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.
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!
Food was excellent, view was incredible and service was amazing. Will definitely be back!
The attentive staff, the tenderness of the food, atmosphere
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
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.
We loved everything about it. Will definitely be back.
Wonderful dinner! All seating was outside but views and weather were perfect!
Maurizio and his staff are kind, attentive and happy! Food is excellent-bruschetta and polenta as appetizers are a must!
Excellent food and ambience
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.
Did not eat there. Reserved a specific table two Weeks earlier and it was taken.
Love this place ! The food, the service, the ambiance ...and let’s not forget the host/owner with a wonderful personality and skills...
A must see if in Pacific Grove ! Owner always makes you feel welcome . Food is always on point. Wine list is top rate. View is amazing !!! We go every month and we live almost 2 hrs away.
Great food, great service, great location. Maurizio is personable and will offer you personal choices where possible on the menu where possible, in order to make your dining experience just what you want it to be.
We love the Osteria Al Mare. The food is GREAT!!!
Perfectly prepared, authentic Italian cuisine served in an idyllic setting on the dock. Warm, hospitable service. Hats off to the whole team for following every safety point in the book to protect against Covid-19!
One of our favorite restaurants. Great food and service always.
The outside dining on the patio with the heat lamps was lovely and comfortable. The food was as fresh and tasty as ever!
Your food is a culinary delight!! I love how Fab describes the cooking process.
Our reservation was not actually in the computer system, so they accepted our reservation, but we had to sit in the non-reservation area. Otherwise, we were away from people and very happy with our experience.
Outstanding meal, I had the seafood pasta, and they substituted penne for
Great food and service, can be windy and cold outside bring a jacket.
Will return. Adapted well to COVID outdoor dining.
Cocktail s not good to price, not fresh ingredients, my wife got lemon drop,and I got a Margarita and their taste like lemonade from the bottle. Artificial
Had the Sand Dabs. They were excellent. The service was very good. The view for form our deck table was all you could ask for.