Abalonetti Bar and Grill
Fresh fish, prawns, scallops, clams, mussels, calamari, penne pasta, white wine sauce
Grilled delicate filets with lemon butter sauce, rice and vegetables
Lobster Ravioli with Grilled Prawns
Pesto cream sauce
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.
This is one of my favorite restaurants for seafood, Italian, and the view. It's better priced than most of the other Wharf restaurants. The service is good, and the wait minimal, especially with a reservation. I tore myself away from my favorite dish, lobster ravioli in a pesto cream sauce (which is so good that I take home the leftover sauce even if I finish the ravioli). This time I tried the seafood pasta. It was delicious, with plenty of seafood, very fresh, and just a little bit of penne, all in a great wine sauce. I brought home half of it and it was just as delicious the second day. I took the leftover bread as well, which helped me soak up every last drop of sauce.
The only disappointment was the lava cake, which was rather devoid of lava. I'm a chocoholic and just love deep, rich, dark melty chocolate. Without that core, the rest of the cake was rather dry and not particularly flavorful. My wife had the raspberry cheesecake, which she quite liked.
Great food and service would recommend family and friends.
Outstanding seafood. We had a great meal. Highly recommended and looking forward to a return visit.
Every year we go to Monterey as a Christmas gift. We have tried other restaurant on the wharf. But we always come back to Abalonetti’s. Food, drinks and service always great. This is our go to place and will continue to go there years to come.
Very accommodating of our large group, and separate check needs. Great food, service and some good happy hour deals.
Great place for casual dining. The food and prices are both outstanding!
Made reservations for Christmas Eve and was surprised at how busy the main dining room was.
I ordered the Fresh Clams & Linguini... Outstanding! My mother had the Shrimp Scampi Over Rice and was duly impressed.
A couple of noisy children in the far corner of the room knocked one star off of the ambiance rating, but that's hardly the restaurant's fault. (Either teach your kids manners or buy them a muzzle, folks!)
Not the fanciest place in Monterey, but if you want casual seafood with a harbor view and no fuss, you'd have a hard time doing better than this place.
The food was ok, but the restaurant was at the edge of a really touristy part of town (that's on me for not guessing fisherman's wharf would be crazy tourist town). Didn't seem worth the expense.
Fantastic service and a killer view. We sat on the back patio and talked forever. Nobody tried to rush us out. We had a blast.
We had 3 orders of the pesto and garlic oysters! They are delicious! Everything we had for lunch was really good. We decided to just do small plates and a bottle of Monterey white wine. Excellent food. Excellent service. We'll be back soon
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 314 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.