Down by the San Carlos beach on the edge of the pier, sits Osteria Al Mare (Restaurant at the sea, in Italian). Come enjoy the beautiful pier, sea lions, and the taste of the old country. All of our ingredients are locally sourced and are as fresh as could be found. While our menu does change to reflect the freshest of ingredients, we offer such stables as Fritto Di Calamari, Stinco di Maiale alla Birra (beer braised pork shank) and our Pan-seared salmon. These items Maurizio perfected in Italy more than 30 years ago.
Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back next time we visit Monterey.
Best place to eat in Monterey!
great service and food!!! Highly recommend this fun restaurant with awesome views!!!!
Perfect weather, venue, service and food!
Our dinner was sublime! Don't miss this wonderful place!
We had a lovely dinner on the heated patio overlooking the water. All the food was authentic and delicious. The service was friendly, attentive and not rushed at all. This restaurant will be at the top of our list the next time we are in Monterey!
This is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town visitors.
Hope we can make it back next week. Authentic and delicious!!
Had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful food and weather!
Delicious food and nice people!!
Great food, Great service. Awesome staff...
The food was excellent and the view exceptional! Thank you for the lovely afternoon:)
Everything delicious as always. Dining was outside on the balcony and a bit chilly, but it warmed up later. We will be glad to be able to eat this delicious food indoors again. Wonderful and friendly service.
They are trying hard to create a good experience, but eating on a narrow, windy balcony doesn't add up to great ambience. Still, it was as good as they can do and it was a fun experience. Getting our bill took awhile.
Always a great experience! The food, service, attention to detail is never lacking. Steak, seafood, pasta dishes are flavorful and well seasoned. Nice atmosphere, whether dining inside (pre-covid) or outside on either deck overlooking the boats at the pier. If you haven't been here yet, you're missing out!
it was a wonderful evening -- our first out with friends in many months. The food, service, the heaters, our sense of safety were all exemplary. My only complaint, and it's tiny, is that the tables were unsteady, rocked a bit if one of us leaned on the table.
Made to feel special even with wind howling. Waiter gave my husband his coat to warm his knees. Food was amazing. Wine superb and views WOW
Your waiters are amazing, these guys are top notch, full of energy, hardworking and charismatic. We’ll definitely be back.!
This is one of our favorite places. The chefs are amazing and the staff takes great care of its customers. Great view.
Best Italian food I’ve had in a long time. We had a perfect dinner!
We highly recommend this restaurant!! Everything was superb!
Everything was excellent, our favorite restaurant in Monterey. Ray & Judy - From Gilroy
Ok friends... PLEASE READ... for those that know me you know I love good food & great service. This place blew my mind! If you want to experience excellent food, great service, a beautiful view and fresh sea air you MUST check out Osteria Al Mare in Monterey. Ask for Fabrizzio and enjoy some amazing Italian Cuisine
Thank you!! Service and food—excellent, as always.
This was a perfect experience both food, service and ambiance wise. My guest was celebrating her 75th birthday, and everyone around us joined in to sing Happy Birthday as her tiramisu with a lighted candle was brought to the table. We both were beyond delighted!
Great food, great service!
From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcome. Hands down the best Italian food we have ever had. The seared scallops and ravioli was amazing. Recommended by our concierge at Lodge at Pebble Beach. Excellent choice!!!
Amazing food, beautiful setting and great service.
Excellent service, excellent food and lovely setting - perfect evening - thank you so much!
Such an authentic italian restaurant.. friendly staff, great food and strong drinks! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time!
As always everything was wonderful. I greatly appreciate them getting us in even when they could not find our reservation. The staff is so friendly and sweet. They always have the best suggestions!!
The food was excellent. Fresh seafood, fresh vegetables, great value.
Delicious food with great views of bay from outdoor deck.
We had a fantastic lunch outside, everything was prepared great. We will definitely take the drive to come back again.
Italian alla Californian food at its best! Food and service is wonderful! Will be back!
Lovely view, fantastic service and food was amazing!
Great restaurant with nice views for all.
The service and food were excellent. It was the first time for my family to have authentic Italian food and they loved it. Our table was in an amazing spot outside. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
It was delicious and the food came out fast.
I love this restaurant. Consistently good food, great service and nice ambiance. It is our go to Italian restaurant. Mauricio, the owner, is fabulous.
I think Osteria Al Mare is very expensive for the plates they served. The plates don’t have anything especial. Quality is good and products are fresh. Fish is local. The terrace is on the second floor overlooking the sea. The ate kind of a hurry cause the maitre was busy.
Lovely lunch. Rock cod and sand dabs were delicious. Try the lemon Prosecco spritzer. It was very refreshing. We are local and will definitely return.
During COVID-19, we had a table outside on the pier. It was chilly but the heat lamps kept us warm. My husband and I shared an antipasti, an entree, and a dessert since we didn't want any leftovers. My kids had some buttered pasta and some of our food. The burrata caprese was fresh and delicious. We ordered the special, I believe it was a mushroom mix with homemade ravioli and large scallops. It was amazing! Service was on point and very friendly. I would definitely come back here again when we're in the area.
Always a great experience, great service, great wine and great food! We’ll be back soon!
Fantastic food and fantastic service! A little spendy, but the quality is superior. Great place to celebrate a special occasion!
Amazing! Delicious food, great service with a beautiful view
Our host for lunch was outstanding! He was incredibly welcoming and the service was terrific. You can't beat the views in the marina but what made the lunch special was the service. I wish I had gotten the host/server name to mention as he is made the lunch very special. It was our first visit but we will be making this a regular destination! the fish selections were outstanding. Calamari appetizer was fresh with great dipping sauces. Salmon and the flat iron steak for the entrees were also both very good. Enjoy!