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Paluca Trattoria

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6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
+1 831-373-5559
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San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so surprised that this restaurant was so good. Being at the Wharf our expectations were low. The Italian cuisine was authentic and very tasty. The raviolis are a winner. The bread is fantastic. The Caesar salad was authentic and fresh. The Caprese salad was off the charts. The views are very beautiful and interior has been newly decorated.... More 

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Thank boobot1
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you enjoyed our trattoria and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Austin, TX
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious Italian seafood. Lovely outdoor seating with views of the wharf and marina. Professional and friendly service. Kid-friendly but also sophisticated enough for adults. Nice respite from the touristy Wharf.

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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a glass of wine as the sun set and ended up striking up a conversation with the lovely waitress. Went back the next evening for dinner and had a great table on the deck and an absolutely amazing dinner for a great price. The shrimp fettucini with pesto that my husband had was particularly luscious and the... More 

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Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. We're glad you enjoyed our trattoria and look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

stopped here for coffee in the morning before exploring the wharf, decided to go back for lunch! Food was excellent, service great. located on the right as you enter the wharf just around the corner - fantastic sunny spot with outdoor seating

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Thank CookGang
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed our trattoria. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I both had the meatball sandwich. The bread, meatballs, and tomato sauce were delicious! Also served a very tasty salad with walnuts, blue cheese, and dried cranberries with a lovely vinaigrette. The waitress was very friendly and we had an amazing view! Would def return!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our trattoria. The meatballs are made using our family Sicilian recipe and they are prepared with a lot of love. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place had a great menu and a nice wine selection. The waitress was pleasant and confident in the menu. It was a nice place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine a little bit off the main drag.

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Thank Emily T
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in Monterey! More 

Guilford, Connecticut
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Lunchtime on the first day of our Big Sur trip found us on Fisherman's Wharf staring at the menu of Paluca Trattoria. My wife and I had paninis, a salad and great local wines. It was the first day of sitting in the sun for two old folks from Connecticut since last October which added to the fun of our... More 

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Thank Charles R
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

Hi Charles. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you both again soon! More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had to wait ten minutes for the drinks, half an hour more for the food. Then came only two of three dishes, and one of them was not what we had ordered. The waiter didn't seem to worry about this. When my dish finally arrived, 15 minutes after the others, it was also wrong, and I lost my apetite... More 

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Thank RozgoniAMR
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience at Paluca. We pride ourselves in providing the best in food and service along with not being your typical "tourist trap." More 

Leeds
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284 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

No-one to try and drag you in, you choose to go in here. And it is well worth it. Great portion size, started with salmon bruschetta and wife had trattoria salad, slightly heavy on dressing but fresh and flavours great on both. Wife asked for sauce without garlic as sometimes can make her ill, was made for her and all... More 

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Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this review

Hi Karl. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit! More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The terrace has a good view of the water where a sealion can usually be seen. Very good food, their tomato sauce is fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-5559
Description
This is a place to come for the view and stay for the mouth-watering food, boutique wines, craft beer & casual atmosphere. A place where you’ll find an Italian-inspired menu alongside our famous fish & chips, chowder & fresh seafood. A perfect place for a relaxed private party, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or company dinner. A place featuring locally sourced produce, wines, bread and seafood. This is our little slice of heaven we want to share with you…

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?