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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 - 21:30
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Campbell, CA
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here while staying at the Portola Hotel in Monterey. The service was good as was the food. We had a table in back with a view of the water toward Cannery Row. All-in-All a good experience. My wife ordered a glass of white wine and I had a martini, both fairly priced for a tourist... More 

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San Diego
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were just there and got off the whale watching cruise and decided to eat here on Fisherman;s Wharf. We asked for a free appetizer and they agreed. I had the linguine with clams and thought I was back in Italy it was so good. I had never even thought about lobster mac and cheese and my nice wanted it.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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501 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the shrimp and crab raviolis which were quite good. I was cold and wanted a latte, but that seemed a bit much to achieve. Service was fast and the food was decent.

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Thank webtravelreview
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good (really great); the Customer Service is Great; and it is always Consistent to receive both at the stated high levels! Dominic Mercurio is an exceptional owner of this restaurant; Roxanne is a Super Hostess/Server/Jack-of-All positions in Cafe Fina; and Javier is one of the best servers we've ever had! If you go to Fisherman's Wharf in... More 

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Thank Matthew K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Javier was looking after us for dinner. Very attentive service. The food was fantastic, will definitely go back and recommend this to friends.

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

This makes us smile! Thank you for the kind words and please do come back and see us again soon. Bring your friends :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my family and a few friends here for an early Sunday lunch. The menu is quite impressive, with a combination of Italian and fresh local seafood offerings. As an appetizer we ordered the calamari fritti, crab cakes, and mac and cheese with lobster. The former two dished were fine, but the lobster mac n cheese was outstanding. Our... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and helpful review for other diners. We really appreciate the feedback from our customers. I am glad to hear you and your guests enjoyed themselves and their meals. I always make sure to pass along any food comments to the kitchen and staff to make sure we are doing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from Monterey. The service was great and the food was outstanding. We have the Paella and the Crab raviolis in pesto, absolutely great. Went there on a recommendations, totally happen definitely will return.

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

We love when you leave happy! Thank you so much for giving Cafe Fina a chance. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your food. And thank whomever for giving you the recommendation :) Please come and see us again soon! More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel we stayed at recommended Café Fina and I am so glad they did! It was fabulous! I called and made a reservation, but when we arrived, our table was still not ready. When we checked back again and it wasn't ready, they put us upstairs all by ourselves by the window with a view of the bay. Top... More 

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

This review makes me smile. We are so glad you hear you had a memorable and delicious dining experience at Cafe Fina. The upstairs dining is a unique experience and we are so glad you and your family enjoyed it. Please come back and see us again soon. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant uses only sustained fish stock for its meals. The food was really good and the service first class.

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

Thank you for noticing and sharing that we are all about SUSTAINABLE, LOCAL food. It is important to us, especially as farmers ourselves. Thanks for coming in, please come back soon. More 

Seattle, Washington
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Six of us ate there, we could not decide where to eat on the wharf because there are so many restaurants and we had a big group, The hostess came out to meet us and asked if we wanted to sit by the water and promptly took us upstairs where we were the only people. We think that they were... More 

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

Happy to hear that with all your options on the Wharf, you chose Cafe Fina. The upstairs dining is such a great experience and semi private. We love to treat our guests upstairs when we can. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and service. Please come back and see us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?