Everyone enjoyed their meals
Everyone enjoyed their meals from our appetizers ranging from calamari to dungeness crab cocktail and award- winning clam chowder to our delicious entrees including crab with “pearl” pasta, crab stuffed salmon and broiled swordfish. Service was friendly and attentive and the view of the fishing vessels topped off our dining experience. Will most definitely return to Domenico’s during our next visit to Monterey.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We usually try to avoid tourist-typ
We usually try to avoid tourist-type "fish and chowder" restaurants on boardwalks, wharves, etc., but based on reviews we decided to give Domenico's a try on a trip to Monterey last week.. It was a real find -- complete with awesome views of the harbor and sea lions, great service (thanks, Charles), but, most importantly, good food and wine at fair prices. My husband enjoyed his salmon ravioli to be very tasty and my Chicken Marsala was one of the best I have ever had. The tiramisu dessert was somewhat gummy, but that was a minor glitch. The wine list, while not extensive, provided several good, moderately-priced choices. The ambiance was nicely modern and free from the usual Italian decorations . A big thumbs up!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious and healthy food!
Delicious and healthy food! Awesome ambience. Service was a little slow, but it didn't really matter- it was a very relaxing dinner. We always have a nice time and good meal at Domenico's.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything, apps to dessert
Everything, apps to dessert , was great. Nice veiws. Service was excellent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The fish dishes were prepared quite nicely, not overcooked as requested. The views were spectacular overlooking the harbor and the sea lions at play. The triple shot dessert was really good.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Domenico's is a nice place
Domenico's is a nice place to have dinner on the wharf. The food and service was good with the exception of the grilled scallops I had. They were a little too charred for my taste. The wine list was good.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Outstanding Dinner Domenico
I love Domenico's! I dine there when ever I get a chance. The food and the service are both great. Try the dungeness crab it's my favorit. The wine list is good, and they have a nice bar for drinks. The views are awsome of the fishermans warf. You can definitely see the seals. Domenico's takes alot of pride in what they do and it shows.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Make sure and have Anthony
Make sure and have Anthony make your favorite drink before you dine. This man is an icon there. Good man! The food will
Not disappoint. Ciao !
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a place we have been
This is a place we have been going to every time we come to Monterey, maybe 10 times in the last 5 years. Bothe service and food has gotten better!
You go hear to hear and see the Sea Lions, be on the wharf and enjoy California seafood. Where else can you get grilled sardines and abalone ( if you want to spend the price).
Will be back againi.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had to wait for a table, but it turned out they knew it was our anniversary so they wanted to give us a table with a bay view. It was well worth the wait. Everyone from the Maitre di, the hostess, the waiter and the busman were delightful and professional. It was casual and yet pretty upscale. A bit pricey, but it was worth it. The filet was probably the best I have had in years and my son had an Australian lobster that took up the whole plate and it turned out as good as it looked. The outside of the wharf looks a little seedy (by design) but the inside the restaurants are very clean and roomy. Would definitely go back.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with a great view
The mixed grill was perfectly seasoned and cooked just right. The windows are so clean it feels like you are sitting outdoors.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and the view was spectacular. What a great dining experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Seafood at Monterey Wharf
Came to Dominico's while on vacation in Carmel. Came before seeing a movie. Made a reservation for a table by the water but every table has a view of the water, so we weren't seated directly by the window. Oh well.
The food was really good. We especially loved the herb butter they serve with the bread. I got the dungeonous crab Israeli couscous and my girlfriend got the smoked salmon ravioli. We both loved them!
I would definitely recommend Dominico's for a nice dinner. Don't expect to get in and out of there quickly though- we were there about an hour before we got our entrees.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing view, great seafood!
This was a really awesome restaurant. We got the best seat in the house, by a window right next to the sea lions out in the marina. Their clam chowder was amazing as was their seafood specialty the Cioppino. Everyone in my group loved their food. I had the bacon wrapped scallops over risotto and wasn't blown away by them, I feel like I should have had the Cioppino instead. But the service and atmosphere were so great that it made up for that. The portions were also very generous. I would have loved to try dessert since they looked fantastic but we were all stuffed. Would definitely love to go again sometime!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Domenico's last minute traveling through Monterey. It had great reviews online. It was a special occasion so I appreciated the professional and friendly staff. The food was outstanding! I recommend the clam chowder with your meal. The ambience was nautical, quiet (at night on a Monday). It was a good experience all around. Kind of pricey for two people but the food and drinks were really good.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh-catch seafood, great scenery
Fishing boats go out daily, great Monterey Bay scenery from full-window seating (even an informal sea-lion show), good and friendly (if a little "salesy") service, decent menu.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my wife's 65th birthday,
It was my wife's 65th birthday, so I decided to try some place different that Sardine Factory or Whaling Station. The seafood was excellent! We will be back, not just for an occasion --- but for dining out!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was Wonderful
Our lunch was wonderful. Everything was very fresh. The service was also great….
So glad we chose Domenico’s…
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Walked in and seated immediately next to window. Both waiters were outstanding in attending to our needs and were extremely friendly and professional. Steaks cooked perfectly to our desired doneness. On a scale of 1 to 10 our experience was 15! Absolutely outstanding.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
We made last minute reservations since we were staying nearby. We were pleasantly surprised. Since we had reservations we were seated in a table by a window overlooking the wharf. The food was terrific and the service was very good. We would definetely go back again when we are in the area.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Cioppino in Monterey
Consistently the best Cioppino in Monterey. Always fresh fish, friendly staff. Nice family run restaurant with wonderful dishes.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
As we walked along the wharf, we were left with concern given the "carny" feel it evoked. We were actually considering cancelling our reservation when we walked up to Domenico's. We looked inside and at the menu and figured "What the hey" and went in. We were glad we did - while a little loud -there were many families with very young kids - the food and the service were tremendous. Both the steak and seafood were great!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service wasn't that good but the food and view made up for it.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful space with very nice view. Ordered scallops with pasta - a little heavy but good mix of flavors. Staff very friendly and helpful and attentive. Will definitely return but order something different. Chocolate mousse was decadently delicious!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with wildlife
The seafood was delicious, service very good, and the fun of watching the sea lions and pelicans outside the window made the experience unique and fun. We were a party of 6 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I know I will return again soon. This was an old favorite I had not visited in a while.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot on the warf.
The few things that I would complain about is not an everyday day thing I am sure. But the service was great. The view we had was great. Our meals were great. It was a bit tight and we were not allowed to bring in our stroller and were asked to leave it outside. It was well watched over while we dined and had no doubt in our minds that anything was going to happen to it or the few things we left in the bottom. Over all experience was 4 stars for us. But definitely go for yourself and your experience might be a 5 star.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local seafood
This place could get by with being a tourist trap because of its location on the wharf but they go beyond. We had fresh grilled sardines that made Monterey famous. We also had fresh Monterey bay prawns that were incredible. Some of them had roe that was delicious. Good service and a pleasant dining room. If you like seafood this is the place for you.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly service, but slow
I had a pleasant experience with the waitstaff at Domenico's, it was just a little slow. Of course, I was eating dinner at a peak hour, but I still expected faster service since I was dropping $75+ on a meal just for me. I will, however, return and I do recommend this restaurant to other when I get the chance.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal and service
Our group of 4 really enjoyed Domenico's on the Wharf. The food was incredible, the service was excellent, and we were entertained by a group of playful seals right outside the window. Plan to return the next time we are in Monterey!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Seafood on the Wharf
Don't pay attention to the funky outdoor part of this restaurant at the front door. Inside the place is what I remember growing up when visiting Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey years ago. A little more refined than the other places on the Wharf and a lot cleaner. The food was really fresh and exciting. The seafood we had, Calamari Steak and Swordfish were delicious as were the sides.The King Crab being served to people next to us looked impressive, I will definitely come back for the crab next time we come. The service was everything it should been and the dining room had a great view of the Yacht harbor. All in all, a great place to eat if you are visiting the Wharf.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scenic seaside faire
We would go back again. The food was good, the portions were large, and the waiter, Ruben, was especially friendly and attentive.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, very good food
Old fashioned type attentive service, nice view and good food. What more can you ask for?
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved everything about Domenico's!!
Service was excellent. We ordered the Anchovy appetizer to share. We were expecting a few anchovies on the plate - to our surprise the plate was piled high with delicious anchovies! The Dungeness Crab - Cioppino style was delicious. Also loved the Crab stuff Prawns! We were not disappointed in the flavors. The next time we are in the Monterey/Carmel area we will stop by again!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM