Abalonetti Bar and Grill
Fresh fish, prawns, scallops, clams, mussels, calamari, penne pasta, white wine sauce
Fried Monterey Calamari
Voted Best in Monterey 18 times!
Grilled delicate filets with lemon butter sauce, rice and vegetables
We have lived in the Monterey area for 4 years and this is our first time to experience this great restaurant on the Wharf. What a pleasant surprise! Great food and service was stellar. We will be coming back.
Service was a bit slow especially for a solo diner, but the food was excellent. I sat outside and it was a bit chilly. They didn’t offer to remove the umbrella and turn on the heater which I was surprised about given they did this with other empty tables around me for guests arriving. I should have asked in hindsight. Otherwise, very good. The crab cakes and sesame ahi tuna were fantastic.
The best Calamari I have ever tasted. Cooked to perfection!
The abalone was out of this world and reasonably priced!The cioppino was the best I’ve ever tasted. Highly recommend this place for the food. Very informal place on the wharf.
We were greeted by name on arrival and escorted to a very nice table overlooking the harbor. It was very quiet and peaceful on the patio and our service was excellent! Our dinners were delicious and because it was my husband's birthday they brought us a complimentary cannoli which was decadent. We enjoyed our whole evening and it made a memorable birthday celebration. We would definitely return. Thank you!!
Restaurant was good and felt like what you’d expect in a tourist spot. We went on a slow night, wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Water front dining description is so so.
Had a wonderful evening enjoying a variety of delicious seafood and other treats. Our waitress was wonderful and every member of the staff was willing to help at a moments notice when we needed something.
We go there every time we come to Monterey. Food always is good. Service is great. We love it there.
Great food, fast and friendly staff. A very enjoyable dining experience.
Good lunch had at Abalonetti’s. Service was fantastic. Social distancing was definitely apparent and applied at the restaurant. Food was excellent. Their popular fried calamari was delicious. Couldn’t get enough. Ordered another order :) Chowder was on point. Seafood Bolognese was good. Seafood pasta was clean and fresh. Young daughter enjoyed the Alfredo pasta with shrimp. Overall a very enjoyable lunch. THANKS ABALONETTI!!!
After all this lockdown business it was nice to get out and enjoy a great meal with nice attentive staff.
Great food and great service. Can’t wait to go back
In my opinion, food was really great. I loved the clam chowder and their fish n chips. Customer service was awesome too. I had reservations and arrived a little late but as soon as we got there, they were already expecting us and our table was ready to go! They also made sure our dogs were taken cared off. Will definitely come back.
Excellent food and service. Very attentive while not being overbearing. Calamari appetizer and roasted garlic were excellent along with entrées including Seafood pasta, angel hair and crab and abalone.
The food, service, and atmosphere were amazing! I highly recommend.
Food was excellent.
The restaurant takes Covid cleaning and table distancing serious.
I liked that I could eat outdoors and feel safe.
Friendly staff too.
We brought our crabs from the morning fishing trip here for dinner. They cooked and clean our 8 dungeon crabs and celebrated my 55th birthday. It was a fabulous diner and Jorge was so attentive snd gave us the best service. Our whole dinner service was 5 stars from the moment we were seated. Jorge snd Abalonetti will be our go to experience whenever we vacation in Monterey.
A vegan dish is recommended to offer your patrons. Also the food was drowning in butter so much it was running all over the plate.
Sandabs were hot snd delicious. The bread is always the best. Nice big glassed in patio for out door dining.
Yum! great experience.
Abalonetti Bar and Grill overall was a terrible experience. The Oysters Rockefeller were originally brought out as plain oysters. They returned them with the oldest, nastiest looking spinach on them, no bacon as listed and awful looking hollandaise. My husband ate them sans the spinach and said they were quality oysters - the only redeeming point of our experience. After seeing the quality of our order and drinks we decided to save our stomachs and find somewhere more appealing. I would recommend the same to anyone looking for a good meal!
Great food! Great service! Even with C19 restrictions the staff made for a safe and enjoyable evening. Well done and coming back soon.
The food was amazing and so was the service. The outdoor seating section keeps guests warm on a chilly night and an appropriate distance apart as well! To top it off everything was very reasonably priced.
My friend & I, & our dogs, enjoyed our dining experience at Abalonetti's!
The staff was excellent and the food was tasty; but the outdoor seating, which is out of there control, was not fun on a cold and windy night.
It was very cold in the patio. The food was okay.
Super friendly staff and wonderful food! Love the dog lover atmosphere here
Bread was good but the rest of the meal was a disaster. Food was delivered cold, greasy and tasteless. Food description on menu did not fit served food. Sorry to post this as I know restaurant is trying to recoup from the pandemic but cannot recommend this place.
I loved their sauteed calamari. It was tender and well seasoned.
This was a good kid & “dog friendly” restaurant on the Wharf in Monterey. They had nice menus for each! I had a delicious blacken salmon salad . The kids plates were large to share. The others had clam chowder that was served warm not hot. My husband had a shrimp cocktail that he said was horrible. My son and daughter in law’s meals were “ok” but weren’t impressive. The staff did try but with Covid, there are a lot of restrictions. The staff was very pleasant and were happy to be open to serve.
This is our favorite place when we go to Monterey. They never disappoint. We always have a good time. Food always great and so are the cocktails.
Midweek lunch on the wharf. I had my favorite entree - the crab and angel hair pasta. My husband ordered sand dabs. Both were fe. We have dined here for years. The best bread on the central coast.
We ate early! Our reservations were for 4 pm. The restaurant was not busy and we ate with most of the dinners on their outside patio. The food was great and the service was excellent! They also did an outstanding job of keeping everything clean and people seperated! This is a great place to dine!
We came here for lunch to have their abalone sandwich. Service was spectacular, and while the sandwich was good, the bacon on it was burned and a couple of pieces of our abalone were very tough. Garlic bread was very good. We’d still go back and have the sandwich again because it is good.
The best Calamari ever!
We had a great lunch outside in their patio. Good food and good service. I had a Cesar salad with fried calamari on top. It was very tasty.
Staff was very good with keeping things in compliance with state mandates during the pandemic. They were as friendly as ever and very conscientious of the safety of their staff and customers. Social Distance Dining was very enjoyable. I’m so happy we got to dine at our favorite restaurant! Thank you!
Friendly, attentive, efficient service! I went there for their famous antipasto plate. It was excellent as always. The back patio was pleasant.
We went for lunch on a Wednesday. We were driving from Carmel to San Francisco and stopped at Monterey for lunch. Nice view, touristy place.
A lovely traditional restaurant on fisherman's wharf in Monterey. You still get the feeling that this is a family owned restaurant with a caring staff. We ate there on in Monday evening after all the tourists had gone home. And still they allowed us to take our time and enjoy the food.
Abalonetti Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 373-1851.
Abalonetti Bar and Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.