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Frutti De Mar Grill

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3056 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933-3856
05:00 - 21:00
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Macon, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Make a reservation! It's very small and it WILL be full by 6:30 if our experience is any guide. True, we were there on a Saturday night, but most of the clientele seemed local and likely to be regulars. I can see why -- dishes were expertly seasoned and well prepared. Great service. An excellent place for good food!

Thank RWCreswell
Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Fast and attentive service. Food was fresh and very tasty. Local ale from less than a km away which was very tasty indeed. Very good indeed - if we were in the area longer we would be coming back for a second visit.

Thank Robbie M
Monterey Bay
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Went to this restaurant for the first time in years. We ordered a Misti De Mar plate, crab cakes, eggplant parmigiana, and petrale sole. The crab cakes were nicely crispy on the outside, but seemed to have more filler than crab, resulting in a mushy end product-not bad, but non descript and lacking ng in crab flavor. Eggplant parmigiana as... More 

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littleton, colorado
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

The food is great here-great flavors. The service is lacking. They are not very friendly, hang out in the kitchen and seldom check on you . My water glass went dry and I wanted to order more but they were nowhere to be found. If you are eating by yourself/a single they really don't care. Too bad- could be an... More 

Thank suz999
Long Beach, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I'd have to say this is a neighborhood gem in Marina serving delicious Italian (and non-Italian) food. Friendly and efficient service. Made a reservation - and our table was ready when we arrived. I had the Fetucinni con Carne (their version of Bollagnese) which was quite good. My friends had some blackened fish which they both enjoyed. The place is... More 

Thank Benjamin B
Marina, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is a nice local place, very friendly staff and good food. Not the cheapest food in town but ut us some of the best.

Thank Tom M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Believe the reviews -- it's great. Avoid the crowds and high prices of Monterey and get some really fantastic, lick-your-plate Italian. So small and unpretentious, it feels like a secret. Cannelloni is out of this world. I only wish it was a little more comfortable, just tables and chairs no booths. With food this good, I want to be able... More 

Thank Christie W
Friant, California
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

we visit Marina a couple times a year. First place we eat at is here. Very small, get reservation. Family-run, servers are SO attentive. Food is consistently great. Between us and friends, have tasted most of the menu, all is worth trying. And the prices are low for the quality and quantity.

Thank TScpatraveler
Marina, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I had no idea that such a great Italian place could be in a strip mall! This is probably the best restaurant in Marina, with delicious food and a quaint atmosphere. I would think I was in San Francisco eating, not next to a laundromat.

Thank Chris S
Monterey, California
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Upon first walking into the restaurant you're taken back by the smell of old grease. It's like they need to hoods cleaned or three grease traps cleaned. This doesn't set you up for the best meal. I got the calamari steak, which I enjoyed and my boyfriend got chicken parm. I've heard people say that their pasta is homemade, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3056 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933-3856
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina
  • Phone Number: 831-384-8525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?