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Cafe Fina

) #12 of 219 Restaurants in Monterey €€ - €€€ Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“orzo” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I found this restaurant when looking through TripAdvisor for restaurant recommendations on the wharf. Although I cannot compare it to any of the other restaurants since we only went to Cafe Fina, it was an overall solid experience, and you can't go...More

Thank Sidney1013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the dinner so much we came back for lunch the next day. GREAT Bloody Mary and recommended Rose wine. Seafood Paella was loaded with seafood, fresh tomatoes, peas and great seasoning. The owner provided his own grown figs for a fig, goat cheese...More

Thank Waterwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by Chris's Whale Watching tour staff. We only had a light lunch but everything was spot on. We had a window seat overlooking the quieter side of the water. Service was good, efficient and friendly. Food likewise was tasty and looked good as well...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Monterey for one night and this restaurant was recommended by our hotel receptionist. We were seated quickly, and the restaurant was already busy, which we took to be a good sign. We both had appetizers and main courses and we did...More

Thank Sandylou82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at our motel in Monterey (Lone Oak Lodge) we asked the owner, Kurt, for some restaurant recommendations. He gave us several different ones and said Cafe Fina was his favorite. Since we were planning on going to Fisherman's Wharf we decided to...More

Thank Rita R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this nice quaint place. Spectacular view. Great food. Fabulous service. Our waitress even understood our southern speak. 👍

Thank dave m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Fina. There are all sorts of restaurants packed onto Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, and this one is distinguished by a nice dining room and good Italian food. We were eating late, and so had their pizzas, both of which were...More

Thank Eloise B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really must try the clam chowder in the sour dough bread bowl! Good service from friendly staff at a waterside location.

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the wharf side restaurant after our whale watching trip. If you whale watch with Monterey Bay Whale Watch Centre and tell them captain Scott recommend them you get a free appetiser between you, we had the garlic bread.This is a lovely waterfront restaurant with...More

1  Thank andyk773
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed .. was recommended by the hotel we stayed at. The ingredients were good, BUT the taste was totally bland. We had the Paella and it was relatively flavourless .. terribly disappointing. The staff were attentive, the place was clean and the view was...More

Thank Graeme M M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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