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Abalonetti Bar and Grill, Monterey, CA

Abalonetti Bar and Grill

4.4
4.4
410 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 373-1851

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about our group dining, visit: https://abalonetti.com/private-dining

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Phillips: (831) 373-1851

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Del Monte Ave

  • Parking details

    Large waterfront parking lot near entrance to the Wharf.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 410 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Kid Friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • California Central Coast

    Outdoor Dining

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Kid Friendly

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Healthy

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. IM

    IvanM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Attentive service in a patio atmosphere. Dog friendly. Good variety on the Local’s Menu and good value too.
  2. DG

    DavidG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good place, very real and unpretentious. good wine for not a lot of money. Excellent Crab sandwich
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Abalonetti’s, and the experience was wonderful. I have a major allergy to abalone, and had informed the restaurant through Open Table about it, so they would be aware that I was concerned about cross contamination in cooking. Immediately upon us being seated, the manager came over and acknowledged my concerns, and assured me that he would take all necessary precautions to prevent cross contamination with abalone. He came back a few minutes later to tell me that he had had his chef get a brand new pan to cook my dish in, and to use clean utensils. Throughout the meal, he was attentive (but not hovering), making sure I was all right, and that my husband and I were enjoying our food. The food itself was just delicious. Very well prepared and presented, and arrived quickly. The ambiance was lovely. Casual but not loud, and the interior of the restaurant was quite nice. We will definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, excellent service, little pricy for portiond. Excellent service. Little pricy for portion
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was gorgeous! Food was amazing and the service was spectacular. Highly recommend to anyone in the area!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters great
  7. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazazazing!! Our waiter was charming and funny. We had the absolute BEST time! Dessert was divine! Will most definitely be going back! 😁😁😁
  8. RW

    RichardW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely food and at a great price too for the location. Was a cool night and the restaurant temperature was too cold with doors open.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining here for over 20 years. One of our favorite places when we are in Monterey. The setting, the staff and the food are always delightful.
  10. E

    Evan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Best calamari ever! Other food was good. My daughter, often a picky eater, said it was the best meal ever. Timing of the food was a little off. Waitress had to ask questions a few time and had to correct the order a few time but she was friendly and got things right in the end.
  11. F

    Foodcritic

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The hostess was great, waiter a bit slow but nice. Food was really good; I would return again.
  12. O

    janeO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    this used to be my favorite place on Monterey's fisherman's wharf, not any more. They used to have great marinated calamari that was garlicy and tender--it was unique and delicious--no longer on menu. Also there fried calamari was pretty good, but no tentacles. Also out of IPA and pale ale wasn't very good. Too bad.
  13. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I really enjoyed my calamari with linguini. Husband was somewhat disappointed in Marty’s Special, which he has enjoyed for years. Our two dinner companions were not very impressed. We usually love it here, so maybe a bad night or change in staff?
  14. L

    Lorac

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third visit to Abalonetti and we will be back again. Our server was Matt who could not have been more accommodating and attentive! Two in our party enjoyed the sand dabs and one enjoyed the salmon. Our meals were flavorful and well-prepared.
  15. A

    Aloha

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Late dinner. Resturan
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dinner here! Chandler was the friendliest server ever. We compared all of the dining in the Wharf and this place seemed to have the best food options for the best value. We got the Calamari Steak and the Seafood Scampi and they were delicious. Thank you for celebrating my birthday with me!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled calamari was amazing. It’s a must have.
  18. FR

    FRGC

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The place has a barn dance feel to it, so not a quiet romantic spot, but the food and service were excellent. The menu offers a wide variety of options, and every dish we tried was excellent. The servers were all friendly, and well informed about the menu. The atmosphere is loud, but in a happy celebratory way. They offer indoor, or outdoor dining, as well.
  19. TT

    TracyT

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    It was ok? After reading all the wonderful reviews, we were expecting a little more ambiance and fun? We ate outside and we’re lucky to sit below the heaters. The food was good but not really anything outstanding to complement. I had the squid and it was more than chewy. I know squid is that way but not that chewy?
  20. MM

    MikeMc

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abalonetti's was recommended by the AirBnB i was staying at. It did not disappoint. VERY fast service good food and drink. Nice place right on the wharf. Strong recommendation.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every year we go to for our Christmas present to each other
  22. w

    weluv2eat

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, the food was amazing and the service was top notch! Great friendly people, will definitely go back when we visit Monterey again.
  23. SB

    SouthBayFoodie

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abalonettis was fabulous as always. We like to order a bunch of different things and share as a table. Everything was fresh and exactly what we wanted. The Antipasto plate to start with warm bread is a must! While indoors is cozy, we always elect to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the fresh air and views. They have the best patio on the Wharf.
  24. m

    melanie

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed outdoor dining with great table spacing, warm heaters, excellent service, delicious food
  25. HV

    HoVa

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service and food
  26. UD

    UncleDale

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at one of our favorite restaurants. Sharing the fun with good friends makes it even better. One of the nightly Specials was Calamari Tacos. We shared them as appetizers. They were so good, they should be on the menu permanently. The locals' menu a such a great deal. Our server, Matt was the best.
  27. GP

    GoogolPlex

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very cool I enjoyed it a lot. I would go again!
  28. JG

    JoiceG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I Booked online & I asked they bring a small piece of cake or something to one of the girls that was having a birthday and they forgot they said they don’t see everything that is booked online. So I’m just wondering why do you even ask when they don’t even know?
  29. KS

    KristineS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was good and served hot but the restaurant was cold because they kept the front door open.
  30. YC

    YaleC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went crazy for the starters … grilled sardines, roasted garlic and caprice salad. Everything was perfect! My favorite combination of Mediterranean flavors. We split the Monterey rock which was also beautifully done on mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. Memorable nite!
  31. LW

    LaurieW

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have great food and a good time at Abalonettis. Thanks.
  32. SM

    StephenM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best calamari dishes anywhere, delicious and perfect consistency. Great every time.
  33. DC

    DeniseC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our food was just ok. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things but I don’t think I’ll be returning The shrimp tacos were good
  34. JW

    JanetW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Joe, was wonderful. He did an awesome job recommending dishes. The food was really good. My husband especially enjoyed the salmon special which was stuffed with crab and shrimp. Joe was great at accommodating our group that included a vegan and a person with a disability.
  35. MT

    MegT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    They brought a water bowl to our pooch. They didn't rush us. And the food was great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is always friendly. Food is consistently good.
  37. a

    anniversary

    Denver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent experience overall. The parm crusted rockfish was so good. Good value for a tourist area. I would go back.
  38. RS

    RonS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was great. I had the albalone and it was terrible. It was over breaded and the breading was soggy. The albalone was extremely hard and rubbery. Very disappointed and was charged $46.95 for the dish
  39. SB

    SouthBayFoodie

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abalonettis never fails, always great. Just a casual family dinner on Saturday for 5 of us to catch up. Everyone was very happy with their choices. We ended up going back next day too ... for some clam chowder. My favorite choice on the wharf. Ignore the tourists and enjoy the nice patio and view!
  40. PS

    PamS

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Abalonetti. The was very friendly and welcomed us as we entered with our dog. We received a nice table out on the patio. The food was delicious,especially the Sicilian Bread Salad.

FAQs

Abalonetti Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 373-1851.

Abalonetti Bar and Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Abalonetti Bar and Grill

57 Fisherman's Wharf Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Del Monte Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large waterfront parking lot near entrance to the Wharf.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 373-1851

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about our group dining, visit: https://abalonetti.com/private-dining

  • Private party contact

    Kevin Phillips: (831) 373-1851

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