93% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly

47 Fishermans Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

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We visited Monterey during the Whale Festival and ALL the wharf restaurants were sampling their chowders. Very fun! We found Cafe Fina on FindMe Gluten Free and we’re so glad we did! Great food and phenomenal views of the bay. But what stood out for us was the service. I am Gluten-Intolerant and our waitress was extremely cognizant throughout the entire meal. We also accidentally left our umbrella at the table and the Manager followed us out of the restaurant - all the way down the entire pier! - to return it. 5 stars for Cafe Fina! ❤

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Yes

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Paella was good and I didn’t get sick. The waitress was very accommodating.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not impressed and certainly not worth the money. The waitress was very good with the celiac options but none the less I was sick moments from exiting this establishment. I ordered king crab (VERY SMALL) and they made me a side of what ended up being speghetti. The side tasted good but certainly not worth running to the toilet afterwards. Regardless of being a celiac, I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Seafood

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We ate here, and I do not think we got glutened, but I can't say I felt confident. The host said they could accommodate us with pizza or pasta and the pizza is made on a separate pan so as not to contact cooking surface, so it started out fine. Our server was completely uninformed and we got blank looks when we mentioned celiac and that we had to avoid cross contact. He said he would let the kitchen know but as I mentioned it was not confidence inspiring. I ended up speaking with the owner and letting him know, and I he immediately went to to the kitchen to make sure they understood.

The pizza and pasta were OK, and I think they got it right in the end. Just be careful and outspoken.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Wonderful service. Very knowledgeable staff. Family enjoyed a wonderful dinner and this celiac enjoyed food out!

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff was knowledgeable and polite about my needs. Had great tasting fish tacos and went back a few days later for the Dungeness crab.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I'm celiac and i recommand this restaurant. I had pasta with marinara sauce and chicken. The waiter was very helpful and celiac-friendly, he told me that they have special protocol in the kitchen, they clean everything, so it will take more time but they garantee it's GF.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Many delicious items on the menu had gluten free options and the waitress assured me all separate pots and cooking area. I explained I have celiac and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. Also the owner grows the vegetables which were very good. A lot of items were locally grown/sold/caught etc. Cafe Fina house Chardonnay was very good. I had the wild salmon and vegetables and creme brûlée. Amazing.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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what a nice surprise to find a celiac friendly restaurant while traveling. Most all the pasta and pizzas can be done gf. Our server was very knowledgeable of Celiac dietary needs and how their menu could work for me, plus they follow cross contamination protocols in the kitchen. On top of that the food was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The waitress was very knowledgeable about cross contamination! Had smoked salmon pizza and shrimp pasta with a white wine sauce, it was honestly the best pasta I have ever had!! Would definitely eat here again, didn't feel sick at all!

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They were knowledgeable about GF but the food wasn't that great. I had the clam pasta and it was very salty. The others in my group had the clam chowder, crab cakes and fish and chips and they all said the food was just ok. Might want to try another one of the wharf restaurants instead.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Felt very comfortable eating here. Waitress was incredibly helpful and patient. (Roxanne, I think). Daughter loved her GF pasta.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the GF margarita pizza! It was delicious!

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Their gluten free pasta is delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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There pasta is under cook and the food lack flavor

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and thus far have not had any problems. Cafe Fina has corn pasta that they cook in a separate pot and use separate utensils on. I had the prawn scampi and it was awesome! the staff was super helpful and made super sure they were doing everything they could for me and triple checked that I was given the gluten free pasta. the options are not huge but the food was delicious. I would definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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