Osteria Al Mare

32 Cannery # 1H, Monterey CA 93940

Under $25 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating

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.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 32 Cannery # 1H, Monterey CA 93940
  • Cross Street: Foam St
  • Location: Monterey
  • Cuisine: Desserts | European | Italian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 |
  • Phone: ‭(831) 920-2833‬
  • Features: Ocean View, Outdoor Seating, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Tuesday
All Day - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
Wednesday
All Day - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
All Day - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
Friday
Lunch - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Lunch - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
Dinner - Main dinning 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Sunday
Lunch - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
Dinner - Main dinning 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2021
Dianne C.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2021
HOWARD F.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Feb 20, 2021
Michelle & Ralph M.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 11, 2021
Zoe Ann S.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2021
Katia Z B.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2021
Rolando S.

Your waiters are amazing, these guys are top notch, full of energy, hardworking and charismatic. We’ll definitely be back.!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2021
Kathleen T.

This is one of our favorite places. The chefs are amazing and the staff takes great care of its customers. Great view.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2020
Suzanne L.

Best Italian food I’ve had in a long time. We had a perfect dinner!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2020
Lisa S.

We highly recommend this restaurant!! Everything was superb!


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 07, 2020
Ray & Judy D.

Everything was excellent, our favorite restaurant in Monterey. Ray & Judy - From Gilroy


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 21, 2020
Lisa G.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2020
Michaela K.

Thank you!! Service and food—excellent, as always.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2020
Carol H.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 2020
Michelle M.

Great food, great service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Robyn L.

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!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2020
Barry S.

Amazing food, beautiful setting and great service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 17, 2020
Elizabeth F.

Excellent service, excellent food and lovely setting - perfect evening - thank you so much!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2020
Yahaira F.

Such an authentic italian restaurant.. friendly staff, great food and strong drinks! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time!


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2020
Julie H.

Absolutely delicious


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Laraye S.

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!!


Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2020
Leon D.

The food was excellent. Fresh seafood, fresh vegetables, great value.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2020
Cathy O.

Delicious food with great views of bay from outdoor deck.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2020
Chris K.

We had a fantastic lunch outside, everything was prepared great. We will definitely take the drive to come back again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Mark D.

Italian alla Californian food at its best! Food and service is wonderful! Will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Jennifer H.

Lovely view, fantastic service and food was amazing!


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2020
Stephen G.

Great restaurant with nice views for all.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Anna G.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2020
Amy T.

It was delicious and the food came out fast.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2020
Bart E.

I love this restaurant. Consistently good food, great service and nice ambiance. It is our go to Italian restaurant. Mauricio, the owner, is fabulous.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Monica T.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Maureen W.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Kimberly Z.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Greg L.

Always a great experience, great service, great wine and great food! We’ll be back soon!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Ray & Judy D.

Absolutely Perfect.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Tim J.

Fantastic food and fantastic service! A little spendy, but the quality is superior. Great place to celebrate a special occasion!


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2020
Kimberly R.

Amazing! Delicious food, great service with a beautiful view


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 06, 2020
Lynn F.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2020
Laurie R.

Food was excellent, view was incredible and service was amazing. Will definitely be back!


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2020
Susan S.

The attentive staff, the tenderness of the food, atmosphere


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2020
Kevin L.

We had a lovely dinner outside, downstairs. Stayed warm with the heat lamps. There were 4 of us, and each ordered something different..Scallops, fettuccine with chicken, short rib raviolis, and lasagna rolls. The dishes were fabulous, and we can't wait to return. Thank you for such a nice evening. As an aside, all staff were wearing masks and made us feel safe


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 14, 2020
David L.

Ideal place for dinner during our Covid rollback. Second floor balcony has tables and they have taken over part of the wharf to the side of the building with enough space that there is a good amount of space between tables. Servers and helpers (all wearing face masks correctly) were going non-stop up and down from the restaurant so service was a bit slow, though otherwise first class. Food was excellent as always. Just as important, felt safe.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2020
Gil H.

Great experience


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Karen D.

We loved everything about it. Will definitely be back.


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2020
Richard R.

Wonderful dinner! All seating was outside but views and weather were perfect!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Christine A.

Maurizio and his staff are kind, attentive and happy! Food is excellent-bruschetta and polenta as appetizers are a must!


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2020
Paula M.

Excellent!!


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2020
Tawny T.

Excellent food and ambience


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 01, 2020
Dave B.

Once again a great experience at Osteria. The food was perfectly done - scallops nice and crusty, sanddabs crispy and flavorful. Service was superb - even though the waiter was swamped with multiple tables we did not feel ignored and the wait was minimal. Can't wait to go back.


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2020
JAMES A.

Did not eat there. Reserved a specific table two Weeks earlier and it was taken.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2020
Daniel P.

Love this place ! The food, the service, the ambiance ...and let’s not forget the host/owner with a wonderful personality and skills...