Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fare at Louie Linguini's, located on the water side of historic Cannery Row.
Louie Linguini's proffers a savory spread of pasta and award-winning oceanic eats to Monterey, having claimed third place in the West Coast Chowder Competition put on by the Monterey Wine Festival. Weave a pasta wig out of fettuccine al pesto, with a creamy sauce of fresh basil, toasted pine nuts, and parmesan cheese ($13.95), or host a coral-reef mixer with the seafood cioppino, Louie Linguini's signature celebration of sea-meat, swimming with Dungeness crab, clams, mussels, snapper, calamari, shrimp, and tomatoes braised in a fennel-scented stew ($19.95 for a small, $27.95 for a large). This villa of victuals overlooks the scenic Macabee Beach, allowing succulent seafood morsels to gaze into the waves in hopes of catching glimpses of younger, livelier versions of themselves. Louie Linguini's also boasts a kids' menu for wee seafarers and tiny pasta fanciers alike.
- Whether it’s an afternoon calorie splurge or casual night out for a seafood dinner that won’t break the bank, Louis Linguini’s is a good choice if you’re on Cannery Row. – The Down-Low Diner, Blog Monterey
- I loved this place..we went in for an early lunch which was great cause no one was there yet and got a great spot out side. The view is so great . – clutzygrl12, TripAdvisor
If you read Louie’s story, you’ll note that his middle name is Martini and his ex-wives include Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. You’ll also read about his modest childhood in Portofino, Italy, where he frequented the harbors, mingled with fishermen, and dreamed of serving fresh fish at his very own restaurant. This intersection of lightheartedness and a passion for seafood defines Louie Linguini’s—regardless of what’s fact and what’s fiction.
The restaurant occupies a second-story building with a patio that overlooks the blue expanse of Monterey Bay. Fresh seafood pops up in many of the menu's descriptions, no more so than on the restaurant’s signature cioppino, which is a dungeness-crab, clam, mussel, snapper, calamari, and shrimp stew served with a choice of whole crab legs or crabmeat. The kitchen also yields Italian eats such as 12-inch pizzas, spaghetti and housemade meatballs, and linguini with shrimp, artichokes, veggies, and garlicky cream sauce. Fueling each meal is a selection of wines, draft beers, and specialty martinis and mixed drinks.
660 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940Get Directions