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Cafe Fina

47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (35 reviews)
“orzo” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (39 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
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1 - 10 of 401 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Cafe Fina offers a nice selection of American Italian cuisine with a strong emphasis on fresh seafood. The fresh Linguine with clams are quite nice, as was the fresh fish. Service was friendly and attentive. If you're having the Pacific white seabass be aware that...More

Thank thomaslegner
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 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 reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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 1 week ago

Great food, good prices. Had calimari, clams, sea bass. All great. Sat upstairs with great view of the harbor.

Thank JimB851
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed the captain's recommendation (see Chris' whale watching trip review), and were ready to warm up and eat something warm after 3 hours on the deck of a boat on a rugged sea in the fog; glad we did. Were offered appetizers by courtesy...More

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

Thank you for this great review. Those boat trips can work up an appetite. We're glad you enjoyed the food. Come back and join us again during your next visit to Monterey.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by Hotel. On the wharf, with some great views available upstairs. Food was fresh & good. A little pricey but the view made up for it.More

Thank NC-Bojangles
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you taking the time to give us that great review. We always strive to put the freshest ingredients in each one of our dishes. Make sure to stop by during your next trip...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 16 May 2017

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 2 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 16 May 2017

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 24 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 16 May 2017

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

Reviewed 22 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 24 April 2017

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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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.
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