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Domenico's on the Wharf

4.3
4.3
1278 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
That friendly salutation is an invitation to dine with us and enjoy exceptional bayside ambiance, gracious service and delicious food. Our entire staff here at Domenico's On the Wharf has extended a warm welcome to locals and visitors for more than 35 years, and we proudly present the best seafood in Monterey for your dining pleasure.
Our award-winning list of wine features the best from surrounding Monterey County vineyards, and we offer extensive selections from Sonoma, Napa, Italy, and France. The freshest, sustainable, local and Alaskan seafood take center stage in our culinary creations, and we also grill up extraordinary steaks and lovingly prepare in-house pastas and locally grown organic vegetables.
Our family style of hospitality continues to win a special place in the hearts of our guests. Let us show you to your table overlooking the beautiful bay waters with a sunny window view of sea lions and pelicans at play.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-3655

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy your next special event at Domenico’s on the Wharf, Monterey’s premier Italian Seafood restaurant. We offer fresh sustainable seafood, a fine-dining ambience, beautiful ocean views, and semi-private tables to accommodate your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Angeli Mercurio: (855) 776-5829

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Del Monte and Washington

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available in the wharf lot located along Del Monte Avenue, on the right-hand side before reaching the wharf (if coming from the East) and on the left-hand side after the wharf (if coming from the west).

  • Public transit

    Monterey Salinas Transit has stops on Pacific street just off of Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Complimentary trolley service is available during the summer months as well.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,278 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

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  1. R

    Randy

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Wharf Experience in Monterey was best enjoyed while visiting your restaurant. Thank you.
  2. B

    Bugs

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and you can’t beat the view. Good value.
  3. c

    cnbg

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Only complaint was it was so loud inside. We loved sitting by the window and watching the sealife.
  4. JH

    JaelynH

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The food was cold. The seasonal veggies were cold upon arrival to the table, the mashed potatoes & salmon was luke-warm. It took a long time to get water. When the bread came, our food came. I wouldn’t recommend this place.
  5. JD

    JulieD

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner with excellent wait staff and amazing views. Highly recommend it, but make sure you have reservations.
  6. JS

    JanS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and every employee was friendly and professional.
  7. BM

    BeckyM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great view and the food was decent, but a little on the high side for what you got. Calimari appetizer was excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal! We love coming here whenever we’re in Monterey.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    crazy service…rushed at times and then very, very slow. incomprehensible waiter. meh food.
  10. A

    Antonio

    Seattle

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Engagement celebration
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Recommend the scallops. Service was just OK. As a single diner, I realized my bill isn't huge but please treat me like your other tables. I'm traveling on business and will tip well. My drink was very good too although they were out of Vermouth for a cocktail featured on their menu. Also, only served a half glass which is odd.
  12. ED

    ErikD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arturo was my waiter he was absolutely spectacular and making reservations worked out perfect. I had the Bouillabaisse and it was incredible. My son had the smoked salmon ravioli and he said it was the best ravioli of his life
  13. LN

    LeiannN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great view, attentive wait staff & wonderful ambiance! The food was good.
  14. RB

    RonaldB

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Ordered the expensive/special halibut which came undercooked and with a small tiny bunch of cold overcooked French fries. It happens. But the server was not friendly when I pointed out the fish was not sufficiently cooked … just took it back. After waiting 15+ minutes and after my family finished their meal my reheated (not fresh) fish came back. After sitting so long it was so so at best. Server didn’t even ask if it was ok until he brought the bill which included a 3rd soda we didn’t order. Expected and have had much better service from this place. Have to say the support staff was excellent with water and bussing. Too bad - used to be one of my favorite seafood restaurants. Probably be a long time before I return if I ever do return.
  15. K

    Kyralexa

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops wrapped in bacon was amazing. My daughter loved her clams and linguini. So flavorful!
  16. NC

    NancyC

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to get the crab but it was super expensive. Went for the Cioppino instead and it was delish. Wonderful view and great service too!
  17. MJ

    MissJean

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Because we had our pup with us, we sat outside for lunch on a weekday. It was a nice day and not busy so we were able to select our table. We chose an inner table so the pup wouldn't be distracted by everyone walking by. Our waiter took a while to come and take our order. I had to flag down the hostess and tell her we were ready to order. The waiter took our menu and didn't write anything down. But he repeated everything we ordered: calamari and clam chowder for starters, salmon ravioli and bacon-wrapped scallops for entree. We weren't offered any bread to start, so we didn't think there was any. But yelpers mentioned bread in their reviews, so I'm not sure if that was forgotten. About fifteen minutes after we order, our meals come. No calamari or clam chowder yet. As we are halfway through our meal, the waiter comes to check on us. We inquired about the starters. He apparently forgot about it so we asked him to take it off the tab. Our entrees were delicious, and since these are dishes you don't see elsewhere, we would come back if we are really craving these. Since we don't live in the area, it may be a while before we make it back here. I would recommend this restaurant for the tasty entrees, but service is lacking.
  18. BW

    BryanW

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food was delicious. The view is gorgeous!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with exceptional service. Great surroundings
  20. VI

    VICTORIAM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is fresh but not flavorful
  21. L

    Ladieswholunch

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location right on the wharf with a nice selection of food and beverages. The staff were accommodating and pleasant as well.
  22. BN

    BernadetteN

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overpriced but good food and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was good , good views of the ocean . I recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Food was not good. My vegetables were cold.y snapper was lukewarm. I spent almost 300 dollars for dinner. Was not worth it. Our server nick did not check on us. We had to go and try and find him for help. We will not be back. We live on the peninsula and go out to host people for dinner for work. Not happy.
  25. TF

    TigerFan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place on wharf with good food & great service
  26. L

    Lindalovesbooks

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My sister and I had a very pleasant dinner at Domenico’s on the Wharf. The service was excellent. Our dinners were delicious. The dessert selections were yummy. The only thing stopping me from rating it a 5 is that the bathroom was a mess of paper towels, toilet paper and seat covers all over the floor. It was off putting to have an area so out of order when everything else was perfect.
  27. DG

    DavidG

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table with a breathtaking view. Great food and service with fair value. The place could use a bit of a makeover but we would go back anyway for all the reasons previously mentioned. Would recommend the place to anyone Looking for a casual meal in a family style restaurant.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lorsqu’on réserve une table on s’attend à avoir la table prête à l’arrivée. Or non seulement on nous a attribué une table mal placée mais les personnes sans réservation ont eu des tables mieux placées. Le repas était excellent
  29. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The second our food was brought out there was a very noticeable hair in it. We hadn’t even touched it yet. They tried to gaslight us and say it was our hair (which it was not) and then harassed us the rest of the night every five seconds making us both feel very uncomfortable. Would not recommend. You could find something less touristy and probably better service somewhere else. They brought us the check and gave zero accommodations for their mistake.
  30. TP

    TerryP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This restaurant is way down on the pier. My mother is 93 and has trouble walking far. I asked on arrival if there were wheelchairs available but was told no. We were given a great table by the window with a nice harbor view, however this restaurant is very loud and we could not hear each other across the table. It took a while for the waiter to arrive - we had to ask one of the other waiters to send him. We enjoyed our appetizers - oysters, clams and calamari - all delicious! The pasta entrees were all just so-so. My sister like her seafood combo. The waiter never asked if we would like another drink with dinner, which we would have done. Again, we had to ask another waiter if we could see the dessert menu. All in all the dinner was fine - but we wanted special.
  31. r

    rodneyb

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for a special dinner or date night. Service is impeccable, food is wonderful. Blue point oysters and a lemon drop martini. Heaven. And fantastic views
  32. E

    Eater88

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not go here. The worst service ever. The staff were incredibly rude. We reserved a table for the outdoor patio and they did not honor it. We ended up leaving and eating across the way at a beautiful patio with much nicer service.
  33. JB

    JessicaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Staff was extremely professional, friendly and curtious. View was lovely as well. Overall great dinner out. Thanks!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Made reservations for 9:30, latest reservation we could make was for 11:30 but apparently they close at 9. They still sat us but the cook was pretty mad and gave us a dirty look. Purposely over salted our food (basically inedible) and didnt clean the clams at all. The servers were really nice but thats about it
  35. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food, dungeoness crab and king crab ravioli were both excellent. The dungeoness at $63 seemed high and out of line with menu & never told the price when ordering. Sat in a corner against the wall even with a reservation. Guess window seats are first come...
  36. B

    Buzz

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Birthday experience. Seafood done to perfection. Beverage server was delightful and had a sense of humor. Table server not so much. Great experience for daughter s celebration 🥳
  37. SW

    SheltonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good customer service staff and friendly.
  38. AV

    AnthonyV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our anniversary and wasn’t sure what to expect from the reviews but our experience was great from the moment we walked up w/reservations. Was busy but not noisy. Every server was amazing and friendly. The food was out to our table quickly and was delicious. Would definitely come back and I recommend this place.
  39. A

    Ann1212

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Overall we had a very nice dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. The ambiance wasn’t what I expected - I was hoping for a more romantic setting, and it was very noisy. But the food and service was excellent.
  40. KP

    KimberlyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Crab cakes were light and flavorful. The calamari steak could be cut with a fork. It was so tender! Wine was a perfect compliment. There were more items on the menu that sounded delicious so will have to return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Domenico's on the Wharf offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-3655.

Domenico's on the Wharf is rated 4.3 stars by 1278 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 27 times today
Google Map for Domenico's on the Wharf

50 Fishermans Wharf, No. 1, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Del Monte and Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available in the wharf lot located along Del Monte Avenue, on the right-hand side before reaching the wharf (if coming from the East) and on the left-hand side after the wharf (if coming from the west).

  • Public transit

    Monterey Salinas Transit has stops on Pacific street just off of Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Complimentary trolley service is available during the summer months as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-3655

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy your next special event at Domenico’s on the Wharf, Monterey’s premier Italian Seafood restaurant. We offer fresh sustainable seafood, a fine-dining ambience, beautiful ocean views, and semi-private tables to accommodate your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Angeli Mercurio: (855) 776-5829

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