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Cafe Fina

47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“clam chowder” (44 reviews)
“orzo” (8 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We both had the seafood cioppino; it was outstanding! Excellent restaurant, with good food and great service. Our server, Robert was very helpful, interesting to talk to and provided good service. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank craigden19
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Our overall experience here was very pleasant. Coming in for a late lunch, I'd asked for outside seating, but on discovering this area faced the wharf walkway, I changed my mind, and we were beautifully accommodated with a window table for two looking out on...More

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice place with good seafood and nice friendly service. Make sure to have a reservation on busy nights!

Thank Peter R
Reviewed February 19, 2018

I come here frequently. Staff is friendly, food is consistently delicious. It's not that often it's warm enough to enjoy outside seating in the evening but over President's weekend it was great! Very crowded but we still got a small seat outside and had a...More

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I've been going to Cafe Fina for 20-plus years now, and always enjoy its seafood and wharfside ambience. The service is always polite and professional, but more important, the food is very good. I especially like the sand dabs, prepared better than anywhere else on...More

Thank Robert N
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Happy New Year Robert! Thank you so much for visiting Café Fina once again and for your kind review. The support we've received from long time guests like yourself means the world to us! Please do come back soon for more of your favorite fresh...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017

After an amazing morning on the water watching blue and humpback whales around Monterey, we were recommended by the boat guide to try Cafe Fina, so we thought, they're local so it must be good. It definitely was not. The salad was tired/very dead. The...More

Thank luciferm23
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thank you for visiting Café Fina while you were in Monterey and for taking the time to write your review. We apologize for your unfortunate experience and have already addressed concerns with the kitchen, cleaning and serving staff. It is always our policy to have...More

Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We both had fish tacos. Excellent fresh fish but salad was tired an tacos a bit undercooked. Very helpful friendly staff and great seaview.More

Thank aberdeenjohn
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate you providing us with details about your experience and apologize that the tacos were a bit undercooked. We have already addressed your concerns with the kitchen staff about the...More

Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Eight of us showed up after 800 pm without reservations. We were happily greeted quickly seated and waited on. We ordered a special red and the cork was wet through the top. Graciously replaced for us. Chowder and sand dabs were right on.More

CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Thank you for choosing to wine and dine at Café Fina and for the compliments about your menu selections....the Sand Dabs and Clam Chowder are two or our very most popular dishes, so we're glad your group had the chance to give them a try!...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

We went to Cafe Fina for our 25th anniversary while visiting Monterey. Service was a bit slow as if he was trying to be unobtrusive and let us take our time. The food was very good. The fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomato was awesome. My...More

Thank shamrock84
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Happy 25th Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to dine with Cafe Fina for such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing details about your experience with us and for the compliments about your menu selections. Please do visit Cafe Fina again soon, whether it be...More

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Edgar was an excellent server. The seafood is delicious. You can get fresh dungeness crab prepared 5 ways! Husband had crab and shrimp ravioli in a pesto cream sauce. It was delicious and was not too heavy and creamy. My sand dabs were yummy and...More

Thank PismoLulu
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Cafe Fina and for the kind review. We're so glad that you were impressed with our many delicious seafood selections! We're blessed to be right here on Monterey Wharf, serving our guests the freshest caught seafood on a daily...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $26
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
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: 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
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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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