, (Livermore) Madden Ranch
Btl $30.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
St. Supery, (Napa Valley)
Btl $n/a
1/2 Btl $36.00
Glass $n/a
Irony (North Coast)
Btl $38.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $10.00
B.V. Rutherford, (Napa Valley)
Btl $75.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
The Calling (Rio Lago Vineyard)
Btl $79.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Z D (Napa Valley)
Btl $100.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Jordan (Sonoma)
Btl $120.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Silver Oak, (Alexander Valley)
Btl $140.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Caymus Special Selection (’94)
Btl $350.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
MERLOT​
Cafe Fina
Btl $25.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $7.00
Starmont (Carneros)
Btl $58.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Markham, (Napa)
Btl $50.00
1/2 Btl $n/a
Glass $n/a
Matanzas Creek, (Sonoma)
Btl $65.00
1/2 Btl $65.00
Glass $65.00
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews pasta clam chowder sand dabs garlic bread cioppino fresh fish steak sea bass fries fisherman's wharf whale watch sat upstairs service was excellent wonderful dinner our waiter window table great view
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Post Whale watch lunch. Friendly service and good food. Garlic bread was incredible. Fish and chips were good (fish just like a proper UK F&C 😋). Chowder was lovely. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you Roxanne.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

A cozy restaurant with great sea food and enthusiastic highly skilled servants. Just let them decide the wine to drink and enjoy. By the way after the Whale trip you will get a voucher for a starter - pick the squid

Date of visit: September 2019
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Thank you for your review about Cafe Fina with great seafood and highly skilled service. I look forward to serving you again. Dominic

Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner here. We are seated upstairs, with a view. The Halibut was flaky and flavorful. The Pistachio Pasta was fabulous! The service was warm and comfortable. The owner clearly loves what he does, and it shows.

Date of visit: February 2020
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

I do love what I do and appreciate you taking the time to post about your lovely experience with the food, Pistachio Pasta being fabulous and our service. I look forward to serving you again. Dominic

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Cafe Fina was a recommendation as we both love fish. My partner had the Paella which was full of mussels and crab but the rice was inedible as it was far too highly spiced. My special was the swordfish which was insipid with a bland,...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

I am glad to hear your service was fanatic. I am sorry to hear the paella and swordfish were not to your liking. I have not gotten any other comments like yours, those two dishes are favorites. However, I will look into your review with...More

Reviewed January 1, 2020

Stopped in here for a small lunch meal following a whale watch trip. Settled on Clam Chowder with a side of bread. The chowder certainly tasted "home made" and it was delicious. The restaurant is small, and was busy when we were there. Saw some...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review. I look forward to your return when you are in the area. Dominic

Reviewed December 30, 2019

I really enjoyed my post-whale watching lunch at this cute restaurant! The service was great, but the food was a little pricier than I thought it warranted. For example, my six year old ordered rotini pasta with butter and it was $11. Other than that,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you for your comments on great atmosphere and fresh seafood. Dominic

Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

This is the place to eat and enjoy! They cooked our catch from chris fishing tours and it was absolutely delicious! The service is exceptional. Stingy on the bread though. Greta food however.

Date of visit: August 2019
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to submit a five star review. Dominic

Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

We got off to a very slow start. Had to wait on menus for quite a while but once we got them and got our waitress we enjoyed our evening. The calamari were just Ok - somewhat tough. My ravioli lacked flavor but the other...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

We ordered steamed clams, a wedge and paella. We wanted to enjoy our food and asked our waiter, Christen, to bring our food in a certain order. He was an outstanding efficient waiter! All the food was excellent, the blue cheese is home made. The...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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CafeFina, Owner at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

I appreciate the review of excellent food and great service. Dominic

Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

The menu looked lovely. I chose the linguini with scallops and pernod. It was nicely cooked but very bland. It just lacked flavour. My friend ordered the cod and chips. The cod was very dry. He left most of the fish. We brought it to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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