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Abalonetti Bar & Grill

57 Fisherman's Wharf (Lighthouse Ave.) Send to Phone
831-373-1851 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Call it what you will --- squid, calamari --- but wrap your tentacles around this sustainable and tasty treat.
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Abalonetti Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

: Ever take a date to a favorite seafood spot only to discover they're not a seafood fan? Fear not if you’re sitting at Abalonetti. Though this wharf-side bar and grill offers good fish and seafood (hence the heavy traffic from locals and tourists), there's also chicken, steak, pizza and a mile-high meatloaf for the truly dogged landlubber. The place is also kid-friendly with a Squid Kids menu. The dish Abalonetti really nails, though, is squid. Monterey Bay squid is cleaned in-house --- a labor of love that results in flavorful dishes with fine texture. The signature calamari filet “Abalonetti” is fork-tender with just enough breading. We also recommend the smoky barbecued squid and the spicy buffalo squid. Sicilian bread salad takes panzanella to a new level, adding cucumbers, artichokes, feta and onion to the tangy mix. The hands-down winner from the dessert tray is “coppa,” a tiramisu-like concoction with mascarpone, chocolate and a little grappa for a kick. No wonder this Fisherman’s Wharf institution has stayed around for more than 60 years.

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