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.

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
Closed
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 1750 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2022
Alex O.
Excellent service, both at the bar and at our table. Reception staff was friendly and accommodating. Thank you all for a great night!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 05, 2022
bob b.
Soooo good, as a local, will repeat often

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 31, 2022
Karissa H.
Loved the servers. Personal authentic. Tables were a bit tight together but loved the deck outside.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Ed S.
All of the dishes we had that night were delicious. The fresh halibut on spinach risotto was outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2022
Karin D.
Great food, very friendly staff! Nice view! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Anne C.
There were six of us for dinner celebrating a birthday and an engagement. The food was fantastic. We shared three appetizers, and three soups and had a family-style dinner of 5 entrees. The service was excellent. The ambience was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Monterey!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2022
Marlene B.
excellent food very busy and the service was a bit slow but you overlook this because the view is amazing and the food proportions are very generous! Can't wait to go back when we visit Monterey next year....

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Linda G.
Food was wonderful. The polenta appetizer is one of our all time favorites! Overall service was great - I think they were just a little short handed. All the staff members were buzzing! The owner, bless his heart, was clearing and wiping off tables at one point. Great dinner!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2022
Anne T.
We always enjoy dining here with a lovely 2nd floor view of the harbor and Monterey Bay. The patio is great. You can hear the sea lions barking and often see sea otters swimming right below. The service is very friendly and attentive. The pasta and seafood are fresh and delicious. Great cocktails too.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Rosana L.
Food was excellent, they made you feel at home.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2022
Ken S.
Great food with great service. The best seafood in Monterey.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
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Jul 09, 2022
Luc F.
We (family of 5) got in 5 minutes before kitchen closing time and were still served very well. Nice menu and great location by the beach. Very enjoyable experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2022
Kathleen F.
Michael was a fantastic server! Very knowledgeable and polite! Food was delicious! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 26, 2022
Charles P.
My first time at the restaurant was casual, leisurely, and friendly. The last time I arrived shortly after 8 pm and felt continually rushed throughout the meal. Perhaps it’s policy to hurry up and close the doors, but I was severely disappointed by that. The food was top notch, I just wish I had time to savor it. Ciao Mauricio

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2022
Cathleen R.
Only disappointment was no sand dabs again

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2022
Jerri D.
The service and food were superb! Extraordinary experience! A hidden gem!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 21, 2022
Timothy B.
Splendid place with epic CA coastal views. Genuine Italian cooking - elevated at that. Can get busy and staff can in turn get spread thin. But we didn't really care. We were having too much fun to care. Italian is spoken here. Just far enough off of Cannery Row to feel local. And: many locals frequent this restaurant. Good value.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2022
mary w.
This is our favorite place in Monterey. The staff is fantastic, the service is impeccable and attentive. The menu is well done and delicious, every time we go it's perfect. Plus, the views of the harbor and hearing the sea lions barking makes it memorable.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2022
Kerry Ann H.
Amazing Restaurant! Heard so much about the fresh fish/ seafood! OMG! All true! We made reservations about a month plus out. Recommend, because this place is popular for the cuisine and ambiance! Mahalo Fab!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 03, 2022
Maryann M.
Great view a bit overpriced Service was excellent

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2022
Thomas M.
It was our second time there and we are so very glad we learned about it. Excellent service and food!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
May 17, 2022
dixie j.
We liked everything about our evening @ OaM. The pricing is not what we see in the central valley but one doesn't get to enjoy the view of a bustling marina and Monterey Bay during sunset.

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Judith K.
Enjoy this restaurant so much! Great food! Great service!

Overall: 10/10
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May 06, 2022
Lana G.
We never miss this place when we’re in Monterey. Love everything about it!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 01, 2022
Robb T.
Wonderful dinner with friends! Exquisite meal, attentive waitstaff. We will be returning in the future as one of our favorites venues right on th Coastguard Pier.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2022
Carmen M.
The food and the staff were excellent the two times I went. I hope to be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2022
Stefan H.
Best fresh seafood around! And even the best Italian kitchen I have ever had in the States!!!! Nice place directly inside the harbor with stunning views over the ships! Many locals; less tourists! Gorgeous place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 15, 2022
Barbara S.
Excellent food, service and location. Prices high but very best quality dining.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2022
Suzy C.
Great place, off the beaten path of Cannery Row. Excellent food and service. Will return every time I am in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2022
Michelle N.
This was a local’s recommendation and it was absolutely fantastic! The atmosphere was quaint and the food homemade and authentic. We loved our experience at Osteria!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 27, 2022
Steve B.
Always a great experience, excellent meal!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Veronica H.
The service was attentive and friendly and the fish tasted like it jumped on our plate right out of the water. The pasta quatro formaggi was off the hook! Great views from every table as well.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Tom B.
Sat outside on the deck overlooking the marina. It was beautiful. Service was outstanding and we had a great lunch. 6 oysters started us off followed by excellent clam chowder, beet salad and polenta with mushrooms. Ministrone and a pear-Gorgonzola salad also were perfect. Finally, the tagliatelle with sausage was to die for! 2 bottles of Oregon rosé finished us off. We’ll definitely be back next time in Monterey!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2022
Monica H.
Wonderful birthday celebration for my long time friend! Great table with a beautiful view of Monterey bay. Delicious food and nice attention to detail fir the surprise birthday cake

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2022
Kersti B.
The ambience, food and service were excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 20, 2022
Albert M.
Excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 12, 2022
Clay L.
Lovely, lovely place for celebrations or office luncheon. Superior customer service, views and atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2022
Laraye S.
I love this place. Not only is the food amazing the staff is attentive and always has great suggestions!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2022
Travis B.
One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been too!!! Right on the ocean and amazing food and service! I will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2022
Katia B.
Warm, welcoming and wonderful. Food fresh and savory. Lime eating in Italy. Fabricio aways makes us feel like family.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2022
Christine F.
Great food, outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Thank you for a fantastic meal!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2022
Mary B.
The people here make you feel like family. And the food? Ridiculous!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2021
Robert B.
Food and atmosphere were fantastic. Highly recommend!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2021
Erick O.
Amazing food, ambience and service was top notch. We will be recommending this place to all our local friends, and we will be back - many more times! Thank you for a perfect night!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2021
Celeste W.
Even though the restaurant was very busy, the service was excellent. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered and will return!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 29, 2021
Jennifer P.
The food and service were fantastic! Will definitely be back again.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2021
Debbie B.
Great food and atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2021
Allison S.
This has easily become my favorite new Italian restaurant! All of the food and drinks were amazing and the staff was so friendly and helpful!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2021
Sallie S.
We were treated like loyalty. Food was excellent. We all had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you for making our reunion even better.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2021
John P.
Some of the best pasta and other Italian food available on the peninsula. Never had a bad meal there, always served enough to fill me up and leave me enough to take home.