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


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

Check Out What’s Blooming at Our Monterey Restaurant!


Cafe Fina is one of the few restaurants in Monterey that promotes sustainability through the choice of ingredients. Whether it’s seafood or fresh produce, we make sure that they are harvested only through the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable methods.

To further this cause, Cafe Fina’s founder Dominic Mercurio sought to use as many seasonal and organic vegetables in our dishes all grown right here at his very own garden. We yield a fine selection of vegetables throughout the year. Right now, our Padron peppers and heirloom tomatoes are in full bloom.