Louie Linguini's

3.8
261 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Louie Linguini's is the finest Italian and Seafood restaurant on historic Cannery Row. We offer a large variety of food from seafood to pastas and pizzas. Louie Linguini's provides a fun and family friend atmosphere that is located directly on the water and has some of the best ocean views in the Monterey area. Come and enjoy great food and great service while you learn about Louie's wonderful life.

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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LoisF
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Make a reservation because it's always busy. Ask for a table by the window for the view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th birthday

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LupitaS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would definitely recommend outside sitting. The sound of the ocean waves was a lovely addition to our delicious dinner!

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StevenD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The view cannot be beaten. On a nice day there are few places we would rather be.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The seafood was good but the pasta was so flavorless.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Louies the food was great!! I had the seafood Alfredo and My Wife had the seafood platter. Only thing I probably would say negative about the evening that the hostess was little rude but all the rest of the service was awesome

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SWJH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation through open table was able to get a seat outside with a beautiful view at night . Only 3 tables out side where we sat it was amazing. Food was great !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We ordered the Rock Cod. They were both way overcooked and super dry. I asked for extra lemons to at least try to add some flavor and moisture and 10min later I had to walk into the restaurant and request the lemon. The waiter was not attentive at all. I usually don't, but I was quite upset so I shared this feedback with the manager and she comped my meal. I appreciatw what they did but would not eat there again.

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Steph
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was flavor less and over priced for what it was. View was nice but it was noisy. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gorgeous place for lunch on a sunny day. Stunning views, delicious food and great service

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MarinaU
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation has been confirmed
And we drove 70mi for Birthday dinner, but when we finally arrived
Restaurant was shut down completely
It was just terrible !

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villager
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the perfect place for us to catch up with some good friends. It was so nice to be sitting outside too. The host gets offered the heating lamp what she put on for us to which was really nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was pretty good. waitress was great. Handling Covid well.

JG
JasonG
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Service was great and we felt very Covid protected

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was phenomenal and took care of all our needs. They facilitated the perfect atmosphere for our engagement dinner. Moreover, they did a great job managing our service during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

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Brie
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey, but then again, everything in this area is. Loved the service and the food.

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vipathiede
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Have to rave about the meatballs on the daily special. They were fabulous with a yummy, spicy sauce! The fish tacos were also very good with generous portions of fish. The service was mediocre. Love eating on the outside patio!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Started off bad no service outside for 25 minutes. We had to go inside to get service. We got phenomenal service from Maria. She should train the waiters there as she turned the meal around for us!

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TomH
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped into this well rated place on a quiet Thursday afternoon for lunch. We were not disappointed! The food and service were great. Prices were comparatively reasonable. And the view was to die for.

We can highly recommend.

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Birdofparadise
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ocean-front, open-air dining cannot be beat. Our service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a scrumptious meal of crab-stuffed salmon and mahi-mahi fish tacos. Both were delicious, we’ll-presented and good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! The only item I did not like was the fries, pale and tasteless. My party had the fried artichoke hearts appetizer, house salad, Mahi Mahi Tacos, spaghetti with meatballs and Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp. Enjoyed our visit and would recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was surprisingly delicious and the server Chris was very attentive and courteous. I reserved thru the open table app, I added 4 more guests within 2 hours and they were able to accommodate a party of 10 with no problem. Definitely will go again.

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anniversary
San Joaquin
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this restaurant every year when we are in town for the AT&T Pro Am. Always a delicious meal with outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service, really good food!

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LindaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great restaurant. We live dining right on the water. The menu is great and the food is always good. It’s dog friendly which is a must for us.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good, food wasn't great. Nice location.

MJ
MarkJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Waitress was ok as long as you asked for every little detail. It was like she had never been a customer so she could not understand what good or great service might be. She needs training badly. The bus person (older gentleman big build, was great! He was bubbly in personality, made us feel good and PROACTIVE... wish he was our waiter! ... food was ok but a bit over hyped. Sad to see I could not get a simple crab cocktail as a appetizer. Also never serve a 10 year old a poorly made Shirley Temple in. Sippy cup the look is the part of the experience... ordered it again in no sippy cup and No Garnishes at all???? No cherry no fruit garnish at all... and you call yourself a 4star? I think not!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The crab French fries were delicious!!
And our server Maria was awesome

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vipCatalyst66
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and view was nothing short of PERFECT! My mate and I couldn't have chosen a better way to bring in the New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place sucked. Ordered the Seafood Risotto and Lemon Caper Chicken. Both dishes were subpar. Neither was seasoned appropriately, and the risotto was overflowing with frozen calamari rings. Lemon Caper Chicken was rubbery and dry and covered in an indeterminate white sauce that was neither lemon flavor or caper flavored. Food arrived hot due to sitting under the heat lamp (plates arrived with skim over the sauce due to baking under the lamp). Our kiddo ordered Chicken Strips and Fries, and her meal looked the most delicious. Went here for my birthday, and when trying to leave, was told to wait twice by the waitress who refused to deliver our check twice, because they were “preparing the dessert.” Dessert arrives as two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a single lady finger cookie stuck on as a garnish. This place was totally disappointing, slow and disorganized. I definitely do not recommend and suggest you keep walking if this comes up as an option for you!

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has a namesake who is a fictitious character, which turned me off when I read the fake "bio" on the website. It's like he's Ronald McDonald or something. The restaurant is actually very nice. The food is excellent. With reservation we got a sunset table for my sweetie's birthday, which was acknowledged by staff with a gratis dessert. We'd go back next time we're in Monterey.

JB
vipJoeB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service happy holidays

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kathya
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up and got seated outside. Got some bread and then nothing. 15 mins later we spoke to the hostess and expected something to change. Another wait and nothing so we left. I even told the hostess we were leaving and she acted completely without any understanding. Went down the street to Lalla Oceanside and had a completely different experience. Will not be returning to Louies

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Misterkeg
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not knowing about this place I resorted to Yelp, just like lot's of other people. I made reservations for 4 adults, 2 pre-teens at 3:30 on Monday afternoon. The place is nicely located, not far from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After being greeted by the hostess at the front desk, we were promptly seated. The establishment is about what you'd expect being on Cannery Row, nice, family friendly, made to service tourists, then pack em in again, and again. We were seated outside, which was a rather small dining area, looked like two tables with about 6 chairs each, and a smaller table for two. Being that it was windy and about 60 degrees, we had the area to ourselves and the sea gulls (which were not a problem, but entertaining). Overhead heating elements helped or we would gone inside for sure. Our server promptly arrived took our order and was very attentive till it was time to leave. I had to search out ANYBODY to get our bill, and again, so they could run our CC. Maybe because as the colder it got outside, the indoor area was filling fast, so we were kind of on our own out in the windy cold. But, hey, our choice!! The food was okay. Not bad, but nothing you'd rave about on Facebook, or make plans to ABSOLUTLEY come back. We got two free clam chowders for "checking in" on Yelp, but you do have to purchase the required entrees to qualify. All I can say is I had the Grilled Mahi Mahi and it was great! The Garlic fries were a little greasy, but ok. My granddaughters had the pasta (spaghetti), and ate just about all of it. We were brought a small plate of bread and butter, but were never offered another round. Too cold to come out and ask? We'll never know... To some it up, After seeing the Aquarium, on my way back to the hotel, yeah, I'd stop in again to try the pasta, or just have a drink. The bar area looked like it ROCKS!! As I'm sitting at home planning my next trip to Monterey and Cannery Row, will I make plans to visit this place.....nah, probably not.

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terryk
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I order their cioppino regulary because I love the flavor of the stock-BUT, sometimes it's choke full of shrimp, scallops, clams, muscles ,fish and calamari and sometimes it looks like they forgot to add these items

MB
MichaelB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Nice views of the bay.

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Pray4Life
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great menu, good cocktails. Dry enjoyable while on a business trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots been going with my kids since they were little. Since I moved to the area I really haven’t gone and since my birthday was this week, thought let’s go to two of my three kids (one son is in the navy). Love this place and didn’t let me down this time either.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio looking over the bay. Wonderful evening.

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Restaurant99
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Reservation was ready on time, food was very good and the atmosphere was good for our group of 10.

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Louie Linguini's is rated 3.8 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

Louie Linguini's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=615ed32b.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.