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Domenico's on the Wharf

4.2
4.2
1323 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

9:00 PM


Booked 13 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 1,323 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BB

    BobB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. d

    dineoften

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Especially loved our waitress.
  4. d

    dropgates

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    DorothyC

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Too noisy for conversation at our table
  6. GS

    GlenS

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Monterey ambiance.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  8. HS

    HarryS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    CarolineR

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

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

    Nicky

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 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.
  11. 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
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and great food.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. DR

    DRSAMURAI

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "KNOWN WORLD WIDE FOR OUR CIOPPINO" drew me into Domenico's. The challenge was on. I have been enjoying cioppino for over 6 decades. I know CIOPPINO! There are only a handful of restaurants in the SF Bay Area that I would recommend. Domenico's is not in the SF Bay Area, actually the Monterey Bay Area. I can add Domenico's my favorite list. First, the seafood broth is rich and composed of seafood, tomato, olive oil, garlic and herbs/spices. Delish. Perfectly executed seafood of generous amounts of Dungeness crab, white fish, salmon, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels and clams. Also, garlic toast to sop up the broth. Yes it's pricy but worth it. Wife had a delicious seafood Fettuccini Alfredo. Plenty of seafood in a rich and creamy cheese sauce/gravy. The ambiance is exceptional with a harbor side window table seating. The sea lions were providing a playful show of frolicking in the water and breaching to enhance the enjoyment of our lunch. Service was friendly and efficient.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Our server rocked.
  18. CG

    CaliGirl

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved how pet friendly they were. We booked another place before this one and got turned away because they didn’t allow pets. We love how they had a menu for the pets and lots of people had their dogs with them. The food was very good too
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dining experience at Domenico’s. In the reservation I asked if we could possibly have a table next to the windows so we could have a view of the marina. We were very fortunate the host was able to accommodate our request as a table became available as we arrived. We each had a cocktail which were delicious. We ordered a Monterey Merlot to go with dinner, and it was perfect! For starters we had oysters on the half shell and the crab cakes. Both were mouth watering. For the main course my husband had the cioppino, and I ordered the grilled bacon wrapped scallops over creamy asparagus risotto, and Tiramisu for dessert. This was one of those meals that stick in your mind forever because of how outstanding it was. The service was impeccable, our server was very attentive. We had a great view of the marina and we’re able to watch the seals frolicking in the water. Overall an outstanding, memorable dining experience!
  20. F

    Fatchick

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff and others were all so very very attentive and polite. They gave us great info about what’s happening around town too. Food was excellent- the chowder is a winner. Had the risotto with bacon wrapped scallops. Very tasty and big portions. My sister in law had the crab cakes and loved it.
  21. AC

    AlliCakes

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and ambiance was great, especially for such a touristy area. Even on one of the hottest days of the year, dining room was cool and comfortable. Was very busy so service was slow but our server (Jessica) was fantastic, despite the long wait for the food.
  22. AM

    AndrewM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Linguini and clams was superb! Restroom was clean too!
  23. V

    shirleyV

    Central Coast

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here several times & was there this time with friends for their first time.. Great service, food & view.
  24. R

    Rachel

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience was fantastic ! We had to send back the salmon ravioli as it did not taste very good to us but the plank salmon and salmon salad, the wine and the desert were incredible ! I will definitely be going back there on our next trip to Monterey
  25. P

    Princess1784

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had all just been on a memorial cruise to scatter my Dad’s ashes. We had a great table outside the restaurant with our dog. Everyone’s dinner was excellent, even Bella’s!! The service was very attentive and we all had a wonderful experience. Thank you for a lovely evening after a bittersweet afternoon.
  26. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except when I looked at the check the next day. The gluten free pasta stated an extra $5 on the menu but we were charged $9. Not a big deal but $4 is $4.
  27. BH

    BarryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patrick was excellent and over service was wonderful. Thanks for the experience.
  28. S

    Stephen

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great views. Food was very good for a tourist type of restaurant. Very good service.
  29. RB

    RalphB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best on the Monterey Wharf. All 5 different meals delicious. Excellent menu options. Great view and attentive service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I put in a reservation over a month in advance since we were visiting for my birthday, and the walk ups got the best seats. And the lobster was over cooked and charred. Not how I thought it would be. But it was still good, just not my favorite.
  31. B

    Buff

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We've been coming to Dominic's for years It's a nit of tradition Food was great Service was a bit screwed up Messed up the order and forgot the salads
  32. MG

    MGrinn

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Not sure what all the hype is about this place. It’s rustic and over the water, which makes for a nice view of the marina, but that’s about it. I would not recommend this place and won’t go again. I made the reservations a few weeks in advance. I was not happy from the start as we were seated at a four top and there was five of us as stated in our original reservation. They added a chair to the end of the table. It was not ideal as we were too crowded in at the table to be able to relax, enjoy dinner, and the experience. I requested to be moved to a bigger table and Arturo the server said they could not accommodate a move to a more suitable table. We ordered cocktails as we were seated. I ordered a dry vodka martini with a lemon twist. It came with a pic of olive, no lemon twist. I reminded Arturo what I had ordered and he’s response was “okay, I’ll bring you a lemon twist”. As he quickly passed by on his way to another table he tossed the plate with lemon twist on the table. He never offered to have the drink re-made. His demeanor was a little arrogant, not engaging, and unfriendly. Food is mediocre at best. “Risotto” tastes straight up out of a box. Bacon wrapped scallops were tasteless. The Fish and chips had dark spots, were not flavorful, and not flaky like normal fish and chips. The sea bass was grey and looked more like swordfish. So hindsight, I am not even sure what I got was sea bass. The shrimp/fish on the mixed grill was overcooked and the shrimp was hard and dry. I will say the lobster ravioli was probably the best dish we had. We also had the appetizer of calamari and oysters on the half shell. Based on reviews, I was looking forward to this dining experience. So in summary, if your expectations are not high and you want to dine on the wharf, this place would be for you. This place is over rated and under delivered.
  33. MV

    MarkV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I followed the star rating for Domenico’s It was perfect.
  34. JW

    JessicaW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming here for over 20 years…it never disappoints. I had the crab ravioli, with calamari as an appetizer. The food is outstanding, the portions are generous and the service is always friendly and prompt.
  35. CR

    ChadR

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was average, service not great. There were several large groups, making it a noisy environment.
  36. JG

    JoeGolf

    San Francisco

    141 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    the clam chowder had too much bacon favor in it the restaurant was very clean, and waiter were good on the service We use to drive down from San Ramon and stop to have the best clam chowder, it not the same as it was a couple years ago. I hear change owners it too bad the chowder is not the same .
  37. IV

    IVdixon

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Extremely mediocre food and service. This is a typical tourist trap with very generic "microwave" type prepared food. Please avoid at any cost!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Amazing food.
  39. SJ

    SallyJ

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The service was poor. Our salads came after our dinner as did the wine. They had Abalone on the menu at $72 which would have been fine except that they served abalone heels instead of steaks.and it tasted like rubber.
  40. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Looks bed the artichoke and sardine apps. Service terrific!

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 4.2 stars by 1323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 13 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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