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Cafe Fina, Monterey, CA

Cafe Fina

4.4
4.4
537 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We personally welcome you to Café Fina. My family and I have been serving diners on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf since 1989. We specialize in Italian cuisine, make our pastas and raviolis in house, grow our own seasonal organic home-grown vegetables, and serve a variety of only the freshest seafood from the Monterey Bay. Our wood-burning oven prepares excellent pizza, and the quaint Italian decor and ocean views make dining at Cafe Fina a memorable experience.


Café Fina is a full-service fine dining restaurant, serving lunch and dinner. In addition to our award winning food,we also feature a wide variety of wines, including the best of our local wines, the finest wines that Napa valley has to offer, and a fine selection of Italian wines. Dominic’s cooking has enabled Café Fina to be the sole caterer for John Madden’s induction ceremony into the Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and has earned him visits from Rachel Ray and other TV stars.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 372-5200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    we can handle parties up to 25
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Del Monte Ave and 250 figueroa ave
  • Parking details
    Del Monte Ave and 250 figueroa ave
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

What 537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Service

  • California Central Coast

    Great for brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for brunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

537 Reviews
  1. CFGidget

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Café Fina the other evening. We were seated in the back portion of the restaurant that has a beautiful view of the water. Our server was Roxanne, who was fantastic. She was attentive to our needs, offered suggestions and explanations on the menu choices, and allowed us to take our time. We ordered the clam chowder, that was delicious and not over stuffed with potatoes rather than clams . Our entrées were petrale sole, fresh caught in the Monterey Bay that day, and halibut . Both entrees were well prepared and served with fresh vegetables. We will definitely return to Cafe Fina when in the Monterey area.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Tourist trap. I'm sorry, but for me it's a big NO. The only thing I can save Is the wine (Piper brut Sonoma). We are italian and that is almost an insult to Italian cuisine, but the biggest problem was that food was not freshly cooked, but warmed up. The result was we waited only about ten minutes to have mediocre dishes with the wrong consistencies and paid way too much for the quality and quantity. Absolutely not recommended.

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  3. NadiaM

    Central Coast

    96 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was amazing, that they charged us for everything in addition to our orders, i.e.,for hot water, for replacement of butter with olive oil! The decor/venue is dated. Was not a restaurant that we go back to!!

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  4. PaubloB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had oysters, clam chowder, veal piccata and pesto prawns with penne pasta. All were delicious. The oysters were large and flavorful. The clam chowder was rich & creamy. The veal was tender and delicious. I would have liked more basil flavor in the prawns dish however it was very tasty also. We had a cabernet sauvignon and a pinot noir. Both were excellent. A good value. The view from the upstairs dining room was wonderful.

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  5. Local93921

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very Good fresh seafood. One of the three best restaurants on the wharf. A good sign that a number of local regular repeat guests were dining there that night, whom the staff clearly knew. Good portions. Only farm raised Atlantic salmon since no Pacific Coast wild salmon were available. Nice fish kabab skewer. Good seafood paella but needed more saffron. Garlic bread a bit bland & dry. Fresh crisp lightly sautéed vegetables. Grilled octopus appetizer was excellent but a small portion enough for 1-2 persons. Nice selection of desserts brought to your table. Small space downstairs, more upstairs. Initial contact service was slow. Final waitress was great & attentive once assigned to us. Reasonable array of wines. House wine was decent & made by a central coast vintner. Will go again.

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  6. JohnP

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable meal and scenery! The staff is on target with all their guest…

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  7. Sunny

    San Francisco

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I were interested in finding new neighborhood type restaurants in Carmel and Monterey. We had a delicious Caesar salad followed by incredibly tasty cioppino. Great service too.

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  8. ScottJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and experience! Everything was very fresh.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This will be a restaurant we will visit every time we visit Monterey. Roxanne was an amazing server and made you feel Like part of the family. She shared the history of the restaurant owner which is an amazing story! The food was authentic and 5 star. We will be back!

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  10. DavidW

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Cafe Fina for over 25 years. It has wonderful views, great service and good food. It is always a safe choice at Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf

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FAQs

Cafe Fina is rated 4.4 stars by 537 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 6 times today
Google Map for Cafe Fina

47 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Del Monte Ave and 250 figueroa ave
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Del Monte Ave and 250 figueroa ave
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 372-5200
  • Private party facilities
    we can handle parties up to 25
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