Osteria Al Mare

32 Cannery # 1H, Monterey CA 93940
$ Italian 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.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

This restaurant requires a credit card to secure this reservation. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows, cancellations, or decrease in the number of party less than 24 hours in advance may be subject to a charge of $25 per person.

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
All Day - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Main dinning 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 1233 votes

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Nov 21, 2021
Alan C.
Super food

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Nov 20, 2021
Cindy V.
Great food, great service, great views, we'll be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2021
Fredrick K.
Excellent food, very nice and attentive staff, great setting. Overall: A+ experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2021
Margaret B.
Great dinner, everything was perfect. Along with the delicious specials, we loved the option for a larger glass of wine as 1-1/2 glasses is perfect for us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Nov 01, 2021
Charlene M.
Our waiter was clearly trying to rush us to order our meal within moments of our party of 9 being seated. But then ignored us and left our dirty dishes in front of us for the longest time and only removed them when we asked him too. It was just a bit odd and a little off putting for some within my birthday dinner party. otherwise food is wonderful and the ambience great.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Richard & Patti P.
Outstanding in every way!

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Oct 23, 2021
Marc B.
The staff is always welcoming and efficient.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2021
Susanna R.
Best Italian food I've had! Everything was amazingly on point and the presenation of each dish was amazing and beautiful. Everything was authentic, fresh and so delicious! The staff was just as woderful! They were attentive and made sure everyone had what they needed from start to finish. 5 stars all around!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2021
Marie B.
It is a great place to dine ! Great food , wonderful staff & beautiful

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2021
Michael F.
Everything was fantastic. We’ll be back.

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Oct 06, 2021
Pat H.
We had a great time.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2021
Sheila A.
We had a wonderful evening and the food and service were excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2021
Tsuneo O.
We were a little late for our reservation because of traffic and other delays and Osteria was very accommodating. This was a post burial service meal for the family so we appreciated the attention given to us by the waitstaff. Although I wanted the spaghetti, because two of us had white shirts we opted for the ravioli. All of us enjoyed our meal. We all had other meetings to attend or work to resume, so we appreciated the prompt service. Osteria al Mare never fails to satisfy.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2021
Martha M.
Amazing food, service and ambiance. Cannot wait to return and enjoy this amazing restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2021
Derek H.
Excellent experience

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2021
Lou S.
We love this Italian Place!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2021
Kelly F.
From the greeting at the door to our departure everything was top notch. The service and food was amazing. The view is so beautiful and relaxing. We will certainly be returning soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2021
Tamrah G.
Always a delicious meal! Maurizio and his staff are attentive and delightful. I brought customers from New York and Miami, they loved it! Great wine list and bar. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2021
Annice D.
Loved everything - location, food, and service!

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Sep 05, 2021
CINDY J.
We had a lovely time at the restaurant, enjoyed the excellent food, the positive vibe, the original art on the walls, and the gentle and loving "dog of the house" who was available to be petted to our (and her) heart's content! We will be back again soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2021
Nicole R.
Food was wonderful and the service was especially accommodating. A beautiful day overlooking the bay. We will definitely come again!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 6/10
Aug 27, 2021
David R.
Wonderful

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Aug 21, 2021
Neil B.
Enjoyed the ambiance. Food was excellent

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Aug 21, 2021
Paul R.
Great dinner and great service. Lovely setting.

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Aug 10, 2021
Lyndon O.
Best dinner we had in the area, beautiful and peaceful location and views, very friendly and helpful service!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
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Fab food and service. Friendly staff

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Aug 09, 2021
Dr. John A.
Their food and service is always great. The food is authentic and delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Madison G.
Awesome experience, family that runs the restaurant was so friendly and the food was amazing!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
Ross K.
Loved it!

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Aug 02, 2021
Greg W.
The view was perfect, and the service and food were exceptional! We will certainly be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2021
Tessa C.
Our server Biagio was excellent and really made our 3 year wedding anniversary perfect. He was energetic, engaging and attentive along with staff members. The wharf. Having dinner on the patio deck was fabulous too and ocean water was like glass in the evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2021
Ondine G.
I have been to Osteria Del Mar many times before the pandemic and it was my favorite restaurant in the area, but I don’t think I will go any more. Maybe they changed hands? The meal was very disappointing. I had the seafood pasta. The squid wasn’t cleaned well and had just been cut and thrown in the sauce. There were pieces of the siphon and the squid stomach inside pieces of the mantle and the beak was connected to the tentacles. I have cooked squid many times and know how to clean it myself so I was frankly shocked by this poor cleaning job. The muscles tasted fishy. It was really disappointing as the food used to be really high quality. Location is still lovely but as it was a birthday dinner for a friend, I was very embarrassed. When I commented, the waiter said the squid is cleaned in China? Then offered a complimentary dessert of lemon pie which was previously frozen and still frozen in the middle. It was just a sad meal. I’m am sorry!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Pamela C.
The food was absolutely delicious! Our party ordered the Fish of the Day, a delicious Sea Bass over Spinach Risotto and the Fish Stew. We were not disappointed! It was absolutely delicious, the staff was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The ambience can't be beat, with the view of the harbor and bay, it is truly a beautiful Monterey Experience! We take all of our out of town guests to Osteria Al Mare!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2021
Henry S.
The restaurant was terrific. Good food, good service and great views too! It was a cool day and the wind was blowing but we were fine inside.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2021
Claire F.
Always love this spot. It’s perfect for a long lunch with a dear friend. Very profl, good food, beautiful views! Perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2021
Erin L.
We loved the confident recommendations from our table server, especially the special ravioli he designed for our 5 year old!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2021
Michelle L.
Better than going to one of those restaurants on Cannery Row. Delicious and an easy walk from Cannery Row.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2021
Mary B.
Lovely evening. Wonderful service, atmosphere and food! Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2021
James P.
Very pleasant surprise and we will definitely return. Service, food, and water view were excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2021
Judith P.
My meal was terrific as usual, but my friends dinner was pasta with spot prawns in the shells. She had great difficulty in getting the meat out of the prawns and really did not enjoy her meal because of that. Might ask clients if they want the whole prawns or the meat taken out. I am with her. I do not like to work that hard for my dinner :)

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2021
Sandra M.
Wonderful experience! Food was fresh (black cod entree), delicious, and perfectly prepared just as we reached each course. As in Italy, we were never rushed and were allowed to savor each course at our own speed. Service was attentive, engaging, but never hovering. Seasonings of every dish are balanced and delicious. This is an excellent Italian restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2021
Annamarie L.
One of my favorite restaurants in Monterey! The views, food and service are just outstanding. This last visit we enjoyed the bruschetta, clam chowder, Ravioli di Carne, Bistecca di Manzo alla griglia, Sand-dabs Cappellini and the most heavenly lemon meringue pie. Everything was seasoned and cooked perfectly! So delicious and can't wait to go back. Un'esperienza culinaria perfetta - grazie!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 21, 2021
Cindy M.
Excellent service, menus choices, view!!! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 18, 2021
Robert D.
We're local to the Monterey Peninsula and this is one of our favorite restaurants. The location ate the Coast Guard pier is special, as is the very authentic Italian food and service. The owner, Maurizio, is charming and fun - and Italian - and the staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 16, 2021
Kathie T.
This place is a gem! The food is always delicious and many times surprising in a good way. Wonderful service, friendly people, and very accommodating for any food changes.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2021
Laura M.
Fabulous meal, cocktails and wine! Delicate, delicious pasta. Charming service. Can’t wait to visit again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2021
Steven D.
Been many times. Always excellent and one of the few good restaurants on the water.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 2021
Brent J.
Happy to find another excellent restaurant in Monterey. Great food. Great service. Beautiful view.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 2021
John S.
Took my wife, two daughers, husbands etc for birthday dinner. Food was outstanding and service was fast, considerate, impeccable. We are all planning to go back. Thank you to the staff of Osteria Al Mare for a wonderful evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 04, 2021
Justin L.
Keep up the good work. Food was excellent. Several other restaurants in the area had good ratings but are lacking on service quality. Thank you