Perfect Banquet Dining in Monterey

As one of the premier restaurants here at the Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, we aim to provide for the varied needs of our diverse clientele. Among our offerings is banquet dining. Whether it’s for a corporate event, a business meeting, or a special occasion, our customers can turn to us for a private lunch or dinner filled with incredible food in a classy atmosphere.

Our banquet dining menu is filled with great choices for all courses. The menu is different for Lunch and Dinner, and is further divided into Tiers.

Private Lunch Menu

Tier 1 for Lunch is $35 per person and includes one starter, two entree choices, and one dessert selection. Tier 2 is $40 per person and includes one starter, three entree choices, and one dessert selection. Menu items are as follows:

-Starters: Housemade Boston Clam Chowder, Salinas Valley Mixed Greens, Caesar Salad

Authentic Italian Dishes Made with Monterey’s Best Seafood


Although Italian cuisine’s shining stars are pasta and pizza, it has a lot more variety than you might think. Traditional Italian dishes use many other tasty ingredients like different kinds of seafood. Cafe Fina’s own founder, Dominic Mercurio, uses family recipes handed down from generation to generation, and we make sure to stay true to our roots. Here at our restaurant, we serve authentic Italian food using only the best seafood Monterey waters have to offer.

Seafood Pastas

Our specialty, the Pasta Fina, is a classic Italian dish. We use fresh baby shrimp caught in the Bay and serve it up on linguini. We also use roma tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and shallots harvested right from our own garden. To top it all off, we add a rich clam butter sauce.

Italian Cuisine Etiquette

Like other cuisines, there are certain rules that need to be followed when you’re eating Italian dishes. If you find yourself in Italy, or even in authentic Italian restaurants, you’ll find that some ingredients aren’t mixed, or that certain ingredients aren’t added. Here are just among the few rules that have become a part of Italian cuisine.

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What’s the Right Way to Eat a Crab?

Eating crabs in seafood restaurants can be a labor-intensive process. For the inexperienced and impatient, you’ll be better off selecting large-sized crabs, as these are easier to break, and the meat easier to get to. Still, regardless of size, the routine that one goes about eating crabs remain the same. Continue reading