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About Domenico's on the Wharf

A local favorite since 1981, Domenico’s on the Wharf features wild sustainable local and Alaskan seafood. The restaurant, located on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, is known for its formal, yet friendly, ambiance and impeccable service, as well as its one-of-a-kind menu. We invite you to select from our award winning wine list while you sit and take in the striking views of the Monterey Harbor. One visit to Domenico’s on the Wharf and you will find yourself returning time and again.


We are open for lunch and dinner, and offer Happy Hours seven days a week. Reservations are recommended.

50 Fishermans Wharf No. 1
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch is served daily from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dinner is served daily from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Del Monte and Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 372-3655

Website:
http://www.domenicosmonterey.com/

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

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Domenico's on the Wharf Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (25)
Scenic View (18)
Good for a Date (14)
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Special Occasion (11)
Authentic (8)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Arrived early - before our reservation but they seated us anyway. Nice place, service great. However, it's very loud and expensive.
We only come here when we visit Carmel, so it's a nice treat, but next time, we will come for lunch as there is a minimum $12.50 per person charge (not including beverages) for dinner.

Enjoy!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Impressive in all respects. Hard to beat the freshness of the seafood.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed the calamari and bacon-covered scallops. Gorgeous view! We saw three jellyfish swimming near our window!! Love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was excellent. Waiter was very attentive . Location on the wharf was really nice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Made the reservation as a result of the good reviews, but we were terribly disappointed in the quality of the food. We expected fresh fish in a restaurant on the Wharf, but our fish was not. We probably were there on the wrong day of the week (Tuesday) when the fish was left over from before the weekend. The worst dish was the bouillabaisse. The fish had clearly been frozen before, the broth was tasteless and the dish was served lukewarm only. The best part of the dinner was the service, which was very friendly and attentive. When we complained about the quality of the food, the bouillabaisse was taken off the tap without specifically asking for it.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was wonderful! It was fun to watch the otters play outside the window. Would absolutely recommend!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Enjoyed our meals, atmosphere and wine so much we are going back again this week. We can’t recall another restaurant while on vacation that we’ve visited twice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service and ambiance were good; food was so-so. Don’t think it was worth the money.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good food with a great sunset view. Menu was varied with lots to choose from. The Pear Gorgonzola salad was delicious!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Celebrated our 50th anniversary, food and service was spectacular.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good meal in. fairy noisy environment. Food very good, service ok. Overall very good meal.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Second visit and would highly recommend if you want to try a great cut of meat!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is an outstanding restaurant. It is a gem on the Monterey Bay.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazingly fresh and beautiful scenic view. Perfect date night eatery.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service and food were great as usual. It was just bad timing as the large party next to us were LOUD, obnoxious and drunk!! I know this is out of your control. Better luck next time.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food in a spectacular setting at Fishermans wharf Monterey. Worth a visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was good. King Crab ravioli was excellent. Window view of the docks and boats was great. I would highly recommend giving Domenico's a try.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a great time - some of the best food I've ever had!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Would again. Nothing too wild on the menu but all it's were thoughtful and generous. Service was the highlight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Julio was a magnificent waiter! We had eaten here on our honeymoon over 30 years ago. So it was fun to step back in time. Food was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our reservation was for 8pm for our family of 5, (2 adults, 3 children). We arrived at 7:45pabd stood in line for 20 minutes to check in with the hostess!!! Even after we checked in and noted we've been waiting just to check in and it's past our reservation time - we were seated at 8:40p. Our drink order was taken at 9:00pm, our food order taken at 9:15p. Our drinks came at around 9:30p. Finally our food came at 10:00pm. By that time one of the children was dead asleep. We asked for bread 3 times before it came. So one of our children only ate bread for dinner. Food was delicious, just took a LONG time to get there. So I wouldn't come here with children. And if I was to come again, I'd order 2 drinks because the server didn't come back to get us another round of drinks. Giving 3 stars because of the food, otherwise it would be 2 stars.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was good. We were sat on time, but no one greeted us, took a drink order, nothing for 30 minutes. Had to go up to the front desk and inform them. They were very apologetic, gave us free appetizers. No manager got involved though. Curious to see if they even told them.
Sang happy birthday to my mother in law and that was very nice of them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice people and good service but the restaurant is much too noisy and the food is not tasty

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I live in Marina (a few miles north of Monterey) and we had friends here from Australia who had a birthday and it was their anniversary. There was something on the menu for everyone in our party: seafood, chicken, veggies. We got a window seat overlooking the yacht harbor, and the colors of the evening clouds and sun were reflecting off the water--it was very beautiful! It was Labor Day weekend, and Californians inland were flocking to the coast in seeking cooler weather, so the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf was busy! Dominicos had a "full on" staff so there were people serving us bread, refilling our waters and coffee, and they were on top of everything. It was a wonderful evening, and a very happy memory in my mind with our dear friends from Down Under!!! Feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful area and have so many wonderful restaurants! Dominicos is our "go to" place for a special occasion every time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great views, fabulous food and superb service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

It was recommended as one of the best in Monterey and it fell way short of the mark

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It doesn't have the most appealing entry from the wharf, but the restaurant is much nicer on the inside. Food was reasonably good - my swordfish was a bit undercooked, but my family's meals were fine. Great view of water.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This place is wonderful! Georgeous view and food is delish!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This place was recommended by our bellboy. Quick reservation accommodations, nice staff. It would have been 5 stars if not for a few blunders. The abalone are tiny They served 3 small ones. Maybe this old Italian girl has outdated expectations? Not worth the price paid. Also, the menu showed 2011 Silver Oak, one of our favorites. When the waiter brought it out it was 2012 (not our favorite, not even close). We asked if he could adjust the cost, "no problem". When it came down to pay, there was no adjustment. The menu should reflect what will actually be served! Bad taste in the mouth, literally, from that hiccup.

We may go back at some point, but won't ever make that mistake again!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My wife and I were in Monterey for a special occasion and wanted great seafood. We had a window seat that looked out into the harbor and had great service. We will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great dining experience! SEALS were playing through put the dinner in front of the window. Food was good and portions we're generous. Just a little loud, made conversation hard.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great atmosphere right on the wharf. We watched seals playing in the water! Food was good and our waiter was knowledgeable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food and service here is always fantastic. Been here at least a dozen times. They have the best chowder on the wharf by far!!!

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

I booked my reservation through OpenTable just by judging on the star rating of four out of five and I have to say I was not disappointed. We had a beautiful table with a water view of the harbor. We had an excellent server and I have to say that every member of the staff was very attentive and we could not have been happier. I was dining with my four-year-old son who is usually very hard to keep focused and he loved it too. I had their cioppino and I am very picky because I make my own and it was unbelievable. My compliments to the chef! We were not planning on it, but we will be returning tomorrow night also. I love it when you find a place in such a large tourist location that still gives you personalized attention as if you were a regular 😁

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Go with the specials

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Returned after a spectacular visit last year and were even more impressed. Super, friendly service and great view. Definitely a place for great fish. Felt very much at home - just like Ballard!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 30, 2017

It was our 30th wedding anniversary so we requested to sit at the window and our service was impeccable! Would go back.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food was well prepared. My friends said the fish and chips dish was the best they ever had--they live in New England and have had this many times in the past, but none was as light and fresh as the dish they had here on their vacation. The artichokes were fresh and the wild salmon was tender and cooked to perfection. We could not have been happier with the food or the service. Yasmine and her team were attentive and saw to our every need. This meal was one of many highlights to the area.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Domenico's is always a delight. With the families connection to the fishing community you can trust that their fish is always going to be of quality and fresh. It is still family owned and operated. Rueben was our waiter as he has been many times over the years. Yes, they have loyal staff. He remembers us...even when it can be a long time between visits. The food is always excellent. The drinks are good. The service is great and you have a harbor view from your table to watch the aquatic life. This time besides the seals, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans and sea gulls there was a swarm of jellyfish in the harbor to watch. Always fun. The chowder was top notch this visit!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

i was taking a road trip to san francisco with my girlfriend and decided to make a reservation for Domenico's on the Wharf after seeing they had a good menu for my girlfriend since she's vegetarian. Ive always loved Cannery Row so once we were down there i wanted to eat there instead. We walked into Louie Linquini's which was on the water. there service was terrible. we decided to leave and go to our reservation on the wharf. Right off the bat the service was outstanding at Domenico's. Our table was right on the water. The hostesses & waiter were very respectful. My girlfriend really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who's in Monterey.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic
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