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Paluca Trattoria

6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
+1 831-373-5559
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a light & quick lunch and were not disappointed. The clam chowder was piping hot on a cool day and is "hefty" with lots of tender clams. The bruschetta w/shrimp appetizer is superb and is sufficient for a meal for most. I...More

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely situated, and the food is decent. Of course, when your second home is in Italy, it is difficult to be impressed by Italian-inspired meals in the US. My husband had a decent fish + salad which was definitely a 4. However, my linguini...More

Thank 997hilde
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This Italian restaurant is the first thing you see when visiting Fisherman’s Wharf and is a cut above everything else there. Sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed a long lunch whilst watching the Harbour Seals basking a few yards away. Excellent friendly service and...More

Thank 777charnic
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Perhaps missable amid the brashness of some of the other places on the pier but in my humble opinion the best. Go down the boardwalk on the right just as you enter the pier and head towards the wooden fisherman sculpture. Great ambiance, efficient friendly...More

Thank PeterC777
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We enjoyed a lovely lunch with a few glasses of wine here. Even though it's on Fishermans Wharf it's away from the main walk through where you're constantly being asked to try various restaurants food. It's in a quiet location, lovely setting, good food and...More

Thank WestMidlandsSolihull
Reviewed 22 September 2017

It was nice to find a place for a quiet dinner, without someone trying to "sell" you on patronizing their restaurant. We were seated on the outdoor patio, with a great view of the harbor. The setting is very recognizable from many scenes on the...More

Thank maryf55
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor dining with fantastic view of the harbor. The service was excellent as was the food. We had calamari for an appetizer and the clam chowder for lunch. Both were excellent. Great atmosphere with easy access for people in wheelchairs or walkers and the...More

Thank Elaine Y
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Smoked Salmon Linguini was excellent as was the Meatball Panini and the Sicilian Meatballs. Location is excellent and the service was very good. Would recommend to anyone, especially on a nice sunny day. The harbour waters are crystal clear, the whole experience was fantastic!

Thank Steven K
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hi Steven. We're glad you had a great experience at Paluca. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. See you next time!

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner here on the Wharf. Can't beat the view if you can get a table outside overlooking the harbor and all the sailboats. Server was a little green. Had to ask for bread and then remind her we needed bread plates. But...More

Thank Steven B
Ashley T, Manager at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant...we appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Had lunch here on a sunny day so patio dining was welcome. Service was quick & friendly. Both the sand dab salad & the shrimp salad were very good. Sand dabs done just right & greens underneath were fresh. Indoor seating as well.

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Ashley T, Owner at Paluca Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-7207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-5559
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This is a place to come for the view and stay for the mouth-watering food, boutique wines, craft beer & casual atmosphere. A place where you’ll find an Italian-inspired menu alongside our famous fish & chips, chowder & fresh seafood. A perfect place for a relaxed private party, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or company dinner. A place featuring locally sourced produce, wines, bread and seafood. This is our little slice of heaven we want to share with you…
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