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: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2021
Susan C.

Excellent food and service. Will definitely come back next time we visit Monterey.


Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2021
Gloria M.

Best place to eat in Monterey!


Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2021
Dru C.

great service and food!!! Highly recommend this fun restaurant with awesome views!!!!


Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2021
Becky H.

Perfect weather, venue, service and food!


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2021
Michael G.

Our dinner was sublime! Don't miss this wonderful place!


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2021
Mary D.

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!


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 25, 2021
Karen R.

This is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town visitors.


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 24, 2021
Carol K.

Hope we can make it back next week. Authentic and delicious!!


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2021
Lisa A.

Had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful food and weather!


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2021
Bob C.

Delicious food and nice people!!


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 05, 2021
Rick G.

Great food, Great service. Awesome staff...


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 05, 2021
Catherine A.

Wonderful!!!!!


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Feb 28, 2021
Kathy K.

The food was excellent and the view exceptional! Thank you for the lovely afternoon:)


Overall: 10/10
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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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 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
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 12, 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
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Feb 01, 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
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Feb 01, 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
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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
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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
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Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2020
Michaela K.

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


Overall: 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
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Nov 01, 2020
Michelle M.

Great food, great service!


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Oct 27, 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
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Oct 19, 2020
Barry S.

Amazing food, beautiful setting and great service.


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2020
Elizabeth F.

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


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 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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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
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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
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Sep 19, 2020
Mark D.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Sep 17, 2020
Jennifer H.

Lovely view, fantastic service and food was amazing!


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2020
Stephen G.

Great restaurant with nice views for all.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 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
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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
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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
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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
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Aug 10, 2020
Greg L.

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


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

Absolutely Perfect.


Overall: 10/10
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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
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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!