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“Great food and Charming Service”
Review of l'acqua marina

l'acqua marina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $63
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Great food and Charming Service”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

This is a real special find. The restaurant had a menu I never needed! The owner, Marina, was more than willing to guide us through what was the best choices of the day. We were not disappointed. The pasta was perfect, the seafood was superb along with a nice local wine. For dessert the home-made butter cookies were heavenly with the cappuccino. Service was attentive and very friendly. We were so glad the Hotel L'Isola (right next door) made this restaurant one of their recommendations.

  • Visited October 2011
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Boulder, Colorado
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Ah, the seafood!”
Reviewed June 26, 2011

I'm surprized anyone would give this one anything but an excellent rating. After two weeks eating pork in Umbria, we were dying for a seafood fix in S. Marinella. We were staying at the very nice Hotel L'isola next door (a good bet for a nice, simple hotel) and they recommended this unrelated restaurant. What a find.
The owner, Marinella, is a charmer and will help with ordering. This is an Italian restaurant in an Italian low-key resort town and Italian is what's spoken by the waitstaff (other than Marinella). There is a interesting English menu available.
It doesn't matter. If you like seafood, just say 'feed me, per favore'. The hot and cold seafood appetizer is a winner. The first night we had different seafoods with different pastas and they were excellent. We saw a couple at a nearby table with a whole grilled fish that looked great. We asked for that the next night and were told we couldn't have it. None of that fish was caught that morning, but there were others. If it wasn't caught that morning, it isn't on Marina's menu. She actually brought out a huge basket of fresh fish and showed us what was 'on' that night.
This is not a fancy place. There is very pleasant seating outdoors, right near the ocean, if the weather is nice. Lots of people (this is a popular place), lots of talk and laughing. Lots of really well cooked fresh seafood. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2011
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philadelphia, pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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“the best spaghetti with clams”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

My family and I ate at Acqua Marina several nights during our staying in Santa Marinella this past july and they have great selections of food and wines. I recommend the local wine and fish as they are their specialty.

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