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Domenico's on the Wharf

4.3
4.3
1346 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 4 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 1,346 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Cindy

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server (darling young woman from Fiji) was very attentive and super friendly. She even pointed out a jellyfish floating by in the nighttime glow. We were seated right by a window, overlooking the Marina. Nice Monterey wharf ambiance. Food was quite good. Crab cakes were a bit dry and too crispy, but well seasoned. Caesar salad was just ok. The standout meal was the nightly special: seabass with risotto and al dente veg. A thick, buttery piece of fresh fish was done to perfection. Overall, a bit pricey for a typical tourist spot, but that’s to be expected, I guess.
  2. WS

    WalterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a handful of times. Absolutely, the best crab cakes in the area. This place has been consistent on flavor and quality.
  3. JO

    JOELHxxxxD

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Big touristic restaurant on the wharf we will forget quickly
  4. PK

    PatriciaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed the dinner and ambiance. Were able to accommodate our party of 6.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bloody Mary was hot
  6. DB

    DanaB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding restaurant! Great food and service, not pricey and fresh and delicious dishes.
  7. LC

    LouisC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Upon entering it was beautifully bright with a great view of the harbor. Very good service. Only had one issue getting out Oysters Rockefeller appetizer after receiving our main dishes.
  8. GS

    GlenS

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I always enjoy Domenico’s especially to give people new to Monterey the experience of the Wharf. It’s always a great experience.
  9. A

    Acbr99

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pas raffiné mais très bon. Nos poissons étaient bien cuits mais les accompagnements pas très recherchés. Somme toute un très bon restaurant
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service!
  11. Y

    Yanib

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Decent food. Great service. Fairly priced.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was excellent. Nice atmosphere
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and attentive staff
  14. AN

    ANTONUT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. We sat next to the window and saw seals. It was perfect. Overcast but not cold. Food was great too. Highly recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, the view was lovely and the staff was incredible; the teamwork was impressive and they were very attentive. I can't wait to return. They also had the best clam chowder out of 9 other places I've tried and the scallops were scrumptious. Very nice indeed.
  16. GG

    GiGi

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice server, clean tables, food on time, tasty wine, good food except Ceasar Salad was bland, Over all a really nice place. It is a boit expensive.
  17. m

    markm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The clam chowder was excellent best I’ve had in years.
  18. m

    michaeld

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ATTENTION TO DETAIL. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being best, this place is a fifteen. The cocktails were excellent, a lost art of a good bar tender. We started with crabcakes and if you try to get any better you will have to go to New Orleans. My wife had the Scampi which was very tasty. I had the Salmon, moist and flaky, the sauce was not needed but superb. The extra detail was the fresh vegetables served with the fish. Clearly fresh, not frozen, and properly prepared. You did not want to leave any on the plate. Great service and even the busboys knew to keep the pitcher from touching the water glass on refills. Great view too.
  19. P

    Preeps

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was subpar and expensive. Service was slow. Their clam chowder is good but not worth the overall dining experience. Used to be our go to on the wharf for many years. Will likely not go back.
  20. d

    dequeen

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was a nice place ,. Food was great and serving are generous.. but the parking is awful.. you park and walk 2 blocks., ugh! Won’t do that again!
  21. m

    markk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and the wait staff are extremely attentive. Although the restaurant was full at 6:45, we did not wait long to be served. My husband & I ordered the petrale sole and it was yummy and the serving was plentiful. The next time we visit Monterey the first thing we’ll do is make a reservation at Domenico’s!
  22. SZ

    SueZ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Domenico's. The view. The ambience. The people. We've celebrated a couple of anniversaries there. It's a very special place.
  23. B

    Bennie

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great view of the harbor docks, with harbor seals coming and going during our meal. The steamed clams appetizer was delicious, as was the Alaskan king salmon entree and the tiramisu for dessert. A bit noisy, but the service was excellent.
  24. EJ

    EgleJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We had 2 clam chowders to start with, grill seafood and seafood linguine. Service is super fast, friendly and fun! Highly recommended!
  25. DB

    DebB

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 42nd Anniversary and wanted to have a good time. The wait people were perfect, food excellent and sitting at the window, our view of the Marina was wonderful.
  26. BB

    BobB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! We had a great time! Prea was our waitress, we all loved her! She’s very knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly. Her assistant Raul was also very helpful and extremely friendly. We had first time Monterey visitors and they loved the food and experience.
  27. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a solid choice if you are near the wharf. Service is always cheerful, and prompt and the staff recommendations have always been spot on. Price point is right where you would expect for a "tourist" type location, but the quality and portion sizes have never disappointed. Added pleasure comes if you can get a seat by the window where you get to watch the seals and otters frolic about in the wharf.
  28. d

    dineoften

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Especially loved our waitress.
  29. d

    dropgates

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    More of a family restaurant than a nice place to enjoy an evening out.
  30. DC

    DorothyC

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Too noisy for conversation at our table
  31. GS

    GlenS

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Monterey ambiance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leah was our wait person— she was pleasant, fun, professional. I had the sole — so delicious! My dining partners had the mixed seafood grill, sandman’s, lobster ravioli. We shared crab cakes to start. Cheesecake and Crème brûlée to share. Cocktails and a bottle of Morgan Pinot. Table on the water. THE BEST!! Sooo good.
  33. HS

    HarryS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Ambiance and service was great. The food was only average. I had fried prawns and the wife had bacon wrapped scallops.
  34. CR

    CarolineR

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place we just discovered! The service and food delicious.
  35. N

    Nicky

    London

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved our lunch here. Brilliant dishes and wonderful service. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend the local wines, oysters and fish dishes. Thanks to the lovely team for taking such care with their food and service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner w my husband! We were craving a touristy experience, and the food was soooo delicious. I love when my food arrives piping hot and that’s how it was delivered
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and great food.
  38. SC

    SCamp

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service is great, but the food was just ok. Nice atmosphere and view.
  39. AC

    AbCd

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    View was nice out onto the water of the marina. Seals/sea lions, birds and sailboats played. Food was okay and NOT fit for foodies. Your choice of protein and same steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes on every dish ordered. Creme brûlée was decent. Casual dress, but not swimwear/coverups.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    This restaurant had very high expectations. The mussels and clams were good. Caesar Salad was warm- should be cold and on a cold plate. The salmon on the cedar plank was over done and quite dry. The Sand Daps fish was thin floured thickly and rather than pa. Sautéed it was fried hard. The crème brûlée was food but absent of any fruit which was displayed. We had a bottle of wine, appetizer, we shared the Caesar salad but 2 entrees it was not a cheap meal but I’ve had much better quality at much less rated restaurant. Disappointed

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 1346 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 4 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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