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Abalonetti Bar and Grill
Abalonetti Bar and Grill

Abalonetti Bar and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.abalonettimonterey.com
  • Email: abalonetti@gmail.com
  • Phone: (831) 373-1851
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Phillips (831) 373-1851

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Del Monte Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large waterfront parking lot near entrance to the Wharf.
A word from Abalonetti Bar and Grill
Abalonetti Bar and Grill is one of the original restaurants on Monterey's Historic Fisherman's Wharf. Famous for Monterey calamari, we now feature more than 20 different preparations from local squid processed in-house. With ample ocean views, the Wharf's largest waterfront pet-friendly patio, a full bar, cocktail menu and local wine list, Abalonetti has been a favorite of locals for decades, providing a fun and casual waterfront dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to the restaurant before. Wasn't up to my expectations this time. A bit overpriced for the food served. Yes, it's on Fisherman's Wharf, but...."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Always a great spot for early lunch...1130 opening...lovely view...yummy food...great calamari...friendly and understated service."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf with low expectations being a tourist area and all. And those expectations were met. The only positive I had was the Italian bread salad. Tasty. But the fettuccini alfredo was tasteless. My husband has the local's special salmon and he said that it was satisfactory. I disliked the pasta so much that I then ordered a pizza. The pizza was not good. The service was good, but I will not ever return because the food was bad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been coming here for almost ten years. After our visit a year ago, I tried to ignore the signs: maybe just an off night. But after dining here last weekend, it was clear Abalonetti was on the decline. On the positive side: I had seafood pasta which was very good, and the server was attentive. On the negative side: my friend had sand dabs that were more sand than dabs--way too much breading.My husband had swordfish that was burned on the bottom and sitting on a "soup" of indescribable vegetables. And the wine list was truly uninspired. Although all the wines were very reasonably priced, the selection looked like it was picked from the bottom shelf of the grocery store. Kind of sad to say this, but we won't be coming back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "we have eaten at abalonetti's on several different occasions and this is one of the 1st times we were not pleased with our meals. The clam chowder was thick and tasteless, the linguine/clam sauce had no flavor to it. we had to ask to be moved because the door was left open and it was very cold. Even after they moved us to another table, I had to leave my coat on. Probably will not return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "When our group arrived, the restaurant was very cold. Thankfully, they shut the doors and turned the heater on; otherwise, we would have had to keep our coats on. We drove a long way just for the abalone. I'm sad to say it was just OK. Very small and a bit tasteless. I've had great abalone and that was not the case here. Our waiter was wonderful, but the dining experience was just so so. I think if we'd ordered something else it would have been better."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service Eddie made our experience notable Marty's Special and Mahi Mahi delightful! We will absolutley go back again next time we are in Monterey"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "If you are looking for something quaint - not at this spot. To many deep fried foods to be considered fresh fish. The best part of the experience was the martinis and observing a very good bartender behind the bar! I asked for a table with a view and received a table in the way of waiters running back and forth around with food orders. The noise level was horrible and couple that with tired and cranky kids - not my idea of a fun food experience."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great experience! Seated right away, the table was cute, the waiter Lindsey was perfect! She made our dinner so special! Got an entire crab dinner for $20! Needless to say we left full and very happy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for the first time yesterday and was very happy with the service and the quality of the food. I ordered the Parmesan Crushed Rock Fish and it was so delicious. My hubby ordered the Clam Chowder and said it was good and sweet. It had lots of cheese in it, if that's how you like it. The atmosphere inside is romantic and has a view of the ocean. I would eat there again."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "A bit noisy to start due to the teenage girls next to us, but quieted down once they left. Delicious Dungeness crab and the cioppino was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Staff was friendly, gave us a great table. prompt service and delicious food! Happy hour margaritas were great!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "This restaurant was just OK. The food was fair. My tuna was slightly overcooked and the vegetables were soggy. The place was clean but it is clearly a tourist place."
    Dined on 9/1/2013