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Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA
Domenico's on the Wharf, Monterey, CA

Domenico's on the Wharf

4.5
4.5
1551 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (831) 372-3655
  • 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

What 1,551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,551 Reviews
  1. adib825

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the food was amazing. I thought I was going to have to roll out of the restaurant! We’ll be back!

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  2. EdwardA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner with a beautiful view of the marina. A local otter showed up to put smile on our faces as we enjoyed our meal. Special thanks goes to Patrick and Aldo for truly professional and friendly service.

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  3. CarolineR

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal and the service is perfection. We are regulars and just love the food everything is delicious and fresh. The view is like no other on the wharf.

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  4. foodie4fun

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming here for 15 years plus and the food & service has been consistently excellent!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here many times and this time the food was okay. My crab was bad and I told them very kindly and they took it off the bill but then gave us the check very fast and didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert and it was my sons birthday and they knew it was. Very disappointed in the service and food quality this time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was pretty much inattentive from the time we placed our cocktail order, never came to see if we wanted another & had to ask twice for water. I had the calamari steak which tasted ok but didn’t look appealing. Alaskan king crab legs were great, but over priced @$135. Kids meal of corn dog & fries (looked like they were fried a couple times. They were not eaten by a 7yr old who loves fries. Fetachini Alfredo was good. They don’t make Caesar salad table side anymore & that was disappointing. Overall disappointing experience. We dine here every time we visit & probably won’t be back

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  7. Suzy2Cute

    San Francisco

    173 reviews

    4.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had 4 people in our group. We were seated at a lovely table with a nice view of the harbor, and we had a beautiful sunny day for early March. Our server was excellent and kept a leisurely pace which we preferred and enjoyed. The fresh warm bread and garlic herb butter was a really nice touch. I ordered the blue cheese wedge salad and was expecting a blue cheese dressing, instead it came with a champagne vinaigrette, which I really enjoyed it. The two men in our group ordered the clam chowder and both enjoyed the soup. One noted it was maybe a bit heavy on the bacon but liked that the clams were minced rather than chopped. The only problem experience was with the prawn Louie, where the prawns had an off taste to them. The presentation was beautiful on the salad, just disappointed with the seafood item. We will still plan to visit you again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered cioppino unexpectedly the worst, shrimp frozen fresh, crab tasted old, fish crumbly and sauce is just tomato. We were thinking would be best in Monterey its by the ocean and crab season. Can't compare it to SF! Strawberry cheesecake its has flour, over power the taste of cream cheese. Will just have to find other place next time.

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  9. Dawnsie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as was the ambience. Our waiter left a lot to be desired, but the other waitstaff and busboys were amazing. Our waiter took our order and brought our check that was about it. It wasn’t busy at all! As soon as we sat down, we told our waiter that we were celebrating a birthday, I guess he forgot because nothing was done for my wife. Other parties in the restaurant were sung to by the staff. We didn’t say anything, but decided to sing happy birthday ourselves. I left a generous tip, not for the waiter, but for the other workers.

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  10. ulrod

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shark was perfectly prepared. Ask for a window seat overlooking the marina - best view at Fisherman's Wharf. This local resident will be returning soon.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not worth the price, it was beyond loud in the restaurant.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and the staff was very friendly. The ambiance was great and the drinks were great. The food was not good. I ordered a wedge salad and cedar plank sockeye salmon. It was mediocre at best. The salad was drenched in dressing and the salmon was over cooked on the top and raw in the bottom side. The food was over priced for what was served.

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  13. JoshuaO

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great, knowledgeable staff. Good value as well. We were there on Valentine’s Day so it was quite busy, but we still had a wonderful experience.

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  14. Familia

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I love this place! We always come back and server Michael is the BEST!

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  15. rodneyb

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Domenico's on the Wharf is always my "go to" restaurant for special events, or just to have a delicious seafood meal with excellent service. The food is always consistently perfect, the selection of fresh and local seafood is outstanding. Service is impeccable. I can't say enough good. Go and enjoy it.

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  16. Hawkeye

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance was great. Food was good but not great.

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  17. MariaR

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant has some great window seats to look at water. Probably better if you go when still light out. Service was good but food was so-so. I had sea bass and it was good, but husband had sand dabs. The sand dabs weren’t good. Tasted like flour!

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  18. 39Buick

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food,service wine list small/limited but nice

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Eric our waiter was absolutely PRICELESS! Myself my two sisters and their spouses all got together for a mini reunion. We all could not have asked for a better waiter and wait staff. Botomline: Eric made our dinner one of the best! Couldn’t ask for more.

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  20. KAKLA2PASO

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've heard and read about Domenico's on the Wharf, so we decided to try it last night and were not disappointed. It was a rainy night, but still fairly busy. We got a window table, had wonderful service from Ruben, enjoyed wonderful appetizers (sardines for my husband, shrimp cocktail for myself), great main courses (wonderful halibut for my husband and fish tacos for myself), all accompanied by a bottle of Pisoni's Lucia Pinot Noir, which was outstanding. At one point, one of the tables broke out into a spontaneous opera chorus, which was really impressive and thoroughly enjoyed. Ss locals, sometimes, we overlook our larger restaurants down by the wharf, thinking they can be too touristy, but we had a five-star experience at Domenico's. If you want to avoid tourist crowds, winter is the time to visit them. Highly recommend.

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  21. Winopaul

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the artichoke app which was absolutely delicious. I had the san dabs and my wife had the crab Louie. We were both very happy. Benito’s service was first class. Nice man and very knowledgeable of the menu and its presentation.

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  22. AYCCC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing! Our go to for the last 40 years!

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  23. ScottD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeter was very nice and held a table by the window for us for a bit later. Our waiter Michael could not have been more helpful & friendly. Very clean and classy atmosphere, & quieter than expected. Food was prompt & well prepared. We had a very enjoyable evening with friends. Prices were in line with other restaurants. Be sure to have a cup of clam chowder.

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  24. ChrisO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly Greeted by Sam outside the Restaurant and then outstanding service along with a Great Dinner by Patrick. Sam checked on us again to make sure all was Great. Most enjoyable dinner and evening. Thank You.

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  25. Pete

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dine every New Year’s Eve at Domenico. My wife & I have always experienced top quality food & service. The restaurant & its location, in my opinion, is among the top 5 best restaurants in the central coast area.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! And the views were to beautiful. The service was stellar.

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  27. MartinH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated on time, however it took a while to get the initial drink order. Additionally the area we were seated must have been near the kitchen because you could smell it, initially the smell was nice but after time it became annoying.

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  28. MadelineE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant. Sometimes can be hit and miss though. The food was a little salty but wasn’t horrible. Beautiful view and yummy food, servers are absolutely fantastic.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant on the wharf and one of the best in all of Monterey.

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  30. ThomasF

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood was nothing special, in fact, it left a lot to be desired. Service was excellent.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was easy to reserve and the restaurant was pretty slow when we arrived. We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter Ruben was super nice. The food was ok. I had the prawn scampi and she had the salmon. Not the best scampi I’ve ever had but was still really good. They sang her happy birthday which was really nice. It was good and I’d go again. Next time I’ll try one of the steaks.

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  32. laceym

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food we have had in Monterey! The perfect mix of Italian and seafood. Great service, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  33. Katk

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here every year on our annual trip to Monterey because the food, service and view are EXCEPTIONAL. Couldnt ask for better service. We love George!!!!

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  34. Danika

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We dined here with our pup on the patio. The service was good, everyone was very friendly. The food was very bland. I had the seafood fettuccine and the scallops, and shrimp were way overcooked. The sauce was very bland. My husband had the fish and chips. The fries were crispy but the fish was kind of soggy. Overall, I’d probably avoid dining at the Wharf anywhere again.

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  35. Sunshine

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Plank salmon was luke warm not cooked well. Vegetables were cold.

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  36. Hiker

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So so. Vegetables were cold and the salmon and soul not the best. A most busy and confusing place for a dinner for two. On the expensive side despite the waterfront setting.

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  37. LoriLynn

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fellow yelpers gave this place great reviews. Inside looked so much better than the outside. It was quite chilly and they do have heaters overhead. The waitress was very slow. Our “appetizer” came out within 2 minutes of our food. NOT good! Then our food came. Was decent but could have used more flavor. The managers were better than the server. Sadly we had a yelp “free appetizer” yet were charged tax on “FREE” to the tune of $3. How do you tax FREE?

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my moms birthday here and had such an amazing experience. Our server Reuben was so attentive and very kind! This is one of my fave places in Monterey, will def be back again

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered the clam chowder as a appetizer. It was bland! It tasted like something out the can and warmed up. Stuffed salmon was my entree. It also lacked any kind of flavor! Being that It was stuffed with shrimp and artichokes I expected this to add some additional flavor. To no avail. I literally ate half of it and couldn’t finish it. Service was definitely lack luster and it wasn’t overly busy. The view of the marina was the only highlight. You’ve been warned!

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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 4.5 stars by 1551 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (831) 372-3655
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