Reviews

4.4
Based on 746 reviews
Jennifer Underwood
Jennifer Underwood
23:53 13 Jun 21
super friendly. Service was fast and order was accurate. Portion size was good.
Lora Vays
Lora Vays
05:49 12 Jun 21
The food is superb, the ambience is above and beyond, definitely is worth coming and we’ll be back.
Bryan C McAlister
Bryan C McAlister
03:41 04 Jun 21
Full of locals tonight. And there’s a reason for that !
Kelsey K.
Kelsey K.
20:34 02 Jun 21
Strolled down the wharf to have a nice dinner. Ended up here. We started with the fried calamari which was great. Nice big rings and tentacles. Super...
Jayne E. Warren
Jayne E. Warren
23:15 22 May 21
Great service thanks to our server, Roxanne! And the fish was so fresh and delicious! Highly recommend!
Kristine J.
Kristine J.
21:59 20 May 21
i am so happy my family and i tried this place! we usually go to old fisherman's grotto (which we actually had the night before) but decided we are ready to...
Maria Contreras
Maria Contreras
04:12 16 May 21
outstanding food and service
MJ Suzuki
MJ Suzuki
03:34 02 May 21
Beach front and big supporter for the Monterey Bay whale watching
Jan Clark Swanson
Jan Clark Swanson
21:24 16 Apr 21
Absolutely wonderful Italian and seafood!
Mike Mooers
Mike Mooers
21:00 09 Apr 21
Excellent, as always. My son loved their fish and chips, and their clam chowder is off the chain. Definitely recommend it to all of our friends and family!
Ran R.
Ran R.
11:11 03 Apr 21
Indoor and outdoor dining available. Great service and really good food. Highly recommended
Julie W.
Julie W.
08:35 31 Mar 21
Love this quaint and cozy restaurant with a water view! Wonderful food as always. Their cioppino is amazing, as is their other pasta dishes. Ribeye cooked...
Becki Stein
Becki Stein
20:10 23 Mar 21
Great food. Dominic always provides the best!
Erica H.
Erica H.
10:56 14 Mar 21
Walking down the wharf while hungry can be daunting. Every restaurant telling you "Eat here!" "Free appetizer " Made it to the end and looked at the Cafe...
great atmosphere Awesome Customer service 🙏🏻👍
Kristine Del Toro
Kristine Del Toro
16:15 06 Mar 21
Food was delicious, serve was great 😊
Michel Prasad
Michel Prasad
03:55 15 Feb 21
Food is AMAZING! Will come back for more!
Aaron Wilkins
Aaron Wilkins
00:16 14 Feb 21
I have been going here for 20+ years. They have incredible food and are the measure for consistency when it comes to Monterey’s seafood scene and family style Italian dishes.
Wendy B.
Wendy B.
21:17 27 Dec 20
I have enjoyed dining at Cafe Fina on Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf for over 30 years and have always enjoyed the experience. I have sent friends and...
Debra S.
Debra S.
18:55 29 Nov 20
Friendly staff, delicious food, warm patio heaters for outdoor dining. They gave us a complimentary appetizer of garlic bread.Seafood is sustainable and...
Kerri Barmore Nelson
Kerri Barmore Nelson
20:59 27 Oct 20
It's on the warf and they have AWESOME Chowder.
Jake Dull
Jake Dull
02:55 16 Oct 20
Owner Dominic and Roxanne made our 5th year anniversary the best ever! This place is awesome. Food, service, and making you feel like family. OFF THE CHARTS!
Katy M.
Katy M.
10:20 12 Oct 20
We enjoyed a wonderful experience at this little Italian restaurant! Outdoor seating per COVID, elegant and intimate. Excellent service (thank you...
Augie Rodriguez
Augie Rodriguez
05:20 08 Oct 20
The servers are super nice and accommodating!! Food was good.
Angela Maye
Angela Maye
03:41 07 Oct 20
We waited for a table since it was outside serving. We had Cioppino, Paella, & Sea Bass & bread pudding for dessert. Service was good & food was delicious!
Lynn McGill
Lynn McGill
20:34 30 Sep 20
Also great service the chowder had a bit of an Italian flavor and was amazing and the crab cakes were substantial and very flavorful
John Baldanzi
John Baldanzi
21:50 25 Sep 20
very good food all fresh fish
Luke Perkins
Luke Perkins
23:40 09 Sep 20
There are plenty of options on the warf. This is one that has a line out the door. Best wait service this 4 day trip to the Monterey area. Don’t forget the canolies.
Amy S.
Amy S.
20:00 22 Aug 20
We just had the best dinner at Cafe Fina. I had the seafood paella and my husband the special, ribeye, everything was cooked wonderfully and to our liking....
Susan S.
Susan S.
19:35 18 Aug 20
Ask for Dominick the owner. He has owned the restaurant for over 30 years!He is very warm and inviting. The food and service was wonderful. We had a trio...
Delia Oseguera
Delia Oseguera
04:53 10 Aug 20
Everything was perfect except for the puffs for dessert. Too dry, but everything else was great.
I had the salmon with stuffed crab. Yum!
Rick Morey
Rick Morey
07:44 09 Aug 20
Excellent service, amazing views and Roxanne and Dominic are the absolute best!
Dana Cox
Dana Cox
20:46 30 Jul 20
Cooked fish caught on fishing excursion. Good meal and great service.
Abhinandan D.
Abhinandan D.
17:44 18 Jul 20
The owners a dick. That's what take off a star. It sure if my experience was due to covid pressure. However, couldn't handle his negative attitude. The...
Ike Irving Umbao
Ike Irving Umbao
04:27 18 Jul 20
Their paella and chiffino dish were really good..I recommended it!..
Eric Toher
Eric Toher
01:34 12 Jul 20
Pizza and mussels were great. The best pizza in years although it would have been nice to be able to get a full sized pie instead of an 8”.
I’m from NY and this pizza was just as good as any I’ve had there.
Kelly S.
Kelly S.
15:50 09 Jul 20
The food and service here was delightful! My husband and I celebrated my 30th birthday at Cafe Fina while on a short trip to Monterey. Our waitress,...
Glenn Brown
Glenn Brown
14:49 06 Jul 20
The Food here is delicious
Helen Arballo Storbeck
Helen Arballo Storbeck
00:26 03 Jul 20
Good good. Great views. Like an old fashion bistro.
Alice Clatterbuck
Alice Clatterbuck
03:36 25 Jun 20
Wonderful service and food
Elli B.
Elli B.
17:45 22 Jun 20
We have been coming to Cafe Fina for many years whenever we are in Monterey. Last weekend we had a wonderful evening there with a view of the bay, a...
Susie R.
Susie R.
08:39 20 Jun 20
44th Wedding Anniversary: First time dining out during the COVID Pandemic. Excellent choice! We can't sing enough praise about this amazing Italian...
Anne C.
Anne C.
18:11 14 Jun 20
We've been here before and if you're going to eat on the pier this place won't disappoint. Menu rarely changes and it's consistently good. Today we...
Derick M.
Derick M.
14:34 07 Jun 20
Great Food. Good location with the overview by the deck. Great staff...Roxanne was awesome!
Katie B.
Katie B.
16:04 29 May 20
The best clam chowder I've ever tasted! It's so good I still think about it 6 months later. We went for a drink and ended up being tempted by the clam...
Peggy Sue Khan Fish
Peggy Sue Khan Fish
21:47 09 Mar 20
Had chowder and wedge salad. Hubby has fish tacos. Really good.
Everything was amazing. The kids love the mussels appetizer and the clam chowder was amazing. Lasagna was so delicious.
Elias N.
Elias N.
08:52 26 Feb 20
Family friendly environment unlike other places on the wharf. All their dishes look excellent and taste just as good. My server Kris was a very nice...
Katrina D.
Katrina D.
12:59 18 Feb 20
My partner and I stopped into Cafe Fina after attempting to visit another restaurant on the wharf who could not accommodate our reservation due to the...
James Oszust
James Oszust
20:44 16 Feb 20
loved the food and great service 😃
Dwyane Samples
Dwyane Samples
04:13 16 Feb 20
The Food and service are Excellent
Erin Woody Samples
Erin Woody Samples
03:32 16 Feb 20
Love the Calamari! The food was excellent. Ambiance is great. Domenic does a great job along with the rest of his staff. Would have loved to had dessert but there was no room left in my tummy!
Talita K.
Talita K.
22:11 14 Feb 20
Devoured our appetizers and main before capturing a picture! Beautiful little place with amazing ambience. The food was fantastic with service to match. A...
Ramiro Urieta
Ramiro Urieta
02:21 29 Dec 19
good food & service & pet friendly👌👍
Nancy N Brian Rhoades
Nancy N Brian Rhoades
00:05 29 Dec 19
I was very impressed with the fact they had a dog menu.
Penny Wang
Penny Wang
06:35 07 Dec 19
The foods were all nice ! The waiter was very thoughtful for the detail!
Marco S.
Marco S.
16:02 18 Nov 19
Had a very good dinner at Cafe Fina last night. Frankly not our first choice, but it seems like most of the restaurants at the wharf are not toddler...
Dean Smith
Dean Smith
14:09 30 Oct 19
yes.. 100%. had a great dinner and great time sitting outside. taking in the outside view and people watching with a glass of wine is the best way to go.
Don Pyle
Don Pyle
03:43 30 Oct 19
Excellent food and service. Very friendly.
Alda Silva Noronha
Alda Silva Noronha
00:14 10 Oct 19
wonderful lunch today at Cafe Fina. Thanks to our waitress Roxanne for waiting on us.
Gwen Davies
Gwen Davies
03:26 20 Sep 19
Delicious food. Generous portions.
Friendly staff. We were served a complimentary appetizer of calamari for mentioning our whale watch trip. After drinks and this tasty treat, I opted to have a cup of clam chowder and a Cesar salad. Both were to my liking. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Pasta Fina.
Definitely a pleasing choice.
Giuseppe D'angelo
Giuseppe D'angelo
03:50 08 Sep 19
pietanze italiane, tanto da farmi sentire a casa in Italia. Domenico cordiale e cortese, come un vero padrone di casa. Pesce ottimo.
Shannon Von Cherry
Shannon Von Cherry
01:39 26 Aug 19
Best clam chowder and crab cakes!!
Gabriella Lapi
Gabriella Lapi
01:43 24 Aug 19
Delicious salmon caught straight from the ocean outside itself!
Lynn Marie Medina
Lynn Marie Medina
03:33 22 Aug 19
Friendly service and they love dogs!
Teena D.
Teena D.
12:28 18 Aug 19
Came here on Saturday night with the car show going on. I think my party of 5 had reservations because the other 2 we were with were already sitting when we...
Van C.
Van C.
08:32 18 Aug 19
Where to start? Came here during the busiest time of the year for Monterey. Monterey car week.Located on the middle of the Warf in Monterey this place...
Karen Yearwood Cole
Karen Yearwood Cole
21:04 17 Aug 19
The calamari is the best we have ever had! Our meals were to perfection as well. From the time you enter until you walk out, all the staff are very nice and outgoing, seem to enjoy working here!
This is our favorite restaurant! Any time we are in Monterey we stop in for lunch or dinner! Never disappointed!
Aly W.
Aly W.
07:41 20 Jul 19
I want to give this restaurant 5 stars because my food was delicious and the view is spectacular. However, the service was a little disappointing. I will go...
Steve G.
Steve G.
19:43 14 Jul 19
Was visiting Carmel and Monterey and while walking on Fisherman's Wharf, chose this place to eat as it was the only restaurant not trying to convince you...
Sala L.
Sala L.
23:12 11 Jul 19
Cafe Fina is the place for the locals and the visitors.The best of the best in Montery.Here is why, every single dish is made with love and passion.The...
Mark Koehler
Mark Koehler
20:13 07 Jul 19
Wonderful restaurant on historical Monterey wharf
Vidal Chavez
Vidal Chavez
23:26 16 Jun 19
Amazing food and excellent service.
There was 14 in our party ... Cafe fina is the only place who accommodated our group! Thank you Cafe Fina! Seafood Paella is a must try! We ordered 4 Paella. So good!
LuAnn Cibik
LuAnn Cibik
20:58 04 Jun 19
wow! our first time there and just blown away by the fabulous food and the beyond 5 star service! the shrimp and crab ravioli is delicious and plentiful! the 3 chocolate mousse divine!
Kalistina D.
Kalistina D.
20:28 25 May 19
I have switched my eating habits to be a little bit more healthy. I ended up having a sea bass special and substituting the potatoes for extra vegetables. I...
M W.
M W.
21:56 21 May 19
Went there last night after Whale watching, we were cold and hungry. We chose this restaurant because the crew recommended and expected real good home made...
Melissa Gong
Melissa Gong
01:10 10 May 19
as suggested by one of the whale- watch captains our group recently had lunch at Cafe Fina. An excellent meal! My linguini & clams were perfect, and the service was great. Thanks a lot! 👍👍
Susan Cuttitta
Susan Cuttitta
03:37 27 Apr 19
Everything is great. Delicious food and super nice people
Mary Bailey
Mary Bailey
01:45 28 Mar 19
Wonderful clam chowder. Not too heavy with cream like the others on the Wharf. Calamari steak dinner was exceptional. Excellent service. Will def come back when we visit again.
Mary Mask
Mary Mask
01:09 28 Mar 19
Great food and the staff are really nice/friendly.
Jaclyn M.
Jaclyn M.
19:52 02 Mar 19
We came here at about 4:30 on a Friday after a whale cruise. The captain of our boat said it is his favorite and has the best clam chowder. The host sat us...
Bidisa M.
Bidisa M.
16:10 24 Feb 19
Cute hole in the wall area on the wharf. My family and I came here for my birthday lunch and it was a very pleasurable experience.It wasn't crowded at all...
Rhonda R.
Rhonda R.
13:55 19 Feb 19
Just finished lunch in the sweet gentle ambiance of Cafe Fina. The decor touches I truly appreciated were the mirror placement so all seated could view the...
Bud Bohlender
Bud Bohlender
04:49 26 Jan 19
Excellent seafood! Phenomenal cioppino and seafood pasta!
Laura Tausan Hatler
Laura Tausan Hatler
05:04 28 Dec 18
Delicious dinner options!
Julie Huang
Julie Huang
17:32 23 Dec 18
Tasty food, good service, and dog friendly.
Bob Boos
Bob Boos
04:36 18 Nov 18
Great food and cozy by the water.
David G Cooper
David G Cooper
06:01 11 Nov 18
Fantastic food & service.
Susan Elizabeth
Susan Elizabeth
02:45 11 Nov 18
Lovely and personable staff and owner.
Jose Cortez
Jose Cortez
04:53 10 Nov 18
great food and also great service there
Sophia Wong
Sophia Wong
16:02 20 Sep 18
The food here was awesome. We had 3 different dishes and loved them all
Lisette Marie Ellwein
Lisette Marie Ellwein
02:50 13 Aug 18
Amazing food. Nice size portions for price. Tasty breads and several wines to choose from. Excellent choice for pairing. Would definitely return. �
Maghan Combs
Maghan Combs
03:31 06 Aug 18
The food and the waiters were amazing! Made our once-a-year trip to Monterey memorable and thrilling. Thank you for everything!
The staff was excellent, as I tried to wrangle 4yo and 6yo after a long day. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend the pizza; we sat outside and watched the prep. The seafood is properly cooked, a challenge few of the nearby shops meet. I will be returning.
Anouk Dorrance
Anouk Dorrance
21:28 15 Jul 18
Extremely professional yet warm and inviting! A must go place
Georgia L Nikolidaki
Georgia L Nikolidaki
03:56 15 Jul 18
We dropped in for dinner! The staff was really friendly, the portions were great, the food tasted great, and the prices were really reasonable! Totally worth it!
Emma Hughes
Emma Hughes
02:07 05 Jul 18
Fab restaurant great food with wonderful and attentive service!
Mike Blanshard
Mike Blanshard
02:04 05 Jul 18
Wow! Blown away simply by the taste of the dishes here! Words fail me! It’s just too delicious. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you Roxanne for looking after my family and I. And happy 4th of July to all the staff.
Dena Justine Hall
Dena Justine Hall
02:20 29 Jun 18
Love everything I've tried there. Authentic & fresh. Nice atmosphere with a friendly staff.
Becky Gibson Hughes
Becky Gibson Hughes
06:22 26 Jun 18
Wonderful...food, customer service...thank you!
Bill Gibson
Bill Gibson
06:17 26 Jun 18
Cozy Italian restaurant on the pier.
Mike D Lucido
Mike D Lucido
04:09 21 Jun 18
I give five stars excellent food and service tops on attention to detail and customers Needs.
Jim Ducale
Jim Ducale
14:50 22 Apr 18
Anne Elizabeth Reid
Anne Elizabeth Reid
04:38 09 Mar 18
Such a friendly place. 😃 I had vegetarian pizza which was so fresh and fluffy it was amazing!
Erika Solorzano
Erika Solorzano
03:28 04 Jan 18
Had our company dinner here last night....Great fresh seafood. Pizzas are so fresh and so delicious. Defiantly will go back
Wayne Staten
Wayne Staten
03:52 23 Dec 17
Bruce Robert Koehler
Bruce Robert Koehler
23:31 27 Nov 17
My all time favorite Sea Food restaurant in Monterey! The appetizers, drinks and entrees are incredible!!!
Mona Bella Ncmg
Mona Bella Ncmg
15:24 30 Oct 17
The staff, food and kind owner are amazing at this place. I took my small dogs there and I was surprised they had a dog menu too. They also had a bowl of water for my dogs. They make their pasta from scratch and it’s delicious. Don’t forget to take your pooch next time.
Lise Ewald Hull
Lise Ewald Hull
17:24 05 Oct 17
We had an outstanding experience last week for lunch. The food was delicious (so much better than the other two restaurants we ate at on the Wharf) and the service was wonderful. We had paella, delicious!
Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez
21:17 01 Oct 17
Gilbert Perez
Gilbert Perez
03:09 01 Oct 17
Marie M Dobson
Marie M Dobson
03:59 28 Sep 17
Monique Garretson
Monique Garretson
20:31 11 Sep 17
Stopped here after whale watching!! Recommended by the Capt. And thought we would check it out! Linguini and clams perfect and fettuccini Alfredo very good. Complimentary appetizer was good too. Our waiter and the hostess were nice and friendly!! Enjoyed sitting outside and we will be back...as we are locals! Thanks for a good lunch!!
Awesome service!!! Great food!! Definite must if you're ever in the area!!
I highly recommend this place. Great food! We will definitely eat there again!
Arielle Klausing
Arielle Klausing
01:35 20 Aug 17
Went for a birthday dinner we had the mussels, crab cakes, oysters, pizza,lobster mac and cheese, halibut and the traditional paella! Everything was amazing! Thanks chef Tim
Elizabeth Pridmore
Elizabeth Pridmore
17:45 19 Aug 17
Catriona Lindsay
Catriona Lindsay
03:28 08 Aug 17
Maria Litz
Maria Litz
02:29 04 Aug 17
Great food and wonderful service. Had fresh sea bass and it was amazing. Would definitely go again
Xochie Alatorre
Xochie Alatorre
01:22 01 Aug 17
Delicious food and a wonderful staff! I regret that I don't recall our waitress' name, as she was fabulous! I can say, it was her first day on the job and that was yesterday evening about 5, on July 30th, if that helps her to be recognized and applauded by her manager. She was very helpful, engaging, and accommodating, even going so far as to run after us because we left behind our camera tri-pod. If your a Raiders fan, legend John Madden is good friends with Cafe Fina's owner, and there is some Madden memorabilia sprinkled throughout. Enjoy!
Jay Cole
Jay Cole
06:17 31 Jul 17
Paul Mejia
Paul Mejia
02:59 29 Jul 17
Great food, ambiance was wonderful and the waitstaff very attentive. Started talking football with one of the staff members and had to give him grief when he mentioned he was an eagles fan
Avi Sharma
Avi Sharma
03:18 25 Jul 17
No white table cloths and no I didn't get to sit by the bay side window. On the good note the service is amazing and the Paella is exceptional. I've never had Paella so fast after ordering. It was all I was looking for and then some. Can't wait to be back ciao
Michele King
Michele King
02:53 11 Jun 17
Food was outstanding! Special was almond crusted sea bass which was cooked perfectly. Clam chowder was delicious. Be sure to save room for dessert!
Howard Merrill
Howard Merrill
02:52 07 Jun 17
Great experience and value. 5 adults.. 5 different entree's.. everybody happy! We'll be back. Great service and personalities! 4 stars because I rarely give 5!
Jesus Segura
Jesus Segura
21:35 06 Jun 17
My wife and I tried Cafe Fina for the first time. We where celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. The food was amazing and the staff was great. Thank you for making our lunch very memorable.