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Cafe Fina

) #13 of 220 Restaurants in Monterey ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (39 reviews)
“orzo” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (40 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 5 days ago via mobile

Superb small restaurant with an overview on the sea. We had the Baby Bay shrimp Pasta Fina, Wild salmon. Everything was well cooked and seasoned. The kids had fish and chips and pop corn shrimps which were good also. The service is outstanding. Highly recommended.

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. Fresh pasta and pizza. Nice prawn salad. Family / child friendly. Not pushy tourist place.More

Thank JustinPotter
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind review. We're so glad that you found your experience to be "excellence" when it comes to our great food and service. We'll pass along compliments to the staff and can't wait to have your family come back the next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server recommended their gluten free corn pasta to me which was the best I've ever had. Everyone loved the hand made pasta they served. I saw my first wild sea otters from the window at dinner. They have a kids menu even if my...More

Thank jcliffeg
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting us with your family and for your awesome review! We take pride in our delicious hand-made pasta and are glad that we can also fulfill the cravings of our gluten free guests as well. Congratulations on seeing your 1st...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at Café Fina one time and the stench from the ocean was so bad we couldn't finish our dinner. I have not been back since then.More

Thank onejr
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting Cafe Fina and for your review. It's unfortunate that you found your experience to be unpleasant. Many of our guests prefer outdoor seating on the Monterey Wharf for it's beauty and proximity to the ocean. Perhaps you would have enjoyed one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was expecting a tourist joint (overpriced mediocre food) considering the location but what a great surprise! The pasta is homemade - tender, flavorful and yummy underneath the homemade marinara and giant meatballs. The crab legs were fun to eat. Have the clam chowder and the...More

Thank Lisa C
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your amazing review and for giving us a chance to exceed your prior "wharf restaurant expectations". We've been delighting our guests with our family's fresh hand-made pasta recipe for years and look forward to serving you once again on your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chowder in bread bowl- good. Hubs loved his chicken parm and crab/shrimp ravioli was good although not a huge portion, and could have had a tad more flavor. Lovely view although it was warm (we were there in late afternoon so sun was...More

Thank annaclairemyers
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting us and for sharing your review. We're glad that you and your husband enjoyed the food and lovely views of the Monterey Bay. We do hope to serve you again the next time you're in town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service Forgot what we had asked for several times - had to ask for a beer two times and there were no salt and the pepper mill and when we asked for it, it was empty The bouillaise had a lot of fish bones...More

Thank Benedikte v
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. It's unfortunate that you had an unpleasant experience, however we believe that you have us mistaken for another restaurant since "Bouillabaisse" is not one of our menu items? Please do give Cafe Fina a try the next time you're in...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! Wow!!!...we're so glad that we impressed you enough to visit us twice within 24 hours! We take pride in the fact that we can provide our guests with food grown by ourselves or locally trusted resources. As you...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

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
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review. It's been said that people will "taste with their eyes first, then with their mouths". We're so glad that your meals pleased the senses both visually and in flavor! Thanks also for commenting about our service as we...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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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