Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. California Central Coast
  4. Monterey / Carmel
  5. Monterey

Domenico's on the Wharf

4.4
4.4
1244 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 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

Popular dishes

What 1,244 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Scenic View

Sort by

Filters

  1. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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...
  2. SW

    SheltonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    AnthonyV

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  4. A

    Ann1212

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. KP

    KimberlyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  6. C

    Charles

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Tourist Trap. I should have known better when it took about 45 minutes both times to arrive at table. And i had a party of four. Everything was over cooked, like an old tire. I have given these guys twice to be better. All my guests have been very disappointed. So we will never return. Since I live in the area, there are much better dining locations away from the wharf that good for just walking and looking. We would recommend nothing on the main menu. Go only for the desert menu and beverages. Staff are polite and very friendly, again, the kitchen need major improvements
  7. CE

    ChristopherE

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Location better than the food. Nice people
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and ambiance was fantastic!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch overlooking the bay-beautiful view, professional service, delicious food
  10. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood culinary experience, the oysters were fresh and tasty. The sea scallops were wonderful.
  11. DR

    DougR

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from all the staff was the best! The food was very good too. We got a table by the window and had a really nice view.
  12. T

    Tomt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both servers were EXCELENT. LOVRLY VIEW IF THE HARBOR. CAN NT WAIT TO COME BACK..
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday . Excellent service and delicious seafood. Great location on wharf with view of harbor
  14. K

    Katk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place when we visit Monterey. The food is consistently delicious and the service is top-notch even when many restaurants are facing staff shortages.
  15. d

    debbl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Four of us were there for dinner the service started off good, the special was a crusted halibut, it arrived at the table Luke warm, $40 Send it back to be heated up probably microwaved came back to the table warmer. The Check was delivered by another server so we didn’t get to talk to our waiter about the food until after the fact. And, I think they thought this is a tourist area we will never see these people again. On a better note the view was great we saw sea lions and otters outside of the window.
  16. KM

    KevinM

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and atmosphere was great. Waiter Ruben was very good. Had an issue with wifes meal a. It took a long time to correct so I was done before her meal arrived. Manager never bothered to come by and say something but they finally gave us dessert. Thought they could have handled it a lot better. That's the only reason I didnt give higher rating
  17. B

    39Buick

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food. Given economic conditions the small servings are understandable but the value is lacking
  18. SF

    SoniaF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The view was nice but the food just just fair. Service was good
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was ok but not great. Needed more flavor.
  20. NJ

    NicoleJ

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Domenico's never ceases to please. Always great food, amazing selection, excellent service, and a view of the harbor that is so much better than staring at your phone or a TV screen. Pricey but it is a great location.
  21. JB

    JasonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is outstanding, service was quick, and the food was very hot
  22. GC

    GaryC

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food! My favorites were the Oven Roasted Garlic and the Anchovies. So insanely good my two sons devoured the anchovies. Fish and Chips were yummy as was the Cioppino. Cocktails were delish. Manhattans and BloodyMary good bets (really liked the Manhattans). The homemade limoncello was the perfect end to the meal.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Domenicos, great cocktail, great clam chowder, great salmon, a lot of crabmeat in sauce for crab ravioli, great service
  24. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming eat here and my wife and I were not disappointed at all. Food and drinks were great. Staff was very attentive and on top of everything. Will be coming back again
  25. d

    disappointed

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super great food, authentic ocean experience, and awesome service!
  26. NR

    NR00

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The setting was really nice looking over the water and the seals. Food was good, and the servers were attentive and kind.
  27. MC

    MarieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very good Tiramisu and Calamari. The clam chowder was very flavorful. Our server Priya was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, better than expected. We were seated at a 4 top right on the glass and enjoyed watching sea lions and otters. The food was fantastic. Very nice portion sizes and a nice selection of interesting dishes. Our server. Priya was the delight of the evening , personable, entertaining, informative and engaging. What a treat and a memorable evening!
  29. T

    Tracey

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for dinner during a belated Mother’s Day weekend. Got a table right by the window overlooking the marina and watched the seals frolic in the water right below us as the sun set and the boats drifted back into their slips for the night. It was a serene, beautiful show to go along with a delicious dinner and excellent service. The roasted garlic platter is divine as is the wedge salad. I had the Cioppino which was chock full of seafood! Everyone at our table of 4 was quite happy with the whole experience. Would go back in heartbeat!
  30. TP

    TravelingPair

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Fish and chips are very bland, the sea food pasta was great though. Not too much seafood on the plate for the price however. The Alfredo sauce didn’t taste like box at least. We came to celebrate our anniversary. I booked a day before and called the restaurant to see if they could accommodate something for our special day, but as the day came nothing was done or mentioned. At least we were seated quickly, but it took awhile for the food to arrive or to get a refill for water. Portion size for the pasta was smaller than your standard plate. The fried calamari is great, just make sure to eat it quickly as it quickly gains a rubbery texture as it cools. Chowder is definitely creamy and delicious. Very fresh tasting and had no artificial “canned clam” taste like Boudin. Overall, a decent experience. One drink, appetizer, chowder, and two dinner entrees cost us $100 after taxes.
  31. BB

    BobbyB

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service, beautiful window table with view of the marina. Very LOUD.
  32. AL

    AustinLawyer

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out waiter was awesome!!!!. He knew everything about the food, where it came from, etc.
  33. RS

    RichS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere with a nice view of the harbor! Highly recommend.
  34. M

    Michael

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm welcome with great views over the marina Varied menu and friendly staff Food was enjoyable, perhaps slightly expensive but given the tourist nature of Monterey, somewhat expected Would return
  35. JT

    JohnT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    looking for some shellfish end up at the wharf. Not the best, but meet the expection.
  36. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal,service was top rate.Prawns,crab,appetizers were delicious.Arturo,our waiter,was great and all staff obviously trained well.An outstanding dinner.And th view!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely dining experience at Domenico’s. Fresh, tasty food, and fast service. Very nice ambiance also. This restaurant is a favorite for sure!
  38. DW

    DaveW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very helpful and provided recommendations. The calamari was amazing!
  39. PH

    PattiH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Server was very slow.. waited 30 minutes for drink order. Food came out before bottle of wine was delivered. Server never came to the table to ask us if we needed anything
  40. SW

    SusanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a window table which made our visit exactly what we had hoped for, a beautiful view of the boats, wildlife, and ocean. The food was very good and the prices were comparatively lower than surrounding restaurants. It was great for a memorable, special Mother's Day.

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 1244 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 28 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo