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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (43 reviews)
“orzo” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (42 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a few nights in Monterey. On the 2nd night, we chose Cafe Fina after strolling on Fisherman's Wharf and sampling the clam chowder at a couple places. Cafe Fina's was best, and we liked the intimate, cozy look of the...More

Thank John H
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the raving review and for visiting Cafe Fina not just once, but twice while you were in town! We're flattered by all the compliments and will be sure to pass along the many praises to Roxanne and Javier too! We hold all...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice, quick and courteous staff. Simple but very good food which they try to keep local and sustainable. We can really recommand this place!More

Thank Sophie B
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Cafe Fina while you were in Monterey. Local and sustainable food resources are very important to us, so we're glad you agree with our philosophy. Thank you also for recommending us to friends and family. We very much appreciate the compliments...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

we shared a meal. did not want to do a heavy lunch. after a boat ride on the ocean. we enjoyed sitting at the tables outside, and watching all the people walk by. did not have seafood. all American hamburger and fries. very tasty. price...More

Thank doris3591
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us for lunch and for sharing your kind review. We agree that Monterey is a beautiful place and we are blessed to be here! We're also glad that you liked the burger and fries too as we prefer to cater...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Just in Monterey for one night so eating out can be a gamble - this turned out to be a sure bet though!! Excellent pizza (Dom’s Special) and aground good service at a reasonable price. There are lots of options on Fisherman’s Wharf, this one...More

Thank Colin C
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Cafe Fina and for the very kind review. We're blessed that you selected us to dine with for your only night in Monterey! Our pizzas are popular for the quality of ingredients we use and that excellent "brick-oven baked" crust....More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I ate here the first time for lunch on the recommendation of the crew of a whale watch boat I had been on. Lunch was very good and I went back the next day for dinner. Both times the service was pleasant and attentive. I...More

Thank SteveNScottsdale
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks so much for the kind review and for visiting Cafe Fina. We're flattered that we were able to serve you not just once, but "twice" while you were in town! We'll pass along the compliments to the staff and tell them to "keep up...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Slow service clam chowder bland stale bread hard butter over salted under cooked French fires over cooked veggies calamari was just ok spumoni was freezer burnt and when I told the waiter I was allergic to the strawberry in the spumoni he just looked at...More

Thank Monica M
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for visiting Cafe Fina and for sharing your review. We're very sorry to hear about your disappointment and it's unfortunate that your overall experience was so out of the ordinary compared to other guest reviews. We'll be sure to share your detailed comments...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

A trip up the coast and stopping in Monterey I cannot imagine not having dinner at Cafe Fina...great food...ambience ...great staff...a must stop on old fisherman's wharf....More

Thank Thomas T
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thanks for choosing Cafe Fina as your "go-to" dining location when traveling up our beautiful coastline. We hope you and your family will keep us on your list of destinations for years to come! We look forward to providing you with another amazing experience complete...More

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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