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Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA

Domenico's on the Wharf

4.4
4.4
1541 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (831) 372-3655
  • 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

What 1,541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,541 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not worth the price, it was beyond loud in the restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and the staff was very friendly. The ambiance was great and the drinks were great. The food was not good. I ordered a wedge salad and cedar plank sockeye salmon. It was mediocre at best. The salad was drenched in dressing and the salmon was over cooked on the top and raw in the bottom side. The food was over priced for what was served.

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  3. JoshuaO

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great, knowledgeable staff. Good value as well. We were there on Valentine’s Day so it was quite busy, but we still had a wonderful experience.

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  4. Familia

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I love this place! We always come back and server Michael is the BEST!

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  5. rodneyb

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Domenico's on the Wharf is always my "go to" restaurant for special events, or just to have a delicious seafood meal with excellent service. The food is always consistently perfect, the selection of fresh and local seafood is outstanding. Service is impeccable. I can't say enough good. Go and enjoy it.

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  6. Hawkeye

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance was great. Food was good but not great.

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  7. MariaR

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant has some great window seats to look at water. Probably better if you go when still light out. Service was good but food was so-so. I had sea bass and it was good, but husband had sand dabs. The sand dabs weren’t good. Tasted like flour!

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  8. 39Buick

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food,service wine list small/limited but nice

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Eric our waiter was absolutely PRICELESS! Myself my two sisters and their spouses all got together for a mini reunion. We all could not have asked for a better waiter and wait staff. Botomline: Eric made our dinner one of the best! Couldn’t ask for more.

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  10. KAKLA2PASO

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've heard and read about Domenico's on the Wharf, so we decided to try it last night and were not disappointed. It was a rainy night, but still fairly busy. We got a window table, had wonderful service from Ruben, enjoyed wonderful appetizers (sardines for my husband, shrimp cocktail for myself), great main courses (wonderful halibut for my husband and fish tacos for myself), all accompanied by a bottle of Pisoni's Lucia Pinot Noir, which was outstanding. At one point, one of the tables broke out into a spontaneous opera chorus, which was really impressive and thoroughly enjoyed. Ss locals, sometimes, we overlook our larger restaurants down by the wharf, thinking they can be too touristy, but we had a five-star experience at Domenico's. If you want to avoid tourist crowds, winter is the time to visit them. Highly recommend.

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  11. Winopaul

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the artichoke app which was absolutely delicious. I had the san dabs and my wife had the crab Louie. We were both very happy. Benito’s service was first class. Nice man and very knowledgeable of the menu and its presentation.

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  12. AYCCC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing! Our go to for the last 40 years!

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  13. ScottD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeter was very nice and held a table by the window for us for a bit later. Our waiter Michael could not have been more helpful & friendly. Very clean and classy atmosphere, & quieter than expected. Food was prompt & well prepared. We had a very enjoyable evening with friends. Prices were in line with other restaurants. Be sure to have a cup of clam chowder.

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  14. ChrisO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly Greeted by Sam outside the Restaurant and then outstanding service along with a Great Dinner by Patrick. Sam checked on us again to make sure all was Great. Most enjoyable dinner and evening. Thank You.

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  15. Pete

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dine every New Year’s Eve at Domenico. My wife & I have always experienced top quality food & service. The restaurant & its location, in my opinion, is among the top 5 best restaurants in the central coast area.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! And the views were to beautiful. The service was stellar.

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  17. MartinH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated on time, however it took a while to get the initial drink order. Additionally the area we were seated must have been near the kitchen because you could smell it, initially the smell was nice but after time it became annoying.

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  18. MadelineE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant. Sometimes can be hit and miss though. The food was a little salty but wasn’t horrible. Beautiful view and yummy food, servers are absolutely fantastic.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant on the wharf and one of the best in all of Monterey.

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  20. ThomasF

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood was nothing special, in fact, it left a lot to be desired. Service was excellent.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was easy to reserve and the restaurant was pretty slow when we arrived. We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter Ruben was super nice. The food was ok. I had the prawn scampi and she had the salmon. Not the best scampi I’ve ever had but was still really good. They sang her happy birthday which was really nice. It was good and I’d go again. Next time I’ll try one of the steaks.

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  22. laceym

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food we have had in Monterey! The perfect mix of Italian and seafood. Great service, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  23. Katk

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here every year on our annual trip to Monterey because the food, service and view are EXCEPTIONAL. Couldnt ask for better service. We love George!!!!

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  24. Danika

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We dined here with our pup on the patio. The service was good, everyone was very friendly. The food was very bland. I had the seafood fettuccine and the scallops, and shrimp were way overcooked. The sauce was very bland. My husband had the fish and chips. The fries were crispy but the fish was kind of soggy. Overall, I’d probably avoid dining at the Wharf anywhere again.

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  25. Sunshine

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Plank salmon was luke warm not cooked well. Vegetables were cold.

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  26. Hiker

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So so. Vegetables were cold and the salmon and soul not the best. A most busy and confusing place for a dinner for two. On the expensive side despite the waterfront setting.

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  27. LoriLynn

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fellow yelpers gave this place great reviews. Inside looked so much better than the outside. It was quite chilly and they do have heaters overhead. The waitress was very slow. Our “appetizer” came out within 2 minutes of our food. NOT good! Then our food came. Was decent but could have used more flavor. The managers were better than the server. Sadly we had a yelp “free appetizer” yet were charged tax on “FREE” to the tune of $3. How do you tax FREE?

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my moms birthday here and had such an amazing experience. Our server Reuben was so attentive and very kind! This is one of my fave places in Monterey, will def be back again

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered the clam chowder as a appetizer. It was bland! It tasted like something out the can and warmed up. Stuffed salmon was my entree. It also lacked any kind of flavor! Being that It was stuffed with shrimp and artichokes I expected this to add some additional flavor. To no avail. I literally ate half of it and couldn’t finish it. Service was definitely lack luster and it wasn’t overly busy. The view of the marina was the only highlight. You’ve been warned!

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  31. DandD

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views of the harbor! Reasonably priced for fine dining and very attentive service.

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  32. Gastronome

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has great seafood. I ordered 1 dozen of their Blue Point Oysters and they were delicious. I then ordered Linguini with clams and it was wonderful as well. It had real clams in it and not the canned and it was some of the best clams I have ever had. I will definitely will be going back. The service was also great and I also had a seat right near the water to look upon and the scenery was great as well.

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  33. HOWARD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I would never recommend this restaurant. Rate Domenicos a 2. Everything from food-to-service was below average. Both parties had seafood and it was just passable, but not flavorful. Small things were off: maitre'd made us feel average (not like a special guest), water took 2 asks, and bread was not provided until requested. You've been warned.

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  34. MikeL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meals were fantastic! The clam chowder was as close as we could get to what we have at home in Massachusetts. The entrees were reasonably priced for the location. We sat inside but at the open door, so the evening people watching was great but the noise level was a little higher than it would have been fully inside. Our server was attentive, friendly, and a pleasure.

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  35. Gigi

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view. Great service and perfect food! Xxxxxxx xxxxxxx cxxxxxx c

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  36. JimQ

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with a group of colleagues after the Monterey Jazz Festival, and we had a very pleasant experience, and a successful dBrief

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  37. Michelle

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and food were excellent! The fish was fresh and prepared well. Great experience!

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  38. LindaM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our celebration dinner at Domenicos. Staff were extremely professional and friendly, great blend. Food was delicious. And it was fun to be on the water with a great view of the harbor. Coming from pacific grove Google maps initially took us to parking lot which was not accessible, residents only, so do your own research to figure out where wharf parking is located. We'll definitely go back for another great meal.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived early and the restaurant was full, so they offered me the choice of a table next to the bar or a seat at the bar while I waited. As soon as a table became free they offered it to me but I chose to stay at the bar. Service was friendly and prompt, food delicious, and I recommend the Cedar Plank Sockeye Salmon - caught in Alaska by the proprietor. All the staff are professional and friendly but Anna in particular is a tour-de-force.

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  40. Z123

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for a nice dinner while in Monterey. Within walking distance of our hotel and we were seated by a window at night. It was lovely to see the sea lions swimming in the harbor while we ate. The scallops were perfectly cooked and moist with a delicious risotto. Our server was very polite and attentive, would eat here again.

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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 4.4 stars by 1541 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (831) 372-3655
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