About Us

Our story


Your host & chef, Sal Tedesco, was born in Sicily and grew up in Monterey as the son of a Sicilian fisherman.  

The restaurant was established in the 1970's. Sal & Ashley Tedesco took ownership in 2000, subsequently transforming it into 

Paluca Trattoria.  Paluca is the combination of the names of our cherished sons Paolo + Luca.

Quaint with coastal chic inspired decor, 

Paluca Trattoria is the perfect seaside getaway! 


Special Events & Private Parties


Our restaurant is available for private events: wedding receptions, business lunches, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries and more. 

We would love to discuss how to be a 

part of your next event.  

Contact Ashley Tedesco at: info@palucatrattoria.com

Fresh & Local


We refuse to compromise on quality. 

That's why we source our ingredients from local farmers' markets,

Ocean 2 Table seafood, Palermo Bakery, Monterey Fish Company &

Bigoli Handmade Pasta 

Featuring boutique wines from 

Monterey County, Napa & Paso Robles.  

Handcrafted draft beer from local breweries.

Chef Sal believes that using fresh, high quality ingredients translates into the best tasting food.