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Cafe Fina

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47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432 (Del Monte Avenue)
+1 831-372-5200
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

what a wonderful place this is! Such great service and the food is truly made with love. the owner Dominic was so welcoming and the service was excellent. Being in the hotel business, customer service is extremely important. I felt like I was in a charming cafe in Italy. Thank you cafe fina, dominic and Jorge for making my first... More 

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Thank Henna M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable menu from which we all found something to eat including vegetarian dishes. Environment is nice but view seating seemed limited as the restaurant is long and narrow from what we could see with bench seating all the way down one side (where we were). Staff were friendly and service was prompt. Chowder, prawn special, two pizzas and ravioli was... More 

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Thank JubeSouthWales
Loma Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fisherman's wharf tends to be an overpriced tourist trap. With overpriced, so so quality restaurants. An exception is Cafe Fina, a favorite restaurant of the locals. The seafood is fresh, the pasta is excellent; and the staff is helpful. Tip: the restaurant is long and narrow, if you want a window table, there are only a few, go early for... More 

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Thank James K
Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great find whilst visiting Monterey for the day whale watching. On the pier/wharf half way down on the left hand side. Felt a traditional Italian restaurant. Nice attentive staff, wood fired pizza and fish and chips - would recommend

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Thank phileasfoggtmc
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4, great views if you get window seat. Everyone loved food. Big portions! If there are 4 of you, one portion of garlic bread is enough. Fresh sea bass was gorgeous & fresh from bay this afternoon. About to dig into dessert!

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Thank Roxychick46
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Hey Rockychick46- Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Cafe Fina. Please come back and eat with us again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Monterey with our friends who were visiting from new jersey.We were hungary after whale watching trip in morning. I was glad we chose cafe Fina.Place is large and our server took us upstairs which had large glass windows with great view.Food came qucikly and was delicious.We ordered chciken alfredo pasta and fish and chicken tenders for kids. Portion... More 

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Thank TandonSap
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Hi TandonSap. Thank you for taking the time to write Cafe Fina a review. We really appreciate hearing our customer's feedback. We are happy to hear you all enjoyed your meals and the beautiful bay views. Please come back and see us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fishermans Wharf is full of restaurants - some a bit touristy so we wanted to find a decent one. Did a bit of research and Cafe Fina read well & have to say we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent and the service from our waiter (Jorge') was great. Thouroughly recommendedd

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Thank Muldoons_picnic
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Hi Muldoons_picnic- Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate our customer's feedback and honesty! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meals and service at Cafe Fina. We work hard to provide the freshest and most favorable food we can. Please come back and see us again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were looking around for a place to have dinner in Fishermans Wharf. The restaurants menus there were very similar and we were told to not have dinner on the wharf as 'The restaurants there are 'tourists traps'. They gave us a romantic table by the window with a lovely view. My boyfriend ordered chicken parmesan with... More 

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Thank SweeneyTheCat
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Hi SweeneyTheCat- Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your honesty and feedback. We know that Fisherman's Wharf had a touristy reputation so we are happy to hear your dining experience did not reflect that. We work hard to make sure our food tastes as fresh and flavorful as possible. Please come back and... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had part of our honeymoon in Monterey. There is some good food here, this was a very good meal. We had to share the oysters which were good, the Gilroy garlic was also tasty. The abalone was delicious and the lobster paella was really good. It wasn't really done in traditional paella style but we were not in Valencia,... More 

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Thank Alastair B
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Hi Alastair B- Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. First- Congratulations on you marriage! We are honored that you chose to dine at Cafe Fina during your honeymoon. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and service! Please come back and see us again soon. More 

San Francisco, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located on old Fisherman's wharf. The service was excellent, and a table with a view just adds to the ambience. The calamari appetizer is a good start. My husband had the seafood cioppino with linguine pasta. The fish was very fresh and he is still raving about how good it was. I had Prawn scampi with mushrooms... More 

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Thank CaAngie
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

CaAngie- Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We truly appreciate hearing from our customers. And thank you for noticing how much pride and hard work our owner Dominic puts into his establishment. Food, service and atmosphere are what he prides his restaurant on, and we're so glad it shows! Please come back and see us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $26
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5200
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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