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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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Northop Hall, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great meal in a relaxed setting. Cafe Fina doesn't look too much from the outside , the front of house was a nice lady that didn't press us into entering which was nice. The menu attracted us because of the use of sustainable fish and of course its varied and attractive nature. The service was good with our waiter... More 

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Thank Gary R
Tracy, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Service and out of our 3 dinner stops, the least expensive. Daughter loved the fact that they had pizza. Very friendly server/waiter. Seemed to love what they do.

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Thank Mellomom2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Doesn't look much from the outside, but a lively little restaurant right in the middle of Fisherman's Wharf. So good, we went there both of out 2 nights in Monterey. Seafood, pasta and pizza all very good quality. If you are hungry the Chicken Parmesan will fill anyone up.

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Thank Mark G
Monterey, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

pleasantly surprised. calamari excellent. little bitty wine glasses a negative. Service excellent, .

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Thank cmregets
Carmel, California
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we took a shot and had lunch here. My wife had the cioppino which was full of of seafood,delicious. I had the seafood tacos, great!! The owner Dominic came out to schmooze with us,always welcome We will return

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Thank sammark60
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meals. Happy you also got to meet Dominic. He truly enjoys meeting all his guests. Come back soon. More 

Uppsala, Sweden
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the sword fish and it was really good! As a tip, even though many people recommend a seat in the inside with views to the sea, I recommend a seat close to the main entrance where you can get direct sun light.

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Thank KikoFernandezReyes
London, UK
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of choice on Fishermans Wharf but Cafe Fina is a smaller more intimate place to eat. We sat upstairs which has 6 or 7 tables and a pretty good view. Service was good and not at all hurried. The clam chowder was as good as you will get in this area and the menu had good... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a helpful review. We appreciate our customer's feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your Cafe Fina experience. Please come back and see us again! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat a bay view table for 2. The place oozed character with white table clothes and an old world traditional Italian seafood ambience. The food was amazing. We enjoyed an inventive Caprese salad with anchovies.. delicious... and followed it with Cioppino... simply fantastic.. The Tiramisu was memorable..

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

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Cafe Fina's motto is great food, service and atmosphere. Please come back and eat with us again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the suggestion of our hotel staff, my husband and I stopped in here for dinner on our first night in Monterey. It was wonderful. We had a window seat that allowed us to look out over the water. I had the shrimp and crab ravioli and my husband had the homemade Sicilian style sausage and pasta. They make their... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate all our customer's feedback. Please let us know which hotel sent you so we can thank them personally. Hope you come back and see us again soon. More 

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were down at the pier in Monterey and looking for a nice place for dinner. There are lots af seafood restaurants on the pier each offering tasters outside. We chose Cafe Fina and directed to a table upstairs with a window view of the harbour area. I chose the Ciopinno on the advice of another diner and was not... More 

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

Thank you for the great review and such high praise. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals and experience at Cafe Fina. Please come back and see us again soon. 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
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, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?