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Cafe Fina

) #12 of 211 Restaurants in Monterey ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (35 reviews)
“orzo” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (38 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 days ago via mobile

Had a great experience. Have eaten here in the past and the Staff and food exceeded expectations. Great view. Very Kid friendly.

Thank jimmyc1243
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

We are very happy you had a great dining experience with us. We also want to thank you for taking the time to write us a great review. Come back and visit us again real soon!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Roxanne our server was top notch. Had blue point oysters on the half shell, fried oysters with baby mixed greens, and a superb calamari steak with pasta and veggies. All perfect, along with nice wine and beer selections. Lovely ambiance, more modern than the other...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write Cafe Fina a review. We appreciate your kind words. Please come back and dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sat on the patio and watched life on the wharf as I ate my meals. I had early dinners both nights. The food is excellent. The first night I had pizza and crab cakes, the second night was scampi and mussels. The mussels in...More

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

We're very happy you enjoyed our food. We also want to thank you for taking the time to write us an awesome review. We hope you come back and visit us for another great dining experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unsure where to eat one evening and tempted in by the guy out front who was offering clam chowder tasters. It was a cool evening so was very welcome. We were promptly seated and food and service was excellent . Our waitress told us later...More

Thank dandj79
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

We appreciate this awesome review. We like to think of our customers as family, always making sure they are taken care of in any way possible. Hopefully, you will come back and join us again for another great dining experience​.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant after it was recommended to us by our whale watching tour guide, and what a good recommendation it was!! Service was absolutely brilliant, really friendly staff. The food was delicious and well priced, we sat eating fish and...More

Thank HanLu51
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review! We look forward to giving you another memorable dining experience in the near future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner after going on our whale watch & were seated overlooking the water. Our waiter was very friendly, courteous & knowledgable. The location is great & I really like that they advocate responsible resourcing. We ordered the market fresh lobster &...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and always take our customer's reviews into consideration. Thank you for supporting our goal to be local, fresh and sustainable. We are proud to be a part of the Seafood...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having just come off of a 4 hour long whale watching trip we were delighted to find this gem which is "linked" to the tour company we had used so we also benefitted from a special offer for having gone whale watching with their partner....More

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

Thank you for the kind review! We love taking care of our whale watching guests. We hope you come back and see us the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a freshly cooked lunch. Service was excellent. And the view was special, watched the sea lions swimming while we enjoyed our food.

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

Sounds like you had the ideal Monterey Bay dining experience with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We hope you will come back and eat with us again soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tired and true! The reason this is still going strong...great location, awesome food. Thank you! Will be returning. Lucky enough to have a view of the water at sunset!

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

Thanks for the great review! We are proud to be a "landmark" on the Wharf. We were actually awarded runner up for "Best Local Secret," in 2016. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I ate dinner here during a short trip to Monterey. The food was excellent and so was the service. Everyone liked what they ordered - clam chowder bowl, pepperoni pizza, Italian sausage and pasta and lobster and shrimp ravioli. I highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thanks for such a kind review! It sounds like you and your guests enjoyed the wide variety our menu has to offer. Please come back and eat with us again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 26
Meals
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, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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.