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“Nice selection, very tasty”

Frutti De Mar Grill
Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Marina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Berkeley, California
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice selection, very tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I would have expected to pay more for food as tasty as this. Lots of good pasta and seafood selections, so something for everyone in our group to like, including the vegetarians. Service was good and the food came very quickly. Every dish was tasty and well balanced -- we cleaned our plates.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Monterey, California
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Amazing little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The sand dabs are absolutely the best I've ever had. Service was great and the atmosphere was sophisticated and understated. I hope this place survives, it seems almost a little too sophisticated for Marina.

Visited November 2012
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Left coast USA
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, value and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

This gem is in a strip mall at the western end of Del Monte. If you are not looking for it, you will likely miss it. That would be a mistake! They have friendly and knowledgeable staff (it's family-run!), and superbly fresh seafood. If your tastes run to meat or pasta, they have good choices there, too. Don't miss the local sand dabs - they are truly special! No mixed drinks, but a small and tasty wine list. Dinner only. Overall, the quality and value is outstanding - a secret known to the locals.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Tex805
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Local Meal especially if staying in Marina Hotels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Small restaurant looks almost like a small shop / cafe from the outside with plenty free parking outside. Probably only about 10 tables and fairly informal.
You can see your meal being cooked through the glass screen along one wall of restaurant.
Our Waiter was extremely friendly and welcoming and service was good. Simply made but extremely flavoursome Italian food with good portion size and overall value for money.
Would recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Joanna C
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Salinas, California
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Carmel quality at an affordable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Ok, so you don't have the great ocean view, but you do get a great meal for a great price. This place is small so be sure to get a reservation. The staff is very friendly and the whole feeling of the restaurant is just fun.

  • Visited August 2012
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