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Santa Lucia Cafe - CLOSED

484 Washington St, Ste A, Monterey, CA 93940-3050
+1 831-333-1111
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible9%
16 Mar 2016
“Disgusting Food unfriendly Owner”
30 Dec 2015
“Now Melville Tavern-No longer Santa Lucia Cafe”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, German, Deli
$$ - $$$
484 Washington St, Ste A, Monterey, CA 93940-3050
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

My Children wanted to eat German Food and someone mentioned this Restaurant. The Restaurant is charming and clean and we thought it would be a nice place to dine. Well the Food is unlike any Germam Food we have in Germany and the Schnitzel was...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Matze B
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Melville Tavern is a great place to stop in for a micro brew, beers, wine or freshly cooked food. Only open 4pm-10pm for now. Lunches soon. Small, but mighty, menu. Very tasty, very good! Face Book: Melville Tavern

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank M M
Reviewed August 10, 2015

We decided to take a break from the crowded piers and found a Italian/German restaurant named after the Santa Lucia mountain range of the Monterey Peninsula. We had the Wiener schnitzel for dinner with a brats appetizer. The food was outstanding but equally enjoyable was...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank dorothydhu
Reviewed August 8, 2015

This cafe' had good reviews but I must say this was a disappointment. I think they had inexperienced cooks. We had 6 people ,3 orders of Eggs Benedict with ham and roast potatoes and hollandaise sauce. I requested crispy roast potatoes, they tasted like they...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Bradley L
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We came in off a long road trip, and asked for the bathroom before being seated. We *had* intended to use the bathroom and then order lunch. Owner tells us bathroom is occupied and he'll let us know when it's available -- he asks us...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank OnTheRoadAgain405
Reviewed April 23, 2015

For the food, it wasn't too bad, but our table had mixed opinions. One was completely satisfied (sandwich); my pesto pizza was pretty good. The other two weren't too impressed--considered it pretty average at best. The strange part, to me, was that we had to...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank E M
Reviewed November 22, 2014

Mt wife and I stopped here for a quick lunch not know what to expect. The service was quick and pleasant. The Ruben sandwich was excellent align with very good cold German potato salad. The split pea soup was as good as any I have...More

Date of visit: November 2014
2  Thank ed2tahoe
Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was my birthday so my husband said I get to choose where we would eat,I have never had German food but my husband has,so I thought I would give it try....WOW it was amazing!! way better then I expected, the waiter was beyond amazing,...More

Date of visit: March 2014
2  Thank cgalvani17
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped for lunch before going to the aquarium. I ate veal sausage with sour kraut. The others had a German pancake and a salad. All the food was good. We wanted one kind of salad with the dressing on the side and the cook...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank Alvinf
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for somewhere to eat dinner in Monterey during a one night stopover and were not fussy on the Cannery Row area. Although we were the only ones in the restaurants for the time we were there -- the...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank 2mcs
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 Washington St, Ste A, Monterey, CA 93940-3050
    (Between Pearl Street and Bonifacio St)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Transit Plaza
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1111
  • E-mail
Santa Lucia Cafe is the only restaurant in the peninsula providing a German Cuisine with an Italian twist. Thin crusted pizzas baked in an oak wood fired brick oven are hard to find these days and Santa Lucia Cafe has definitely built its reputation for it over the past 15 years. It has the best German beer selection on tap and authentic German & Italian home cooking with anything from Wiener Schnitzel or Sauerbraten (sweet & sour beef roast) with red cabbage or Potato Pancakes to traditional Italian dishes like Veal Picatta, Spinach Ravioli or Mom's Lasagna giving its menu a broad selection for everybody's liking. Just a few blocks from the Monterey Marriott and Conference Center, Santa Lucia Cafe is the ideal venue for private parties, events, or a quiet dinner experience.
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