Abalonetti Bar and Grill Pays Homage to the Lobster



Abalonetti Bar and Grill, located at 57 Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, is celebrating the lobster! Whether you boil them, steam them, grill or roast ‘em, if you love lobster, you’re in luck. June 15th is National Lobster Day! Often considered a delicacy, many people celebrate special events with a delicious lobster dinner.

Abalonetti Bar and Grill gives you a special reason to enjoy these crustacean delights on June 15th.

  • Lobster Tail Broiled – served with rice, vegetables and melted butter (8 oz only) will be two for 1 for lunch and dinner.
  • The first two customers in the door receive a lobster lunch for free.

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner: 11 am to 9 pm, full bar, wine list with a large selection of Monterey County wines, fabulous ocean views and, more. http://www.abalonettimonterey.com.

One of the wharf’s original restaurants, Abalonetti Bar and Grill Seafood was opened in 1951 by two Sicilian families. Named for its signature squid dish that features calamari prepared in the style of an abalone (á la Abalonetti Bar and Grill), the restaurant quickly gained praise for unique calamari presentation. In 1991, the seafood eatery reopened under the leadership of local culinary celebrity John Pisto. Pisto recognized the restaurant’s exceptional skill with calamari and helped expand the menu to include other seafood entrees, gourmet pizzas and a bountiful antipasto bar. Jim Gilbert purchased Abalonetti Bar and Grill in 2007 and Kevin Phillips, previously general manager for Pisto’s restaurant group, became managing partner in 2008. In the following years, Phillips has dedicated himself to introducing Abalonetti Bar and Grill to a new generation of seafood and calamari enthusiasts. Careful to preserve the restaurant’s traditional favorites while creating an engaging environment for both locals and tourists, the new Abalonetti Bar and Grill will continue to be destination dining on Monterey’s wharf.